PS Audio is unique in many ways, but one we’re most proud of is our free upgrades to our DACs. These upgrades are not labored over and lavished upon for any reason other than to help the DACs sound amazing. Owners of both models of DirectStream instruments enjoy essentially new equipment every 6 to 12 months. Each upgrade is a significant improvement over the last. Compare an older Firmware version, like Torreys, to our latest, Redcloud, and you might swear the sonic differences were the result of new hardware.
And you would be wrong. They are the results of a free upgrade, just part of the joy of owning these fine musical instruments.
DirectStream hardware is completely upgradeable through a simple download process.
For free. (That’s what we do for PS family)
Redcloud is our latest, released just in time for the Christmas holidays. For free.
And, there’s more. Bridge II owners have a free update as well—one that brings a wealth of new streaming services to your high-performance audio system: Spotify Connect, Qobuz, VTuner, the latest ROON with MQA.
If you haven’t yet upgraded you owe it to yourself.
“I’m really having trouble wrapping my head around how you can squeeze even more information out of the same bits I’ve been using in my Demo tunes for 4 years now! Not just that, but some of these are rips of CDs I’ve owned and listened to since the 90’s. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
I’m hearing more detail, and more balanced “information” across the board. And somehow, tracks that were great sounding but always had a few spots that were a bit….edgy, are now smoothed and listenable, but without any loss of detail…in fact, I’m hearing more detail in these rough spots in recordings…with more of the dynamics and timing accuracy that I’ve always associated with Master Tapes, and what sets master tape above and beyond all other formats.”
“A live symphony orchestra at full bore can be very thrilling and often the power of a symphony climax can bring you literally to your feet. Impossible to duplicate that at home but yesterday, listening with Redcloud I got close. Osmo Vanska’s performance of Sibelius’ Symphony 5 with the Minnesota Orchestra (96k,24) is well recorded. So I played the final movement appropriately loud and the last few bars gave me absolute chills and goosebumps. That never happened before. I’ve no Idea how you did the magic Ted.”
Download Redcloud versions here. Have a Bridge II? Follow these instructions for your free upgrade.
Happy with your old DAC? Fine. If not, let us purchase it from you at full retail when you upgrade to a new DirectStream.