Wow. The DirectStream Memory Player is one of the most personally gratifying product launches I’ve been privileged to participate in. The kudos and accolades for performance from owners are just amazing. One of the things that keep me going—to know all the hard work, voicing, plans, engineering, sweat and effort paid off in bringing music into the world.
What a treat!
If you’ve not been in the loop, the DMP is a universal transport that really brings out what few of us even knew existed on good old CDs. And, as an added benefit, unlocks the pure master level DSD layer on SACDs when connected to our DACs. For those that have had a chance to hear this locked layer on a real DAC it is truly a revelation.
Perhaps my favorite quote comes from our good friend, Bascom H. King, designer of some of the best audio gear in the world (including his own signature line).
“I keep playing CDs and dropping my jaw as I keep hearing more musicality and revelation of detail with it. Forget comparisons. I haven’t got around to comparing particular CDs to that playing from the PWT or optical disc input to my IBM laptop server through the LanRover and into the DS DAC. Somehow, listening to the music on DMP keeps me from getting to that.”
Indeed. If you’re lucky enough to be near a dealer or a friend that’s gotten theirs, grab a listen. You’ll be surprised how much you’ve been missing.