Apologies because I am new to all of this so please be patient.
I have a DAC+ Pro on a Pi 3B running moOde audio with a locally attached USB drive. Accessing via ethernet. Audio out RCA jacks.
When I play back 16/44.1 ALACs, the audio info reports the same depth in and out, but when I play back 24/96 ALACs, it reports "Encoded at 24/96" but "Decoded at 32/96" and output stream at same. It also says something about volume software at 32 bit even thiough it reports the hardware architecture correctly at 24/192.