For this you need:
- Soundcard which can decode DSD (like Creative Sound Blaster AE series)
- Foobar2000 software on Windows
Restart foobar2000 after installing the 4 extensions (foo_input_sacd contains 2)
File –> Preferences –> Playback –> Audio –> Device
Set to: DSD: ASIO: Creative SB/SBX AE series ASIO (or soundcard)
Playback –> Output Format –> select 32-bit
Tools –> SACD –> Set Output mode to DSD
DSD processor: None
To play MQA audio files on a computer with Foobar2000 as playback software you need hardware which supports MQA decoding.
- MQA capable decoder with installed ASIO drivers
If you have an ASIO supporting 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.