This is a short article regarding Weiss latest generation d/a converter DAC50x (DAC501 and DAC502) DSD playback via UPnP (ethernet connection). However this applies to most UPnP/DLNA renderers. DSD has never been an official format. Most of the DSD files in the market are either ripped by PlayStation 3 3.55 firmware or Bluray ripping method. Recent years there are few DSD128/256/512 sources from specific records companies. DSD ISO is the whole SACD disc image and not a file format. It may includes both stereo and multichannel audio tracks of the SACD disc. DSDIFF (diff/dff) is one DSD file type that has no metadata. In short if you are an audiophile you would like to convert DSDIFF to DSF, otherwise your music server will be very complex without metadata. DSF is the most popular DSD file type that allows embedded metadata and artwork inside the file. Convert all your DSD ISO DFF to DSF is recommended. If you would like to know more about these formats and conversion tools, please read my previous article here "DSD file format" Weiss DAC50x comes with well executed Windows 10/8/7 driver includes WASAPI & ASIO 2.2. Apple USB Class 2.0 core audio driver requires no driver installation. Both drivers support bit transparent connection for PCM 352.8kHz* and DSD64/DSD128 thru USB DoP (DSD over PCM). *Note that current DAC50x V1.2.0 r1455 (2017-06-29) does not support 384kHz sampling rate at the moment. This of course will be change. User should not worry about supporting sampling rates. Weiss DAC50x input is based on a DSP platform (Weiss DAC50x DSP stays at 40bit floating point @ 195.3kHz). This DSP input platform can adopt any future format. IF you are using [...]
It is a great share with all fans that Weiss MEDUS has won Product Of The Year (POTY) Awards by Hong Kong HiFi Review magazine. If you would like to read the full review, please click here
MEDUS - 和田博已 (Stereosound) 高純度品位鋼琴的余韻直至舞台上方，高貴，豐富地漂動著MEDUS取代前flagshipMEDEA，機能等方面的提升成為品牌最高級型號。本次省略了傳統的firewire接口，成為一款印象更強烈的consumer型號。配合金嗓子DP900播放CD，音質純度極高，清澈透明，感覺到其高品位。鋼琴的余韻直至舞台上方，高貴，豐富地漂動著，感覺著她的力量，低音結他共鳴的豐厚及鋼琴的大小也像能傳達給你一様。使用MAC BOOK PRO播放24/96高清檔案，在空氣中澄澈地表現著空間的描寫，鋼琴手柔和且優雅的與琴弦接觸也能傳達播放DSD規格的交响樂，氣勢不停的申延，音樂細緻的描繪更是天下一品。同時亦充滿著強勁的爆發力。本機遙控功能使她可作數碼前級使用。
Weiss DAC202DSD - 宮下博 彷佛能見到音場盡頭的分析力。敏感的表達了不同的表現・感情・色彩。 Weiss自家DoP技術傳送DSD信號。 全對應各種數碼輸入(AES/EBU, SPDIF, Toslink, Firewire, USB)種類，還有播放時A/B類filter可供選擇。 Weiss產品一直被評價為絶無色素，音色真實地再現，DAC202DSD能另你聽出更多的detail。
Thank you Audiotechnique and reviewer Paul Leung for the in-depth review!