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My unit just arrived and right after installing I encountered some problems with proper setting of the DAC w/Foobar to play DSD files. I followed closely instruction but all I got was high volume noise and 11.2/5.6/2.8 DSD on D10 display.
Then I started to tweak with settings, but the best I could get was 384k PCM while playing DSD. Sound quality is perfect, but having DAC with DSD capability I would like to make advantage of it.
I probably missed something or instruction is misleading. Can someone share some light on how to configure D10 to recognize DSD stream and to play it w/Foobar ? Someone who managed to make D10 play DSD :)
Did you install the drivers for the unit?? You can find them here if you don't have them already, http://en.tpdz.net/wdzn_detail/newsId=60.html
I got in on this last drop, and just got notice it shipped, so when I receive it I will try to find out what is needed to play native DSD.
If you can figure it out before, please post your findings.
Yes, I have done everything according to manual. Twice - first time I have installed newer components, then I took components from Topping package - same effect. Must have omitted something important . Thank you for your interest.
I think YES. I set it up to ASIO: foo_dsd_asio
and then I configured ASIO driver as below (however, I tried also "native" w/o difference)
Tools: SACD: is set to DSD.
Could you be more specific in what do you mean " circumventing windows drivers for everything in Foobar"? It sounds that there are a lot more to set up...
One more thought came to my mind: maybe it's something with latest April Windows Update? Maybe Topping driver is no more valid and need to be updated too?
If you have installed the Topping D10 driver succesfully, then in Foobar -> Preferences -> Output, in the dropdown for Devices you should see and select DSD : ASIO : Topping USB Audio Device
You might need to go into your Windows settings for playback devices, check the exclusive mode box under the D10 properties advanced section and see if that helps.
It works, partially. If I choose either DSD: ASIO: foo_dsd_asio or DSD: ASIO: Topping USB I can play DSD.
Unfortunately - only @ full volume. If I only draw slider a bit below 100% - display changes respectively (2.82DSD->176PCM; 5,64DSD->352PCM) and sound seizes or is strongly distorted.
I'm going to give up. I think that there is something wrong with this Chinese cheap DAC.
This setting has no influence, unfortunately.
I've had several different USB DACs that handle DSD and that has been normal when it comes to streaming native DSD from Foobar. If you have JRiver, there are settings in that where you can stream native DSD, so you could try that. There's nothing wrong with the Topping D10.
...except the behavior where the display changes, seizes when reducing the player's volume control. That never happened for me - but when playing DSD the media player volume control doesn't do anything.
When I get home I'll have a closer look at how I have Foobar set up to see if there is something different from what you've got posted here and report back.
Try uninstalling foo_dsd_asio from Foobar... just use the Topping D10 driver as it includes ASIO
The Foobar volume control apparently doesn't do anything when playing DSD - it outputs at 100% for me as well. I think that is normal for DSD codec files. JRiver may behave differently, you could give that media player a try.
Thank you, I will tray as soon as I'm back home. It's strange this thing with volume control. I suspect that the output is somehow not native DSD, but DoP. I make this assumption because when I start DSD to play - there is quick change in D10 display - eg. 176PCM->2,8DSD, and 384PCM->5,6DSD respectively. To me it looks like DSD stream is packed in PCM ant then D10 unpacks it.
I have also got an answer from Tpopping service. Here I post my question and the answer for everybody to know. I am going to give it a try as well.
[Mi.Rog] Q: Few days ago my D10 finally arrived and I tried to set it up to play DSD files w/Foobar. I did everything following instructions in your driver package, but I can’t make D10 to recognize DSD stream (or DSD stream from Foobar is inappropriate) Is it possible that components you have included in the package are outdated? I have noticed that there are newer versions. Or maybe April Creators Update changed something and the driver needs to be updated too?
[Topping service] A: Are you using WIN10? If is, we guess WIN10's own driver already replaced our driver. You can un plug D10, uninstall our driver, delete D10 at device manager. Then install our driver first, connect D10 to your PC after successful installion.
I did it all, nothing changed really. Good is that it plays DSD @ Output->DSD:ASIO:Topping D10. But the strange issue with volume control persist.
OK, sounds like it's working. Like I said, in my setup the Foobar volume control doesn't do anything when playing DSD... it's 100% output only. I can move it, but it has no effect on anything. It does work when playing PCM.
The three DSD capable DACs I've had in use were the Topping D30, NuPrime uDSD and the Topping D10. All three behaved the same way in termes of Foobar playback of native DSD, so I think it has more to do with Foobar than with the DACs
Also, I run my Foobar media player output at 100% for all digital audio file streaming to my DACs any way because I control volume after the DAC with a tube buffer/preamp/headphone amp.
Ok, I think I finally have found solution to this issue. I am also much wiser than before :)
This switching I described above ( at the beginning of play, 176PCM->2,82DSD) means that actually D10 DAC unpacks DoP frame. The PCM frequency is 176kHz, 16 of 24 PCM bits transports DSD data, and the rest 8 is for DSD Maker Field. So it is now clear for me that the transmission must be bit-perfect - no digital volume is allowed. Otherwise data is corrupted (and because of that when I turned volume a bit down from 100% I heard noise).
So it leads to conclusion that foo_input_sacd outputs DoP to Foobar, not DSD native stream. It also explains why volume control is possible: this is PCM file being transferred to DAC, and DAC driver reports PCM frequency (176kHz).
So instead to DSD: ASIO: Topping, I have set output to DSD: ASIO: DSD Transcoder (DoP/Native), then I configured transcoder to DSD (all inputs at both frequencies). This made foobar to output clear DSD stream 2,8/5,6/11,2MHz and these frequencies can be seen as well in D10 driver window. Volume control doesn't work and Topping D10 Speakers can't be chosen (when right click on speaker icon).
Same is here, I believe it is Windows 10 update problem because Centrance DAC stopped playing DSD altogether. Solution is SACD PCM mode until Topping will do something about their driver.
There is not much information about this products around it feels like all of this is for thinkers or makes .
after couple of weeks I kinda figured out thue to be told
This Dac is amazing of course the D30 I bought it after and it's better Dac all around but not for much .
I can't believe from 5 years ago the sound quality we are able to enjoy this days with the amount of money .