24bit/96kHz playback 2010-12-21 00:53:24 i have some questions about playing back 24bit/96kHz FLAC files from my PC through my receiver. first, i have a Pioneer VSX-D414 receiver that is advertised with "192 kHz 24 bit D/A converter". so i assumed, it can handle the 24bit/96kHz FLAC files. i have it connected to my PC's sound card (X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion series) through it's SPDIF OUT TOSLINK. in the SPDIF OUT's properties, i have it's "default format" as "2 channel, 24 bit, 96000 hz"). when i select that, my receiver displays "PCM 96" steadily. i play the FLAC files through Foobar2000 which recognizes they're 96000 hz and 3000+ kbps, but i really don't notice any difference in quality compared to having it set to 16 bit and 44100/48000 hz. so i was wondering if 1) i have the right equipment to properly play these files and 2) will the difference even be noticeable?