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Old 09-01-2017, 11:43 PM
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Hi all, I'm an old AA member, but I've been out of the loop for a while.

I just got a new DirectStream DAC with Bridge II and all I can say is that my initial impressions are outstanding. I've been streaming Tidal through the quirky but excellent sounding Mconnect app and it just keeps getting better.

I'm in a temporary housing situation (new job) so I'm using just the DirectStream directly feeding 2 channels of a McIntosh MC206 amp driving an old ML Depth sub and a pair of B&W N805 stand-mount speakers. This simple little system was good before, but with the addition of the PS Audio DAC, it is excellent. The old B&Ws are really exceptional. I cannot wait to get the PS with my Raidhos, JL sub and big Mac amps!

The service at PS was terrific as well.
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:38 AM
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Welcome back. I love mine too. It will serve you well across both your old and new system.
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:12 PM
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I love my DirectStream DAC and Bridge II. Tidal and Roon's best friend!
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Old 09-04-2017, 04:07 PM
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Are you guys using the MConnect to stream Tidal including MQA files?

I read that many were having issues with it, but it seems to be working well for me.
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Old 09-04-2017, 04:15 PM
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I use the Bridge II that can be added on to the DirectStream DAC. The new Huron firmware is MQA friendly.
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:54 PM
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Yep MConnect here too. Some might wanna play around a bit with the options -Mcontrol or MRemote. Both work decent in my case -do make sure you go to settings and set the highest quality available 'HiFi / Master".
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:23 PM
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I've had my DirectStream DAC now for nearly three years. Since I bought the unit, I've applied each and every firmware update provided by PS Audio, and each has provided me with a welcomed improvement in the sound quality.
My last purchase was to snag one of their DirectStream transports, with the I2S connection to the DAC, the best sound quality I have found so far!
Also, I have a P10 PowerPlant from PS Audio, really like their stuff!
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