RMAF 2017: PS Audio After Hours

the PS Audio DirectStream DAC ($5999)

One evening well after the show had closed, I found myself in the PS Audio room with a bunch of guys listening to music. Here's the catch; just for the fun of it.

Hi-Fi is like that—some people, most of the people I like in this wonderful hobby, just enjoy listening to music and it's even better with friends. While I know some like to try to climb inside the gear, swim around, and look for cold spots, I prefer to listen to music, unhurried. With friends.

me & Tyll. photo credit: Bill Leebens

I got to hear most of the music I brought on stick and it all sounded wonderful—soft & sweet, light & lilting, and big & badass as music is wont to be.

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I visited the PS Audio room on the ground floor where they were running subwoofers with the Focal 3 speakers. IMO, the Focals don't need subwoofers and they just muddied the bass. To my ears, the Focal 3s in the two rooms in the Tower sounded much better.

Airfla's picture

That should be Sopra 3 speakers.