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Review and Measurements of PS Audio PerfectWave DirectStream DAC

Frank Dernie

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I must admit I don't drink tea regularly but my younger son does. He drinks Twinings Early Grey mostly. Is it a good tea? :)
Earl Grey is a tea flavoured with Bergamot, a citrus fruit.
My wife drings it, I find it too perfumed but ok if mixed 50:50 with breakfast tea, which tends to be more robust.
The Twinings brand is fine ime, unlike Liptons.
 

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Earl Grey is a tea flavoured with Bergamot, a citrus fruit.
My wife drings it, I find it too perfumed but ok if mixed 50:50 with breakfast tea, which tends to be more robust.
The Twinings brand is fine ime, unlike Liptons.
Uf, he'll hate me if I tell him he drinks tea for chicks so I'll just start buying breakfast tea for him. :D
 

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Now, say, is the DS already packed and gone, or do we have a chance to see the extent, if any, to which the last flavor of firmware gets its flaws corrected ?
 

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TBH it was more or less intended :rolleyes: - now is this 3.09.4.17 "bergamot" version a game changer, or what ? (not holding my breath)
 

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“I don’t want this to be a sales pitch”

Sure.

“Better linearity, lower noise”.

Guess he’s been reading the reviews.

Every version “totally transforms” the sound!


Kind of weird to buy a ‘blank’ DAC and get Ted’s idea of better sound dumped into it every few months. Subjectivist? Or Ted-Ivist?

In addition to the “wife from the kitchen” cliche, we have to add the “i wasn’t expecting such a dramatic difference”
 

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Now, say, is the DS already packed and gone, or do we have a chance to see the extent, if any, to which the last flavor of firmware gets its flaws corrected ?
It is packed but not gone....
 

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“I don’t want this to be a sales pitch”

Sure.

“Better linearity, lower noise”.

Guess he’s been reading the reviews.

Every version “totally transforms” the sound!


Kind of weird to buy a ‘blank’ DAC and get Ted’s idea of better sound dumped into it every few months. Subjectivist? Or Ted-Ivist?

In addition to the “wife from the kitchen” cliche, we have to add the “i wasn’t expecting such a dramatic difference”
I'm holding out for the self-driving car version of the firmware, as mentioned in the video :) Hope they fix all the distortions before then, as I don't want my car to see blurry noise instead of the truck heading towards me!
 

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Kind of weird to buy a ‘blank’ DAC and get Ted’s idea of better sound dumped into it every few months. Subjectivist? Or Ted-Ivist?

In addition to the “wife from the kitchen” cliche, we have to add the “i wasn’t expecting such a dramatic difference”
Well, when I check his outfit that Ted guy certainly looks like a true mountain climber to me. :D

It would be interesting to see to what extent is the "FPGA solves everything" religion going to hold in their church.
 

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It is packed but not gone....
Wish I were here to save you the hassle of unpacking and upgrading the beast, so you could run a few more tests....
 

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See the positive side of it: every time Nyquist Shannon is updated, so is your DAC, isn't this praiseworthy? ;) On top of that, since it is FPGA, it is only very clever programmers who can do it. It's a bit like having our own personal award-winning wine (or tea) taster by our side.
 

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On tea, when I was in Egypt there was a habit among some Egyptian's to stew tea leaves to increase their hit, it looked revolting to me.
 

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On tea, when I was in Egypt there was a habit among some Egyptian's to stew tea leaves to increase their hit, it looked revolting to me.
My father in law used to put the tea-pot on the back of the coal burning stove so it stayed warm and the tea stewed. He called it "Tinker's tea".
It was not to my taste, though I prefer a strong brew.
 

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This is the 12th firmware update or so in the product life cycle, by the way.
 
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