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[all variants] Experience: bit-Perfect sound with an External DAC - (K)ubuntu

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Below is my experience getting 44.1KHz, 96KHz and 192KHz sound using K(u)buntu. Hopefully it will save someone else some time. I have a USB DAC (digital to analogue converter) connected, taking input from my Kubuntu 11.04 machine and sending output to pre-amp/amp/speakers. I have music (flac) at 44.1KHz/16 bits, 96KHz/24 bits and 192KHz/24 bits. For the first few days I could only get 44.1KHz from all files. Could not work out why. I tested all usb possibilities, thought the device might be faulty, etc etc. But my old (2006) windows partition (god bless its unrecanting demon hear (Hardware)