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HQPlayer 4 Desktop 4.13.1

October 7, 2021 - Software
HQPlayer 4 Desktop 4.13.1

HQPlayer is a high quality audio player for Windows, Linux and macOS. HQPlayer also features several selectable high quality upsampling and downsampling algorithms as well as selectable dither, noise shaping and modulator algorithms.

All modern DACs employ oversampling and delta-sigma modulation, however the hardware implementations are more or less resource constrained. Higher quality oversampling and delta-sigma modulation can be done by utilizing vast mount of processing power available in modern PCs. Many AVRs also resample internally to 48, 96 or 192 kHz, with the HQPlayer, these can be fed at the native rate.

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Supported source formats:

CDDA (Audio CD)
FLAC
WavPack (PCM and DSD)
DSDIFF (DFF, non-compressed)
DSF
RIFF (WAV, including DXD/RF64)
AIFF
RAW streams
Realtime audio inputs

Supported playlist formats:

M3U / M3U8
PLS

Features:

Software upsampling / downsampling with selectable algorithm up to 32-bit 1.536 MHz or down to 8-bit 32 kHz PCM (39 options, most “apodizing”)
Delta-Sigma modulators for upsampling PCM/DSD content up to 98.304 MHz 1-bit SDM (12 modulators, 43 PCM oversampling options and 2 DSD rate converters)
Selectable dithering / noise shaping algorithm (9 options)
Selectable convolution algorithm (FIR) for equalization, such as digital room correction (2 options), for PCM/DSD content
Optional high-frequency expansion for the convolution engine
Parametric equalizers for PCM/DSD content
Software-based digital volume control for PCM and SDM (DSD)
Source content analysis to detect need for apodizing oversampling filter
Playback of DSF/DSDIFF files through any supported audio interface (PCM conversion and DSD rate conversion)
Selectable algoritm and noise filters for DSF/DSDIFF PCM playback (12 / 9 options)
Native/direct playback of DSF/DSDIFF files (ASIO DSD, DoP v1.1 with both 0x05/0xFA and 0x06/0xF9 markers)
Playback of stereo, 2.1, 3.0, quadrophonic, 3.1, 5.0, 5.1 and 7.1 channel material
Speaker configuration for multichannel playback (delay and level) for PCM and SDM (DSD)
Matrix processing for routing, filtering and mixing channels with gain, for PCM/DSD content
Bypasses operating system software mixer and sample rate conversion
Support for professional ASIO drivers
Network endpoint support with Signalyst Asynchronous Network Audio Adapters
Support for ID3v2 tags on AIFF, DSF and WAV files (versions 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4)
Smooth level limiter for clipped material
“Dual wire” channel bonding support to reach 2x rates, PCM and DoP (DSD)
64/80-bit floating point processing
Full support for multi-core processors
Light weight desktop-GUI to lower graphics noise
Touch-aware remote control client
DSP offload to GPU using NVIDIA CUDA
Headphone cross-feed processing
Adaptive loudness control
Support for ReplayGain 2.0 metadata

Resampling filters:

24 linear phase
2 intermediate phase
10 minimum phase
3 impulse optimal
3 closed form

Dithers and noise-shapers:

4 dithers
5 noise shapers

Delta-Sigma conversion:

12 modulators
43 oversampling filters (64x – 2048x)
Direct rate conversions, 2 algorithms
Digital volume control
Convolution engine
Routing and mixing

External control applications:

HQPDcontrol Android / iOS
Roon
muso
Alchemy Desktop

HQPlayer is a high quality audio player for Windows, Linux and macOS. HQPlayer also features several selectable high quality upsampling and downsampling algorithms as well as selectable dither, noise shaping and modulator algorithms.

All modern DACs employ oversampling and delta-sigma modulation, however the hardware implementations are more or less resource constrained. Higher quality oversampling and delta-sigma modulation can be done by utilizing vast mount of processing power available in modern PCs. Many AVRs also resample internally to 48, 96 or 192 kHz, with the HQPlayer, these can be fed at the native rate.

Want to buy 192/24 or DXD files for future but currently own only 96/24 capable hardware? Or want to buy DSD128 or DSD256 files but currently own only DSD64 or 192/24 PCM capable hardware? Resampling and dither/noise shaper can be used to playback high resolution files on a lower resolution hardware, allowing future-proof investment on high resolution files.

For digital room correction and other equalization purposes, selectable convolution algorithms are included. Convolution engine supports RIFF (WAV) format FIR impulse responses, which can be produced with suitable software, such as Acourate, Room EQ Wizard + rePhase, Audiolense, or DRC.
Network Audio Adapter

Network audio is especially useful to give freedom from cables when player is run on a tablet or other wireless device.

Processing is performed by the player application and the processed data is then asynchronously streamed over network to a very lightweight network audio adapter interfacing to the DAC. Asynchronous FIFO provides maximum isolation between processing and audio reproduction.

System requirements, Windows version:

Windows 10 x64
Audio interface with support for WASAPI Exclusive or ASIO
CPU support for SSE4.2 instruction set
Display adapter with OpenGL support
Minimum full-HD resolution (1080p)

 

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