Stacking the Directstream Dac and the DirectStream Memory player?


#1

Hello,

I need to make some room in my rack for a new piece, and I was thinking about stacking my DS DAC and DS Memory player. I know that both devices can be susceptible to vibration, does it matter which way I stack them? Would it be better to put the DAC on the bottom or the top?

Any advice would be much appreciated.


#2

It has been discussed here before and if memory serves most recommend putting the transport on top. I have limited space in my rack as well. I have the two units separated by four VooDoo Iso Pods.


#3

Wait long enough and some members will say that one way or the other has such a profound effect on the sound stage depth that the neighbors will complain about a lone drummer in their living room.
That said, try it all ways. I can’t hear a difference worth thinking about.


#4

I am not certain it matters but I always place the DMP on top of the DS DAC.


#5

Thought I read somewhere that if you stack the units you should remove the feet on the top unit, which makes no sense to me.


#6

They nest together nicely if you remove the feet of the top unit.


#7

After giving it a closer look I see what you mean.