How many products can you think of that are made completely new each year without replacing them? Certainly not your car, home appliances, power amps or CD players—and certainly not your DAC unless it’s a DirectStream.
While PS Audio’s approach to building state of the art programmable D to A converters is rare, it’s not unique. What is unique is our commitment to upgrading our DACs for free. Owners of PS Audio DirectStreams have just received the most remarkable upgrade yet, Snowmass.
“listening and it is scary – black background with delicate sounds, then the sax… this sound stage is just unbelievable! That track is like velvet textures on a very smooth and dark background. Man is the background black!”
“The more I listen to Snowmass the more impressed I become. The sound is much more natural and neutral. The soundstage has gone from good to spectacular. Images project further in front and behind the speakers, along with added height. All the improvements come together to better serve the music, and further suspend my disbelief.”
“I had already thought to myself how in the hell can they make this DAC better than what it already is with Redcloud??? I have to eat crow. Ted, you have managed to elevate a great DAC to new musical heights! Whatever you did sir- MAGIC! Thank you so much for what you do for PS Audio and for this hobby.”
“I’ve never heard anything like it before. Snowmass seems to say, “No more compromise, you can have all the music.”
“Honestly, if somebody had played Snowmass and Redcloud side by side I would have paid substantial money to get one over the other. Don’t tell Paul and Ted.”
“Dire Straits, Telegraph Road, original digital release (the one with actual dynamics.) The footsteps are events that occur in space – so physical. And the sudden chords, the sforzandos, have every bit of impact they ever had but are now so very clear and enunciated, making my recollection of them seem like they’d been distorting or mashed together every previous time I’d heard them. This is magic.”
“As soon as I heard Snowmass – it’s a paradigm shift in music reproduction through my big system! Snowmass in my system has a sound so distinct and therefore so instantly identifiable there was simply no need to compare.”
“Snowmass is simply incredible. The sound field is still growing – with a depth of sound that stretches beyond the field behind my house!”
Snowmass is free. If you haven’t had a chance to upgrade your DirectStream, you can go here and download the firmware and get ready for a brand new DAC.