To play MQA audio files on a computer with Foobar2000 as playback software you need the following:
- MQA capable decoder with installed ASIO drivers
- SACD plugin: foo_input_sacd
- Foobar ASIO plugin
- Optional: ASIOProxyInstall
If you have an ASIO soundcard: Select your soundcard with the ASIO protocol as playback device.
Else: Select your soundcard with the ASIO protocol as playback device. In Windows Audio Settings, disable all playback enhancing methods
To enhance my Foobar2000 music player I use the following components (plugins or extensions if you like).
This is an update for my earlier post Essential Foobar2000 plugins (update)
This post is an update for my 5 year old post Essential Foobar2000 plugins.
This is my list of recommended Foobar2000 plugins:
To be able to play Super-Audio-CD (SACD) and DSD files using Foobar2000 you will need to install the following three plugins:
After installing these 3 you`ll have to restart Foobar2000 and you`re done.
If you use Foobar2000 there are several plugins I really recommend to check out: