Do all CD players have the ability to pass 96/24 info through the digital output ?

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  1. anthony_b

    anthony_b Screenwriter

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    Do all CD players have the ability to pass 96/24 info through the digital output ?..The reason why I ask is that I just bought a Marantz cc-3000 and I can't find any info on the DAC or if it will pass on 96/24 bit info to my receiver that is capable of that resolution..
     
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    I don't know any cd players that will do that (I've been wrong before). Some DVD players, like my former Panasonic, will, but my current Sony will downconvert 24/96 to 48k before sending it to the digital out.
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    Anthony, no CD player will pass a 24/96 bitstream. The CD format is 16-bit/44.1-kHz PCM only, so that is the only bitstream a CD player will pass. 24/96 PCM pertains to some DVD-Video music discs (sometimes referred to Digital Audio Discs or DADs) and DVD-Audio. Of course, CD players don't play these discs. As Jack said, some DVD players will pass a 24/96 bitstream without downconversion.
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    That's odd, the onkyo dxc380 cd changer I just returned saids on there website that it is capable of doing so. And I was wondering if the marantz did the same thing. My onkyo has a 96/24 DAC, so it wont "up-convert" the signal from my cd player ?
     
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