If you like the PS Audio DirestStream DAC, I think you will love the dCS Bartok. It has the same organic natural delivery, but on a level that is much fuller and more natural - no added coloration. Remember that feeling you get every once in a while, where the music presentation seems totally real? Well, that amazing sensation of being in the room with the performers happens far more often for me with the Bartok and balanced Transparent cable. The primary differences between albums now seems to come from differences in miking and mastering.