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Old 11-15-2016, 10:21 PM
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Default DirectStream Memory Player

New product from PS Audio in beta-test at the moment, on sale soon. Check their website for details.
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:39 AM
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I have all the specs and was set to get one as a tester, but I decided no to since to really take advantage of the unit you need a PS Audio Dac, and well then defeats the entire purpose on my 500t preamp, so I would have to tie into the MX150 and decided the only way after learning about it to get a trues 5.1 DSD layer from SACDs requires at least 3 PS Audio Dacs on a proprietary system.

I lot of gear and a lot of cost, that said i am sure it is a nice player and has a market but I see it is not easy to setup with my current gear.
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Old 11-17-2016, 03:46 AM
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I would get the DS Jr if I wanted to add more channels to augment my DS

But this is no different from an Esoteric or dCS SACD transport - they need to be matched to their specific DACs for the copy protection to work.
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:40 PM
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The preorders have started shipping for the DirectStream Memory Player.
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:59 PM
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Looking forward to read the first reviews!
At 6K, it is not as expensive as its competition, and the company has a long standing, good reputation.
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I was all set to get one and the DirectStream DAC as well, but I have suffered the loss of an income stream, so the purchase is on hold... May try and get a home trial. If it proves to be as good as Paul McGowan says, I may find the money somehow!
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I am very pleased with the DMP. The pairing with the DS DAC is formidable. Some of my 30+ year old SACD's have never sounded so complete.
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Longbowbbs. How is that pre? What did you have before it and what amp do you have mated with it? Thanks Tim
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I am very pleased with the DMP. The pairing with the DS DAC is formidable. Some of my 30+ year old SACD's have never sounded so complete.


So pleased to hear this, longbowbbs. Looks like it will tip the balance into me buying both... what else of yours can I buy? ;-))
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If anybody's interested in getting a great deal on a DirectStream DAC, please check out my post in the marketplace.
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