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Old 01-04-2018, 10:56 AM
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Has anyone compared the DirectStream to the latest Mcintosh
DACs? Would like to know if this would be an upgrade or just
A different flavor. Of course I would get MQA, but that as a side.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:41 PM
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I've had the DirectStream for a number of years and Red Cloud is the best firmware update so far. The hard edge digital shrill is no longer present especially on poorer recordings, yet detail is abundant.

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I have enjoyed my DirectStream DAC now for about 3 1/2 years and have applied each firmware update since purchasing the unit, and think that, with Red Cloud the sound is very "analog like".

I purchased their DirectStream memory player, and with the I2S interface, player to DAC, that is the best digital sound I've ever auditioned.

Ted Smith "hit it out of the park" with this upgrade. Thanks Ted!
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:56 AM
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I have enjoyed my DirectStream DAC now for about 3 1/2 years and have applied each firmware update since purchasing the unit, and think that, with Red Cloud the sound is very "analog like".

I purchased their DirectStream memory player, and with the I2S interface, player to DAC, that is the best digital sound I've ever auditioned.

Ted Smith "hit it out of the park" with this upgrade. Thanks Ted!


The DirectStream pairing has replaced the Marantz SA-7S1 in my system. With Redcloud the SQ is very high and I am very pleased.
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:12 AM
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I am loving every minute of Redcloud -Ted's finest yet!
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I am loving every minute of Redcloud -Ted's finest yet!


+1. Killer Good now.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:59 AM
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Just upgraded to Red Cloud and about to play some tracks...
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:27 PM
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RedCloud is an amazing leap in sound for the DirectStreamm DAC. Ted hit a home run with RedCloud in my opinion. :thumb-sup
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