hi folks, not sure if this is the right place to ask this question (newbie to the PSA community)…but… I am making some changes to my all Bryston system - swapping out the DAC and preamp - and looking for some insight.
My plan is move to the Direct Stream Sr. and Aesthetix Calypso.
I had a chance to hear the Direct Stream DAC in my system over the Xmas holidays and I was pretty much floored…and decided right then and there it was a must have. I’m working my way towards it, starting with the Perfect Wave II that I recently purchased.
Around the same time, I also had a chance to hear the Aesthetix Calypso preamp in another system (Krell) and, although it was difficult to ascertain the specific sonic characteristics of the Calypso preamp in a system unfamiliar to me, i was very impressed with the build quality of the preamp - and the system did sound very nice.
To complicate matters of listening to a BHK - due to my location outside for the US - I do not qualify for PSA’s excellent buy / return policy.
This probably sounds weird… but if the BHK sounds as good as the DSD, did - it’s a no brainer for me. But I’m curious whether inserting the BHK into ones system raises the SQ and musicality bar as much as inserting the DSD?
Would be amazing if folks have experience using both the BHK and Calypso preamps and are able to share some thoughts…
Much appreciated, TJ