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PerfectWave Transport

Plays CDs and DVDs without jitter

Built in Boulder
Factory Refreshed PerfectWave Transports come with a 1 year warranty. Please call or email for information on available refurbished stock.

The Memory Player plays both standard and high resolution audio on CDs and DVD-Rs sending perfect digital audio data from its solid state memory directly to your DAC and then onto your loudspeakers, eliminating jitter. All music extracted from your CD or DVD-R disc plays from the PWT’s internal solid state memory, not the disc itself. The performance is remarkable.

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PerfectWave Transport CD/DVD Disc Player

Product Description

  • Stereophile Recommended Component 2015
  • Stereophile Product of the Year Finalist 2015

The PerfectWave Transport is a ground breaking product that removes all digital sound limitations retrieving everything from your CD collection without any jitter or sonic loss. The PWT plays both standard and high resolution audio and sends perfect digital audio data from its solid state memory directly to your DAC and then onto your loudspeakers.

It works differently than other CD players by first extracting music from the CD, then storing to an internal memory and playing from the memory instead of the disc. The results are remarkable and deliver extraordinary performance by unlocking all the musical magic stored in your CD’s.

This product qualifies for our risk free in-home trial  if purchased directly.

  • Memory player
  • Built in Boulder
  • Plays 192kHz 24 bit WAV files
  • Plays DoP encoded DSD files
  • Native I2S output
  • 4 digital asynchronous outputs
  • Built in Digital Lens
  • Color touch screen with album cover art
  • Fixed low jitter PerfectWave clocks

Positive Feedback

Gregory Petan

Attaining the performance provided by the PerfectWave transport and DirectStream DAC even five years ago would have cost multiples of the PS Audio Duo. This potent, engagingly musical front end will allow you to rediscover the plethora of CDs in your collection with a fresh, more organic and dynamic take. And with the millions of CDs flooding the used market the PerfectWave Transport and DirectStream DAC will be a great musical partner standing by your side for years to come.

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PS Audio PerfectWave DAC II, PerfectWave Memory Player, and eLyric Music Player

By Anthony H. Cordesman

"I have no hesitation in recommending the PS Audio PerfectWave DACII and PerfectWave Memory Player as some of the best-sounding and most functional high-end equipment I've reviewed."

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Hi Fi Plus Review

Chris Martens

As a result, the sound quality associated with playback of data from the PerfectWave Transport is fully competitive with that of playback from a well-sorted modern day, PC-based music server. In fact, if anything, the PWT might enjoy a very narrow edge in terms of resolution of low-level musical information. The PWT can read CDs or DVDs on which PCM-format digital audio data (at resolutions up to 192/24) has been stored

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A better-sounding way to play CDs

By Steve Guttenberg, April 9, 2011

"I've owned, listened to, and reviewed a lot of high-end CD players, but none of them sounded as good as PS Audio's PerfectWave Transport and Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) components."

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PS Audio PerfectWave Disc Transport

By Jason Victor Serinus, Published on 11 August 2011

"PS Audio's Perfect Wave Transport is a CD/DVD transport for the 21st century. Capable of delivering stellar sound from both redbook and hi-res encoded mediums, and equipped with an internet-augmented display, it's the finest transport I've ever heard in my reference system. And it is in my system. I bought the review sample."

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PS Audio PerfectWave

By Marja & Henk Vanderloo, December 2009

"By now you might think that we loved the PWT/PWD. Dead right! We thrill over any Swiss army knife that's been done properly. It's versatile, handsome and free of unnecessary frills."

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PS Audio PerfectWave

By Keith Howard & Paul Miller

"The PerfectWave combination proved to be one of the finest CD players I have heard. Effortlessly detailed and yet never cold or clinical, it spits in the face of all who say that CD is inherently unmusical."

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PS Audio PerfectWave Transport CD-DVD-ROM Transport

By Brian Kahn, May 8, 2013

"Whether your DAC is a I2S-capable state of the art model or a more vintage unit, it can benefit from a state of the art transport such as the PerfectWave Transport."

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By James L. Darby

"At the top of this review, I mentioned that this system was the most anticipated product of 2009. It was also the most anticipated product of 2008. The company blew through a few projected release dates. But they wanted to get it right. They wanted it to be better than great, they wanted it to beperfect."

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PS Audio Perfect Wave Transport and DAC II

By Russell Lichter

"However, the PS Audio takes the biscuit, as though turbulent, muddy waters have been clarified, reifying the Pleyel till it's almost physically present in the room; behind limiting screens of age and engineering to be sure, but unmistakably there. It's uncanny and something very special indeed. "

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PS Audio PerfectWave Transport & DAC

By Greg Borrowman

"PS Audio's PWT is a superb transportin every wayand the PWD is a superb DAC. No matter what checklist you use, or how long it is, you will have to tick all the boxes' in every department for both components."

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Fast Transport To The Audio World

By Sumit Bhosle

"We were thoroughly impressed with the resolution and clarity of all the music that we heard on the PWT-PWD combo. - Simply astonishing!"

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Het begin van de tweede digitale revolutie

Henk Boot & Marja Vanderloo

"Alle tweaks kunnen naar zolder en echt luisteren naar muziek kan beginnen. Het is jammer voor veel andere leveranciers, maar de oplossing voor goed geluid vanaf een digitale bron wordt door de PWT en PWD geboden nu en in de toekomst."

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di Giulio Salvioni

"I contenuti tecnologici, sui quali mi sono ampiamente dilungato pur senza averli esauriti, ci sono tutti e sono di prim'ordine. Il suono infine è decisamente bello e godibile."

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PS Audio PerfectWave

Teste 23-10-2011

"A uma performance sonora muito completa, junta-se a versatilidade que lhe garante a manutenção no futuro, sendo uma máquina que merece uma recomendação sem reservas."

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PS Audio PerfectWave Transport, PerfectWave DAC und PerfectWave Bridge

Autor Ingo Schulz

"Mein Fazit: Mit der Kombination aus PerfectWave Transport und PerfectWave Dac ist PS Audio ohne Frage ein Meilenstein in der digitalen Weidergabetechnik gelungen. Jedes der Gerate ist fur sich genommen schon wahres State-of-the-Art. Als Kombination sind sie derzeit aber Sicherlich"Top of the Pops."

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PS Audio PerfectWave Transport und Digital To Analog Converter

Geschrieben von Dirk Sommer

"Ich habe in der Vergangenheit eine Menge extrem teurer Digital-Elektronik gehört, von der ich mich nur schweren Herzens trennen konnte. PS Audios Digital-Duo hat mich all diese Boliden vergessen lassen: Vollendeter Musikgenuss von digitalen Tonträgern oder ateien rückt plötzlich in greifbare Nähe. Momentan wollen mir PWT und PWD schlicht konkurrenzlos erscheinen."

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Test: Laufwerks-/Wandlerkombi PS Audio

Holger Barske

"Mit PWT und PWD bringt PS Audio eine wahrlich revolutionäre Laufwerks-/Wandler-Kombi auf den Markt. Der Doppeldecker aus Boulder setzt klanglich Maßstäbe und vereint klassische und moderne Bedien- und Ausstattungskonzepte in einzigartiger Manier. Kompliment!"

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"PS Audio ist mit dem Transport ein rundum überzeugendes CD/DVD-Rom-Laufwerk gelungen. Der Player verfügt über eine sehr gute Fehlerkorrektur und eine intelligente Laufwerksteuerung, seine Verarbeitung und das berührungsempfindliche Display sind sehr gut. Klanglich kann das Laufwerk selbst mit doppelt so teuren CD Spielern mithalten."

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The Memory Player’s rear panel connections feature I2S through HDMI, balanced, single ended and optical to match the input of most DACS in the world.


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