Hi Paul, I have a question/suggestion re: the Bridge II
I am looking to replace a very old Slim Devices Transporter (modified unit, sounds great, but no longer serviceable since Logitech killed off Squeeze) and was seeking a transport with media streaming capability. My system (TacT RCS2.2X and four S2150 amps, all modified) is fully digital - the amps are power DACs that directly drive each driver group of Nola Grand Reference loudspeakers, with each programmed with a filter which governs control gain, time delay, crossovers, and room correction. Volume in these amps is adjusted by changing the voltage on the rails, rather than by losing bits. So I do not need a DAC…
To my great surprise, there really is no such product (transport + media streamer, no DAC) on the market, with the exception of the very costly Ayon NW-T. The PWT did catch my attention though, and indeed looks like a great transport. But as far as I can tell it does not accept the media Bridge; only the companion DirectStream DAC does.
So onto my question - have you considered adding Bridge capability to the PWT ? I am of course not familiar with the internals and circuit design, but since both it and the DirectStream DAC presumably have substantial computer-like capability, it seems like it might be possible. Doing so would fill an essentially empty niche in the market (excluding the very costly, tubed Ayon unit), and breath some new life into the PWT.
PS - I recently picked up a P10 to use with my TacT system and am very pleased with it, a really nice product and dramatically improved from an old P1000 I had years ago! I’ve only had it since Wednesday, but it is silent, runs cool and has had zero hiccups so far and is breaking in nicely. All the TacT equipment was upgraded with linear power supplies and given their design, the very clean, low THD 120v benefits them greatly. The P10 replaced a Running Springs Audio unit, a very good and very different type of power conditioner.