I love the design and implementation of the DirectStream DAC and am saving my pennies to buy one.
Beforehand, though, I’d like some input as to where the DirectStream places the sound stage relative to other DACs. I believe one of the earlier Sterephile articles on the DirectStream mentioned that the sound stage was somewhat distant, and this was the intention of the design. Is that accurate, i.e. more Row S than Row A? And if so, is it consistent between the different firmware versions?
Thanks for any input.