Portable Audio

Channel D Pure Music High Resolution Music Server Software

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Introduction to the Channel D Pure Music High Resolution Music Server Software

Computer audio is quickly becoming the source of choice for high-resolution audio playback. A vast number of products focused on computer audio are available today, but most of the attention is paid to hardware: DACs and computer audio interfaces like the Bryston BDA-1 and Halide Design USB to SPDIF Bridge I reviewed last year. In all our reviews, we forget one key component of the playback chain: the software player. I have complained extensively about the difficulty of getting no-compromise audio playback from a computer. Most of this complaint is due to mass-market software tools that don't have the audio enthusiast in mind. Channel D's Pure Music software is one of the few available players that have been specifically written with the audiophile in mind. Pure Music solves many of the problems inherent in computer audio playback software, and does it at a reasonable price particularly when compared to the competition. Is it worth it to spend $129 on a piece of software that "does the same thing" as iTunes? The answer is yes. As long as you have a Mac.

Channel D Pure Music High Resolution Music Server Software Specifications

  • Dithered Volume Control
  • Adjustable Noise Shaping for Dithering
  • Can Configure Audio Device Within Application
  • Supports Audio Device Driver "Hog Mode"
  • AudioUnit Plug-In Support
  • Automatic Sample Rate Switching
  • Gapless Playback
  • Memory Play
  • Native FLAC File Format Support
  • Maximum Sample Rate: 384 kHz
  • Internal Signal Chain Resolution: 64-bit
  • Real-Time Upsampling: 64 Bit Internal Resolution; Defeatable; up to 384 kHz
  • Biamping / Adjustable Subwoofer Crossover: Adjustable Frequency and Slope (2, 3 or 4 - way)
  • Crossover Time Alignment: 0-100 ms
  • Mix to Mono, Exchange Left and Right Channels, Invert Polarity / Phase, Channel Balance Trim
  • Per-Track Polarity Tagging
  • Play Audio Backwards (Reverse) Option
  • Minimum Memory Requirements: 1GB
  • Customer Support: Free E-Mail and Telephone Support
  • Remote Session Customer Support: Unlimited and Free
  • License: Multiple Computers per Activation Code (for personal use by the same owner)
  • MSRP: $129
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  • SECRETS Tags: Music Servers, Computer Audio, High Resolution Audio