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Old 01-05-2018, 09:21 PM
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Yes you can only run one core at a time unless you buy another license. Here is a link to get started

https://kb.roonlabs.com/RoonBridge
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The DX-5 DSD is scheduled to be shipped from Beverly Hills to Montecito (Santa Barbara) tomorrow. I plan to run only one core at a time. I appreciate the advice you've provided; it served as a basis for confirming my offer on the unit.

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After Montecito dug out from the mud I finally picked up the DX-5 DSD that had been scheduled to be delivered the day of the flood. I installed it yesterday, but was frustrated because balanced analog and digital BD played fine, but no sound from SACDS. It finally occurred to me that the Bryston SP3 doesn't accept DSD and the previous owner may have used DSD. That was the problem. With the DX-5 DSD sending 24/192 LPCM, the sound with SACDs is spectacular. The DX-5 DSD must send very clean HDMI and the SP3 DAC process must be very good. It was a revelation.
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After Montecito dug out from the mud I finally picked up the DX-5 DSD that had been scheduled to be delivered the day of the flood. I installed it yesterday, but was frustrated because balanced analog and digital BD played fine, but no sound from SACDS. It finally occurred to me that the Bryston SP3 doesn't accept DSD and the previous owner may have used DSD. That was the problem. With the DX-5 DSD sending 24/192 LPCM, the sound with SACDs is spectacular. The DX-5 DSD must send very clean HDMI and the SP3 DAC process must be very good. It was a revelation.
I am pretty sure the DX-5 does not send high res over the digital AES connection (only downsampled signals), do you mean you use the analog outputs ?
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ah ok, you are using the HDMI connection

Have you tried the analog outputs of the Ayre, the internal DAC is not bad at all
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Have you tried the analog outputs of the Ayre, the internal DAC is not bad at all
I use balanced analog and HDMI connections between the DX-5 DSD and Bryston SP3. I initially took balanced analog to a Parasound JC 2 BP, but using the SP3 for both analog and digital seems entirely adequate and makes for a simpler implementation.

I connected a USB cable between the DX-5 DSD and my iMac with the plan to use Roon Bridge, but have yet to implement it. Roon Core runs on a Mac Mini that connects via ethernet to a QX-5 Twenty in another room.
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