Hi, I just recently had the luck to purchase a used DirectStream DAC and have been left amazed by the musicality of it.
This is the first serious component I put in my system, it replaced an rme adi2-dac driving an apollon icepower 1200 amp and a pair of spatialaudio m3 turbo speakers.
I also bought a PSAudio Dectet, thinking it would be good to protect the DAC.
At first I connected all to the Dectect, amplifier on HC zone and the DAC alone on Zone1. The Dectet itself connected with a level 3 anticables powercord and the rest with random black power cables.
I soon realized the poweramp was doing better straight out of the wall ac, on it’s own with the anticables cord.
Now before I spend the money on other two good powercords, one for the dectet and one for the DAC, I’ve been wondering if the DAC would not be better off as well straight to the wall - saving me the price of one power cord.
Any thought on whether the dectet is suited to the DirectStream DAC or I just risk capping its capabilities? I understand the DAC is in another league compared to the dectet, thus my doubts it can be a good match.