POLARIS can be use as a stand-alone DAC with no difference with other similar product. If you are planning to use any of the AES/EBU, Coaxial or Toslink input channel, simply use remote control or rotary knob to switch the device to the channel you want and it will play.
To use USB input, you may need to install driver on the computer, please refer to this article for detail.
*Apple Mac OS X 10.6.4 or later, specific Linux system supporting USB 2.0 audio device, and all AURALiC Lightning streaming bridges such as ARIES do not need driver installation.
*USB driver is required for proper operations under all Microsoft Windows operation systems including Windows 7 / 8 / 10. Please be noticed that Windows XP and Vista operation are no longer supported.