Applicable Model

This information is for the following models:

  • MAP-S1
  • UDA-1
  • CMT-SX7
  • CAS-1
  • PHA-1A
  • PHA-2
  • PHA-3
  • TA-ZH1ES
  • DMP-Z1
  • NW-A45
  • NW-A45HN

Note: The DMP-Z1, NW-A45, NW-A45HN, NW-A55HN, NW-WM1A, NW-WM1Z, NW-ZX300, RSX-GS9, SRS-HG1, SRS-ZR7, and UDA-1 models only support macOS 10.13 – 10.15.

The Hi-Res Audio Player is software that allows you to easily enjoy high-quality sound files. The software includes the following features:

  • Easily Play high-res audio: When connected to a USB DAC device you can easily play hi-res audio, such as DSD files purchased from a music distribution site.
  • Playlist function: You can create, save, and edit a playlist so you can play your favorite tunes the way you want.
  • Play high-quality sound and more: Through the software settings you can play tunes with higher audio quality.

About this download

Benefits and Improvements

  • Compatible with macOS High Sierra10.13, macOS Mojave 10.14, macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Big Sur 11, macOS Monterey 12.
    Note: Compatiblity with macOS 11 – 12 depends on the model. See Applicable Models.

File Info

File Name

  • Hi-ResAudioPlayer_1.2.7.pkg

File Version

  • Version 1.2.7

File Size

  • 3.76 MB (3 950 363 bytes)

Release Date

  • 02-07-2020

System Requirements

The Hi-Res Audio Player software can be used in the following system environments:

  • Operating Systems: macOS 10.09 – 10.15, 11, 12
    • Intel CPU models, 64-bit, and M1 chips are supported.
    • Compatiblity with macOS 11 – 12 depends on the model. See Applicable Models.
  • Screen resolution: 1,024 x 768 pixels or higher


  • One of the operating systems listed should be installed by default. Upgraded operating systems and multi-boot environments are not supported.
  • We cannot guarantee operation for all computers even if they meet all system requirements. Additionally, the following systems are not supported:
    • Personally constructed computers or operating systems
    • Upgraded operating systems
    • Multi-boot environments
    • Multi-monitor environments

Download & Install

Step 1: Install the update

  1. Click the Download button.
  2. The installer file will be saved into the folder you set as the destination folder in the browser’s settings. By default, it will be saved into the Downloads folder.
  3. Double-click the installer file Hi-ResAudioPlayer_1.2.7.pkg saved on your computer. The installer package will be unpacked.
  4. At the Welcome to the Hi-Res Audio Player installer screen, click Continue.
  5. At the Software License Agreement screen, after you confirm the text of the agreement, click Continue.
  6. When you accept the agreement, click Agree.
  7. At the Select a Destination screen, select a disk and click Continue.
  8. For a standard installation, the internal hard disk drive is selected automatically. If you want to install to another drive, click Change install location..., select the destination, and click Install.
  9. The Installing Hi-Res Audio Player screen is shown and the installation starts.
  10. If a login password is required, type your user name and password, and then click Install Software.
  11. After installation is completed, The installation was completed successfully screen is shown. Click Close to exit the installer.

Step 2: Check the update was successful

To start the Hi-Res Audio Player, in the Applications folder, click the Hi-Res Audio Player icon.
Note: If the Hi-Res Audio Player screen is not shown, click the icon in the Dock.

Questions & Answers

  • Cannot install the Hi-Res Audio Player
    • Make sure that the Hi-Res Audio Player software is compatible with your operating system. Check the system requirements and install the Hi-Res Audio Player software on a computer with a compatible operating system installed.
    • Make sure that there is enough free space on the hard disk drive of your computer. If not, delete any unnecessary files from your computer.
  • The Hi-Res Audio Player does not start or the window is not displayed correctly.
    • Your computer may not be functioning normally. Start other software to check if your computer is functioning normally.
    • Your computer may not be functioning normally. Restart your computer.
    • The Hi-Res Audio Player may not be installed correctly. Uninstall the software and then install it again.