|U.S. Patent 8,738,163 B2; International Patents Pending|
Pure Music® Version 3
High Resolution Music Server Software for Apple Macintosh Computers - Version 32015 - 2016 Absolute Sound Editors' Choice Award
2010 - 2016 Stereophile Editors' Choice Recommended Components
2011 Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award
2011 Positive Feedback Brutus Award
2010 Stereophile Computer Audio Product of the Year Runner-up (after Channel D Pure Vinyl™)
Simply and automatically docks with iTunes
"The sound is excellent, and the memory play with gapless files is doing well... Thanks for all your work on this... great product." "I love the product, it destroys the competition and I'm trying to figure out the best way to diplomatically express that opinion [on an audiophile forum] without igniting a flame war." "Historically I'm a pure vinyl user but I always wanted only the player part of this software without the overhead..." "It has an outstanding low end, the imaging is excellent." "Congrats on having a winner ... substantially improved the performance of my computer audio server setup compared to iTunes." "pure bliss" "I continure to be very very impressed with Pure Music and was further impressed with the telephone tech support. I don't recall who I spoke with, but he was terrific and the problem was quickly resolved. The ability to access my computer was great and not only was a more efficient way to figure out the problem, but I could also see & learn how the problem was fixed and preferences was navigated. Your service should be a model for tech support." "Never better sound... amazing clarity and soundstage." "I have just purchased your Pure Music player and was delighted with the quality of reproduction vs. iTunes. Tonight downloaded the update that allows you to upsample - wow - best digital replay I have ever heard from my system. Keep up the good work - what's next?" "I gave your Pure Music program a try and I have to say I'm impressed - playback sounded noticeably better using Pure Music than with iTunes alone, for files from 44.1 all the way to 192 kHz sample rates. Interestingly, setting my FireWire/S/PDIF converter to 24/192 and allowing Pure Music to up-sample files rather than having the DAC do the up-sampling also bumped the sonic performance up another notch." "Pure Music is by far superior to the famous player A... High range and dimensional image are nearly perfect." "Your software is a great achievement for computer-based music users. It sounds definitively very nicely, with a full and rich medium, detailed high and clean bass... the dimensional image is wonderful, wide, deep and opened. Globally, it's well balanced, very musical!" "I'm currently testing Pure Music 1.2 and my first listening conclusions could lead me to replace [a competing product] I currently use. [That product] is already a great improvement over iTunes, but I found that Pure Music is going quite a step further: more tri-dimensional image, much more definition, presence and "matire" (sorry, I don't know how to translate the exact word in audiophile language) on voices and instruments." "I hope you have a lot of success with this new player. It might be exactly what the 'pure digital' guys need (at least the ones who can rise above the snobbish attitude that it has to be expensive to be good)." "I have been using the Pure Music player for over a month and prefer it to [the much more expensive competing product]." "[Pure Music] 1.2 is great! Thank you for your continuous support, it's been outstanding." "Pure Music sounds splendid - you must be very pleased with it." "I love the product." "The sonics of Pure Music... are a revelation." "Today, I uploaded Pure Music 1.11 demo and WOW! That sounds freaking fantastic." "the program is really sweet." "I've been a very happy user after moving from [a competitor]." "Very impressed with your product." "...congratulations on such a wonderful piece of work."
Try Pure Music FREE for 15 Days!System requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later (including OS X 10.11 / El Capitan); G4, G5 or Intel CPU. Minimum 1 GB installed RAM, 2 GB for Memory Play. 8 GB or more required for high resolution playback (88.2 kHz or higher sample rate) or if running Mavericks or later OS.
Demo: without an activation code, Pure Music will function for 15 days with all features enabled.
Buy Pure Music Now!An activation code automatically will be generated and emailed to you within minutes of approving your order.
NEW! Pure Music 3 UPDATE
Pure Vinyl UpgradeUpgrade Pure Music to Channel D Pure Vinyl for recording, editing, analog source switching, vinyl RIAA curve support (and more) for the current price difference. A Pure Vinyl activation code also will work with Pure Music.
Excerpts from Reviews / Customer feedback"once you experience what it offers, there's no going back!" - Pete Davey, Positive Feedback Online - Issue 50 "I am so appreciative of your help and support. I just registered the program. So far, as a demo customer, I have written to you twice with questions and requests. I got back timely replies and offers of more help! It has been a couple of very happy weeks working with the software. The Streamthrough has been a joy. And, to think, I basically bought the software just for convenience with HD file playback. I usually only listen to those or vinyl. Well, not any more! I can't wait to listen to more music. " - Dr. Mel Comberiati, Professor of Music History, Manhattanville College
"[For $129], Pure Music is a bargain."
"Wenn Sie also die optimale Software fur USB-Wiedergabe aus dem Mac suchen: Pure Music mit Memory Play! ("If you're looking for the optimal software to play music from your Mac via USB: Pure Music with memory play on!")" - Ulrich Wienforth, STEREO / HiFi DIGITAL Issue 3 (June 2013)
"...like having iTunes as chassis but with a V6 Biturbo engine. A marvel." - Eliseo Vega Huitron, Home:Tech Magazine October 1, 2010
"...a Must Have" - Wicked Digital December 12, 2010
"Recommended - 5 out of 5 stars overall"
- Jason Kennedy, Hi-Fi Choice (U.K.) May 2011 (Issue 345)
"I concluded my review of the Amarra software program with, "If you want to hear how good a quality Mac-based system can really sound, you have to use Amarra..." Time and the latest version of Channel D's Pure Music software may make me eat those words. If you want to hear how good a quality Mac-based system can really sound, you have to use Pure Music..."
- Steven Stone, The Absolute Sound January 2011 Online review
"At $129, Pure Music is a no-brainer purchase... undeniably improves sound quality, with increased clarity and reduction of digital glare."
- Chris Groppi, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity September 27, 2011
|Price||$129 ("a bargain," said Stereophile's John Atkinson)||$99 (originally was $1,495)|
|Number of Computers per License||UNLIMITED see footnote 1||2|
|Internet connection required for license activation||NO||YES|
|Internet connection required for running demo version||NO||YES|
|Computer CPU||PowerPC or Intel CPU||Intel CPU Only|
|Compatible OS Versions||OS X 10.5 or later||OS X 10.6 or later|
|Free Customer Support||ALWAYS||first 30 days|
|Customer Support Cost||ALWAYS FREE!||$29.99 per incident or $295 per year|
|Remote Session Customer Support||ALWAYS FREE!||$29.99 per incident / session or $295 per year|
|Maximum Sample Rate||384 kHz PCM
Native DSD: 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz
|384 kHz PCM|
|Real-Time Sample Rate Conversion|
|EQ||31 band graphic and up to 14 band parametric included; also via flexible and powerful third party plug-ins||3 band parametric (4 band in $649 Symphony version) or linked to iTunes|
|Impulse Response Correction (IRC)||Via Dirac Live add-on (same as used by Amarra); also via various third party plug-ins. Note: the Dirac Live add-on can be used with any audio playback software.||$649 Symphony version includes OEM version of Dirac Live; restricted to use with only Amarra|
|Gapless Playback||Automatic||Requires special "Preload" procedure or "Playlist" mode|
|Audio File Format Support for Gapless Playback||Uncompressed (AIFF, WAVE, etc.)Lossless Compressed (ALAC, FLAC)Lossy Compressed (AAC, MP3)||Uncompressed Only|
|Play DSD, FLAC files via iTunes Interface||US patent #8,738,163 B2; international pats. pending|
|Relies on iTunes "Ghost Play"? 3||NO||YES|
(though not required because Pure Music's iTunes integration works with all features)
|Audio Streaming play audio from other sources such as Spotify, Qobuz, YouTube, iTunes Radio, etc. with added EQ, etc.||Included Since June 2011||Added June 2014|
|Audio Streaming Technology||BUILT-IN "Streamthrough" Mode 6||Requires separate, additional $44.99 "sQ" application|
|Need to quit File Player Application to use audio streaming||NO||YES|
|Automatic Switching to Streaming mode||Supported for iTunes Radio; iTunes Store's Sample Tracks; Cloud tracks; iTunes Home Sharing music files; plus iTunes Protected Tracks; as well as any computer audio source: Spotify, Qobuz, YouTube, Tidal, movies, etc.||Must quit file player application then manually activate separate sQ application|
|Manually Switch to Streaming mode with Menu in Player Application|
|Signal Level Metering||In $649 Symphony version|
|Resizable (to full screen width) Signal Level Meter|
|Audio Plug-In Support (including EQ and room-correction plug-ins)|
|Precision 0.1 dB Volume Control|
|Left / Right Balance Control Knob with 0.1 dB Resolution|
|Real-Time Dynamic Range Meter|
|DSD Playback (2.8 MHz 64Fs / 5.6 MHz 128Fs) via real-time PCM conversion||Included Since June 2011||Added June 2014|
|Native DSD Streaming (with DAC that supports DoP)||Included Since June 2011|
|Mastering Quality DSD to PCM File Converter (use DSD music on your portable devices)|
|PCM File Sample Rate Converter (Downsample High-Rez for portable devices, etc.; supports sample rates up to 352.8 kHz)|
|Supports Audio Device Driver "Hog Mode"|
|Biamping / Adjustable Subwoofer Crossover||
With 64 Bit Resolution, Adjustable Frequency and Slope (2, 3 or 4 - way); Includes Adjustable per-Stereo Pair Gain Trim, Time Alignment and Bus-Assignable Plug-Ins
|Time Alignment for multi-way / multi-amping||(0 - 100 msec)|
|NetSend Feature for High Resolution (up to 384 kHz / 24 bit, uncompressed) Streaming and Distributed Audio||
Low Latency, with Adjustable Sound Propagation Delay Compensation (up to 4 simultaneous 384 kHz 24 bit stereo streams)
|Queue Selected Track for Play Next|
|Mix to Mono, Exchange Left and Right Channels, Invert Polarity / Phase, Channel Balance Trim|
|Per-Track Polarity Tagging (Automatic Polarity Inversion)|
|Animated, optional "Times Square" Style Scrolling Track Information Display|
|Fast-Responding Firefly Metering, Monitor Input (Native) or Output (Post - Volume Control / DSP / Plug-Ins)|
|Application File Size 5||Less than 10 MB||Greater than 40 MB|
|Demo Version Available|
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