By BitPerfect Sound Inc.
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BitPerfect is a simple, easy to use, audiophile grade music player that works in conjunction with iTunes to deliver the highest possible sound quality.
Localization included in Japanese, French, Dutch, Danish, and Russian only
Requires OS X 10.7 or higher.
Requires 64-Bit CPU.
Unobtrusive, minimal UI.
"Bit Perfect" output.
Exclusive ("hog") mode.
Gen-III 64-bit playback engine.
Plays native DSD files in "Hybrid-DSD" format with DSD-compatible DACs. Companion product "DSD Master" required to generate "Hybrid-DSD" files.
Full memory playback with triple-buffering to ensure continuous playback of large files.
Automatic sample rate switching.
Choice of sample rate converters for up- and down-sampling.
Dithered bit depth reduction and volume control.
Integer Mode playback - on supported DACs and supported versions of OS X (requires OS X 10.9 and above).
Support for AirPlay (requires OS X 10.8 and above).
Playback from networked drives.
Icon design by Doug Stewart (designbyadmiral.com).
What's New in Version 2.0.2
Triple-buffering in the Audio Engine (replaces double-buffering).
Some minor additional optimizations to the Audio Engine.
Some improvements to internal diagnostic messages.
Fix problem where currently-selected audio device's DSD capability is ignored when DSD support is enabled.
Mute the hardware when software volume is 0.
Fix problem where volume adjustment comment is case sensitive.
Improved format matching logic.
Eliminate causes of sudden crashes.
First of all, the price for this program is very reasonable for which the author must be applauded but the effects of the program on my music is mixed.
With CD quality music (16 bit, 44 kHz) enabling Bitperfect had a noticeable effect on the music. Basically it produced a very pleasing atmosphere to the music. Listening to Verdi's Requiem the recording became more alive, and I felt like I was transported from a recording into the concert hall. This was with upsampling enabled, which I believe is beneficial to standard resolution music.
With high resolution files, however, say 24 bit, 192 kHz, it had an opposite effect. The music felt more dead, like the magic was taken out of it. The sound of piano was muddied. I feel that at high resolution there should be no effect on the sound as iTunes is bit perfect on its own, but there was definitely an effect and it was not a positive one.
Which leads me to a mixed conclusion and three stars. As far as up sampling, it is a form of digital processing, and to my mind, is no different from enabling artificial surround sound on an inexpensive receiver. In other words, opposite to the audiophile goal of pure signal path. The psychoacoustic effect on standard resolution files is pleasing, but an artifice. That pleasing effect is probably worth the small fee for this program if most of your music files are CD quality or less.
Useless. Won’t Open
Can’t open the app. Wouldn’t open through App Store after purchase. Won’t open from Applications. Won’t open from Launchpad. Restarted and still nothing. The Audiophile forums warbed of this.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Dec 13, 2014
- Version: 2.0.2
- Size: 3.0 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, Japanese, Russian
- Seller: BitPerfect Sound Inc.
- © BitPerfect Sound Inc. 2011-2014, All Rights Reserved
Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor