Hifi Reviews - PS Audio

Review - PS Audio NuWave DAC

PS Audio NuWave DAC

Review - PS Audio NuWave DSD - DAC By The Stereophile
T he PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC (your for £979) is reviewed by The Stereophile. The PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC is an entry level model into PS Audio's DAC product range that also includes DirectStream Junior and ultimately DirectStream. The entry level NuWave DSD goes down well with the Stereophile as they listen to and compare the NuWave DSD and DirectStream DACs and conclude :-



Review - PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

Review - PS Audio Directstream DAC - Yale O/S - By Hi-Fi Plus
T he PS Audio Direct Stream DAC - with the new and free to existing owners Yale operating system is reviewed by Hi-Fi Plus. For those curious the name Yale (as per Yale's predecessor, Pikes Peak) comes from a mountain, in Yale's case from Mount Yale in Colorado one of the 53 mountain peaks, in the state that rise above 14,000 feet. Hi-Fi Plus are impressed by Yale over Pikes Peak especially the fact that Yale is a free upgrade, concluding :-



Review - PS Audio Sprout

PS Audio Sprout

Review - PS Audio Sprout - Complete HiFi System - By TAS
T he PS Audio Sprout £650 offers in a small box an Integrated Amp - A USB DAC - A Bluetooth receiver - a Headphone amp and an MM Phono stage. Sprout is commendably aimed at getting the younger generation to reconnect with HiFi, although obviously it can be enjoyed by existing HiFi Enthusiasts ! TAS offer their verdict on Sprout concluding favourably with :-



Review - PS Audio NuWave DAC

PS Audio NuWave DAC

Review - PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC by Digital Audio Review
T he PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC £949 is reviewed by Digital Audio Review (DAR). The PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC has been designed to offer a taste of its bigger brother the DirectStream DSD DAC, and DAD decoding, but at a more affordable price point. The reviewer goes into great detail about the capabilities of the NuWave DAC. There's also an interesting comparison - NuWave DAC vs competitor DACs at the £1,000 price point. Taking the competition into account, the conclusion on the NuWave DSD DAC is :-



Review - PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

Review of a First Listen To PS Audio's Directstream DAC (Pikes Peak)+ PerfectWave Memory Player Transport By Hi-Fi Plus
T he PS Audio Directstream DAC (Pikes Peak) + PerfectWave Memory Player Transport are taken for an initial listening review by Hi-Fi Plus. The DirectStream DAC comes in at £5,250, or £5,550, with PS Audio’s optional PerfectWave Bridge module installed. Pikes Peak is a free firmware upgrade taking the Directstream DAC to as best as currently possible. Hi-Fi Plus take the PS audio pairing out for an initial listening. They like the very good analogue like sound, with no tendency to veer into a raw-edged overload, concluding :-



Review - PS Audio PerfectWave Memory Player

PS Audio PerfectWave Memory Player

Review of a First Listen To PS Audio's PerfectWave Memory Player Transport By Hi-Fi Plus
H i-Fi Plus listen to the £2,999 PS Audio PerfectWave Memory Player, PWT for short, and compare it against a Lenovo Windows J River music server and against the £1,500 Auralic Aries digital music bridge. The PerfectWave Memory Player reads CDs and Hi-Res Computer Audio files up to 24 bit 192 kHz burnt onto a DVD into memory then outputs the stream to a DAC.



Review - PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

Review - And First Listen To PS Audio DirectStream DAC with Pikes Peak OS By Hi-Fi Plus
T he PS Audio DirectStream DAC with Pikes Peak OS (or operating system) is given a first listen by Hi-Fi Plus. It's £5,250 for the Pikes Peak version of the PS Audio DirectStream DAC. Hi-Fi Plus conclude on their initial listen:-



Review - PS Audio Sprout

PS Audio Sprout

Review of PS Audio's Sprout - Integrated Amp and Much More by Audiophilia
A review of the £650 PS Audio Sprout Integrated Amp - A small box that can also handle Bluetooth, Headphone amplification and MM Phono input by Audiophilia. Audiophilia award PS Audio's Sprout a star component award concluding :-



Review - PS Audio Sprout

PS Audio Sprout

PFO Awards List of HiFi Products of the Year 2014
P FO or Positive Feedback on-Line - A US based Hifi reviewer ask each of their reviewers for their products of the 2014 year. The overall opinion appears to be that 2014 was something of a vintage year for new Hifi ( not vintage HiFi ! ) and particularly recommended by PFO were :-



Review - PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

PS Audio DirectStream DAC is a Headphone Guru 2014 product of the year
H eadphone Guru's reviewers have all nominated a product of the year ( doesn't look like any of them nominated the same one ! ) and on page 2 it's accolades for the £5,250 PS Audio DirectStream DAC. There’s a mini review of the Sound Quality and praise for its upgradability via free firmware changes. They note that HiFi reviewers are necessarily praising the upgradability as many have had to re-review it after the recent significant firmware change.



Review - PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

Review of the PS Audio Directstream DAC by Computer Audiophile
T he reviewer sums up the evolution of the £5,250 PS Audio DirectStream USB DAC via firstly the work of its designer Ted Smith and the other two key ingredients that made it possible - The Xilinix Spartan 6 FPGA chip ( as used in the Chord Hugo which is also mentioned in the review ) and of course PS Audio themselves in enabling the DirectStream DAC to become a reality. The reviewer doesn't have an easy time with this review starting out with :-



Review - PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

The Absolute Sound's Guide to Digital Sources 2014
A free pdf guide from the well respected US reviewer - The Absolute Sound on the best digital sources of 2014. Although TAS are US based there are many digital sources, in their guide, that the HiFi Enthusiast will recognise, for instance:-



Review - PS Audio Sprout

PS Audio Sprout

Video review and unboxing of PS Audio's Sprout an integrated amp by HiFi Guy
P S Audio's Sprout isn't just an integrated amp, but is also a USB DAC , Phono preamp and Bluetooth receiver housed in a not too room threatening small package. Furthermore it’s not too Bank Balance threatening by HiFi Standards at £650.



Review - PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

Review of the PS Audio DirectStream USB DAC by TAS
A very favourable review of the £5,250 PS Audio DirectStream USB DAC, from the U.S. by TAS. They conclude :-



Review - PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

Review of the PS Audio DirectStream USB DAC by the Stereophile
A favourable review of the £5,250 PS Audio DirectStream USB DAC, from across the pond, by The Stereophile. They conclude :-



Review - PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

Review of the PS Audio DirectStream USB DAC by 6 Moons
A very favourable review, from across the pond, of the $6,000 - €5,995 incl. VAT in Europe PS Audio DirectStream USB DAC by 6 Moons. They conclude :-



Review - PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

Review of the PS Audio Direct Stream USB DAC via Audiophilia
A n Audiophilia star component award in the review of the $6,000 - UK Price to be announced, PS Audio Direct Stream USB DAC, from across the pond by Audiophilia. They refer to the PS Audio Direct Stream DAC as the DS and conclude :-




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