How to update with an SD card

February 13, 2015
 by Paul McGowan

Many of PS Audio’s products enjoy the benefits of updates to keep them sounding great as well as fix bugs and make improvements to functionality. These updates are typically performed through the use of an SD memory card. This video explains how to perform this function.

The types of SD cards and formatting them can be found here: https://www.psaudio.com/ps_faq/sd-card-questions/

80 comments on “How to update with an SD card”

  1. I just received my DSD Direct Stream, registered it and tried to update the software.
    Actually it stated firmware 1.6.4. on the device.
    So because the yale update on a SD card is no initiating any blinking or updating on th DSD at all, I guess that the DSD actual firmware yale = 1.6.4. Right?
    Best regards
    Siegbert Rossol

  2. I love closing my eyes in my listening room. Both of them. Sitting in the darkness. Not even the glow of the equipment to distract my visually prioritised brain.

    The music comes out of the blackness, it’s so real I can almost touch it. Exciting my soul through my ears. So intense & intimate that I feel like the artist is performing only for me.

    Not caring whether the casework on my equipment is expensive or cheap looking or whether my loudspeakers are bespoke or factory built, because I’m transported by the sound & not the sight that is in front of me.

    And all of this for less than three thousand dollars.

    Now that’s something real & rare.

    I treasure it.

  3. Try getting rid of the glow of the equipment lights. Use some electrical tape. Black out the room. I went to such an experiment with a jazz trio. The sensation is something else. Just in case it wasn’t dark enough, we were given blindfolds. That said, his post is leading to one of his new products. Which one? The server/streamer, I suspect.

  4. I do not enjoy listening to music in the dark. I find it vaguely disturbing. On my desktop system I will be happily ‘working’ on one of the computers, on the main system I will normally be reading. On both I will break off to listen exclusively if there is an interesting passage. I guess I am not a serious listener.

  5. My life has been defined by music. My entire life’s history is written (for lack of a better word) by music, listening and performing. I close my eyes, and I become one with the music. I am it, and it is me.

    Few other things can come close. Reading a great book, my life became that book. I was transported to that place and time. One other thing has dissolved my ego boundaries and sense of time and space, and that has been…ummm…well, music is involved…

  6. I’m so sorry to hear that, Wallaby, less than three thousand dollars.
    Fortunately, what you lack in money, you make up for with a lot of imagination.
    Unlike Steven, I don’t read today’s post as an advertisement for an upcoming "something".
    Maybe I’m too naive.
    It would be cool though, a PSA turntable for SALP (super audio), a PSA headphone with built-in subwoofers.
    The first one on the planet.
    A new server/streamer ? Too optimistic I think, still work in progress.
    About today’s topic (I almost forgot) : when I listen to cd’s I leave the light on, I listen/watch a dvd in semi-darkness.
    In total darkness I wouldn’t be able to find my glass of beer. Gotta know your priorities.

  7. Ok, Paul got me on that one. I saw the title and my mind immediately jumped to electrons in our skin repelling electrons in other things thereby providing the illusion of solidity. On subject though, I also enjoy that illusion of being there. When your speakers disappear and sources seem to be behind them, around you or on the other side of a wall. Then the world disappears and there’s nothing but the music. There are very few things better in my book.

    FR Thanks for Zero 7. Definitely enjoyable!

  8. Yes, that’s indeed a major of the final good sound goals. However you call it, illusion of touch, palpability, holographic imaging, 3D imaging. Its not so easy to achieve and it’s often confused with a 3D soundstage consisting of rather 2D sound objects (which a lot of setups can achieve). The 3D sound objects in a 3D soundstage with enough air inbetween is this one of the magic goals imo.

    If you have no HF noise measures, try to deactivate all your smartphones and Wifi in the house, pull all the wall plugs out of your other electronics at least on the house level of your listening room. You then still have the normal outside HF and radio wave level around, but check if your illusion of touch already improves, HF noise seems to be a no. 1 killer of that.

  9. Super to see your insights into "HP." (Despite his also being a Duke U. grad, I always found it hard to stomach his inflated opinion of himself . . . as reflected through his third-person references to himself as "HP.")

    Perhaps more of your memories of "HP" could help me get over that?

    Nonetheless, great piece of writing on your part, Frank. Thank you for it, Chaz

  10. Dan,

    Your writing grows cleaner and more vivid when you give us memories like these. Thank you for the insights.

    (And godspeed in your fight for good health.)

    Keep the faith,
    Chaz

  11. I love closing my eyes in my listening room. Both of them. Sitting in the darkness. Not even the glow of the equipment to distract my visually prioritised brain.

    The music comes out of the blackness, it’s so real I can almost touch it. Exciting my soul through my ears. So intense & intimate that I feel like the artist is performing only for me.

    Not caring whether the casework on my equipment is expensive or cheap looking or whether my loudspeakers are bespoke or factory built, because I’m transported by the sound & not the sight that is in front of me.

    And all of this for less than three thousand dollars.

    Now that’s something real & rare.

    I treasure it.

  12. Try getting rid of the glow of the equipment lights. Use some electrical tape. Black out the room. I went to such an experiment with a jazz trio. The sensation is something else. Just in case it wasn’t dark enough, we were given blindfolds. That said, his post is leading to one of his new products. Which one? The server/streamer, I suspect.

  13. I do not enjoy listening to music in the dark. I find it vaguely disturbing. On my desktop system I will be happily ‘working’ on one of the computers, on the main system I will normally be reading. On both I will break off to listen exclusively if there is an interesting passage. I guess I am not a serious listener.

  14. My life has been defined by music. My entire life’s history is written (for lack of a better word) by music, listening and performing. I close my eyes, and I become one with the music. I am it, and it is me.

    Few other things can come close. Reading a great book, my life became that book. I was transported to that place and time. One other thing has dissolved my ego boundaries and sense of time and space, and that has been…ummm…well, music is involved…

  15. I’m so sorry to hear that, Wallaby, less than three thousand dollars.
    Fortunately, what you lack in money, you make up for with a lot of imagination.
    Unlike Steven, I don’t read today’s post as an advertisement for an upcoming "something".
    Maybe I’m too naive.
    It would be cool though, a PSA turntable for SALP (super audio), a PSA headphone with built-in subwoofers.
    The first one on the planet.
    A new server/streamer ? Too optimistic I think, still work in progress.
    About today’s topic (I almost forgot) : when I listen to cd’s I leave the light on, I listen/watch a dvd in semi-darkness.
    In total darkness I wouldn’t be able to find my glass of beer. Gotta know your priorities.

  16. Ok, Paul got me on that one. I saw the title and my mind immediately jumped to electrons in our skin repelling electrons in other things thereby providing the illusion of solidity. On subject though, I also enjoy that illusion of being there. When your speakers disappear and sources seem to be behind them, around you or on the other side of a wall. Then the world disappears and there’s nothing but the music. There are very few things better in my book.

    FR Thanks for Zero 7. Definitely enjoyable!

  17. Yes, that’s indeed a major of the final good sound goals. However you call it, illusion of touch, palpability, holographic imaging, 3D imaging. Its not so easy to achieve and it’s often confused with a 3D soundstage consisting of rather 2D sound objects (which a lot of setups can achieve). The 3D sound objects in a 3D soundstage with enough air inbetween is this one of the magic goals imo.

    If you have no HF noise measures, try to deactivate all your smartphones and Wifi in the house, pull all the wall plugs out of your other electronics at least on the house level of your listening room. You then still have the normal outside HF and radio wave level around, but check if your illusion of touch already improves, HF noise seems to be a no. 1 killer of that.

  18. Super to see your insights into "HP." (Despite his also being a Duke U. grad, I always found it hard to stomach his inflated opinion of himself . . . as reflected through his third-person references to himself as "HP.")

    Perhaps more of your memories of "HP" could help me get over that?

    Nonetheless, great piece of writing on your part, Frank. Thank you for it, Chaz

  19. Dan,

    Your writing grows cleaner and more vivid when you give us memories like these. Thank you for the insights.

    (And godspeed in your fight for good health.)

    Keep the faith,
    Chaz

  20. I love closing my eyes in my listening room. Both of them. Sitting in the darkness. Not even the glow of the equipment to distract my visually prioritised brain.

    The music comes out of the blackness, it’s so real I can almost touch it. Exciting my soul through my ears. So intense & intimate that I feel like the artist is performing only for me.

    Not caring whether the casework on my equipment is expensive or cheap looking or whether my loudspeakers are bespoke or factory built, because I’m transported by the sound & not the sight that is in front of me.

    And all of this for less than three thousand dollars.

    Now that’s something real & rare.

    I treasure it.

  21. Try getting rid of the glow of the equipment lights. Use some electrical tape. Black out the room. I went to such an experiment with a jazz trio. The sensation is something else. Just in case it wasn’t dark enough, we were given blindfolds. That said, his post is leading to one of his new products. Which one? The server/streamer, I suspect.

  22. I do not enjoy listening to music in the dark. I find it vaguely disturbing. On my desktop system I will be happily ‘working’ on one of the computers, on the main system I will normally be reading. On both I will break off to listen exclusively if there is an interesting passage. I guess I am not a serious listener.

  23. My life has been defined by music. My entire life’s history is written (for lack of a better word) by music, listening and performing. I close my eyes, and I become one with the music. I am it, and it is me.

    Few other things can come close. Reading a great book, my life became that book. I was transported to that place and time. One other thing has dissolved my ego boundaries and sense of time and space, and that has been…ummm…well, music is involved…

  24. I’m so sorry to hear that, Wallaby, less than three thousand dollars.
    Fortunately, what you lack in money, you make up for with a lot of imagination.
    Unlike Steven, I don’t read today’s post as an advertisement for an upcoming "something".
    Maybe I’m too naive.
    It would be cool though, a PSA turntable for SALP (super audio), a PSA headphone with built-in subwoofers.
    The first one on the planet.
    A new server/streamer ? Too optimistic I think, still work in progress.
    About today’s topic (I almost forgot) : when I listen to cd’s I leave the light on, I listen/watch a dvd in semi-darkness.
    In total darkness I wouldn’t be able to find my glass of beer. Gotta know your priorities.

  25. Ok, Paul got me on that one. I saw the title and my mind immediately jumped to electrons in our skin repelling electrons in other things thereby providing the illusion of solidity. On subject though, I also enjoy that illusion of being there. When your speakers disappear and sources seem to be behind them, around you or on the other side of a wall. Then the world disappears and there’s nothing but the music. There are very few things better in my book.

    FR Thanks for Zero 7. Definitely enjoyable!

  26. Yes, that’s indeed a major of the final good sound goals. However you call it, illusion of touch, palpability, holographic imaging, 3D imaging. Its not so easy to achieve and it’s often confused with a 3D soundstage consisting of rather 2D sound objects (which a lot of setups can achieve). The 3D sound objects in a 3D soundstage with enough air inbetween is this one of the magic goals imo.

    If you have no HF noise measures, try to deactivate all your smartphones and Wifi in the house, pull all the wall plugs out of your other electronics at least on the house level of your listening room. You then still have the normal outside HF and radio wave level around, but check if your illusion of touch already improves, HF noise seems to be a no. 1 killer of that.

  27. Super to see your insights into "HP." (Despite his also being a Duke U. grad, I always found it hard to stomach his inflated opinion of himself . . . as reflected through his third-person references to himself as "HP.")

    Perhaps more of your memories of "HP" could help me get over that?

    Nonetheless, great piece of writing on your part, Frank. Thank you for it, Chaz

  28. Dan,

    Your writing grows cleaner and more vivid when you give us memories like these. Thank you for the insights.

    (And godspeed in your fight for good health.)

    Keep the faith,
    Chaz

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