I recently ordered the Peter Gabriel "So" box set. It contains a subscription to Bowers and Wilkins Society of Sound. The files on the site are available in Apple Lossless and/or FLAC 16/44 or 24/96.
I have downloaded a few 24/96 files. They play fine when i connect my MacBook with a Toslink cable to my DAC, after setting the MIDI audio output to 24/96.
Since I don't want to move my MacBook to the stereo every time I want to play these files, I thought I could burn them on a DVD-Video with Toast. After tinkering with the settings in Toast I have managed to burn what they call a Music DVD with 24/96 files. The strange thing is that on screen the Bluray player (Sony BDP S590) tells me that it is playing 24/96 files. My DAC however (connected with a coax digital cable to the Bluray player) tells me that the incoming signal is 48. Is this normal for a Sony Bluray player? Does it only output 24/96 through HDMI and not coax or optical?
There's nothing in the technical specifications of the Bluray player about limitations of the coax output.
Any tips are welcome.