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PS Audio DirectStream DAC Hi-End stereo Audiophile class A+ component

PS Audio DirectStream DAC Hi-End stereo Audiophile class A+ component

2,900.00 USD


  • Price 2,900.00 USD
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This is the one of the best DACs ever! The reason for sale - I have two of these: one in a living room, one in my office. I'm thinking of selling the one from the office because I just don't really listen to it much - COVID slowdown is over, so have to work.

 

The DirectStream DAC is a reference standard D to A converter. It is unlike any standard chip-based DAC, and has received countless awards, worldwide. It handles all PCM sources up to 352.8 kHz, and DSD 64 and 128 (USB and I2S), and DSD256 (I2S). Its zero-loss digital volume control allows it to be used as a preamplifier, directly feeding a power amp.

 

 

Output Stage - Passive audio transformer, fed by high current, high speed analog amps producing double rate DSD.

USB Digital Input

Asynchronous

 

100% DSD BASED D-A CONVERTER

FULLY BALANCED FROM INPUT TO OUTPUT

ZERO-LOSS VOLUME CONTROL

DXD SUPPORT

DIRECT SIGNAL PASS WITH 1x MASTER CLOCK

IMPROVES IMAGING + SOUNDSTAGE

7x DIGITAL INPUTS

IMMUNE TO OUTSIDE SOURCE JITTER

COLOR TOUCH SCREEN

 

Mint condition. Factory double box and all accessories.
Firmware v5.0.0 (Sunlight) installed.

Luxurious remote which can control other PS Audio components too.

New cost $6500
Asking $2900

Plus shipping and PayPal fee (Zelle, Venmo, PayPal Friends&Family - no fee)

 

Class A+ Stereophile rated DirectStream DAC converts any digital input format from CDs, servers, and streamers, into a pure DSD format and outputs near-perfect analog directly to your power amplifier or preamplifier. Whatever the format, sample rate, or medium, DirectStream provides a pure output that fulfills the promise of high-resolution analog performance from digital sources.

 

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.

 

Most of today’s sophisticated DACs are IC based instruments using off-the-shelf-chips that rely upon Multi-bit Sigma-Delta functions to process the incoming digital audio. While these are relatively simple to design and produce, they rarely give the best sonic results. DirectStream takes a different approach by first converting all digital audio signals into a purer form of digital audio known as DSD. DSD is a far more analog-like encoding and decoding process than the classic CD based PCM. In fact, most modern A/D converters used to make recordings are DSD based already. DirectStream takes both PCM and DSD, upsamples the data and converts to single-bit DSD and then outputs pure music regardless of input format for the data. The results of this design can be heard in increased musical information presented to the listener at every opportunity. When you listen to DirectStream you never are accosted by added bright, hard glare in the music as happens with many active designs. Instead, clean, pure music flows from the DirectStream directly to your preamplifier or power amplifier.
 

 



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