How to activate “Real time DSD convert” function on Onkyo HF Player

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Onkyo HF Player Ver.2.0.0 has added a new function which calls “Real time DSD convert” function. It converts PCM (WAV, FLAC, ALAC, e.t.c.) high & normal resolution audio files to DSD high res audio signals.

This function provides for Japanese users only. But you can use this by changing language configuration of iOS temporally. Onkyo hides the button of “Real time DSD convert” from HF player’s Settings screen. I don’t know the reason why.

missing Real Time DSD Convert function in English mode

missing Real Time DSD Convert function in English mode

I explain the way to activate “Real time DSD convert” function for non-Japanese users.

You must change language to Japanese in iPhone settings temporally.

Access to Settings >> General >> Language & Region.

iPhone Settings >> General

iPhone Settings >> General

Tap the “iPhone Language” menu.

iPhone Language

iPhone Language

Select Japanese.

Change to Japanese

Change to Japanese

Wait for a while.

Setting Language Message

Setting Language Message

Start up again HF Player. And access to “Settings” in the Onkyo HF Player.

Real Time DSD Convert menu in HF Player Settings

Real Time DSD Convert menu in HF Player Settings

You can see the menu of “Real Time DSD Convert” setting button in it. Tap it!

HF Player Real Time DSD Convert Setting

HF Player Real Time DSD Convert Setting

There are 4 options.

オフ OFF(not convert to DoP)
DSD 2.8MHz normal mode
DSD 2.8MHz 高精度(High Precision) Precise Converting mode
DSD 5.6MHz normal mode
DSD 5.6MHz 高精度(High Precision) Precise Converting mode

Onkyo warns that by the orange letters.

If you play music with USB DAC which can accept the DoP(DSD on PCM) signals, HF Player can convert PCM files (MP3, AAC, FLAC and others) to DSD signals. High Precision mode consumes much more CPU power, but S/N ratio (signal-to-noise ratio) improves. This mode consumes more buttery.

HF Player Alert for DSD Setting

HF Player Alert for DSD Setting

You can access to full functionality of DSD play. But you will see the Japanese alert at changing the settings about DSD. Tap the right button which means “Agree & Continue”. it’s a same screen bellow in English mode.

HF Player Alert for DSD Setting in English

HF Player Alert for DSD Setting in English

Then, you should come back to English mode on iOS for your convenience. You can still use Real time DSD convert mode of HF Player in English mode.

iPhone Setting General in Japanese

iPhone Setting >> General in Japanese

Tap “General” button.

iPhone Language Setting

iPhone Language Setting

Tap “Language & Region” button.

iPhone Back to English 1

iPhone Back to English 1

Tap “iPhone Language” button.

iPhone Back to English 2

iPhone Back to English 2

Tap “English” or other language you want.

iPhone Back to English 3

iPhone Back to English 3

Tap “Change to English” button.

Play normal res music with DSD up converting

Play normal res music with DSD up converting

You can play PCM files as DSD formatted musics by real time DSD converting with DAC like iFi nano iDSD. This combination is amazing!

iFi nano iDSD & HF Player

iFi nano iDSD with HF Player

Enjoy!


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