The Windows Driver is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
The driver is not required for playback on recent versions of Windows 10 but adds features such as USB firmware updates and ASIO support.
Important: The USB mode on the DAC2 and DAC3 must then be set to USB AUDIO 2.0 MODE before completing the driver installation. Please note that the DAC ships with the USB mode set to the driverless USB AUDIO 1.1 MODE.
Activate the USB AUDIO 2.0 MODE (see instructions below).
Afterthe USB AUDIO 2.0 MODE has been activated, continue the installation.
Note: We do not recommend unzipping the downloaded zip folder. Run setup.exe directly from the zipped folder.
Warning: Never use a third-party unzip program. These programs are not required with any of the newer Windows operating systems and often contain viruses and Trojans.
Activating USB Audio 2.0 Mode (Required for High Sample Rates and DSD)
All operating systems require the use of the USB AUDIO 2.0 MODE when playing DSD or high sample rate PCM audio. The 2X or 4X light on the DAC front panel will flash once whenever the input is switched to USB. This flash indicates the USB mode. The USB mode setting is retained in the DAC non-volatile memory, and can be changed by the user. The factory default setting is USB AUDIO 1.1 MODE.