Audirvana Plus shortens the audio signal path by performing:
- Advanced optimisations when streaming to the audio device
- All processing done before playback
- SysOptimizer to configure the Mac for optimal audio playback
2.0 is really a big step forward, combining the excellent playback engine with a lean and flexible library manager. I very much like the significantly enhanced tagging capabilities that go well beyond Itunes especially for classical music, and the ability to catalog and play DSD files. It may soon fully replace Itunes on my setup. Great job!
I never had imagined, digital reproduced music could be so emotionally involving as with this set-up. Over and over, I find myself listening to the full album; for me one of the most important things, as this is the sole purpose of our efforts : listening to the music. Due to Audirvana my analog system is not being used a lot these days.
As a classical-music reviewer specialising in high-res downloads I have worked my way through most available media players. Audirvana Plus is several cuts above them all, especially in its latest guise (v. 2.2). Sound quality is vastly superior to anything else I have tried; also, Audirvana Plus offers very useful tweaks, a library function and a much improved interface. I really cannot recommend this product highly enough; Damien’s quick, courteous support is an added bonus.
Audirvana to me sounds so organic and detailed. Everything in the mix is so easy to follow and every sound has shape, body and space. I’m amazed software can make such a difference. Also, whenever I’ve heard systems I’ve considered to be detailed in the past, they are generally bright to give everything a lift and normally fatiguing and headache inducing as a result. Somehow Audirvana manages incredible detail without this trait at all.
I don’t often send emails like this… But am listening to your software with Qobuz and can safely say it is the best streaming I have ever heard…. Light years ahead of the other! Amazing.
Thank you for your support as always. Audirvana has been a revelation for me– as I mentioned before I have one of the largest private collections of rare and out of print classical recordings in the United States and Audirvana is the way I access thousands of albums in my library. Audirvana is a wonderful product.
I’m very happy now with Audirvana Plus playing real DSD with no problems and with the best SQ I never got from digital audio. The dynamics, dynamic contrast, soundstage, detail and musicality is unlimited. Is like to remove a lot of veils from the recorded music. It’s a completely new world…
Other player A. is a joke since it is a converter from DSD to PCM.
Other player B. is very buggy, and dammaged some of my DSD files, thanks God I have backups.
A lot of sh*t had been talking about DSD, in favor to PCM. As I always stated the problem is on DSD software and players.
Congratulations again to allow me to get in this incredible experience!
it looks fantastic and sounds even better… so right, musical and yet precise… fine is what I mean… finely tuned. Musical in fact.
Quite simply, I cannot think of any enhancements needed. This is very well conceived and executed on every level, demonstrating your deep understanding of the Mac hardware and software platforms. Audirvana Plus 2.0 appears to be a comprehensive solution for managing my music library to it’s best advantage. Very nice work, indeed.
Your Audirvana Plus is very wonderful Mac player.
Sound stage is very wide and more transparent. Very noiseless and hi-resolutional.
I am very impressed.
It will be very easy for everyone to set audio item between Audirvana and Mac.
I would never use X Player.(So much bug)
I started my listening journey with 78’s. I don’t know if the destination has arrived. I do know that listening to my music collection through Audirvana is wonderful.