Audirvana, which makes audio playback and management software for hi-fi quality, has launched version 3.5 for MacOS, with new sound quality enhancements, a new graphical user interface, and new features like the mini player.
Created by Damien Plisson, Audirvana software for Mac allows users of the macOS to replace Apple's iTunes and take advantage of optimal sound quality, whether using HD online music services or managing locally stored files, including high resolution formats. In July 2018, the company also launched the new version of Audirvana for Windows 10 for PC owners.
Audirvana transforms the computer into a source of high-fidelity audio. By becoming master of the computer's flow of audio signals, Audirvana avoids the intervention of other applications during listening as well as any hidden modification of the audio samples. The expert software reduces processor activity and stabilizes power supply to minimize digital distortion and possible radio interference. Finally, it optimizes the operation of the digital-to-analog converter, integrated or external, of any hi-fi installation by providing it with a suitable and pre-decoded digital stream.
Audirvana also allows audio files to be sent to compatible network players that use the UPnP/DLNA protocol, the universally used standard for transmitting music to the wireless hi-fi systems without loss of sound quality.
You can play back files in the most popular audio formats, including those in high resolution like FLAC, WAV, AIFF, MQA, and DSD. The software also integrates TIDAL, Qobuz, and HRA Streaming high- definition streaming services. The software manages all types of music-file libraries, regardless of their size.
You can view and directly modify the information about albums and songs in various metadata fields, which can be especially for classical music to add details like the conductor, orchestra, soloist, period, style, and main instrument.
Standard Playlists can be created, as well as intelligent playlists with content that is automatically updated according to the criteria defined in Audirvana. Playlists created from a streaming service are also available.
The new version 3.5 for MacOS brings an improvement in sound quality thanks to the complete rewriting of the software. Version 3.5 also presents a new graphical user interface, integrating the choices between two themes proposed to users: a light mode and a dark mode.
To make it easier to use Audirvana, new features have been added, including a new view by Artists, in addition to views by Tracks and by Albums ; direct selection of the audio device via a button directly on the main window; a new search system to facilitate searching by Track, Albums, Artist, or Playlist ; integration of HRA Streaming, a high definition streaming service from the German HIGHRESAUDIO download site ; and a new mini player.
A trial version of Audirvana 3.5 for Mac is available for 30 days, after which i twill be available for an MSRP of US$75, US$52.50 as an upgrade for owners of version 1, US$45 for those who have version 2, or free for those with version 3.