There’s some good info on upcoming product’s in the interview!
Can you tell which? It’s hard to listen an hour for it
The most interesting for myself was the announcement that the DirectStream MKII will be provided by two FPGA’s… (because of the global supply problems)
New product info starts around 55 min. into the interview.
Go to the last 10 minutes. He said the first octave streamer should be out this fall $2k, another perfectwave streamer will be out shortly after. DSD MK II this fall. The new speakers will be priced at $20k a pair available in 10/21 . The BHK 600 should be in beta soon no price mentioned. That’s what I took from the video.
Lot of seasoned competition at that price point…
The speakers sound interesting (pardon the pun) 4-8” drivers and 2 passive radiators. 10” ribbon midrange and 1” tweeter.
The Perfect wave streamer is the server I guess.
I have a problem with not knowing anything about the Octave SW features before trying such a unit.
Yes on the perfectwave streamer Paul said it would have internal storage and will be around the 6k price point! There is a lot of competition at that price point! Both will be Roon endpoints. Octave software 5yrs in the making.
It will be a SW decision for me…if it would be more flexible than Octave and Roon, I’d go for the small one…with this limitation it‘s harder to decide.
I picked up my first dedicated streamer. It’s a Auralic Aries G2 and sits in between the two Octave streamer price points. From what I’ve experienced with the Auralic I wish PS the best because they are going to have some stiff competition!
Yes but it’s 3 times the price of the small one and also limited in connecting server SW.
I picked up my G2 for $2795 with the capability to add a internal HD for server duty. The deals are out there.
There is stiff competition for nearly all audio equipment at all price points.
Excellent point. It would be more interesting to learn of the truly unique products. We want not for choice these days. Too much of a good thing at times.
The choices are many and varied. Pure Streamer, Steamer w/DAC, Integrated w/Streamer and DAC, Pre w/Streamer and DAC, etc…
I was recently considering a McIntosh C53 Pre but decided to see what the next round of PSA looks like.
Sounds like it is going to be a lot of great new PS Audio products in the coming months. Hang on to your wallet!
@tedsmith Hello Ted, I saw this too when the interview just posted.
Curious on how do you use 2 FPGAs? Do you need to divide your code to two independent parts? Or do you actually do a parallel processing (like those HPC guys are doing) on them? Thanks.
There’s some discussion about this over here: