MPD-5 play 4x DSD?

chrisr

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Do the Playback Designs MPS-5 and MPD-5 support native 4x DSD when using the USB-XIII interface? On the PD web site, they say the 5-series supports only 2x DSD. But the USB-XIII manual is unclear but seams to suggest it can be used with the 5-series to play [native?] 4x DSD on the 5-series. Thanks.
 

Steve Williams

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Do the Playback Designs MPS-5 and MPD-5 support native 4x DSD when using the USB-XIII interface? On the PD web site, they say the 5-series supports only 2x DSD. But the USB-XIII manual is unclear but seams to suggest it can be used with the 5-series to play [native?] 4x DSD on the 5-series. Thanks.
Yes

The USB Xlll box supports DSD256. I used it for several years with my MPS-5. I t worked flawlessly

The USB Xll only supported DSD128
 

chrisr

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Thanks, Steve.
 

brad225

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I am using the Stream -IF with my MPS-5. I upsample to DSD x 4 using Room on a i9 Sonic Transporter. It works flawlessly and the difference between X2 to X4 is huge in my system.
I realize this was not your question but just information. My understanding is USB XIII is as Steve said.
 

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