The HiFiBerry Digi driver is still in development. Stereo output works great even at highest sampling frequencies and bitrates (192kHz/24bit). Today we tested what happens, when we output a DTS or AC-3 bitstream through the HiFiBerry Digi. Would an external decoder recognize the signal? See yourself:
It worked :-) That means there is a good chance, that DTS and AC-3 output will be supported. However, we don’t know yet if standard software like XBMC will be able to use the HiFiBerry Digi.
WOW lest hope is working in xbmc, wil be a big leap forward.
I’m really enthusiast about your Raspberry products. But I wonder wich solution is best sounding : Your analog HiFiBerry pluged in my power amp, or the digital version to my amp ?
In other words, do you trust you more your DAC or a power amp DAC (recent version – 2012) ?
Cheers, and keep the good work !
That depends on your power amp. What amplifier do you use?
it’s a A/V amp Pionneer VSX-527, with a 192/24 DAC inside.
I would got for the digital connection. The galvanic isolation of the Digi outputs will prevent any noise effects from the Raspberry to your AV amplifier.
Thanks for your reply. Just have to wait now ;)
I am also very interested in one of your products. And I have the same question as LP.
My amp is very old but at the moment I do not plan to change it. It is the Onkyo TX-SR500 (DAC kHz/24-Bit 96 x 6). Which one would you choose: the DAC or Digi, for use with the Raspberry Pi with this AV to listen music only.
Thanks a lot.
It is hard to say. If you’re happy with your amp and the digital input, use the Digi.