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Software for DSD playback from Mac Mini to Ayre QB-9 DSD


Hunter34
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I have a MacMini feeding an Ayre QB-9 DSD for the past few years. I also have an Oppo BDP-105 that I use to make backup copies of my DSDs to my MacMini. 

 

I've been using Pure Music all along and have been pretty happy with it. I can use Apple's Remote software to control iTunes which plays back via Pure Music. I can also sync all of my new music (but not DSD) with my iPhone's music library. (Which is why I haven't looked at other inputs to the Ayre.)

 

Since upgrading to High Sierra, I can't get Pure Music to play DSD. It immediately crashes. I just updated to the latest OSX fix pack  (10.13.2 as of 12/11/17) hoping it would fix the problem, but it's still immediately crashes when I select a DSD file to play. 

 

Anyone else playing DSD files on High Sierra to an external USB DAC? 

 

I thought I'd ask before restoring a Time Machine backup to back level OSX to Sierra. I've only added a couple of albums since that backup, so I don't mind doing a full restore to Sierra in order to get DSD playback. Unless there is something else I should consider. (Must use iTunes library so I can sync with my other Apple devices.)

Pure Music->Mac Mini->Ayre QB9 DSD->Parasound Halo JC-2->pair of Emotiva XPA-5->Linkwitzlab LX521

Oppo BDP-105D, Dynavector XX-2 MkII->Linn Akito->Systemdek->Parasound Halo JC-3+

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18 minutes ago, Miska said:

 

Yes... No problems so far...

 

ok... and? What software are you using for playback?

Pure Music->Mac Mini->Ayre QB9 DSD->Parasound Halo JC-2->pair of Emotiva XPA-5->Linkwitzlab LX521

Oppo BDP-105D, Dynavector XX-2 MkII->Linn Akito->Systemdek->Parasound Halo JC-3+

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4 minutes ago, Miska said:

 

See my signature...

Ah, thanks! Will look into it... 

Pure Music->Mac Mini->Ayre QB9 DSD->Parasound Halo JC-2->pair of Emotiva XPA-5->Linkwitzlab LX521

Oppo BDP-105D, Dynavector XX-2 MkII->Linn Akito->Systemdek->Parasound Halo JC-3+

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8 hours ago, Hunter34 said:

Ah, thanks! Will look into it... 

 

Many people like HQ Player. It takes certain time to sort out within the settings, but it worths the effort, the sound is awesome. The HQ Player thread here is a place where all and every detail has been discussed thoroughly.

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