PS Audio Perfect Wave Network Bridge II
The PS Audio Network Bridge II is changing the world of high-end audio. Cut the chords...connect from anywhere in the home with the PS Audio PWD Bridge II.
Inserted into the back panel of the DirectStream or PerfectWave DAC, the Bridge connects your DirectStream or Perfectwave DAC, one of the world's best sounding DACS, to your home network and for the first time brings high-resolution no compromise audio into your home. And now, DSJ and its built in Network Bridge are ROON Ready!!
It brings network connectivity to your DirectStream or PerfectWave DAC. Based on UPnP formats, Bridge II can be controlled with any UPnP controller and is able to connect over your home’s Local Area Network via Ethernet (Cat 5).
Connect a NAS, computer, JRiver, whatever you have to your PWD or DirectStream.
The PerfectWave Network Bridge II allows PWD I and PWD II owners to enter the world of connected audio and rediscover their music in a fun way that has no compromises. You aren’t tied to a computer, you can store and access your music from anywhere in the house, you can connect either wirelessly or wired, and perhaps for the first time in a very long time, you’ll be having more fun with your collection than you have in years.
It makes high-end audio fun again and is easy to install and control. With the Bridge II installed, the PerfectWave DAC becomes a state of the art, no compromise, music server controlled through both its front panel touch screen as well as the PS Audio iPhone app. Music stored on your hard drive, NAS or computer will finally be ready to play in your high-end audio system. The Bridge II changes everything and is a must-have component.
The Bridge II itself
The Bridge II is a PS engineered options board that easily slides into the back of any PerfectWave DAC or DirectStream DAC and instantly transforms the DAC into a state-of-the-art network media server. You can then use any number of handheld touch screens like an iPhone, iPad, iPod and (soon) Android device to choose and play all of your music stored anywhere in your home or even over the internet.
The PerfectWave Bridge II makes high-end fun again without any performance compromise whatsoever and removes the need for the DAC to be connected to a computer allowing music lovers the world over to enjoy their digital audio collections with uncompromised performance at the touch of a finger.
Under the hood of the Bridge II is a powerful high-resolution true asynchronous parallel approach based on 32 bit architecture with the core processor running at 500mHz and 256mB of high speed DDR memory.
The data, which can be up to 192kHz 32 bits, is clocked into a custom Complex Programmable Logic Device that organizes each of the 32 bit frames into the requisite I2S format. That I2S data is then clocked out with extremely low jitter fixed frequency asynchronous clocks and into the PWD through high speed buffers isolated by a separate power supply.
The net result of this sophisticated asynchronous approach is a high-end, high-resolution network media player that does not care what the quality of the digital audio stream is over the network. What you get is simply breathtaking in its presentation heard through your system.
The music can be sent wirelessly or with a network cable and the sound coming out of the PerfectWave DAC is untouched by the transmission method. You never have to worry about setting sample rates, bit depth or any computer-like requirements. Simply touch play and enjoy.
Network audio is the future and the PS Connected audio system places you at the forefront of technology in the high-end.
We understand that many of these technical terms and concepts may be a bit bewildering so here’s the bottom line: the PerfectWave Bridge II simply, easily and without regard to how it receives the music you want to hear, plays everything in your collection perfectly and gets you closer to the music than you may have thought possible.
The PS connected audio system
If you’re just now learning about the PerfectWave Bridge II you probably have a lot of questions. How difficult is it to install the Bridge II into the DAC? How easy is it to setup on the network?
The quick answer is, it’s easy – and if you don’t want to install the Bridge II yourself, your local PS dealer will be happy to do it for you.
We’ve done our best to make the PS Connected audio system as simple as it can possibly be. Simply remove the Bridge II from its package, turn the power to the DAC off, insert the Bridge II into the back and restore the power. The Bridge II is basically a true plug and play device.
All that’s left to do is connect to your home network through an Ethernet cable (the same way you might connect your computer to the internet) and everything else is automatic.
Once you connect the PerfectWave Bridge II to your network you’re all set to start playing music.
Install eLyric Controller on your handheld device and eLyric Music Manager on your Windows or MAC computer and start to play. There are many other fine programs as well. In fact, any UPnP compatible program is all you need to make the Bridge II come alive.
192kHz 32 bit compatible
PCM or single rate DSD
Audible improvement over Bridge I
High speed, low jitter architecture
Built in Digital Lens
Decodes all popular formats
Enables cover art and titles on the DAC touch screen
Connect via Ethernet or WIFI (with optional wireless Bridge)