PS Audio DirectStream DAC (OPEN, full factory warranty)
I’m putting one in my personal bedroom system. I had Adam bring up and open a black one for me, then open a silver one because I forgot about the black one. Such a dumb shit I am. I don’t care which color I take. But either way you save tons of jack, get the Baddest Mamba Jamba DAC that I’m using myself, and get full warranty.
So now people ask: Uncle Kevin, what’s in YOUR system? It’s simple: Marantz 9 tube monoblocks, Marantz 8B tube amp, Mcintosh MC60, MC225, MC240, MC275 tube amps. Luxman MB-3045 tube monoamps, and a PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP amp. Preamps? Marantz 7, McIntosh C22, and PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium. Speakers are Sonus faber Guarneri with Nordost cabling throughout. Now the truth is all the Mac and Marantz are just for show, as they are collectables from the 60’s. Real cool to have, and some of it sounds good and others… just OK, but not as good as modern gear. What’s hooked up is the PrimaLuna. So far advanced from the old gear. Fabulous.
Next question: How do I deal with my significant other. She has never known me to be any different than this. She’s used to it.
A pure DSD approach to play back digital audio
DirectStream is one of the most remarkable DACS ever built. Hand written, discrete, perfection based conversion that uncovers all the missing information hiding in your digital audio media for all these years. CD’s, downloads, high-resolution PCM or DSD based media are expertly upsampled in the DirectStream to ten times DSD rate and output as pure analog directly into your amplifier or preamplifier.
DirectStream converts any digital input format, such as PCM or DSD to a pure DSD stream and outputs near-perfect analog directly to your power amplifier or preamplifier. Whatever the format, whatever the sample rate, DirectStream is a pure DSD based solution that fulfills the promise of a high-resolution analog performance standard the originators of CDs promised over 30 years ago. Hear what’s been missing in your music for all these years. If you know the sound of music and instruments, and want to hear what’s been missing on your discs, then this DAC is right for you.
- Pure 100% DSD based D to A Converter
- Resolution perfect volume and balance controls built in
- Upsamples PCM and DSD to 10x DSD rate
- Purely passive transformer coupled output
- Improves imaging and soundstage
- Simple, direct signal path with one master clock
- Hand written filters, processors and upsamplers
- Immune to incoming jitter problems from different sources
- Increased digital headroom
- No off-the-shelf IC DAC chips used
- Uncovers musical details masked by typical PCM based processors
- 7 digital inputs
- Fully balanced from input to output
- Color touch screen