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Here is an example of the KA1 using foobar2000 on Window10 computer.


Video:





Precondition:

a.Connecting the KA1 to the computer, and select the 'FiiO K series' as the default output device on your computer.

b.The FiiO USB DAC driver(Download link: Click here)should already be installed on Windows computer.

Here is the instruction about how to install the USB DAC driver: Click here



1.Please download foobar2000 install pack: Click here, and unzip it on the Wins computer.

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Then double click 'foobar2000_v1.6.10.exe' to install the foobar2000 app first.


2. You could find that there are also some application plug-ins in foobar2000 install pack. And the certain ones should beinstalled firstly.

 ASIOProxyInstall-0.7.3.exe

② foo_out_asio

③ foo_input_sacd

④ foo_input_dsdiff


3. From File-Preferences-Components page in foobar2000, click Install and select all the components in the foobar2000 install pack, then click button OK to apply the change.       


4.  Double click the file ASIOProxyInstall-0.7.3.exe and then approve this installation. Please click button Next and then click button Install to install ASIO Proxy for foobar2000.

 

Now go to File-Preferences-Components page again. We will find the foo_out_asio, foo_input_sacd,foo_input_dsdiff componets have been added successfully. In output page, ASIO: foo_dsd asio option is added.

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5. Select Device: “ASIO:foo_dsd_asio” (Files -> Preference -> Playback-> Output)

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6. Please make some changes on ASIO Proxy 0.7.3 pop-up window(Files -> Preference -> Playback-> Output-ASIO)

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For KA3, please make some changes on ASIO Proxy 0.7.3 pop-up window according to the following picture.

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7. Change Output Mode: DSD (File-Preference-Tools-SACD)

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8. After finishing the above settings, when DSD playback,foobar2000 shows playback status as below:

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The current sample rate in the FiiO Control Panel will shows the sample rate of the DSD file:



And you will find the colour of KA1 indicator light will change to green. Then you can start to enjoy the music with DSD format by KA1. 



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