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I have one last super clean demo BLACK Perfect Wave DAC for sale. It is the original series DAC & can be 100% upgraded to the new MK2 by adding the $1000.00 upgrade kit.
This DAC has the 3 year factory warranty. The photo back is from the website. It does not come with the $800.00 Bridge. The front shots of the DAC and transport photo is from a review and this ad is only for a new black DAC.
Info is below:
PS Audio introduces the Perfect Wave Transport and Perfect Wave DAC System
The Perfect Wave System is extraordinarily versatile and future-proof. Here is an overview of the Perfect Wave DAC:
The PWD can access both standard and high resolution digital audio through multiple sources. Whether a CD transport, CD player, computer network or the internet, the PWD can handle it. It really doesn't matter how the digital audio media is stored or delivered, the PWD produces the same high performance whether the audio data is sent over a network, taken from a hard drive, CD or even over the internet.
As a music server, the PWD (with the optional network Bridge, also available at an additional charge) can access and control any DLNA compatible network source such as a network hard drive. It can also stream music directly from the internet. The PWD can connect directly to an amplifier which allows it to be a system preamplifier, controlling both volume and any of 7 connected sources.
The PWD has a full color touch screen. The touch screen allows the user to select any of 7 inputs, which can customize, and assign any one of 6 sample rates and 5 filters. Once selected, the PWD memorizes the settings for a particular input. You can also control volume and phase, on the touch screen as well as the supplied remote.
The PS Audio website goes into great detail explaining both the filters and sample rates (PerfectWave DAC), and I encourage you to read the information.
But, one new filter stands out as extraordinary. This is called an Apodizing filter. To my knowledge this technology is currently only being used by PS Audio and Meridian (in their $18,000 player). As Bob Harley recently wrote in The Absolute Sound about the Meridian Apodizing filter, This is a startling development
..and is nothing short of revolutionary. Briefly, most filters used in digital playback suffer from pre-ringing. Pre-ringing is basically an echo occurring before a musical note, rather than after it. This is a very unnatural sound, and is believed to account for the stridency many refer to when listening to digital audio. The Apodizing filter in the PWD eliminates pre-ringing, providing a much more natural, analog sound.
One of the most striking features of the PWD when connected to the PWT through the I2S via a HDMI cable or the Bridge is the ability to listen in what PS Audio calls the Native mode. In this mode, you are listening to raw data, without any manipulation of bit depth or sample rate. When sent data, by I2S from the Perfect Wave transport, this is accomplished because there is virtually no jitter for the PWD to eliminate. I was floored when I heard disc after disc sound better at 16 bit 44.1 kHz versus the conversion to 24 bit 192kHz. I could go on and on, but again I urge you to visit the PS Audio website to gain a thorough understanding of this superb DAC. Here is a brief overview of the many PWD features:
- State of the art D to A processor
- Optional network Bridge with Lens (Late 2009)
- Direct output to power amp
- High resolution volume control
- Full color touch screen
- Assignable custom input names
- Polarity inversion control
- Sample rate conversion bypass
- 6 sample rates
- 5 assignable filters
- Triangulated dither
- Asynchronous clock
- 7 digital inputs
- 24 bit 96kHz USB
- I2S direct via HDMI
- Discrete analog output stage
- 24 bit 192 kHz
- 32 bit input compatible
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