I purchased the MKII kit last month thinking that I would I upgrade but I recently sold my PWD.
Upgrade Your PS Audio PerfectWave DAC to a Mark II
The PerfectWave DAC, introduced to the world in 2009, was a ground breaking, state-of-the-art D to A processor. It connects to any digital audio source including USB and, with the optional Bridge, your home network. Regardless of the input or the delivery method, music played through the PerfectWave DAC was unparalleled and uncompromised. The Mark I PWD has been hailed by reviewers and customers alike as one of the single best sounding pieces of audio equipment available.
PS Audio now introduces the Mark II version of the PWD, which represents a major leap forward in performance and features. The Mark II comes with a completely redesigned digital processing board, software, connecting cables and remote control. New features of the Mark II include 192kHz/24 bit asynchronous USB, NativeX mode, non-saturated logic data path, 11 additional power supplies, lower jitter, new clocks and a balance control for the output.
The new Mark II outperforms the Mark I by a significant margin with its improved sweet, open, analog and musical performance. Owners of the original Mark I PerfectWave DAC can upgrade to the Mark II standard by purchasing this upgrade kit. The procedure can be handled by PWD owners at home or through your dealer, distributor or PS Audio directly. All PerfectWave DACS qualify for the Mark II upgrade process.
The upgrade process is fairly simple and straightforward, less than one hour from start to finish is estimated. The top cover is removed, the digital input connector’s screws and lock nuts are unfastened from the back panel, the internal connecting cables are disconnected by simply pulling them out of their sockets and the digital processing board is then removed and replaced with the new one. The unit is reassembled, the internal fuse is replaced, software is upgraded through the SD card in the rear and you’re done. There is no soldering involved and very little skill is needed.