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SHD Studio / Volumio / Tidal - audio resampling 9 months 1 week ago #53209

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Hi,

I've a question on the settings in the volumio app for Tidal.

I stream Tidal Hifi (Master) with my SHD Studio, the digital output (spdif) is sent to my digital active speakers (Canton Smart A 45 which supports 32 kHz...96 kHz/8 Bit...24 Bit).

In the volumio app I can select audio resampling.
Is it meaningful to activate this?
If yes, which settings are the best for the SHD Studio in connection with the digital output?

When playing songs volumio shows for the Tidal master files 44.1 / 24 bit.
Or is the Tidal premium account sufficient as SHD does not play MQA?

Thank you in advance!

Marcus
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SHD Studio / Volumio / Tidal - audio resampling 9 months 1 week ago #53225

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The SHD will do resampling (if needed) to its internal 96kHz anyway, so best to leave Volumio to not do anything

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SHD Studio / Volumio / Tidal - audio resampling 9 months 1 week ago #53251

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I'm using a 2x4 HD, but the first year or so with it I spent comparing different resampling configurations using Audirvana's inbuilt iZotope SRC option. I tried lots of configurations, from upsampling everything to 192khz, sample rate x2, everything to 96khz, along with various respective filter parameters along the way. My initial thinking was that converting everything to 96khz in the software would alleviate some of the workload of the miniDSP hardware,. Granted I am not a sampling theory expert, but now I'm not so sure it matters being an asynchronous DAC as it still relies on the miniDSP for the master clock.

Did I hear differences along the way? Yes, with some recordings, and to be honest usually anything noticeable was not an improvement.

I then decided to bypass any software SRC all together and just play files in their native sample rate.. It's been over 2 years and I haven't thought about messing with it again yet. Certainly not scientific nor definitive, take that for what it's worth.

In other words I agree with Juoiga, I wouldn't bother with and resampling in volumio.
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SHD Studio / Volumio / Tidal - audio resampling 9 months 1 week ago #53271

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Perfect, understood!
Thank‘s a lot, I deactivated now the resampling in Volumino.

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SHD Studio / Volumio / Tidal - audio resampling 7 months 4 weeks ago #54363

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Thank you for this thread. I am a new SHD Studio owner and am currently obsessing about the same thing. I've done limited listening with Volumio force resampling to 96kHz to "offload" that from the SHD, but haven't noticed much of a difference either. I think I've settled on leaving resampling off for now :)

However, tracks that comes down in 48kHz (if you enable MQA) sound better to me than their 44.1kHz equivalents. I chalk this up to the lossy 44.1->48 conversion having been done before the SHD has to (leaving it a simple job of 48->96), or maybe even not lossy at all (if they are going back to masters that have in fact been done in 48kHz?), and nothing to do with MQA hocus pocus. Anyone else play with MQA and notice the same (or different) for the 48kHz content?

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