I would like to know if this is a good solution to play hi res files (24bit 192khz) on a sonos five stereo system.
As far as I know and read in div. threads in this forum it is not possible to stream Apple Hi-Res lossless via the Sonos app (only AAC 256). Amazon Music Ultra HD or Quobuz/ Tidal is limited to 24bit 48khz.
Streaming from Apple Devices via Airplay is also limited to lossless (16bit 44khz).
That's why I thought about the following:
Usage of my Apple Devices (Mac or iPad) via DAC (e.g Topping DS 50 or FIIO) connect via USB and then use line in to Sonos five. I can see (via a borrowed RME ADI2 ) that I receive 24bit 192khz from my Apple devices.
My question now is: is the SONOS five directly using this stream without any further conversions, or does it convert the stream, when it is played locally via the wired connection described above (Mac-USB-DAC-jack plug -Line in Sonos five)?
Anyone using this solution already? How does it sound?
Thanks a lot,