PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC vs DirectStream Dac vs DirectStream Dac Jr.

I just acquired the PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC with two PS Audio M700 mono amps and loving them!  I bought them to compare to my Anthem STR integrated amp with ARC which I also love.  Because of apartment living conditions and a new baby, A/B testing is very difficult..
But my initial impressions of the Gain Cell DAC are WOW!  I love it.  I've heard great things about the Directstream DAC and the Junior. 

Can anyone comment on the benefits of them?
Is it that hard to leave the comforts of BluOS from my Bluesound to whatever other software I'll have to use? 


Showing 1 response by dtximages

Is the Anthem 90% of the way to the PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC? I'd say yes.  It's very hard to A/B compare of course so I would need more time to adequately compare.

I also want to see if my Furman power conditioner makes a positive or negative difference.  Again, very hard to do an unbiased A/B test.  I've recently heard that power conditioners can suck the life out of a system.  Which is why I'm considering the PS Audio P12 regenerator instead of a conditioner.