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Redcloud – PS Audio's New DirectStream Operating System

By | December 17th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , |

All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.

Main System

LOUDSPEAKERS

Von Schweikert Audio VR-35 Export Deluxe,  REL Strata III Subwoofer       

ELECTRONICS

Pass Labs XA30.8 Class A Stereo Amplifier, “Fugly F4” DIY First Watt F4 Impedance Converting Amplifier (Thanks DIY Audio!), Homebrew Basic  David Slagle AVC Autoformer passive volume control, First Watt F7 Power Amplifier, Pass Labs INT-60 Integrated Amplifier

SOURCES

Analog: Music Hall MMF-9 Turntable with Project Carbon 9c Arm modified with with Cardas Litz phono wire and Expressimo Audio’s Half Moon Heavyweight Counterweight, Lyra Delos MC Cartridge,  Goldring Maestro MC Cartridge, George Wright WPP100C phono-stage and WP100 Sowter Step-up Transformer, Pass Labs XP-15

Digital: PS Audio DirectStream Junior, Sony DVP-S7700ES DVD player.… Read the full article

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PS Audio ready Redcloud OS, add Spotify & Qobuz support

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The DirectStream DAC is not like other DACs. Instead of a more common off-the shelf DAC chip, PS Audio load an FPGA chip with software coded by one Ted Smith, he of wizard beard and Hawaiian shirt. And like the computer operating systems we use daily, Smith’s DirectStream code is updated semi-regularly – at zero charge to the end user – to bring him/her better sound quality from the DirectStream DAC.

Each software version is named after one of Colorado’s ‘Fourteener’ peaks.… Read the full article

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