The artists who make, record and master the music we listen to are every bit as important as those who design and build the playback equipment we use to listen to it in our homes. Maybe even more so.
We reached out to several of these amazing people: Gus Skinnas, of the Super Audio Center Studios, and Cookie Marenco of Blue Coast Records are two fine examples: both loving their DirectStream DACs and using them as their references.
And recently another. The master of mastering himself, Steve Hoffman. Steve has mastered music for just about every major artist you have ever heard of and I would bet every one of us has at least one of his mastered tracks in our libraries, if not many, many more.
We sent Steve a DirectStream for his reference DAC as well and here’s what he wrote: “the illusion of life is amazing with this set up. It’s truly the best in this regard I’ve heard in my house. The sound is effortless, natural, dynamic, has the best ambiance retrieval I’ve experienced here. I had no idea that CD’s could have this much stuff missing on most other digital front ends. The PS Audio digs up the missing chunks of time and space to complete the illusion of real musicians in a real space.”
When the people making the music fall in love with your creations you know you’re on the right track. You can read the entire thread on DirectStream on Steve’s blog by clicking on this link.