Minimalistic System based on DirectStream PerfectWave Junior


#1

Hello,

I am a hifi consultant based in France and would be happy to share some of my systems here, hope this is fine with the community

I like to have ultra minimalistic systems that sound like big ones, usually one source device and active speakers

Today I present you the following:

  • DirectStream PerfectWave Junior DAC/Streamer

  • Genelec G2/F1 Speakers

Please feel free to comment

Kind Regards

Guy

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#2

If I am not much mistaken those Genelec’s are some very expensive (and impressive) monitor speakers?


#3

Hi Frode,

Those Genelec speakers are more impressive than expensive.

The set which is displayed (a pair of G2 and a F1 sub) is sold for 1500 euros including VAT (in France)

Guy


#4

I have not gotten to hear any set of Genelecs but I know that they are held in high esteem in the mixing and mastering world.


#5

If you are ever sufficiently curious, Guitar Center (and other mainstream enthusiast stores) carries Genelecs. Just bring in a couple of CDs and they will happily set them up for you. It’s fun to test active monitors. Some, like Barefoot, are spectacular.


#6

They are worth a try

I am currently listening to another system based this time on a PS Audio PerfectWave Direcstream DAC with some Genelec G3, this is a very good match.

Have a good day

Guy


#7

New system ready, this time with a DirectStream PerfectWave DAC with some Genelec G3/F1 speakers

superb dynamic, imaging and subtile sound

Cheers

Guy

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#8

I love the simplicity. I’m trying to achieve the same (even though my decor and environs couldn’t be more different).

I use active monitors with a DSJ as well – I recently jumped from Focal Solo6 to SM9.

However, I found the addition of the BHK preamp was a huge jump in sound quality (and the right tubes even more so!) – enough to justify the extra box, AC cord, interconnect.