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PS Sound Dacs

Discussion in 'DACs' started by 70'sMusic, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. 70'sMusic

    70'sMusic Active Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    Does anyone use one of the PS Audio DACs? If "yes" how do you like it? What's life like with it? And do you still enjoy it?
     

     

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  2. Audiofreak71

    Audiofreak71 Boerboelicious Subscriber

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    PS Audio makes some very good gear, Dacs being one of them, there pretty well regarded and I’m sure some in here own some . I do not my own a ps audio Dac personally I own the Musical Fidelity TriVista 21 Dac which I thoughrly enjoy . What’s the rest of your system if I may ask ? . Also welcome to AK.

    Audiofreak71
     
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  3. 70'sMusic

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    Thanks Audiofreak. I hadn't heard of the Musical Fidelity TriVista 21 DAC until your post. Been doing some research and you have a very rare and well respected DAC. I like the "vintage" sound and also like tubes and I LOVE the idea of combining a DAC with a tube output. Would love to hear this DAC. Right now just gathering information as I have a DAC I'm not using yet (gonna connect it this weekend). I have a few purchases ahead of another DAC but who knows, maybe a year from now I may find one on the used market. From what I read there were only 1,500 of them made. Great idea and if I were you I wouldn't part with it.

    Re: my gear - my setup is vintage and pretty simple. Pioneer SX-1250 (all original, 3rd owner), Technics SL-1210 MK2 turntable with Pickering XV-15 Cartridge, Denon 1520 CD player, Nakamichi CR-7A cassette deck (modified), Sony HAP S1 music player, ADC 10 Band EQ, Polk Audio SDA-2s.
     
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  4. Audiofreak71

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    Sounds like you have some good gear, I’m not sure if you do any streaming but if you do then you might consider getting a dac that would help the sound quality of the music you stream , PS Audio makes some well regarded ones Not sure if your satisfied with the dacs you currently have in your cd player but if not then there are plenty good ones out there to choose from . You are correct I will not part with my MF TriVista 21 Dac not just because of how rare it is but because how outstanding it sounds , it’s like sticking my head through a window and into the recording studio as the artist are recording, it is that good. If you ever have any questions your in the right place, AK has some great people with a wealth of knowledge.

    Audiofreak71
     
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  5. vintage 5.0

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    I have on PS audio Nu Wave dac I really like. I just ordered another one. It has a class A power supply and does so much right. I use one with my McCormack Gold modded amp and a Nakamichi PA 7 amp that is running through my McComack Deluxe passive pre amp. I really like the PS audio gear. This is basically just a dac and that is what I wanted. I did not need a pre amp. I am getting another one to run my Aragon amp and pre amp on. I use it for my streaming music.
     
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  6. olson_jr

    olson_jr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Yes, I have a Directstream DAC with Bridge II

    I like it immensely, best DAC I have heard.

    My life with it is pretty much the same as before I bought it. I'm still happy, still retired, still try to stay healthy, still enjoy listening to music and long walks in the woods, or beach.

    Yes, have not even considered replacing it. We get along fine.

    Thanks for asking.
     
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  7. 70'sMusic

    70'sMusic Active Member

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    Nice! Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. 70'sMusic

    70'sMusic Active Member

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    Cool, thank you for sharing!
     
  9. Hawkeye83

    Hawkeye83 Super Member

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    I was very close to getting a PS Audio Directstream. I still would like to try one someday vs. my Bel Canto 3.3VB. Happy with the Bel Canto though!
     
  10. hoodie

    hoodie Super Member

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    Have a NuWave DSD and am very happy with it. It's a great sounding DAC.
    -Matt
     
  11. sirianni

    sirianni AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hello: I just bought a PS Audio NewWave it was a store demo unit. Very nice I like the sound of it very rich.
    Gary
     
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