Colibri DAC DSD Test 4+

DSD Test for DoP, DoPA and PCM

Gabor Hargitai

    • 4.0 • 4 Ratings
    • Free



A simple app that enables you to try different DSD playback modes such as DoP, DoPA and PCM.

Simply load a DSD/FLAC/WAVE file, select your audio device and hit one of the playback options.

Automatic Sample Rate Switching is also available with switchable fallback to highest supported sampling rate. A quintessential indicator whether your device properly communicates with CoreAudio.

Be warned that due to the requirements of DSD playback, audio volume output is fixed as 100% - this is to retain the pure payback signal and is intentional. DSD signal can not me modified in any way, otherwise your DAC will fail to properly recognise the signal as DSD.

Volume slider will be inactive during DSD playback!!

- supports DSD files in DSF and DSDIFF containers
- DSD files that are DST encoded are NOT supported
- supports FLAC and WAVE file formats as well

This app is purely for sound quality and compatibility testing - it it not a fully-fledged audio playback application intended for everyday leisurely listening. For such, please try my other (paid) app: Colibri. This app uses the same audio core.

What’s New

Version 2.0

Adds Apple Silicon support and updates the app icon

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Mskellam84 ,

Perfect Diagnostic Tool

The fact that Gabor went as far as to create a simple diagnostic tool to both test our own setups and demonstrate the capabilities of his music playback software speaks volumes to the integrity he has for his product and music listening tech in general. Thank you for your efforts!

Sissy.Princess ,

Does exactly what's needed

Does exactly what's required to test a DAC for compatability with DSD. Simple, straightforward, and convenient.

libattery ,

Perfect for DSD test

Perfect for DSD test. simple, works very well.

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