Are you sure you are at BDA3_2018_05d?
What are you using for a transport?
Yes, I checked my firmware (u2018.05d) before writing the above.
I updated it last about a year ago.
I'm using a Volumio Primo USB output to stream files from an attached SSD.
I don't care about using the Oppo players (UDP-205 & BDP105D) via HDMI for music anymore as they are inferior sounding Vs the streamer.
I'm asking if the latest firmware did anything to change pops on USB input ?
May need Bryston to answer this.
I'm not going to update unless I know this will fix native dsd pops.
For now I'm content using DSD over pcm (via USB) as configured from the streamer.
I have tested a couple of times Vs native and don't hear any difference.
I do have to take back what I said about the volume control however.
Some dsd files were cut on the hot side and exceed the scarlet book standard.
Those files with the AKM DAC chip in the BDA-3 will clip I think.
This depends on if the volume is bypassed in dsd mode or not.
When bypassed in dsd mode the delta sigma modulator is also bypassed so that should be the best sounding option as well.
Does anyone with the latest firmware know if volume even works with dsd ?
I may make some dsd test files to check this out ?