Breathe new life into your CD collection played through any DAC. Send the raw DSD layer of SACD into your DirectStream or DirectStream Junior DAC so you can hear, for the first time, what’s long been unavailable to external DACs in these high-resolution discs.
35 years after the introduction of the CD, PS Audio engineers have perfected the art of data extraction and delivery so you can finally hear what’s been locked away in your CD and SACD collection. The DirectStream Memory Player is a universal optical disc transport with a twist inside: an advanced Digital Lens. The Lens, first invented in 1993 by PS Audio’s Paul McGowan and Bob Stadtherr, electrically isolates the mechanical transport/laser mechanism of optical disc readers, improves audio quality to a degree few systems have yet achieved, and focuses audio data into a single, bit-perfect, timing-perfected stream to your DAC.CD reproduction is unequaled by any other player PS Audio know of. CD’s played through DirectStream Memory Player now comes 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.
The DirectStream Memory Player opens the long restricted DSD layer of SACD to PS Audio DACs. Through a unique code-handshake, DirectStream Memory Player will deliver the raw DSD layer of copyright protected SACD directly into your PS Audio DAC. This means that for the first time you will 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.
Welcome to DirectStream Memory Player, the last optical disc player you will ever need. There are simply no better devices made.