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PerfectWave SACD Transport - Refurbished

PerfectWave SACD Transport - Refurbished

Unleash all that's been missing in your CD collection and, for the first time, hear what has been locked away on your SACD layer.
"It took my digital front end to a level I did not know it was capable of."

Locked inside your CD and SACD collection is a wealth of music you've not yet heard. How do we know that? Because we, like you, know what to expect from our reference discs. Imagine our surprise and delight as the first notes played on our new, galvanically isolated, PerfectWave SACD Transport. It was love at first listen. The PerfectWave SACD player is an engineering triumph—our finest achievement in musical reproduction and information retrieval from optical media.  Breathe new life into your CD collection played through any DAC. Send the raw DSD layer of SACD into your I2S input DAC so you can hear, for the first time, what's long been unavailable to external DACs in these high-resolution discs. Winner of the 2021 Golden Ear Award from The Absolute Sound

You have 14 calendar days to audition a Refurbished item from the date you received it. For more information on PS Audio Refurbished units click here.

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  • Design

    38 years after the introduction of the CD, PS engineers have continued our quest for perfection in the art of data extraction and delivery so you can finally hear what's been locked away in your CD and SACD collection. The PerfectWave SACD Transport (PST) is our most advanced optical disc transport. New to this model—and for that matter, any disc player ever made—is our galvanically isolated output stage. By coupling the output of the drive mechanism to the PST's internal Digital Lens by nothing more than a pulse of energy across space, any hints of noise or ground contamination are eliminated. The results of this complete isolation are magical: a previously unheard level of image separation, openness, and effortless reproduction. Never have we experienced noise levels this low—a seemingly velvet blackness that must be experienced to understand.

  • Application

    CD, data discs, and SACD reproduction is unequaled by any other player we know of. CDs played through PST come closer than ever to high-resolution PCM and DSD, uncovering new layers of dimensionality, soundstage, depth and musicality previously unobtainable in other optical readers or server based audio systems. Like its predecessor, DMP, PST opens the long restricted DSD layer of SACD to PS Audio DACs. PST will deliver the raw DSD layer of copyright protected SACD directly into your PS Audio DAC through I2S. This means that for the first time you'll uncover the wealth of audio's finest digital medium, DSD, and hear exactly what the mastering engineers who created these discs have enjoyed all along. Hear what you've been missing with the PerfectWave SACD Transport.

    Technology

    If you are like most of us, you still have a large library of physical discs. There's something about the tactile feel of opening a jewel case or pulling from a sleeve, the shiny silver disc, and enjoying what's captured on it. Despite today's trend towards streaming, CDs, SACDs, and data discs remain the best sounding media in many a library if a great disc reader is employed. None are finer or better sounding than PS Audio's PerfectWave SACD Transport. PST defines state-of-the-art performance. From the very first notes, you'll understand the sheer magnitude of performance increase brought to the system by PST. The secret to PST's ability to lower noise and jitter while extracting every nuance possible lies in its galvanically isolated output stage which separates both physically and electrically the pure digital audio data from its noisy environment. Hear more than you ever imagined possible on your discs with PST.

    • SACD/CD/CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-R*/-RW*/+R*/+RW* (*Audio data file only)
    • PLAYS MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD, 2xDSD, AND ALAC FROM DISCS OR USB INPUT
    • 2x BNC (COAX) OUTPUT FOR PCM AND DOP. USE IN TANDEM FOR DOUBLE-RATE DOP
    • USB DATA INPUT FOR STORED DIGITAL MEDIA
    • SACS DSD LAYER AVAILABLE THROUGH I2S OUTPUT
    • ADVANCED DIGITAL LENS TECHNOLOGY
    • I2S OUTPUT FOR PCM AND DSD (RAW)
    • 2x XLR OUTPUT FOR PCM AND DOP. USE IN TANDEM FOR DOUBLE-RATE DOP
    • MEMORY PLAYER TRANSPORT
    • GALVANICALLY ISOLATED OUTPUT STAGE
    • 1x RCA (COAX) OUTPUT FOR PCM AND DOP
    • LARGE ANALOG POWER SUPPLY
    • SEPARATE POWER REGULATORS
    • FPGA SIGNAL PROCESSING
    • NEAR-FIELD LATCH PLACEMENT
    • ZERO SETUP, JUST PLUG AND PLAY
    • REMOTE CONTROL
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    Specifications - PerfectWave SACD Transport

    Physical

    Unit Weight 22 lbs [9.97 kg]
    Unit Dimensions 14” x 17” x 4” [ 36cm x 43cm x 10cm]
    Shipping Weight 31 lbs [14 kg]
    Shipping Dimensions 20.5”x 24” x 10” [52cm x 61cm x 25cm]
    Color Options Black
    Silver

    Power Requirements

    Input Power Model specific 100VAC, 120VAC, or 230VAC 50 or 60Hz
    Power Consumption 30W

    Media

    Optical discs SACD/CD/CD-R/CD-RW/
    DVD-R*/-RW*/+R*/+RW*
    (*Audio data file only)
    USB Drive USB Flash Drive with audio files
    Supported File Formats MP3/WMA/AAC (~48kHz/320bps)
    WAV/FLAC/AIFF (~192kHz/24bit)
    ALAC (~96kHz/24bit)
    DSD (~5.6MHz)

    Outputs

    I2S 1 I2S output for PCM and DSD (raw)
    Coax 1 output for PCM and DoP
    BNC 2 outputs for PCM and DoP

     

    Use in tandem for double-rate DoP

    XLR Balanced 2 outputs for PCM and DoP

     

    Use in tandem for double-rate DoP

    RJ45 and WIFI Ethernet and WIFI for over-the-air code updates

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