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RE: Just be aware....

Not at all, you are entirely on-topic!

"I had an Exasound E22, they supplied ASIO Drivers for Mac which worked fine."

I don't doubt that. The question is, will that Exasound ASIO USB driver for the Mac be compatible if/when one updates their Mac OS? In other words, will Exasound update their driver as needed?

Mytek chose not to update their proprietary Mac driver for the Mytek Stereo192-DSD DAC rendering the USB connection to their DAC useless on newer Macs or those with updated Mac OS.

I run my Mytek over Firewire directly as my Mac has a Firewire port, so the USB driver is not an issue here. For those Macs that do not have a Firewire port, Mytek will supply free of charge a Thunderbolt-to-Firewire adapter so their DAC will run off the Mac's Thunderbolt port.

As for Mytek, none of their newer DACs require a proprietary driver on Mac so this is no longer an issue for them.

Can't say the same for Exasound. It's just something to watch out for if:

- You plan to run the Exa DAC via USB on Mac
- You plan to run the Exa DAC via USB on a Linux machine.
- You plan to run the Exa DAC via USB on a network streamer.

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