I suspect plans and features are actually in enough flux at the moment that as soon as PSA provides such a “coming soon” product page with ANY significant details, enough folks will whine about the preliminaries and have a fit if the final product differs in any material way, PSA would come to regret* posting the preliminaries.
That said, I actually think such a page is a great idea. But, it is a matter of timing and level of details. IOW, what can be definitively said about the product and what cannot; and when does a design or performance feature become set?
*I perceive one of Paul’s Virtues/Vices to be that he pays too much attention to what the “peanut gallery” has to say.
thank you for the image and your effort/patience keeping open a direct dialog with us. I find this a fundamental characteristic of PS Audio I love compared to any other brand. My totally appreciation for that.
If I may share here my opinion, with great humility and as a future buyer of this (and other PS Audio) product: here on the forum since last year I read a few posts about the new AirLens shape assuming it will have a perfectwave HALF SIZE chassis.
I was organizing the rack room expecting an half size shape whit front/back panel on the short side (vertically not horizontally).
Something similar to the Nuwave
This vertically shape may save room on the shelf really benefiting of an half size chassis. On the contrary an horizontally shape (as shown on your photo) takes the same shelf room of an entire perfectwave chassis, even with more difficult access to cables.
Am I wrong? Thank you.
Is there a reason for an half size chassis I cannot understand? Eventually related to a role of the AirLen as a perfect mate of the DS DAC MKII? I imagine the same hight size of other perfectwave chassis, hence my doubts.
Hi @paul. Thanks for sharing. I really like PS Audio’s willingness to share the excitement as products develop with what you’re looking to achieve and what we might be able to expect. Very much looking forward to seeing and hearing the real thing
The question is, isolation from what? The opticalRendu gives you isolation from any noise which might come in via the ethernet cable. But what about noise that the rendu’s own power supply brings in, or noise created inside the rendu by the non-audio clocks and circuits that handle ethernet and USB?
The AirLens goes a step further by having an output stage that’s no more complex than is necessary to handle audio data in the most basic format (ie SPDIF or I2S) with only audio-related clocks, and then isolating that entire stage from the rest of its own internal operations.
Mate I didn’t offer an opinion, just described the functional nature of things. The Rendu has a stellar reputation, though I’ve never heard one. But it does have a USB output which means that anything it connects to has to deal with the challenges inherent in USB, which cannot be eliminated inside the Rendu.
It’s a direct response to Kerosene’s question about isolation. In particular the AirLens reduces the amount of work a DAC designer has to do to filter or reject noise – moreso than does the Rendu.