I’ve been using JRiver MC on my Mac Mini to play CD rips and hi res downloads to the PS Audio DSD, and it has worked fine.
But now I’m trying to get audio output from other applications on my Mac Mini to default to the USB port and DSD, so I can stream Tidal from a browser (Safari or Firefox) to the DSD. This has not worked yet and I’m a bit stumped.
I’ve previously created an Aggregate Device in the Audio MIDI Setup utility. It has “PS Audio USB” listed along with Airplay, and Built-in Input/Output. Normally I only check “use” for the USB DAC and Airplay. This is working fine in JRiver Media Center - though I had to create a “zone” in it to direct output to the external DAC.
However, I have not been able to get ANY other sound to play to the USB DAC. iTunes and browser sounds will only output to the built-in speakers (and maybe Airplay though I haven’t really checked and don’t care for this usage) if I check the Built-In Output. I’ve tried adding in the DAC as its own device in Audio MIDI but the Sound system preferences won’t even allow it to be chosen as the default audio advice.
Any suggestions on what I am missing?