I am new to this forum so forgive me if this is not the right place to ask this question. I am upgrading my CD source for the fist time in 8 years. I have bought a used (2002) Benchmark DAC1 and am now looking at transports/CD players. The DAC has an upsample capability. How does that work? will it take data from a CD player that does not upsample and do the conversion in the DAC or does it simply recognize an already upsampled signal from the CD player?
I am not looking for opinion on the value of upsampling, more the mechanics of how a CD player outboard DAC works with upsampling. Do I need to buy a specific type of CD transport to take advantage of the DAC1's upsampling capability.
I realize this is a basic question, but I really do not understand the process and hookup. I figure I am asking a sort of 'evaluation' question