Digital Streaming Quality - Important Notice:
The available digital audio stream depends on your device and operating system.
For a list of compatible devices please visit http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
*Note that some devices need 3rd party software to function.
PS Audio's most affordable D to A Converter gives up little in the way of features from their larger and more expensive version, the DirectStream. Fully asynchronous on its inputs, the NuWave DSD can take just about any type of input, at sample rates and bit depths to match current high resolution standards and output pure analog through a class A hybrid output stage.
Used with any CD player or transport, the NuWave DSD produces a seamless three dimensional soundstage from your entire CD library. Connected to your computer, running music management software like iTunes, Bit Perfect, Amarra, or JRiver and an iPhone or Droid controller, the NWD becomes your center for streaming high resolution music at the touch of a finger. Performance as well as musicality are never compromised. Hand tuned and personally voiced by Paul McGowan, this fine audio instrument will bring the listener years of musical bliss.
All input signals are taken into the NuWave DSD in Native Mode without Sample Rate Conversion (SRC).
The input is a simplified FPGA known as CPLD (Complex Programmable Logic Device), which discovers sample rate and format. reclocks all incoming data, reduces jitter, waveshapes data output to the DAC chip, and utilizes high speed/low gate count logic to reduce propagation delay for faster throughput.
The DAC chip itself is the acclaimed 32-bit ESS Sabre Hyperstream architecture with an output that is passively filtered to reduce transient distortion.
NuWave DSD’s power supply includes a massive analog transformer, 7 regulators, properly-bypassed high-speed switching diodes, and a massive 15,000 mFd of storage capacitance.
The output stage is a unique Class-A configuration, fully balanced and direct coupled hybrid array (utilizing both discrete semiconductors and ICs), with an extended bandwidth of -3dB at 60 kHz.
Features of the NuWave DSD Dac:
- Four digital inputs
- Single and double rate DSD
- CPLD input (FPGA) lowers jitter, waveshapes, reduces propagation delay
- Native mode standard
- No added Sample Rate Conversion
- I2S input
- 192kHz asynchronous coax and TOSLINK inputs
- 192kHz asynchronous USB< input/li>
- DSD direct through I2S
- High current class A hybrid output stage
- Fully balanced input to output
- Passive output filter lowers transient distortion
- Direct coupled without any capacitors in output signal path
- High bandwidth output stage -3dB 60kHz
- Low jitter clocks
- High Current oversized analog power supply
- 7 voltage regulators
- High speed power supply diodes
- Massive 15,000 mFd low ESR capacitors
- ESS Hyperstream