A mini review from a real customer . I have had several “Hi End “ DAC’s in my stereo system over the years and while they all sounded good none ever made me want to give up buying and listening to vinyl, that is until I heard the PSAudio DirectStream DAC. The rest of my stereo system is comprised of Sonus Faber Stradivari speakers, PS Audio PPP, Mcintosh MC501 mono amps. , Mcintosh C2300, turntable JA Mitchel Gyro SE with SME 3 tone arm/ Shelter 501 mkIII cart., music server is a macmini 16 gig ram -Roon Core( I won’t get into all the cables).
Without any break in , instantly upon playing the first song my jaw literally dropped , I had goose bumps. The dynamics and detail were at another level from what I was used to hearing, I always had great midrange and bass but now the imaging was near 3 dimensional, the soundstage was wider than my speakers. I know hard to believe, I didn’t have to write this, nobody put me up to it, I have never gone on a manufacturer forum and written my opinion. This DAC simply put is marvelous, I may be preaching to the choir here but I wanted to take a minute to say thank you to Paul and the team . I have had this dac for 3 weeks now and could not be happier, bravo