I now live in Germany (moved from the U.S. five years ago). When I moved to Germany I brought my PWD MK I with a Bridge I, a B&K 700.7 amp and Integra DHC-9.9 AV controller with me. I was able to switch jumpers in the amp to 230V, but the PWD and Integra run from a step down transformer. I’m no longer using this set-up for a home theater, but only listening to music from a NAS and a rather nice turntable, built in Germany. Speakers are Monitor GX 200 (left and right only). I finally decided to get rid of the B&K and Integra and hopefully clean up the set-up.
I am anxiously awaiting my SGCD and M700s from the German PS Audio dealer.
So here’s a question for you folks who know a whole lot more than me.
I believe I can have the PS Audio dealer here in Germany change the PWD to run on 230 V. However, is there anything to be gained in SQ by incorporating the PWD with the Stellar GCD and M700s, or is this redundant? If yes, what would the PWD set-up be?
A connectivity challenge to the NAS could be solved I suppose.
If I understand it correctly, the SGCD does not have a network connection, as the PWD/Bridge has, so direct network access to the music on the NAS is not possible. The PWD would allow this however and then a connection to the SGCD. I could then use Roon as a music controller I believe. For various reasons, I’m not too interested in connecting a computer directly to the SGCD by USB / I2S.
I use Sonos (I know, this is probably a bad thing to say on this forum, but have pity on me please) to stream music to other rooms throughout the house, so alternatively I can connect the Sonos controller box by TOS into the SGCD (leaving the PWD out of the equation) and use the Sonos controller interface to play music through the SGCD/M700s/Monitor speakers in the music room.
Any thoughts or suggestions on my situation will be greatly appreciated.