PS Audio Updates DirectStream DAC with MQA Unfolding and TIDAL

July 21st, 2017

From PS Audio:

DS, DSJ, PWD DACs taken to even higher level—at no cost to customers.

We are proud to announce an update which allows Bridge II-equipped DirectStream, DSJ, and PerfectWave DACs to fully unfold of MQA up to 192 kHz/24 bit, and provides access to the streaming service Tidal.

Last year, we released the Torreys OS upgrade which created a Roon Endpoint in the Bridge II ( the network-access input optional on DirectStream and PWD, standard in DSJ) making DACs with the Bridge II fully Roon Ready. Last month, we released the Huron OS upgrade, providing major improvements in sound quality and functionality for the DirectStream and DSJ DACs, and laying the groundwork for this release of new Bridge II code.

As always, these updates were provided to owners of PS Audio DACs at no charge. All PS Audio DACs are future-proof, offering owners the opportunity to download upgrades which will improve sound quality and functionality, and provide new features.

Bridge II updates can be initiated from the front panel of the DirectStream, DSJ and PerfectWave DACs, as described here. No external data cards or sticks are required; once initiated, the update downloads automatically over the user's network. 

The DirectStream, DSJ, and PWD DACs all provided class-leading performance at the time of their releases, and our policy of free updates assures owners that their units will never become obsolete. The DirectStream was a world-beater when new; three years after its release it's even better, and can easily compete against units twenty times its price.

All PS Audio core products are proudly designed, engineered, and assembled in Boulder, Colorado.

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