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How to setup the Bridge II to stream MQA through Tidal

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Using rear toggle switch on your DirectStream DAC or DirectStream Junior, power down your unit. Power unit back up. Update Bridge— DirectStream DAC: Select Bridge II as input then press the Network Button.  Bottom of the screen will show available firmware update. Select update. DirectStream Jr: Long-press input button to enter setup-screen.  Short-press input button […]

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How To Update Bridge II

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Bridge II is built into DirectStream Junior, and available as a network streaming option for DirectStream and PerfectWave DAC customers. Bridge II, with the latest firmware installed, can become a Roon Endpoint – making any of our DACs with Bridge II installed, Roon Ready. Roon is available on a monthly rental basis or for a single lifetime purchase […]

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How to setup JRiver and the Bridge

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These instructions are for Windows computers but with few exceptions, they are the same for Mac versions of Jriver. This tutorial applies to both Bridge 1 and Bridge II. First step is to make sure your computer is connected, via an ethernet cable, to your home router.  Second step is to make sure the PerfectWave […]

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How to play Tidal on Bridge II

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Playing TIDAL from an Andriod device using mConnect is very easy. Simply press the browser button. The browser menu will open. Select your TIDAL account and enter your username and password. Then, Select the play to button. Then select the Bridge II. Allow the software to connect and select your file from the library.   […]

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How to setup JRiver 19 for DSD playback

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Setup PS Audio PerfectWave DSD DAC in JRiver version 19 with a USB connection to your computer (instructions for network streaming at the end of this page): Download and launch JRiver version 19.  Connect the PerfectWave DSD DAC to your Windows computer using a USB cable. Now to configure JRiver to play to the PerfectWave DSD […]

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How To Setup A Static IP Address

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DHCP is the standard means of routers and devices to connect over a network. DHCP basically means network devices will automatically be assigned an IP address (specific location). Sometimes DHCP will not make an automatic connection in your network. If this happens, and your connection to PS Audio’s Bridge is severed then you can instead create a static […]

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How to build a music server

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Here are instructions on how to build a high quality. easy to use Music Server for less than $1,000.  This article is distilled from Paul’s Post series, starting here. With the goal of a small, quiet, affordable, lightweight box without a keyboard, mouse or screen, the choices available to us narrow down quickly. Many of […]

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How To manage your library in iTunes

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Managing your media library properly can bring great rewards.  If you are using iTunes as a management tool on a Mac, make sure you use an aftermarket program such as Bit Perfect, Audirvana, Pure Music or Amarra to get the sound right. Our specific recommendation is for Bit Perfect. If you are running iTunes in […]

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How to use an external HD with iTunes

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In many cases we may wish to use iTunes as our media interface, especially if we use an add on program to help iTunes sound good such as, Bit Perfect, Amarra, Pure Music, Audirvana.  And when using iTunes as the media organizer for ur library, we may also wish to store our media on an […]

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How to update with an SD card

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Many of PS Audio’s products enjoy the benefits of updates to keep them sounding great as well as fix bugs and make improvements to functionality. These updates are typically performed through the use of an SD memory card. This video explains how to perform this function. The types of SD cards and formatting them can […]

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How to format an SD Card

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Sometimes it is necessary to format or reformat an SD card before using it to upgrade firmware in a PS Audio product. Cards can become corrupt and reformatting them typically brings them back to life. We recommend downloading an application, offered freely by the SD Card foundation, specific to the task. For Mac computers, use […]

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How to convert file types in iTunes

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Converting one file type to another is easy in iTunes, either on a Windows or Mac computer.  There are two types of files iTunes will not deal with: FLAC and WMA.  iTunes will handle most everything else. If your music is stored on your computer or an external hard drive or NAS and is managed […]

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How to run a bit perfect test with DirectStream

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We have a bitperfect test you can perform with your comper and DirectStream  Here are the reasons why you might wish to do this: There are multiple reasons people might want to have bit perfect transmission from their player to their DAC: 1)      They want to play DSD via DoP 2)      They want to send, DTS […]

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How to record DSD with the NPC

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This document is a short cut for Recording audio files in DSD mode with a Windows computer. For a more complete tutorial go here: http://www.psaudio.com/support/recording-with-vinyl-studio/ 1)     Download and install VinylStudio: http://www.alpinesoft.co.uk/VinylStudio/download.aspx 2)     In the Main window Create a new collection at: File>New Collection 3)     Create an album : Enter An Artist/Performer, and an Album title. […]

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How to install the Windows driver for DirectStream, PWD MKII, NuWave and NPC

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Setting up on a Windows Computer requires the installation of our USB driver available for free download here. These instructions apply to the PerfectWave DAC MKII, the NuWave DAC, DirectStream DAC and NPC Phono Converter. Connect the DAC or NPC to your computer via USB Once you have downloaded the driver, but before you install […]

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How to play DSD files on Foobar

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DirectStream is able to play DSD files from a computer over USB, or the coaxial, balanced or I2S inputs.  To do so, the DSD files need to be converted to DoP (DSD over PCM).  This process is typically handled on the fly by programs like JRiver.  Foobar, the free Windows media player can be setup […]

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