This is PS Audio’s flagship DAC. It’s hand written, discrete, perfection based digital conversion uncovers all of the missing information that’s hiding in your digital audio media files. The DirectStream upsamples your CD’s, downloads and high resolution PCM or DSD files to ten times DSD rate and then outputs them in pure analogue directly to your active or wireless speakers, amplifier or pre-amplifier. The DirectStream will reveal all of the music and subtle low level details buried deep within it’s core. Imagine going into a recording studio and listening to a master tape of any recording made. This is the experience DirectStream will provide you with so you can enjoy a renewed sense of enjoyment and discovery when listening to everything in your library: CD’s, digital downloads and DSD.
When combined with the Bridge II you can stream music from your music server, hard drive or external music services like Tidal. The Bridge II is Roon Ready and can decode and playback MQA files.
External music services like Tidal (including masters) and Spotify and Qobuz with the Bridge II installed.
Unleash all that's been missing in your CD collection and for the first time, hear what has been locked on the SACD layer.
Locked inside your CD and SACD collection is a wealth of music you’ve not yet heard. How do we know that? Because we, like you, know what to expect from our reference discs.
Imagine PS Audio's surprise and delight as the first notes played on our new, galvanically isolated, PerfectWave SACD Transport. It was love at first listen. The PerfectWave SACD player is an engineering triumph—their finest achievement in musical reproduction and information retrieval from optical media. Breathe new life into your CD collection played through any DAC. Send the raw DSD layer of SACD into your I2S input DAC so you can hear, for the first time, what’s long been unavailable to external DACs in these high-resolution discs
38 years after the introduction of the CD, PS engineers have continued their quest for perfection in the art of data extraction and delivery so you can finally hear what's been locked away in your CD and SACD collection. The PerfectWave SACD Transport (PST) is our most advanced optical disc transport. New to this model—and for that matter, any disc player ever made—is our galvanically isolated output stage. By coupling the output of the drive mechanism to the PST's internal Digital Lens by nothing more than a pulse of energy across space, any hints of noise or ground contamination are eliminated. The results of this complete isolation are magical: a previously unheard level of image separation, openness, and effortless reproduction. experienced noise levels this low—a seemingly velvet blackness that must be experienced to understand.
CDs played through PST come closer than ever to high-resolution PCM and DSD, uncovering new layers of dimensionality, soundstage, depth and musicality previously unobtainable in other optical readers or server based audio systems. Like its predecessor, DMP, PST opens the long restricted DSD layer of SACD to PS Audio DACs. PST will deliver the raw DSD layer of copyright protected SACD directly into your PS Audio DAC through I2S. This means that for the first time you'll uncover the wealth of audio's finest digital medium, DSD, and hear exactly what the mastering engineers who created these discs have enjoyed all along. Hear what you've been missing with the PerfectWave SACD Transport.