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Just be aware....

...that Exasound uses their own proprietary driver on Mac which runs a variant of the UNIX OS. Is Exasound committed to updating their Mac driver as Apple continues to release new versions of MacOS?

Mytek was not. The Mytek Digital Stereo192-DSD DAC no longer works over USB under newer releases of Mac OS. Why? Because Mytek used their own proprietary driver which hasn't been updated. They lack the in-house expertise to update it, and they aren't willing to pay for their developer to update the Mac OS driver. How committed is Exasound to keeping their Mac driver up to date?

Also, if Exasound requires their own proprietary driver, you may want to check if their USB DACs are compatible under Linux with it's built-in USB audio driver. Not that you would necessarily run a Linux PC but many network streamers are based on the Linux OS with their own USB audio driver.

So the questions to Exasound might include:

- Are your DACs supported on Linux with the built-in Linux USB audio driver?

- Do you supply a USB audio driver for Linux?

- Are your USB DACs compatible with network streamers, most of which are based on the Linux OS?

- How committed are you to updating the Mac USB driver as Apple continues to release newer versions of its OS?

Just some thoughts and things to consider before pulling the trigger. Good luck!



Edits: 05/08/17 05/08/17 05/08/17

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