in ,

AyreWave renamed to Decibel, still awesome

  • OS X software guru Stephen Booth turned heads late last year with his minimal software player AyreWave; apparently the coalescing of some the great audiophile minds at both Ayre Acoustics and Wavelength Audio.   It swiftly became my audio player of choice when using my Macbook and J Kenny-modded Hiface as transport.

    It transpires that the AyreWave name was just for beta purposes.  The final, ready-for-prime-time version is now called Decibel (and already up to v1.04).  Charles Hansen of Ayre Acoustics gives a more erudite explanation in this thread.

    However, Decibel ain’t a free lunch – it’s US$33.  Still a bargain in my book – particularly for the ‘hog mode’ – and still cheaper than PureMusic and Amarra.

    Download a (24 hour play time) trial of Decibel here.

    John Darko

    Written by John Darko

    John currently lives in Berlin where creates videos and podcasts and pens written pieces for Darko.Audio. He has also contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

    Darko.Audio is a member of EISA.

    Follow John on YouTube or Instagram

    MHDT announce USBridge USB to S/PDIF Converter

    Electronica for audiophiles (Part 1)