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PS Audio Bridge is bricked by new DirectStream

I ordered and received a PS Audio DirectStream last week. I grabbed my old PerfectWave Mk II with Bridge, ran a firmware update on the latter, pulled the card out of the Mk II and slid it into the DirectStream. Booted it up. No dice. Bridge not recognized, IP not showing up on web browser …

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Review: Pass Labs X250.8 power amplifier

The equipment upgrade path in my household steepened in late December of 2014. I thought I was in shape, but I’ve been panting. A lot. I’d been using a Parasound A21 power amplifier for the past couple years. Before that I had a 7.1 Marantz home theater amp, the MM8003. Previous to that, a craptastic …

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PS Audio DirectStream DAC

As a PerfectWave Mk II w/Bridge owner, I’ll be excited to hear what this is all about. It’s an overhaul of the PerfectWave DAC; the revised hardware will convert PCM to DSD. Yes. Excited. More details in the PS Audio forum.

A Stable Streaming Rig Has Landed

I bought a PS Audio Bridge about a year ago. I got it new for $599 on ebay (about $200 off list). I felt quite clever, having obtaining this bargain of an advanced audio streaming card for my PerfectWave II DAC. Then I spent days (and by days I mean weeks) trying to coax the …

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PS Audio P5 Shootout: Black vs. Silver!

PS Audio P5 in black

I’d decided to enter the seductive realm of power conditioning. My humble Niles IPC-8 rack power strip had served me well for over 20 years, but it was time to upgrade. Yes, this is a “shootout”–  comparing two pieces of audiophile hardware. However, unlike most shootouts, I’m comparing one model against the same model. The …

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