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Old 08-02-2010, 06:54 PM
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Pure Music - High Resolution Music Playback Software for Macintosh Computers from positivefeedback.com

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Anyone have it? Is it an alternative to the rather expensive Amarra?
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:19 AM
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I have it, but i have not compared it to Amarra. It definitely is an improvement over standard Itunes. I also boot my New Mac Mini in 64Bit mode which also seems to help.

I'm running the M2Tech HiFace USB/SPiDF converter to a PS Audio DLIII.
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I have it, but i have not compared it to Amarra. It definitely is an improvement over standard Itunes. I also boot my New Mac Mini in 64Bit mode which also seems to help.

I'm running the M2Tech HiFace USB/SPiDF converter to a PS Audio DLIII.
By improvement do you mean the GUI or sound quality.

I took my Macbookpro to the dealer and connected it with toslink to the Orpheus Dac and compared it to the Orpheus transport. I was hoping they would be comparable but the computer was significantly worse.

I was using itunes ALAC and the toslink was an old one but the computer was rough souding, smaller soundstage etc.

What gives?
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The GUI is the same as Itunes, only you have a "border" along the top and left of the window with the Pure Music info/controls.

What Gives? I'd guess the Orpheus transport is a top echelon transport for starters, and possibly the combination of ALAC, laptop, and toslink just didn't produce a favorable comparison.

Some things that improved my setup are:

Upgrade to a Mac Mini/New Aluminum Case model is also an improvement
5G Ram
Boot Mac Mini in 64 Bit
Files stored on external Firewire HD.
Shielded high quality Firewire cable. (seriously)
AIFF Files
Pure Music
M2Tech S/PDIF converter

So, I would say that computer audio while sounding very good compared to a lot of disc players, takes a lot of tweaking to compete with the highest tier disc players.
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