Topic: Problems with setting sampling-rate, external clock and DSD recording
I love this device with my master clock. Internal it gets a bit muddy!!!
(But I don´t like this Forum software, for I have to rewrite all of this, cause I did hit the preview button and everything was gone...)
But back to the topic.
When plugged into the computer (Mac) the sample rate handling gets a bit confusing. The Driver does not recognize changes from the external clock (or show them correctly) and somehow does not properly communicate with the unit. And I´m a bit puzzled for it´s not possible to change the clock setting in the device while connected.
Therefore, if I work with the external clock, its not possible to get into double speed mode.
In standalone mode I can get up to 384kHz or DSD128 with the external clock signal of 192kHz (or 176.4kHz), which sounds great. When I first read about DSD I was very sceptical, but it´s amazing how the Stage opens up with it, compared to PCM. All I have to do is set the sample rate source to an external clock and adjust the sample rate in the ADI-2 Pro to the next higher position.
Now I want to record that phantastic sound, which is not possible, because, as soon as I plug in the USB, it jumps back to the originally provided rate.
If I set a higher value in the Driver, nothing happens at all. And as I have mentioned, it´s impossible to operate the sampling rate slider in the unit, while connected to my Mac.
Therefore I am only able to record up to 192kHz PCM and DSD64, which is a shame. DSD128 with 150kHz filter sounds a bit more transparent than DSD64, as well as 348kHz compared to 192kHz PCM. It could be useful for analogue mastering purposes and the final recording.
Is this a bug? Or am I missing something?
Well, and it´s not of any help to record with internal clock, for the converters sound better on 48kHz external clock than on 768kHz internal !!!!
Thx for any helpful Information.