After auditioning a friends DirectStream DAC, I’m sold. Brilliant presentation of CD’s and of course outstanding articulation of hi-def FLAC and DSF files.
OUTSTANDING sound. User interface needs help, however sonically it’s just brilliant.
Seems like prevailing pricing for a quality used DirectStream DAC w/Bridge card is about $3400, though starting to slip slightly. I’m having a hard time pulling the trigger on a new unit since it’s going end of life and no further upgrades, and a new likely much improved version forthcoming.
When the new unit arrives there will be a raft of used units hitting the market with real downward pricing pressure.
It’s does not appear PS Audio is reducing price or having any “inventory blow-out” on existing units.
New customers are in a awkward position of waiting for 6 months or buy now and take a bath on resale for either new or used. Of course those made of money… not a factor.
Question: For those looking to purchase DirectStream DAC, what’s your strategy? Waiting for new TSS version, or for PS Audio to drop price or jack-up trade-in allowances, or used market to correct downward?