PS Audio’s Most Advanced CD Transport Now Available
PS Audio's most advanced CD Transport yet, the PerfectWave SACD, is now available.
First teased late last year, the PerfectWave SACD Transport (PST) will output a raw DSD bitstream over a proprietary I2s output, straight to a capable DAC, in addition to DoP over XLR, BNC and Coax outputs. The difference between the newly released SACD Transport and the DirectStream Memory Player (DMP) released over four years ago is the PerfectWave SACD Transport has no DAC onboard.
PS Audio says that 38 years after the introduction of the CD, its engineers have continued their quest for perfection in the art of data extraction and delivery. Their mission has been to deliver what's been locked away in CD and SACD collections and extract and output the cleanest signal possible.
PS Audio explains - “As with the PST's predecessors, the PWT and DMP, PST is based upon an advanced Digital Lens which electrically isolates the mechanical transport/laser mechanism of the optical disc reader, removes jitter and timing artefacts, and focuses audio data into a single, bit-perfect, timing-perfected stream to your DAC.”
With the PST, PS Audio has now introduced a galvanically isolated output stage. Further explained by the Colorado-based manufacturer - “By coupling the output of the drive mechanism to the PST's internal Digital Lens by nothing more than a pulse of energy across space, any hints of noise or ground contamination are eliminated. The results of this complete isolation are magical: a previously unheard level of image separation, openness, and effortless reproduction. Never have we experienced noise levels this low—a seemingly velvet blackness that must be experienced to understand.”
If you have an I2S input-capable DAC, the PST will deliver the raw DSD layer of copyright protected SACD directly into your DAC. For many, this means that for the first time, “you'll uncover the wealth of audio's finest digital medium, DSD, and hear exactly what the mastering engineers who created these discs have enjoyed all along.”
The PST is compatible with SACD/CD/CD-R/CD-RW/ and audio stored on DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW. Additionally, it will play MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/DSD/2xDSD/ALAC files from discs or the unit's fascia-mounted USB input.
Available now, the PS Audio PerfectWave SACD Transport sells for £6,499 RRP.
StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher, born in UK and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia where he worked as an Engineer in both the audio and mechanical fields.
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