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How to update with an SD card

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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 […]

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How to adjust the VTA of a turntable

Posted 5 years ago under

The VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle) of a tone arm on a record player is a critical adjustment for good sound. Many people would encourage turntable owners to play with the angle until the vinyl sound right. We would agree. However, there is a bit more science to it than just listening. VTA or vertical tracking […]

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How to upgrade the DirectStream Operating System

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One of the beauties of DirectStream and DirectStream Junior DACs are their ability to have their operating systems upgraded. Operating system upgrades bring new levels of performance to your DirectStream, similar to a physical hardware update. Operating system upgrades are typically free. Installing new firmware on DirectStream or DirectStream Junior is a simple procedure. The entire […]

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How to install a DSD kit

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The DirectStream DAC is one of the best DACS ever built. Many will wish to convert their older PerfectWave DACS to this new reference standard. Conversion Kits may be purchased to convert. The three videos below will help you make the installation easy and rewarding.

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How to convert file types in iTunes

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Converting one file type to another is easy in iTunes, either on a Windows or Mac computer.  There are two types of files iTunes will not deal with: FLAC and WMA.  iTunes will handle most everything else. If your music is stored on your computer or an external hard drive or NAS and is managed […]

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How to run a bit perfect test with DirectStream

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We have a bitperfect test you can perform with your comper and DirectStream  Here are the reasons why you might wish to do this: There are multiple reasons people might want to have bit perfect transmission from their player to their DAC: 1)      They want to play DSD via DoP 2)      They want to send, DTS […]

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How to update firmware in the NPC

Posted 4 years ago under

To update the firmware in the NPC (NuWave Phono Converter)you will need a blank USB memory stick of about 1GB.  Smaller is ok as well, as the size of the downloaded file is small. Go to our downloads page and find the driver or firmware you need for your product.  Download the file, which will […]

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How to record DSD with the NPC

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This document is a short cut for Recording audio files in DSD mode with a Windows computer. For a more complete tutorial go here: https://www.psaudio.com/support/recording-with-vinyl-studio/ 1)     Download and install VinylStudio: http://www.alpinesoft.co.uk/VinylStudio/download.aspx 2)     In the Main window Create a new collection at: File>New Collection 3)     Create an album : Enter An Artist/Performer, and an Album title. […]

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How to install the Windows driver for DirectStream, PWD MKII, NuWave and NPC

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Setting up on a Windows Computer requires the installation of our USB driver available for free download here. These instructions apply to the PerfectWave DAC MKII, the NuWave DAC, DirectStream DAC and NPC Phono Converter. Connect the DAC or NPC to your computer via USB Once you have downloaded the driver, but before you install […]

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How to update PerfectWave firmware

Posted 5 years ago under , , , ,

One of the beauties of the PerfectWave products, DirectStream, PWD, PWT, P5 and P10 Power Plants, is the ease of which we can add features, update software and keep your device current and operating flawlessly. This is accomplished through updates to the firmware inside each unit. The firmware is the operating instructions the PerfectWave system […]

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How To Update Your P3 Firmware

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The P3 Power Plant can be upgraded in the field. The P3 uses a USB memory stick to install the firmware update. At your computer, go to our Downloads page and download the latest firmware for your unit. Prepare the USB stick To prepare the USB stick we suggest doing a quick format prior to […]

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How to connect a Power Plant to the Internet

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Connecting the P5 or P10 to the network and internet allows you to control the Power Plants through your control page on this website as well as view power performance graphs and schedule events. Connecting to the internet is relatively straightforward. If you have a hard wired Ethernet connection to your network or home router, […]

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How to play DSD files on Foobar

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DirectStream is able to play DSD files from a computer over USB, or the coaxial, balanced or I2S inputs.  To do so, the DSD files need to be converted to DoP (DSD over PCM).  This process is typically handled on the fly by programs like JRiver.  Foobar, the free Windows media player can be setup […]

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How to burn audio DVD’s using Windows Vista

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Idiots guide to Hi-Res burning on DVD for the Perfect Wave Duo using windows Vista” Rudimentary step by step This will assume to are starting with FLAC (most common download format right now) 1: Download and install “Nero 9.0” free trial version(huge program, takes forever!) 2: Download free “Traders Little Helper” software. 3: Create 2 […]

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How to convert high resolution files to WAV using XLD

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The PerfectWave Transport Memory player can play high resolution DVD’s with WAV files on them. Many times we get high resolution files downloaded in another format. Here’s is another Windows based software solution. Convert hi-res files to WAV using XLD. (XLD is a shareware program available at:http://tmkk.hp.infoseek.co.jp/xld/index_e.html) (1) open Preferences, click ‘General” tab, set ‘Output […]

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How to create an M3U playlist with Media Monkey

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M3U playlists are great for keeping track of your favorite tracks and albums. They can be created and then added to music server programs such as iTunes, eLyric and JRiver. Here’s step-by-step instructions how to create a playlist in Media Monkey, a free to use Windows program. New MediaMonkey Installation If you haven’t already done […]

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