TONEAudio Magazine has just awarded our DirectStream Memory Player and DAC combo as digital product of the year! We’re bursting our buttons with pride.
Publisher Jeff Dorgay wrote a wonderful review of the pair, called Takin’ on the big boys. His closing paragraph pretty much sums up his feeling on the matter.
“Much as I love analog, and think streaming TIDAL is super cool, there are times that I don’t want to be a suspension mechanic or an IT guy. That’s when putting a shiny disc in the drawer and just pressing play is a lovely thing. Unless you’re going to drop six figures on a dCS Vivaldi or an Esoteric Grandioso, I can’t think of a better digital disc player than the PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player and DAC. (Neither of these six figure players will play your DVD-a discs) If I had more than two thumbs to raise I would offer them, it’s that good. The only remaining choice is whether you want silver or black.”
What Jeff and others have discovered is that good old CDs (you remember them, right?) sound better than most ever imagined, but only if played through the proper gear. DMP and DS bring out not-so-subtle nuances locked away in the CD (and SACD) that you’ve likely never known were there.
This is one hell of a stack of equipment and we’re proud it made product of the year.
To celebrate, we’ve put the two together as a pair and made them quite attractive to acquire. And, remember, you can trade up your existing gear too!