DSD player is a device or software, that capable to play audiophile format Direct Stream Digital. It may be suggested as SACD optical disks or computer files. To convert DSD digital audio to analog form, native DSD DAC is used. Alternatively, DSD music may be pre-converted to PCM, to listening on more common PCM DAC.How to play DSF SACD ISO (DSD) on PCM DAC?
Playing DSF, DFF SACD ISO (DSD files) on PCM DAC may be performed 2 ways: directly on an audio player (real-time conversion DSD to PCM), or PCM files, that are pre-converted from DSD files offline. If DSD files are played back at DSD DAC, offline or real-time resampling (at some playback software) may be applied.What is DSD over PCM file?
DoP (DSD over PCM) file (FLAC, WAV, AIFF, other lossless PCM files). Bit-perfect means transmission of audio file content to DAC without altering. When uninterrupted albums (operas, concerts) listen, non-gapless playback can cause clicks at track borders.Do I need to resample DSD files?
If DSD files are played back at DSD DAC, offline or real-time resampling (at some playback software) may be applied. When we use way #1, we no need to do something with files. Way #2 may be preferable, if an offline conversion sound quality is better than a real-time one. A backup of original audio files is recommended for offline conversion.