Change the DAC chip? I would certainly hope not but $800 of my money is awaiting your results!
Edit: Wait a minute; are these to ship before 2012?
Edited by Mr.Sneis - 11/28/11 at 1:57pm
Got mine ordered about a week ago. :)
Haven't done anything to my front end in a while so I figured it was time for a little 'upgrade' to treat myself. I'm technically not sure how much impact it will have on the sound considering that I now only use the Bridge to listen to music. I'm guessing that since the dac portion was redone, it will hopefully sound better than the previous version. Does anyone know if it uses the same Wolfson Dac chip as the Mk.I?
I'm on the same boat, use the Bridge only.
I think they are ship on 2012, not before.
I will be ordering yet as well but trying to support my dealer first if there is an advantage to order through him. I know I get to do the installation, which they say is a 5 minute job for one of their staff but 1 to 2 hours for the normal person.
I am thinking in ordering it too. Right now I am feeding the signals from the Squeezebox (RCA digital) and from my CD transport (BNC digital) to a Genesis Time Lens from there I go XLR digital to the PWD. SInce I already have a lens in the middle do you guys think there is a clear advantage to do the upgrade and eliminated the Genesis Time Lens? One of the disadvantages is that I need two SPDIF inputs (either RCA or BNC or a combination) and the PWD just have one.
I ordered the upgrade the first day it was available.
I have upgraded PS Audio equipment previously, installing their user-friendly upgrades. They are both easy and are true improvements.
PS Audio asserts the sound improves even when using the Bridge. Those with a Bridge will have to try it out and report in. (I don't have a Bridge, I have a PWT and have various goodies connected to the non-I2S inputs.)
The benefit of the Mk.II unit is that the digital lens is actually built in the dec board and right next to the the DAC chip (where it should be). I would think that by the time you have the signal reclocked from the genesis time lens routed to the actual dec itself, you end up with jitter and some signal loss. Also, I would guess that there have been quite a few technological improvements in the realms of reclocking and jitter since the original Genesis lens was released. Paul says all inputs get reduced to 1 ppm jitter which is pretty unbeatable by my standards ;)
PS Audio is supposedly increasing the price of the PWD to $4K, saw it in today's newsletter from Music Direct. Not sure when though, no date was specified. Price going up on the PWT too (also to $4K), and the Power Plant P5 and P10.