Sonos Connect S2 devices (and I assume Port) seem to be down sampling all HD data to 44.1khz (e.g. 24/48 khz local FLACs) through the digital out (e.g. Coaxial) to external DACs. i.e. you cant get a HD digital signal out of your Sonos kit !!
I cant see the bit-depth on my DAC, so unsure if this is also being downgraded to 16 bit (but assume 16/44.1).
I assume this is the same for streamed services also (e.g. Qobuz, Amazon HD etc.) being digitally downgraded to 16 / 44.1.
Whats the point??!!! This would be surprising in 2015 . . . . . but 2021 !!!
I have had cheap Android STB for the last 10 years that digitally passthrough (up to 24/192, DSD files etc.). Even services like HEOS etc. will send an untouched digital bit signal to the Receiver / DAC.
Can this option please be added (I understand coax, optical are bandwidth limited - but even 24/192 Stereo should be OK). i.e. digital pass-through, or sampling at the original source rate at least!
Include it as an option please! (S2 Software - Connect, Connect AMP, Port, Amp etc.).
Best answer by GuitarSuperstarView original