I am new to this forum and this is my first post.
I am not an owner of PSAudio products nor do I have any listening experience with PSAudio products (such as at Shows).
My first (primary) question for this post is simple (I think) but I have to delimit it with the usual “all things held equal” …
In the various YouTube videos for the new DirectStream technology DAC, I noticed a lot of mention of CD (as the carrier of PCM). And how the DirectStream DAC can extract more out of that now-old technology.
I “gave up” CDs years ago for several reasons … the most important being: lossless rips of them sounded WAY better thru my PC/system than playing them thru any of my “high-end” CD players. I’m sure that, all else being equal ;), the PC system has less inherent jitter.
So, that’s the basis for my primary question … if the source has very low jitter to BEGIN WITH (such as with files), is the now-acclaimed impact of DirectStream DAC not as dramatic?
A second somewhat related query regards the playback of high-rez PCM files (24/96, 24/192, etc.) thru the DirectStream DAC. These files can be very high-quality to begin with … hence, how much does “DSDing” thru the DirectStream DAC affect the sonic quality of high-rez PCM?