BDA-3 -- No sound in upsampling mode

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piezoman

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BDA-3 -- No sound in upsampling mode
« on: 24 Nov 2021, 10:10 pm »
I press the Upsample button and suddenly there's no sound. What's wrong?

Brad

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Re: BDA-3 -- No sound in upsampling mode
« Reply #1 on: 24 Nov 2021, 10:39 pm »
Are you playing cd over coax/spdif or streaming over USB? If I’m not wrong it works only on the first ones, not on USB nor HDMI.

BCRich1

Re: BDA-3 -- No sound in upsampling mode
« Reply #2 on: 24 Nov 2021, 10:41 pm »
Grant is correct, no upsampling via USB for sure. I’m pretty sure it is indicated in the owner’s Manuel as well.

piezoman

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Re: BDA-3 -- No sound in upsampling mode
« Reply #3 on: 24 Nov 2021, 10:47 pm »
Over USB. Thanks guys, that explains it.

Brad

The Rang

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Re: BDA-3 -- No sound in upsampling mode
« Reply #4 on: 26 Nov 2021, 12:22 am »
What is the general opinion on upsampling?

I very rarely use it on my BDA-3, didn’t think I could hear a difference.
What should I be zeroing in on when I listen ?

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Re: BDA-3 -- No sound in upsampling mode
« Reply #5 on: 26 Nov 2021, 07:13 pm »
Try listening to some music that includes percussion that covers high- and mid-frequencies in a single note, like clapping. I use the Cups track from the Pitch Perfect soundtrack. And listen for differences (if any) between how that sounds when upsampling is toggled on and off (an assistant to facilitate blind comparison can be helpful).

I'm not saying you will hear a difference between upsampling turned on or off on the BDA-3, and this test is also influenced by what frequency your hearing starts to fall off (visit an audiologist for a rigorous test), but this is what I've listened for with various DACs when evaluating the impact of using different sample rates.

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Re: BDA-3 -- No sound in upsampling mode
« Reply #6 on: 28 Nov 2021, 07:41 pm »
I press the Upsample button and suddenly there's no sound. What's wrong?

Brad

It’s doing you a favor. :lol: