PS Audio

PS Audio achieved fame with their PowerPlant AC regenerators but has since also made a name for its high-performance DAC's, Transport, line conditioners & power cords.

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Direct Stream Digital DAC-Available in silver or black

Is this the best DAC made? At any price?

Below is the summation of the 1st review of the new PS Audio Direct Stream Digital DAC.

In the new Stereotimes review they concluded with:

After listening to the PS Audio PerfectWave DirectStream DAC for the past few
months it is my opinion that DirectStream represents a new benchmark in
audio reproduction. Notice that I didn’t say “digital audio
reproduction.” In other words, in my view the PS Audio DirectStream is
the most musically and technically capable device of any type that I’ve
ever had the pleasure to evaluate.
My heartfelt congratulations go out
to Paul McGowan, Ted Smith, and PS Audio’s excellent design team for
making DirectStream a reality for those of us who truly love our music.


At nearly $6,000, DirectStream is not inexpensive, but by today’s
standards for the wealth of musical improvement it offers, I consider it
a bargain.
Personally, I had to stretch my budget to buy the review
sample, but frankly after hearing the immediacy, dynamic capability, and
immense soundstage that DirectStream provides I couldn’t bear to send
it back.

 
Read the entire review at:
http://www.stereotimes.com/post/ps-audio-perfectwave-directstream-dac/
The DS is a game changer; I think it has caused the ‘war’ between DSD and PCM to be on hold or mute for most of us, and above all hold your horses before buying expensive high-resolution PCM files or DSD. That alone is a major accomplishment. McGowan, on one of his recent daily posts, stated in words the following as PS Audio’s core values/principles: ‘At our core we give the middle finger to the impossible. When someone tells me it’s impossible to make a $6K DAC sound better than a $30K DAC, or a $700 integrated as good as a multi-thousand dollar one, that’s the reaction I get; although I refrain from that gesture. The impossible becomes possible when someone achieves it.’


PS Audio has perhaps achieved the impossible with the DS. Besides, one can now listen to a CD rip of War’s ‘Four Cornered Room’ without having to be high wearing bell-bottoms in order to appreciate it. The DS gets my highest recommendation; hats off and a bow to PS Audio.

[It is with great pleasure that we award the Audiophilia Star Component Award to the PS Audio DirectStream (DS) DAC. Congratulations! - Ed]

Read the entire review at:  http://www.audiophilia.com/wp/?p=13620

We are taking orders for the new PS Audio Direct Stream Digital Pure DSD DAC. Also for the upgrade kit to turn your Perfect Wave DAC into a Direct Stream DAC.

The new PS DSD DAC is maybe the best DAC made, regardless of cost. It uses an FPGA, a field programmable gate array, which is basically a computer on a chip. It takes CD’s, downloads, high-resolution PCM or DSD based media  and upsamples them to ten times DSD rate and outputs a pure analog signal directly into your amplifier or preamplifier. DirectStream converts any digital input format, such as PCM or DSD to a pure 10x DSD stream and outputs near-perfect analog directly to your power amplifier or preamplifier.

DirectStream has seven digital inputs which include: two I2S, one TOSLINK optical connector, one coaxial S/PDIF connector, one balanced XLR AES/EBU, one asynchronous USB input and one optional Network Streaming Bridge slot.  DirectStream has both single ended coaxial and fully balanced XLR outputs.

The DSD DAC was 7 years in design and will start shipping in late April, 2014. It is easily the best DAC that we sell.

If you own a Perfect Wave DAC or DAC MK2 they are upgradable to the DSD DAC. The kit is $2995.00. Call me to discuss this as well. We have a few new Perfect Wave DAC MK2’s at $1780.00. Add the upgrade kit and you have a new DSD DAC for $4780.00. CALL for our LOW COMBO DEAL

For more info check the PS website at:
http://www.psaudio.com/products/audio/media-players/perfectwave-directstream-dac/


  • 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
  • This is a state of the art new US made DAC with a 3 year factory warranty at a great deal. 
We are taking pre-orders for the new PS Audio Direct Stream Digital Pure DSD DAC.

The new PS DSD DAC is maybe the best DAC made, regardless of cost. It uses an FPGA, a field programmable gate array, which is basically a computer on a chip. It takes CD’s, downloads, high-resolution PCM or DSD based media  and upsamples them to ten times DSD rate and outputs a pure analog signal directly into your amplifier or preamplifier. DirectStream converts any digital input format, such as PCM or DSD to a pure 10x DSD stream and outputs near-perfect analog directly to your power amplifier or preamplifier.

DirectStream has seven digital inputs which include: two I2S, one TOSLINK optical connector, one coaxial S/PDIF connector, one balanced XLR AES/EBU, one asynchronous USB input and one optional Network Streaming Bridge slot.  DirectStream has both single ended coaxial and fully balanced XLR outputs.

The DSD DAC was 7 years in design and will start shipping in late April. It is easily the best DAC that we sell. The first production is sold out. Call me to get an order placed for May or June shipment.

If you own a Perfect Wave DAC or DAC MK2 they are upgradable to the DSD DAC. The kit is $2995.00. Call me to discuss this as well. We have a few new Perfect Wave DAC MK2’s at $1880.00. Add the upgrade kit and you have a new DSD DAC for $4880.00.

For more info check the PS website at:
http://www.psaudio.com/products/audio/media-players/perfectwave-directstream-dac/



  • 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

  • This is a state of the art new US made DAC with a 3 year factory warranty at a great deal.

Read more at http://app.audiogon.com/listings/da-converters-ps-audio-direct-stream-digital-new-dac-s-10x-dsd-state-of-the-art-2014-03-19-digital-30067-marietta-ga#2k8WHyqZDcTU5RSO.99

Perfect Wave Transport

$3995.00
On sale now-Call for super low price

We are taking pre-orders for the new PS Audio Direct Stream Digital Pure DSD DAC.

The new PS DSD DAC is maybe the best DAC made, regardless of cost. It uses an FPGA, a field programmable gate array, which is basically a computer on a chip. It takes CD’s, downloads, high-resolution PCM or DSD based media  and upsamples them to ten times DSD rate and outputs a pure analog signal directly into your amplifier or preamplifier. DirectStream converts any digital input format, such as PCM or DSD to a pure 10x DSD stream and outputs near-perfect analog directly to your power amplifier or preamplifier.

DirectStream has seven digital inputs which include: two I2S, one TOSLINK optical connector, one coaxial S/PDIF connector, one balanced XLR AES/EBU, one asynchronous USB input and one optional Network Streaming Bridge slot.  DirectStream has both single ended coaxial and fully balanced XLR outputs.

The DSD DAC was 7 years in design and will start shipping in late April. It is easily the best DAC that we sell. The first production is sold out. Call me to get an order placed for May or June shipment.

If you own a Perfect Wave DAC or DAC MK2 they are upgradable to the DSD DAC. The kit is $2995.00. Call me to discuss this as well. We have a few new Perfect Wave DAC MK2’s at $1880.00. Add the upgrade kit and you have a new DSD DAC for $4880.00.

For more info check the PS website at:
http://www.psaudio.com/products/audio/media-players/perfectwave-directstream-dac/



  • 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

  • This is a state of the art new US made DAC with a 3 year factory warranty at a great deal.

Read more at http://app.audiogon.com/listings/da-converters-ps-audio-direct-stream-digital-new-dac-s-10x-dsd-state-of-the-art-2014-03-19-digital-30067-marietta-ga#v6jhQ8DM5UtWErEc.99
The PS Audio Perfect Wave Transport (PWT) Memory Player plays both standard and high resolution audio on CDs and DVDs sending perfect digital audio data from its solid state memory directly to your DAC and then onto your loudspeakers, eliminating jitter. All music extracted from your CD or DVD disc plays from the PWT’s internal solid state memory, not the disc itself. The performance is remarkable.

Traditional CD mechanisms and computer hard drives are mechanical devices hopelessly trying to perform in a world of precise timing. These timing challenges can only be properly handled with non-mechanical means and that’s just what the memory player does: plays from the output of a solid state memory rather than the CD itself.
The results are remarkable and deliver better performance on any system by unlocking all the musical magic stored in your CD’s and hidden from you until now.

The PWT is the Perfect match for the Direct Stream Digital DAC.

NuWave DAC

NuWave DAC 24/19k DAC with Asynchronous USB. The replacement DAC to the DLIII that received great reviews. The NuWave is considerably better and a great DAC at under $1k $995

NuWave Phono preamp

NuWave Phono preamplifier with analog to digital converter. Put your LP's on the computer in either PCM or DSD format $1895.00 On Sale now for only $1495.00

 
P10

Power Plant P10 

1200 watt power regenerator with 1500 watt peaks and over 70 amps of short term peak current. This is the finest conditioner made, bar none $4995
Watch Paul's Power Plant video here:
http://www.psaudio.com/products/power/pw-power-plants/p10-power-plant/

Call for our low prices on all PowerPlants

P5 Power Plant 

1000 watt power regenerator with 1200 watt peaks and over 50 amps of short term peak current. Great for most systems with up to 200wpc stereo amps  $3495

P3 Power Plant 

700 watt power regenerator with 1000 watt peaks and over 30 amps of short term peak current. $2495
On sale now for only $1995.00

PowerBase 

Isolation base with 2 outlet power conditioner $995

Dectet 

10 outlet 3 zone power conditioner with High Current outlet for large power amplifiers $495



        Call us about our great PS deals. They are too low to print. 
  • PerfectWave AC-12 Power cable-PCOCC 8ga power cords from $799
  • PerfectWave AC-5 Power cable-OFC 10ga power cords from $249
  • PerfectWave AC-3 Power cable-OFC 12ga power cords from $129



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