Nothing announced publicly on trade-in, other than there will be one.
Elsewhere on the forum, Paul has said it would cost more than the current bridge, and a figure of around US$1000 has been suggested, which I understand is US$200 more than current pricing.
I’m with you timequest, July is not far away. I’m also very glad that PS Audio is finishing the project, having started it. I think the Bridge has a digital lens in it, essential a sufficiently large digital buffer to render jitter invariant to source (i guess the implication is that jitter within the system cannot be eliminated).
If the Bridge I & II & PS Audio iOS software had all been super smooth sailing, then I’m reasonably confident those complaining would suggest it was easy and therefore should be cheaper / Raspberry Pi prices. (I bought a Raspberry Pi btw, hopefully it gets a musical gig sometime).
I think elsewhere it has been written that PSA recognises that software isn’t its’ strong point, and has discontinued development of new software. Hence the enthusiasm for things like Roon.
PSA have some critical and rare ingredients. The DAC; BHK Hybrid Amplification of Analog signals; the Digital Lens (eliminating the seriously ridiculous nature of producing an analog signal used by most Redbook CD players).
Looking forward to hearing about more judicious partnerships b/w PSA and eminent designers like Ted Smith, BHK, and someone who knows their Digital Stuff backwards. Who knows there might be a Class D devialet style version of the BHK, in addition to the Fridge Sized Super-Tubed version.
As Paul recently wrote, there are not many of these companies that have the secret recipes for producing great sound. All the things people are complaining about, PSA will obtain in the marketplace as commodities before too long. Only Devlialet’s SAM looks like it might be locked up by IP, Devialet originally touted a small number of patents. As BHK mentioned in his video, the mixed Class A / Class other hybrid amplification has been around for, literally, decades.
Bring on the bridge II - awesome - anything better than can be an additional upgrade, and the separate nature of the Bridge II means we can sell it & get some money back.