PS Audio’s long-awaited integrated amplifier, Strata, is officially out in the world and into the hands of a cadre of beta testers. It’s been a long time coming and a ton of work to get Strata ready for them.
Strata is an all-in-one amplifier, preamplifier, DAC, and music streamer in one sweet chassis. All you need to do is connect a good pair of speakers and you’re in sonic heaven.
Our community of beta testers have been having a field day with Strata, helping us iron out a few bugs but mostly just enjoying its performance as the perfect all-in-one product.
“Sonic impressions. I’ve only listened to classical music and solo guitar jazz.
Wonderful sound. The dynamic attacks on strings, horns, and percussion are better then my Ayre equipment. Inner lines in the music are clear and differentiated. The box is very musical. Only bad thing is it makes me turn up the volume.”
“BUT THE SOUND !!! The sound is razor sharp. Power well beyond my needs (never thought I ever say that about anything) And the soundstage… Now my speakers (Klipsch Forte III’s) just seem to sit on either side of my bookcase lifeless while all the sound is clearly coming from my bookcase. Different books even.”
“I then hooked up the Strata with the same speakers using the same cables. I played the same music. I was overwhelmed by the clarity of each instrument and vocal. There was a lot more bass coming through the speakers. (I did not use the subwoofer during the setup). I just kept playing music to hear more and more. It was like I was hearing these recordings for the first time.”
“At the end of the song, a voice behind me said “Oh, Wow!” My wife had walked into the back of the room and was listening as well. We proceeded to discuss what was different. Krall’s voice, already unique, was even more present and nuanced, the piano balanced and expressive. She was a convert right there.”
Stratas will be available for purchase in July and we may make them available for preorder in June. Stay tuned for details.