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Turn Your PC into a Hi-Fi Network Player—Free!

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Chiyoda-ward-based system developers Component Design, headed by Tatsuo Yamaguchi, released its free high-fidelity music playback software Hysolid on December 5, 2015. The program allows any Windows PC hooked up to a Digital Analogue Converter (DAC) to become a network player. You can even control the software with the dedicated smartphone app.

Why Hysolid?

Why Hysolid?

1. High-Quality Sound
Hysolid was developed with high-quality sound in mind. Its playback engine was designed to meticulously reduce the noise from the data source as well as the noise generated from operations. And it provides a more natural way to listen to your music.

2. It's FREE to Use
Hysolid is now available for free of charge.

3. Compatible with High-Tesolution Audio DSD 11.2
Hysolid is compatible with PCM (WAV, FLAC)’s 44.1Khz-384Khz, and DSD (DSF)’s 2.8MHz-11.2MHz.
* A USB DAC may be necessary.

4. Easy to Set Up
It's easy to set up Hysolid. You don’t need any special knowledge.



1. Compatible with ASIO & WASAPI
This software enables bit-perfect playbacks by being compatible with both ASIO and WASAPI (exclusive mode). DSD plays in ASIO native method with ASIO, and in DoP method with WASAPI.
*ASIO is a registered trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

2. Artwork Displayed when WAV is Played
Place artwork image files in the same folder as your music file and the artwork will be displayed on the smartphone screen when you're playing music. It also works with FLAC and DSD, displaying the artwork in priority.

3. Displays DAC Operation Mode
You can check the features of the sound source in play and the DAC’s operation mode (sampling rate and bit depth). It also indicates by markings whether or not it is bit-perfect.

4. Gaps in Playback Eliminated
This software eliminates pauses that arise from the DAC one-second gap system, ensuring nothing is cut off and maximizing sound quality.

Shuffle Mode & Playlist Mode
You'll never hear the same song twice with the in-built shuffle function, as well as a playlist mode to mix your favorite songs and albums.

5. Supported OS's:
PC: Windows 7-10
Smartphone: iOS 8+, Android 4+ (upcoming)

For more information on Hysolid, please visit:

Contact Information:
Tatsuo Yamaguchi

Component Design Corporation