A. Universal player must output DSD64 and up to 24/192 PCM via HDMI. If there is only one HDMI output, use the HDMI OUT on the D.BOB to send video to a monitor or TV.

B. External DAC must accept DSD via the DoP protocol through S/PDIF Coax (preferable) or Toslink inputs. The D.BOB does not have a USB output.


Partial (and growing) list of DACs that accept DoP over Coax: 

Company Product Base Price*
Ayre QX-8 $4,950
Ayre QX-5 Twenty $9,950
Ayre EX-8 $5,950
Benchmark DAC3 B $1,699
Benchmark DAC3 HGC DSD $2,199
Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M $499
Chord QUTEST $1,695
Chord HUGO 2 $2,495
Chord HUGO TT 2 $5,495
Chord DAVE $10,588
Chord MOJO $499
dCS Vivaldi $34,999
dCS Vivaldi One $80,000
dCS Rossini $23,999
dCS Bartok $13,500
Esoteric D05x $10,000
Esoteric Grandioso D1X $50,000
Esoteric D-O5X $10,000
Esoteric N-O1XD $20,000
Grace Design m920 $1,995
iFi Audio Pro iDSD $2,499
Matrix Audio X-Sabre Pro $1,999
Meridian  Ultra DAC $23,000
MSB Technology The  Analog DAC $6,995
MSB Technology The Discrete DAC $9,950
MSB Technology The Premier DAC $19,500
MSB Technology The Select DAC  $84,500
MSB Technology The Reference DAC $39,500
Mytek Stereo 192 DSD $1,595
Mytek Manhattan $4,995
Mytek Brooklyn $1,995
Mytek Manhattan II $5,995
Mytek Brooklyn Bridge $2,995
Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ $2,195
Mytek Liberty $995
Naim Audio NDX-2 $7,690
Naim Audio Uniti Series DAC/Player $3,290-$5,990
NuPrime IDA-8 $1,095
Prism Callia $2,750
PS Audio DirectStream $5,999
PS Audio DirectStream Jr $2,999
RME ADI-2 $1,099
Sabaj D5 $469
SMSL SU-8 HiFi Decoder $250
* all prices are subject to change    


Compatible Universal Disc Players


Esoteric K-01XD
Sony UBP-X1100ES HDR 4K UHD Upscaling Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi
Sony UBP-X800M2 HDR UHD Wi-Fi Blu-ray Disc Player
Sony UBP-X700 HDR 4K UHD Network Blu-ray Playe
Sony UBP-X800E HDR 4K UHD Network Multi-Region Blu-ray Player
Oppo All Models


Please note that the D.BOB can be used to play Blu-ray Audio and movies with any Blu-ray player that has an HDMI out. The hi-res PCM is extracted by the D.BOB and sent to an external DAC.