DENAFRIPS all-new USB DAC solution comes with full licensed Thesycon Driver. The following guide & screenshots are self-explanatory.

Step 1: Download and install Thesycon USB Driver for Windows. Installation guide attached

Step 2: Connect the standard USB cable from PC USB port to the DAC USB input.  

Step 3: Plug in the Power Cord to the DAC, turn on the power. The DAC Standby LED should light up. It's tiny piece of pinhole size indication LED in red, cool, isn't it?

Step 4: Press the Power Button once, the DAC shall turn on. Select USB input. The USB input LED should light up. 

Step 5: Check the DENAFRIPS USB Audio Device Control Panel, DENAFRIPS DAC should be detected as "USB HiRes Audio"

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Step 6: DAC Info and ASIO Buffer Size setting. You may set the ASIO Buffer Size to increase/reduce the latency. It depends very much on the computer processing power. The higher the processing power, the lower buffer size you can set.

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We recommend roon / JRiver / Audirvana for Windows OS. You may use other software to playback the music, the key point is to configure the software to use the DENAFRIPS USB DAC in 'Exclusive Mode' so that it bypass the Windows OS Sound Mixer settings.

Audirvana Studio Basic Setup

Step 1: Download, install, subscribe to Audirvana Studio. Launch the Audirvana Studio app. Click on the bottom right loudspeaker icon, select VINSHINE DENAFRIPS USB DAC

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Step 2: Click on the Setting icon to setup the DAC parameters. 

  • Select ASIO

  • Click on the Setting icon on the OUTPUT DEVICE tab

  • Disable Auto-Detect MQA Devices

  • Select DAC as Not MQA

  • Enable use large ASIO buffer

  • Allocate appropriate Max. Memory for tracks reload (varies depending on memory available on the computer)

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Step 3: Software Volume Control

  • ​We recommend to use an analog preamp (Hestia/Athena) to pair with our DAC for volume control

  • Click on the Volume icon

  • Disable Software Volume Control

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Step 4: It's done. Play some music & enjoy!

  • Native 44.1Khz sampling rate playback

  • ASIO active (PCM Mode) 


Step 5: Wait, how about upsampling? No problem.

  • Click on the Upsampling setting icon

  • Set the desire upsampling rate

  • Close the pop up window to confirm the settings

  • PCM352.4

  • DSD512



*For other playback software, the steps to set up are similar.