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ESOTERIC HR Audio Player Music Player Application

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Windows/Mac application for high-resolution DSD and PCM audio file playback.

Available for download, free of charge.

ESOTERIC HR Audio Player, which is available for both Windows and Mac operating systems, is a high-quality audio playback application that can handle high-resolution audio files. You will be able to enjoy the playback of high-resolution audio files, including DSD, at high audio quality without a complicated setup by using this application in combination with Esoteric D/A converters with USB that support such files.

While many previous DSD playback applications have been specialized, requiring a high level of understanding and complicated setups in order to play back high-quality audio, the Esoteric HR Audio Player allows you to complete a high-quality audio playback environment by simply installing the application and selecting the connected device. After doing this, you will be able to play back high-resolution files with high audio quality by simply dragging and dropping the music files into order in the player.

In addition to providing a playback environment for high-resolution files with little difficulty, this application has also been designed to maximize the potential of supported devices with high-quality audio playback. Simplifying the application screen and reducing CPU load contribute to enabling even smoother playback. When playing back DSD files from a Windows computer, DSD native playback is supported using DoP and ASIO 2.1 modes. Each listener can set the playback method according to personal preference. For listeners that desire even better audio quality, the included RAM buffer playback function prevents the degradation of audio quality due to fluctuations in CPU load by loading the data temporarily into the computer's memory.
Easy music playback with high audio quality using supported Esoteric equipment

You will be able to enjoy the playback of high-resolution audio files at high audio quality easily by using this application in combination with Esoteric D/A converters with USB that support such files. Unlike specialized applications, this application uses very simple settings and does not require other plug-ins, for example, to be installed.

Simple screen design reduces CPU load and contributes to higher sound quality

By using a simple screen design, the CPU load is reduced, and this contributes to higher sound quality. For listeners that desire even better audio quality, the RAM buffer playback loads the data temporarily into the computer's memory before playback to enable playback with even higher audio quality.

Other features

- Playlists can be created, saved and loaded
- Repeat playback function for playlists and single tracks
- Shuffle playback function for playlists

Supported file format, models and operating systems (as of April, 2017)

Supported file formats
DSF 2.8/5.6/11.2/22.5MHz
DIFF 2.8/5.6/11.2/22.5MHz
AIFF 2.8/5.6/11.2/22.5MHz
PCM(wav) 44.1k - 768kHz,16~32bit
FLAC 44.1k - 768kHz,16~32bit
ALAC 44.1k - 768kHz,16~32bit
MP3 32k - 320kbps

Supported models Windows Mac
Grandioso K1
Grandioso D1
D-02X
D-05X
K-01X
K-03X
K-05X
K-07X
N-01
N-05
OP-DAC1
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
OS X Lion (10.7)
OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
OS X Mavericks (10.9)
OS X Yosemite (10.10)
OS X El Capitan (10.11.1)
- Please Update USB driver of the latest version.
- A file cannot be played back if it exceeds the supported format specifications of the equipment.
  Please refer to the instruction manual of the DAC you have for supported file format information.

Supported models Windows Mac
D-02
D-07X
K-01
K-03
K-05
K-07
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
OS X Lion (10.7)
OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
OS X Mavericks (10.9)
- The D-02, K-01, K-03, K-05, K-07 and D-07X are only suported when the USB setting is HS-2(asynchronous)mode.
- DSD file playback is not supported for D-02, K-01, K-03, K-05, K-07 and D-07X.

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