I'm just beginning to get into streaming music files via USB from my laptop. I own a Rega Isis and will initially be looking to stream 16bit/44.1kHz PCM from ripped CDs.
I would like to experiment with High Res at some point. However, the Isis owners manual says that the USB input is limited to 16bit/48khz (and the Isis does not have any other DAC inputs!)
I have read that the internal architecture of the Rega Isis can handle 24bit/192kHz, but the limitation arises as a result of the USB connection.
Could anyone explain the limitation of USB to 16bit/48kHz, and whether I might be able to modify the USB connection to accept High Res files. I would have thought USB 2.0 would have enough bandwidth to handle 24 bit/192kHz.
Thanks & regards,