Audirvana Plus is a software player for the MacOS Platform that enables audiophiles to replace iTunes. The audiophile desktop music player has launched its new version, Audirvana Plus 3.1.

Audirvana Plus 3.1 was developed with the help and close collaboration of the Pioneer & Onkyo Group which actively participated in the development of this new version of the software, by providing extensive support including a wide range of representative models of network players (Pioneer N-70AE, Pioneer N-50AE, Pioneer N-30AE, Pioneer N-70A, Pioneer N-50A, Onkyo NS-6130) as well as the VSX-1131 Home Cinema Receiver.

With Audirvana Plus 3.1, audio files can now be sent to network players which will benefit from the sound quality of Audirvana Plus even when the Mac is not directly connected to the audio system. In order to easily identify the network players that have been tested and certified as compatible with Audirvana Plus 3.1, the company has created a new certification sticker called ‘Works With Audirvana Plus’.

From a technical point of view, Audirvana Plus 3.1 configures the audio processing of the network player to optimise the sound quality:

Any PCM format audio file is sent in an uncompressed WAV format thus, avoiding the network reader from performing decompression processing potentially harmful to the sound quality.

Any DSD format audio file can be transmitted directly uncompressed (or converted to PCM if the network drive does not support DSD)

MQA decoding is performed before being sent to the network drive, thus enabling the network reader to read the Hi-Res content of the MQA file.

All audio filters (such as upsampling to PCM or DSD, AudioUnits plugins [e.g. for equalisation and digital room correction]) remain active.

This new 3.1 release expands upon the existing features and benefits of Audirvana Plus, offering an increase in sound quality during playback, a complete library manager, the decoding of all popular audio file formats (WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, MP3…), DSD formats (SACD ISO etc…) as well as the new MQA HiRes format and complete integration with Hifi streaming services such as TIDAL and Qobuz.

A free 15-day trial version of Audirvana Plus 3.1 is available.  

Audirvana Plus 3.1 – Purchase Price: 

64€ excl. VAT for new customers 

34€ excl. VAT for any Audirvana Plus user of a previous version

Free Upgrade for any customers who purchased Audirvana Plus 3

 

 

 

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