30th Jan, 2012
Invision UK, the leading trade-only distributor of integrated AV solutions for residential, commercial and marine applications, has confirmed that PS Audio’s PerfectWave DAC MkII is now available in the UK.
Creating warm, open and highly detailed analogue sound from disparate digital sources, Mark II of the successful PerfectWave DAC (PWD) introduces some new features and re-engineered components, but retains the appeal of the landmark original product.
Able to accept up to seven sources of digital music and produce a high-resolution, high-end and natural-sounding analogue sound, PerfectWave DAC MkII puts an end to worries over how and where digital audio data is stored and transferred – it can deliver the same high-end result from data on a HDD or CD player, from a networked PC or even streamed from the Internet.
Chris Dawson, Invision UK Product Manager says: “PS Audio’s PerfectWave DAC MkII is a revolutionary product that at last makes the audio source irrelevant. It goes way beyond the limitations of a standard DAC and can be used as both a music server and pre-amp. We’re sure its remarkably sweet analogue results will go down a storm with installers.”
Able to detect, stream from, and control any DLNA-compatible network source, as well as web-derived content, the PerfectWave DAC MkII lets end-users access their music from anywhere in a home. As well as delivering detail-laden music of the highest quality possible into an amplifier, the PerfectWave DAC MkII can also attach to a power amplifier, setting the volume and balance of audio from sources connected to it.
New on the Mark II is a redesigned digital input board, fresh software, upgraded cables, a new remote control and the addition of a PS Audio Critical Link fuse for the power supply. Promising lower jitter analogue-like music thanks to its new NativeX mode, the upgraded PerfectWave DAC MkII also adds 11 additional power supplies and a precision balance volume control, and a 192KHz 24-bit asynchronous USB. The PerfectWave DAC MkII’s seven digital inputs comprise two HDMI (utilising a unique PS Audio-created standard for the I2S data management system of any DAC or CD player), optical digital audio, coaxial S/PDIF, AES/EBU, the 192KHz 24-bit asynchronous USB, and the network Bridge.
Connected components are then given the NativeX treatment, which consists of a unique Digital Lens built into the PerfectWave DAC MkII that takes any digital source – including a S/PDIF signal – and regenerates a new and jitter-free version. At the heart of the PerfectWave DAC MkII is a Wolfson WM8742 stereo differential DAC, the latest-generation high-end DAC available.
Custom installers who have installed a first-generation PerfectWave DAC in previous projects can upgrade them to the Mark II version by fitting the new digital processing board.