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Sorry, I have no experience with the type of Dac you are using so it is difficult to compare. I will say that the PS Direct Stream Dac with the latest firmware is the best sounding Dac I have ever owned and if you can get it for a good price go for it and thank me later. Break in is important as is cables and power source.
I have had a PS Audio DirectStream DAC now for nearly three years and I've applied each firmware update as they became available, and IMO each and every one of them has made an audible improvement.
As well, I used to have a PS Audio PerfectWave transport, recently upgraded to their DirectStream transport, both connected to the DAC using their I2S interface (HDMI cable), and have been very pleasantly surprised at how much more detail in albums I've enjoyed for years that becomes available with that combination.
I used to have the DirectStream DAC as input to a McIntosh MAC6700, after upgrading to separates, into a C50, now a C2500 preamp, using the balanced interconnects. It seems that PS Audio & McIntosh work very well together.
No desire to change my setup!
I am currently using a PerfectWave transport with a Wyred Dac2se via i2s.
I love it, but am also curious how the PS Dac works for you. That was what I originally wanted, but got the Wyred for a great deal. Thinking of just sending in the Wyred for a full upgrade, which cost less than selling it and buying a new PS Audio.
Hi Robert. I bought the Wyred 4 Sound DAC from a guy that bought the PS audio Directstream Dac to replace his w4s. He said honestly I can't tell that much difference. I kinda feel the same. I need to try it with my other setup that the Wyred 4Sound is playing through right now. I just updated the firmware and got back into town so I can play with it more.