I am considering the purchase of these products and would like to know of anybodys opinion and experience with them. Thanks
The World is wating for the grand enterence of this product when the bridge is available.....I think by 2015 it should be ready for review......Im guessing based on the progress news letters I have been getting from paul mcgowen for the last 2 years. Or you might get surprised sooner....u never know:)
From what I can gather the bridge 'may' be available some time this year but who knows. I am more interested in what it can do with four inch discs.The bridge can be purchased and installed by the owner at a later date.I have heard this combo is right up there competing with some of the very best at a most reasonable US$6K the pair. If so I think it would be a good buy for someone like me with champagne taste and a beer budget. I have been waiting for 25 years for such a product.
Wow! 25 years is a long wait man. I hope this turns out good for your sake as well. I don't know how much you follow this....but for what its worth....things seem to be switching towards hard disk/music servers as well as high resolution stuff is available now. You might want to consider the DAC or some type of a DAC and may be look into a music server with a touch screen.... Just a suggestion. With DAC's you can add multiple things like a music server, a CD transport, iTransport, etc.. If you have lots of CD's and don't mind searching and changing disks every 2 mins....then thats cool too. But definitely look into it...there are some good posts about computer audio on these websites as well as a good article on the recent issue of TAS....give it a listen first. I know some reviewers in TAS and Stereophile already have this payer but no review is out yet. R.H. was suppose to review this set but the bridge thing never came along..and I don't know how long it will take but...we might see a review soon. I highly recommend going over the free downloads on digital audio on avguide.comand go over it. I would audition as well as carefully make an informed decision before shelling out the good $6K since digital is one area that has changed/improved significantly in the last 2 years. Good luck to you! and let us know what you buy as well as your experience with any auditions if you do.
Well I got the PWT and DAC and I can report that fresh out of the box they sound just great and will improve over 100 hours. They look good too! They seem to be future proof as well with firmware updates easily downloaded to SD Memory Cards that are placed in the back of each unit. One or two things I dont care for are the lack of track programing (which I am told will occur when the bridge comes out) and the remote control could be a lot better.
I had a Meridian G08 and a Marantz KI Pearl. The Meridian had great bass and low level detail but was a bit too 'digital' for me and the Marantz had bass that was too polite and detail was lacking especially at lower volume. The PS Audio is just right all across the audio spectrum. The only thing I auditioned that I liked as much was the Audio Aero Capitole Classic SE which has a tubed output stage. It was a bit dearer and was a top loader ( which I did not want).
All up the PS Audio PWT and PWD is the best digital playback I have experienced. It is good value for money when you consider its great sound, all its functions and its future (with the bridge) abilities. Players in the $20K range should be concerned.