The last few years many different manufacturers have produced DACs that understand a DSD bitstream.

We created a handy google sheet document to figure out if your DAC understands DSD, and at which rates and channels.

Why a DAC is not listed in the database

Usually when a DAC is not included in the list at www.nativedsd.com/database it is because it does not employ a separate chipset for the DSD signal. There are many DAC's that indeed decode a DSD bitstream, but will convert to PCM before they can make the signal analogue.

If you cannot find your model but believe it should be listed, please send us a message using the message box in the lower righthand side of this screen.

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