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For the first time, I have managed to upgrade direct from the app store. No need to faff around deleting old versions first etc. etc.

Will have a listen later.

MacMini 8Gb OSX > Pure Music / Bitperfect / Amarra / iTunes > Synology DS215J NAS > Schiit Wyrd > Stello U3 > Naim Uniti Atom, Harbeth P3ESR. Meier Corda Arietta Headphone Amp > Sennhieser HD650 Phones (Cardas rewire). Isol-8 Powerline Axis. Isotek GII Orion Power Conditioner. Cardas Clear USB Cable. Tellurium Q Black Speaker Cable. All other cables by Mark Grant.

Vinyl still has it's place. Technics SL1200. Modified with Mike New Bearing, KAB Strobe Disable, MCRU 2 box PSU, Isonoe Feet, SME M2-9 Tonearm > Goldring 2400 >Rothwell Simplex Phonostage.

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I like the sound, very natural, analog like.

[Mac OSX 10.10.5>-iTunes, Audirvana Plus, Jriver Media Center, Amarra, BitPerfect, , Decibel, Fidelia->Mac Mini Late 2012 Quad Core i7 2.6GHz 16G RAM 1TB Fusion hard drive->Samsung 24" monitor->Apex Peak Hybrid Tube Headphone Amp.-> Matrix X-Sabre DSD DAC, Bakoon HPA-01 Headphone Amp. -> Resonessence Labs Concero HD DSD DAC, Icon Audio HP8 Tube Headphone Amp.-> M2Tech hiFace DAC, Audeze LCD-2 Headphones, Sennheiser HD650 Headphones or AKG K702 Headphones,> Block VR-100 Receiver/Int. Amp.->Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 speakers

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I had never tried Bit Perfect, but decided to give it a whirl when I saw it was recently updated. I like the sound a lot; very euphonious, open, and easy to listen to. My favorite sound is iTunes with Amarra, and I think this comes pretty close to that, at a lot less cost, with a less obtrusive user interface, and - most important to me - no issues with skipping, slow starts, and "broken record" multiple restarts at the beginning of a track, which are things that make Amarra unbearable for me to use most days. I also really appreciated the clear instructions on the Bit Perfect website explaining all the settings, what they do and how/why, and giving recommendations for best performance. That was very helpful and got me up and running with almost no learning curve. It's nice being able to just "set it and forget it" and get really good results. I wish I'd tried this application long ago.

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So the DSD conversion thingie is a separate $30 app. Anyone know if Audirvana would be able to deal with the files it produces? I don't want to pay $30 to find out, but if it does work, it would be much more elegant than the proxy file system.




Edit: the answer to my question is NO.


DSD Master: BitPerfect Introduces the Hybrid-DSD File


Bill, wouldn't A+ (w/iTunes integration enabled) "see" the file as PCM only and ignore the DSD portion? No, it won't play it as a DSD file but will actually play the hybrid file (semantics, I know).

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