This tutorial is dedicated to the users want to discover the ways to set up the audio playback software for the best interface with ZeroUno DAC.
It is intended for newbies and many things are written to explain to the users without any skill about computers setup and/or the audio playback software setup.
Sometimes the terms used should be not perfect from the academic point of view, or sometimes the explanations will be too superficial.
This because the tutorial is addressed everybody.
THE USB interconnection
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INTRODUCTION ....... download the document to continue to read
USB INTERCONNECTION – PCM, DSD, DoP FORMATS....... download the document to continue to read
THE DoP OPEN STANDARD....... download the document to continue to read
THE ZeroUno DAC SOLUTION....... download the document to continue to read
ASIO, WASAPI, DIRECT SOUND OR KERNEL STREAMING....... download the document to continue to read
Windows Driver Installation
The XMOS USB Audio firmware supports USB Audio Class 2.0 operation.
Mac OS, iOS or Linux based system do not need to install any driver because they are already USB Audio Class 2.0 ready.
Microsoft® Windows only provides support for USB Audio Class 1.0. To use a USB Audio Class 2.0 device under Microsoft® Windows requires a driver.
Below is described the installation of the driver for Microsoft® Windows users. It is explained systematically and it is focused for newbies. The installation procedure is the same when a new peripheral (printer, scanner, camera …) is connected to the computer.
After the installation of the driver, Windows® Mac OS or Linux based systems offers exactly the same performances.
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