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Configure OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and VOX for bitperfect playback with your Mac
Configure OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and VOX for bitperfect playback with your Mac

C) Installing Vox with OS X Yosemite


  • Download Vox directly from the App-Store or as a dmg-archive from the Vox-Homepage and install it simply dragging the Vox icon into the application folder.

  • After starting the application Vox will guide you through its features. When you will be asked "What files should Vox play by default" you can choose "All Formats".
    Important: Before you add songs to the Vox library you have to configure your DAC!

  • Configuring the DAC:

    Go to "Vox / Preferences" in the Top Menu and choose "Audio", Tab "Basic":
    Your connected DAC should appear and you have to enable
    - "Synchronize Sample Rate with player" as well as
    - "Obtain Exclusive Access (Hog Mode)"
    - "Volume Limit" should set to "100%".
    Bitperfect with Mac OSX - Vox audio basic

  • In the "Audio", Tab "Advanced" you have to
    - set the "BS2B Preset" to "None" and
    - enable "Try to load music files fully into memory" (this is optional)
    Bitperfect with Mac OSX - Vox audio advanced
  • Now go back to the Vox-Player-Frontend and click on the icon with the three dots for the menu and "Add Tracks add your playlist"
    ("+"-icon, you can choose folders here as well).
    Bitperfect with Mac OSX - Vox add files to playlist
  • When this has been done you can start playing a music-file and move your mouse over the "remaining playtime" and click on the appearing "Screen"-icon - here your preselected and configured DAC should appear.
    Bitperfect with Mac OSX - Vox check DAC
  • Finally open "System Preferences / Sound", Tab "Sound Effects" and setup
    - "Play sound effects through" to "Internal Speakers" and
    - the "Alter volume" to "0" and
    - disable "Play user interface sound effects" as well as "Play feedback when volume is changed"
    Bitperfect with Mac OSX - Sound Effects
  • Tab "Output" should show "Internal Speakers" for the "sound output"
    Bitperfect with Mac OSX - Sound Output



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