Thank you PS audio, thank you Paul, Ted, and the entire team that made Direct Stream a reality. It has been said here before, and I’ll say it again, this new DAC is a game changer! ( this is my initial observation after an hour of listening - fresh after an upgrade).
Now I understand why it was so hard for @@Gordon to articulate how this DAC sounds using traditional audio review terminology.
I’ve heard many a great DACs. This DS is on a level playing field (if not better) than the $30k Light Harmonic, and the $14k Meitner. I don’t have these DACs in my system for direct comparison, but from my memory on very familiar material, there is something magical to how the music flows with DS that is quite addictive! (And I haven’t even listened to any of my DSD collection of SACD rips).
Paul, I think PS is going to sell a ton of these DACs. Yup, $6k is a large chunk of change for most, but to get this kind of musical enjoyment from a $6k DAC is a deal. IMHO the upgrade for $3K is a steal!
CONGRATULATIONS PS I believe you have hit a grand slam with the Direct Stream!
Thank you for bringing state-of-the-art digital to the masses!