Is Audirvana going to be available on the upcoming Apple silicon Macs?
Ah this is an interesting question indeed.
Being a developer myself I’m curious too. Not sure how well Rosetta 2 will handle the existing version. I’m going to give it a try as I have one of these ADP Mac minis with the apple silicone.
Building for native apple silicone (God I hate that name) might be challenging depending on what frameworks are being used.
A native version of Audirvana for ARM based Macs will be inevitable. The question is when it will be launched. For best SQ there is no other way than a native Audirvana for these Macs.
I’d let @Damien3 answer that, not sure how inevitable an ARM version will be, it might be a lot of work.
As far as SQ it should not matter if it is running under Rosetta 2 or native, imho.
What is your Mac hardware?
Sadly DSD works the same way for my Marantz PM7000N via UPNP, only converting to PCM.
I haven’t tried connecting my USB DACs yet.
@matt I have a few Macs, but as per my messages in this thread here I’m testing on the ARM Apple Development Platform Mac Mini with Apple A12Z Bionic chip.
I am sure there will be SQ differences between native and non native Audirvana, so in the end a native Audirvana will coming. Then it will run perfectly on iPads as well.
I’m curious what are you basing your certainty regarding SQ on.
I very much doubt there will be any. But the reality is at this point nobody knows.
Damien will look for the best SQ, so let us wait and see.
We have the Apple Transition Kit since it’s available for Developer and we tried Audirvana 3.5. It actually worked pretty well but we will need to make more test regarding it to get an optimized version of Audirvana for Silicon Mac as it’s just the beginning of this new platform.