SHD and SHD Studio

Should I control volume in the SHD or in my amp?
We generally recommend that you control volume in the SHD. If your amp has a gain control, you can optimize the gain structure by setting the amp’s gain cont...
Sun, 3 Nov, 2019 at 8:21 PM
Can I do home theater bypass with the SHD?
Not directly, as the SHD does not have a home theater bypass function. However the SHD does have Harmony remote codes, and some customers have programmed the...
Sun, 3 Nov, 2019 at 8:21 PM
I have an integrated amplifier, can I use it with the SHD?
Yes but with some caveats. Most modern amplifiers don’t have pre-out/amp-in sockets any more. If yours does, you can connect the SHD between the pre-outs and...
Sun, 3 Nov, 2019 at 8:21 PM
Why is there no test tone in DLCT for my SHD unit?
There could be many reasons. One that catches us out is that the input source cannot be set to “LAN”. If yours is, set it to a different input then restart D...
Sun, 3 Nov, 2019 at 8:21 PM
Can I stream MQA to my SHD series?
You can stream the MQA files, but the SHD won’t do the MQA “first unfolding”, so it will be as though playing the file to a non-MQA DAC.  
Sun, 3 Nov, 2019 at 8:21 PM
Do I need to pay a subscription to get Tidal/Qobuz/Spotify streaming?
Yes, Tidal and Qobuz are premium music streaming services that require a paid subscription. Spotify has a free service tier but you need the premium tier for...
Sun, 3 Nov, 2019 at 8:21 PM
What is the difference between the SHD studio and the DDRC-22D?
The DDRC-22D is an older and more basic unit. The additional features of the SHD Studio include four channel output (instead of two), crossover/delay/PEQ on ...
Sun, 3 Nov, 2019 at 8:21 PM
Why does the SHD show up on my computer with four input channels?
If you’re seeing that, it’s because the four output channels of the SHD are made available to the computer over USB. In your computer’s software, these are t...
Sun, 3 Nov, 2019 at 8:21 PM
Can I use the digital SPDIF output from Digital Out 1&2 into a DAC and use the built in analog Out3 for the sub at the same time?
The SHD has digital and analog (RCA/XLR). All outputs are however duplicated. In other words:  RCA out1 = XLR out1  = SPDIF out1.  So to answer the que...
Thu, 28 Jan, 2021 at 9:27 AM