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Can DSD audio files be played on an Apple Macintosh computer?

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Yes, you can playback DSD audio files on the following Apple® Macintosh® computers by  installing a driver software for the computer and updating the Hi-Res Audio Player app to version 1.2.3 or later:

  • Apple Mac OS® X 10.6
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.7
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.8
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.9
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.10
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.11

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  • DSD files cannot be played using playback applications other than Hi-Res Audio Player.
  • Playback of files in DSD over PCM format is not supported.