I’ve just bought a DAC-V1, and am looking at Naim’s guidance for configuration with a Mac (a Mac Mini will be connected via USB). The guidance is to set the default as 44.1Khz 24 bit in the Audio Midi options.
Am I right in assuming that this configuration simply sets the minimum bit rate that the DAC-V1 will then use? I have numerous higher resolution WAV, DSD and DSF files, and I’d like to make sure that these are being processed at their higher resolutions, rather than being down sampled to the default resolution. (The firmware is 1.16, so should be able to handle the DSD and DSF files).
That sets the default output format. Dsd won’t be downsampled, as long as you set up your audio playback software correctly.
Look for the appropriate pdf for your software in the “Setup and Configuration Instructions” section here