External DACs and universal format CD players 2019-07-24 04:17:00 Though I am not a huge fan of formats such as DVD-A and SACD, I do find that artists release unique remasters in these formats that are not available on CD or via digital download that I would like to give a listen to.I recently purchased a used Pioneer DVD player that will play DVD-A and SACD discs. If I were to connect this DVD player to a receiver via either TOSLink or Coaxial to a receiver, what formats does the receiver need to support? I assume if the DAC can do 16/44.1 PCM, CDs will play just fine. But what happens with SACDs? Will the receiver need to support DSD in order to decode a digital signal from the player when playing an SACD? And what abut DVD-A? It's native format is MLP, which I believe is just compressed PCM? Will the player decompress the MLP into PCM, or does the DAC in the receiver need to be able to handle native MLP?