I have PS audio Transport and DS stream. The combo is very musical.
With my Transport - using AC 12 powercord, nordost spikes, nordost HDMI cable
With my DAC - using BMI top of line power cord with shunyata conditioner, tara labs spikes, nordost valhallas XLR to preamp
Yesterday, i connected my Astell & Kern AK100 via optical out (silver dragon optical cable) to my PS DS Stream. I was surprised how close it came to my transport. I could also play DSD with great results. I have not tried DSD with my transport yet. The only difference was CD sounded little sweeter with the transport.
Just want other folks here to see if the transport can be optimsed even further to surpass the portable AK 100 device. How other transport owners are optimizing it?