Perfect wave MKii and PS Bridge 2 Network Audio Card DSD Capability


#1

I am new to the forums, not new to PS Audio products or entry level High End equipment.

I am really interested in the purchase of a Perfect wave MKii and PS Bridge 2 Network Audio Card, but after searching forums I cannot find a solid answer to my main concerns with this setup. My question is, with this setup will the PW MKii have the ability to stream DSD natively via PS Bridge 2 Network card from Windows 7 64 bit PC/Jriver MC or NAS?

I have two rigs I would like to stream too:

Smart Home multi-room 2-channel rig

Proceed PRE/PRO AVP2x6

Dedicated Home Theater Rig

Krell HTS 7.1 PRE/PRO

Krell HTS 200watt x 5 channels

Oppo BDP 105d Bluray Player

Has anyone done any comparisons with the Percect wave MKii – PS Bridge 2 combo and The Oppo BDP-105d? I have read many glowing reviews of the Oppo 105 and I must say I love the way it sounds, but I am unhappy with USB feed from computer being buggy with Jriver and the built-in GUI is very clunky and unsexy compared to Jriver.

I would like to upgrade mainly for the two reasons above. My digital collection primarily consists of CD Ripped Uncompressed Wave files, SACD DSD Ripped files to .DFF & High Resolution Flac files mainly from HD-Tracks.com. I do about 2 percent of listening of MP3. I will be keeping the Oppo 105d for Bluray and SACD DSD Multi-channel

Thank you for any input!


#2

The PWD (Mk I and II) cannot handle DSD, only PCM. You have to get the DirectStream to handle DSD.


#3

pmotz is correct. While the Bridge II can receive DSD (in DoP) the MKII cannot decode DSD so it would do you no good.


#4

I was afraid of just that…seemed to good

Thank you for the replys