Streaming from Mac to iPad to DAC
I've just bought an Arcam irDac and feel like experimenting with some high res audio.
The Arcam DAC has a dedicated Apple connector so I can plug my ipad into it and, in theory, stream 24/96 music to it from iTunes on my iMac via Home Sharing.
I know that the iPad will downsample files played through its headphone output, but I'm not sure if the same is true of the digital lightning connection. Unlike some DACS, the irDac doesn't tell you anything about what sample rate it's playing at.
Does anyone know whether the ipad is definitely sending the high res digital file to the DAC?
The one high res audio file that I have at the moment sounds great, but I have nothing to compare it to (other than the same file on Spotify - but that's not much of a challenge).