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PS Audio DirectStream DAC & Preamp with latest Torreys OS (3 mth old) (used)

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Post by mikey8811 on Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:34 am

Item: PS Audio DirectStream DAC & Preamp with latest Torreys OS (3 mth old) (used)
 
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Colour: Black

Condition: Mint (3 months old with box and manuals), 9/10

Price: RM 26,800, New Price: RM 32,000
 
Delivery: COD KL
 
Contact: PM or call 0122010263, Cheah

Specifications: http://www.psaudio.com/products/directstream-dac/
 
Reviews: http://www.psaudio.com/products/directstream-dac/#tab-reviews

Stereophile - Feb 2017 Follow up on Torreys OS

"The new firmware is a gift to end users that will keep on giving. Torreys is another such gift"


http://www.stereophile.com/content/ps-audio-perfectwave-directstream-da-processor-more-torreys

Stereophile –  2017 Class A+ Recommended Component, 2014 Digital Component Of The Year & 2014 Editor's Choice

“With virtually all programme, . the DirectStream distinguished itself as a superbly musical source component with excellent pacing, flow, correctness of pitch relationships, and the like, as well as a consistently smooth and slightly laid-back sound, especially when compared to competing high-end converters"

"I was impressed by the subtle and altogether lifelike manner in which the piano sound became bigger and more physically commanding as the intensity of the playing increased. This music was ultimately very satisfying through the DirectStream"

"I was already impressed by the DirectStream's ability to play music more compellingly than most D/A converters of my experience; here was the refinement that put its sonic presentation in the first rank, as well"

"today, for those who've waited for a computer-friendly DAC that offers, with every type of music file, the best musicality of which DSD is capable, the PerfectWave DirectStream may be in a class by itself."

"I leave the concluding comments to Ted Smith: "As good as DirectStream was at the outset, it has steadily gotten better. . . . and I'm already working on ideas that should make it much, much better still. I'm excited to be working on a product that will never become obsolete, and will continue to provide state-of-the-art performance forever."
 
http://www.stereophile.com/content/ps-audio-perfectwave-directstream-da-processor

The Absolute Sound –   2016 Golden Ear Award (latest Torreys Firmware), 2014 Golden Ear Award & 2014 Product of the Year

“I can’t remember any DAC that impressed me as much with its overall sound quality as the DirectStream DAC. DirectStream’s easily the best DAC I’ve ever heard in my system, making digitally-recorded music sound better than I’ve ever heard it."

"I’d describe its sound as sweet and relaxed, so there’s no need to worry that you’ll hear unpleasant threadbare sound. But wait, there’s more: The DirectStream DAC also captured lots of  information  about  dynamic  contrasts - both  macrodynamic  and  microdynamic.  Finally,  if   the  recording  permitted,  the  DirectStream   DAC   put   all   the   musical   information   into   context,  so  it  was  easy  to  hear  how  the  all  those  parameters - detail,  harmonics, dynamics,  and  space - related  to  each  other  to  portray  a  coherent  musical  event.  It  didn’t  just  tell  you  how  a  violin  sounded;  it  also  told  you  how  it  sounded  relative  to  the  rest  of   the  orchestra.  The  DAC  was  able  to  organize  the  information  it  retrieved  to  make  its  presentation  more  like  a  musical performance"


"rich,  accurate harmonics, well-defined spatial environment, dynamic changes  ranging  from  barely  perceptible  to  hammering  blows  that  threatened  my  speakers’  well-being.  Instruments  sounded  spookily  realistic  and  were  scaled  to  create  a  believable  impression  of   a  large  symphony  orchestra.  The  DirectStream  DAC  played  the  recording  effortlessly;  the  passive  output  stage  never  sounded  strained  or  congested.  Another  audiophile  buddy  commented:  “It  really  doesn’t  sound  digital anymore.” He’s never said that about any other DAC."

"Specifically, I found that with the Yale OS in place, the DirectStream DAC took a significant leap forward in terms of resolution—especially resolution of very low-level textural and reverberant details, and also became even smoother and more mellifluous in its presentation. As a direct result of these changes the DAC sounded noticeably more ‘continuous’ and more convincingly three-dimensional. Perhaps more importantly, the DAC’s ‘palpability factor’ also went way, way up, meaning that sonic images of instruments and human voices became far more solid and vivid with a kind of breath-taking ‘you-are-there’ realism."

 
http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/ps-audio-perfectwave-directstream-dac/

HiFi Plus

“The DirectStream DAC is one of the most analogue-like digital audio products I’ve yet heard. By this I mean that its sound reminds me of a very high-quality analogue reel-to-reel tape deck, but of course without any tape hiss at all. In practical terms this means that when playing well-recorded material, the DAC can and does present plenty of inner detail and dynamic nuance, while also serving up remarkably three-dimensional soundstages, yet it does so without ever sounding as if it is working hard. On the contrary, the DAC consistently conveys a sense of relaxed and unstrained smoothness coupled with full-bodied dynamics that—exactly as PS Audio promised—refuse to veer into raw-edged overload. Perhaps a good word to describe the DirectStream DAC’s sound, then, would be ‘graciousness’, in the fullest and most deeply resonant senses of that word."


"the DAC is very quiet and does a great job of retrieving low-level details—especially small, evanescent spatial cues—it can take ordinarily flat-sounding recordings and suddenly give them a heightened sense of body, shape, and depth. This quality of three-dimensionality, along with the DAC’s delightful (albeit improbable) marriage of high resolution and unforced graciousness, is what really defines the sound of the DirectStream DAC for me."


http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/ps-audio-perfectwave-disc-transportdirectstream-dac-with-pikes-peak-os/


Stereophile's Audiostream –  Class A &  Greatest Bits ratings
 
“There was an amazing sense of purity to the DirectStream's way with music as if everything and anything extraneous had been stripped away."

"Even at low listening levels, music retained its character with no sense of the sound washing out. For those people looking for a direct-to-amp DAC/Digital Preamp, consider the DirectStream a solid contender."


http://www.audiostream.com/content/ps-audio-directstream-dac
 
These are only some of the many reviews and accolades the PS Audio DirectStream DAC has gotten. These were with older firmware or OS. The latest Torreys OS is even better and the FPGA makes the DAC upgradeable and never obsolete.


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