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PS Audio

DirectStream DAC

Product of the year in both Stereophile and TAS, Darko Knock Out award, Editor’s choice and Golden Ear awards. DirectStream is one of the most remarkable DACS ever built and the reviewers agree. ...

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£4,800.00

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Product of the year in both Stereophile and TAS, Darko Knock Out award, Editor’s choice and Golden Ear awards. DirectStream is one of the most remarkable DACS ever built and the reviewers agree. Hand written, discrete, perfection based conversion that uncovers all the missing information hiding in your digital audio media. CD’s, high-resolution PCM or DSD based media are expertly upsampled in the DirectStream to ten times DSD rate and output as pure analog directly into your amplifier or preamplifier.

  • Pure 100% DSD based D to A Converter
  • Fully upgradable through software releases
  • Resolution perfect volume and balance controls built in
  • Upsamples PCM and DSD to 10x DSD rate
  • DXD support
  • Purely passive transformer coupled output
  • Improves imaging and soundstage
  • Simple, direct signal path with one master clock
  • Hand written filters, processors and upsamplers
  • Immune to incoming jitter problems from different sources
  • Increased digital headroom
  • No off-the-shelf IC DAC chips used
  • Uncovers musical details masked by typical PCM based processors
  • 7 digital inputs
  • Fully balanced from input to output
  • Color touch screen

Class A+ Stereophile rated DirectStream DAC converts any digital input format, such as PCM or DSD to a pure DSD stream and outputs near-perfect analog directly to your power amplifier or preamplifier. Whatever the format, whatever the sample rate, DirectStream is a pure DSD based solution that fulfills the promise of a high-resolution analog performance standard the originators of CDs promised over 30 years ago. Hear what’s been missing in your music for all these years. If you know the sound of music and instruments, and want to hear what’s been missing on your discs, then this DAC is right for you.

PS Audio

PS Audio is a pioneering and innovative company that introduced mains power regeneration to the audio market. It was also the first company to introduce an outboard DAC to the market. PS Audio is dedicated to creating high end audio components for audiophiles all over the world from their base in Boulder, Colorado. Founded by Paul McGowan and Stan Warren back in 1974, PS Audio has always been focused on the needs of the high end audio market.

All PS Audio products are hand-crafted and are designed, engineered and built by people who are passionate about music. Their product range now encompasses everything from phono preamplifiers and DACs to power supplies, CD players and streaming music players. The brand is well known for producing great sounding audio equipment at a very competitive price point.

If you’re looking for distortion free power for your home audio system, would like an award winning DAC or a streaming player that’s worthy of the best speakers then you need to sample the products from PS Audio. Get in touch with Oxford Audio today to discuss your audio equipment needs and come and visit us for a demonstration.