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post #1351 of 1488
I think $2k is the new market value, otherwise there would be arbitrage opportunities (buy one for $1.5 K then trade in for $2).
post #1352 of 1488

They list as 2 remaining so... who knows.  The DSD version replaces everything but the case so it's not so much an upgrade as a whole new DAC.

post #1353 of 1488

There are a couple of dealers on Audiogon with PWD / Bridge for $2450 so I agree the new starting value is the $2K for the PWD.  I used one like mine probably half that.  Don't you love what technology does to value of DACs!!!!

post #1354 of 1488
The real search is for a MK1 for about $1200 (recent ebay) plus $3k for new upgrade kit.

Total for new Dac $4,200 !
post #1355 of 1488

Feel free to dump yours now, I'm waiting for the PWD2 to not exist new before trying to sell it.  At that point someone can buy my PWD2 at the more normal perhaps higher rate or bend over for a PWD DS at three times the price.  The reality is the PWD DS isn't a mark 3, it's a whole new beast.  Nothing but the case was kept so if you want the PWD2 sound... you won't find it in the PWD DS.

post #1356 of 1488
To your point, I just bought a brand new one yesterday at a great price, to be delivered tomorrow, and will wait to or if update until expected DS bugs get worked out!
post #1357 of 1488
When dealers are able to sell the DirectStream DAC, the street price for this new DAC will be about 30% or more off MSRP. So the trade in deals aren't much of a deal IMO.
post #1358 of 1488
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveM324 View Post

When dealers are able to sell the DirectStream DAC, the street price for this new DAC will be about 30% or more off MSRP. So the trade in deals aren't much of a deal IMO.

+1

I will get one and keep my PWD2 once you can get them for a discount through a dealer.
post #1359 of 1488
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Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post
 

PS Audio PWD II now $1,995 new at their site.

 

Use as is now, then get upgrade kit for $2,995 or trade in or get $2,000 credit later.

 

It's $1995 until the run out of a limited supply, and it's discontinued. I think you guys should jump on the $2K price, don't upgrade, and then lose PS Audio's phone number to avoid temptation...

 

Also their site is misleading because it's showing the new DAC as $3995 on the main page, but when you click on it to get to the DAC page then it's $5995 unless you take the $2K trade-in.

post #1360 of 1488

So... What are you guys doing with the old parts when you gut them for the upgrade? An enclosure, connectors and a touch LCD screen would be all you need, right?

post #1361 of 1488
Yes. And I am thinking
post #1362 of 1488
BTW, here is an awesome guide how to setup gapless streaming with the bridge using foobar2000 and control via headless remote app using either iOS or android:

http://www.psaudio.com/forum/#/discussion/6573/giving-back-howto-gapless-audio-on-pwd-ii-with-bridge
post #1363 of 1488
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

The product not only sounds amazing and cheap compared to 30 k dacs , but makes all inputs sound the same as well as not having to use expensive cables anymore. A cheap rats hack cable sounds the same as audio quest diamond that cost 750 . Usd. That is ground breaking. To me. .

Al

They said the Digital Lens (NativeX) would make all inputs into the PW MK2 sound the same, which was baloney. And I guess this seems like a bargain if you are comparing it to the excess of a $30K DAC (which is probably depreciating more each year than the full retail price of the Direct Stream) but PS Audio with this launch has left me feeling less like I own a finished product than a high cost annual subscription to their "DAC of the month" club.

Also, before selling your expensive cables for Radio Shack's budget line, remember that PS Audio tends to over promise and under deliver. Yes, the upgraded MK1 to MK2 DAC was a step up from the MK1, but the Bridge sounded lousy, new production MK2s didn't sound anywhere near as good as upgraded MK1s, and most of their firmware "upgrades" were sonic downgrades.
post #1364 of 1488
When using my offramp the native x must remain off as the offramp does the heavy lifting . I never owned a Pwd mkii. . Imowned the bridge and the offramp best that easily .

So I figure the new dac will best the offramp. At that point it's really good dac worth much more than it's asking price. So as I a not looking to disagree but I do hear things a little different . But we all have our opinions . Do you use the Pwd with headphones or speakers . And what firmware are u using ?

Al
post #1365 of 1488

As an FYI to any lurkers sitting on the fence the PWD2 is now $2495 and...

 

The PerfectWave DAC has been discontinued and replaced by the DirectStream DAC.

 

Four left, get them while you still can.  Guessing the price went up after owners of the MK2 collectively went ape **** on PS for trashing their resale value ;)

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