PS Audio Obsidian "Ted Smith Signature" "TSS" DAC.

CKKeung

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PS Audio announced a new flagship DAC at the Axpona Show 2019 :
The Obsidian "Ted Smith Signature" "TSS" DAC.

Some features are :
  • Separate digital and analog sections.
  • New FPGA has 250% greater computing capacity.
  • High isolation power supplies.
  • Galvanic isolation via fiber optic cable.
It seems that there is a new wave of using "optical isolation" on CAS/digital products.

Its tentative msrp is USD20-25k.

From Audio Bacon website.
 
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I find it interesting there hasn’t been a word about this ‘mega’ DAC from Paul. He has been talking about his new speakers for a year and hasn’t been shy about speaking other new products early.
 

CKKeung

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PS Audio announced a new flagship DAC at the Axpona Show 2019 :
The Obsidian "Ted Smith Signature" "TSS" DAC.

Some features are :
  • Separate digital and analog sections.
  • New FPGA has 250% greater computing capacity.
  • High isolation power supplies.
  • Galvanic isolation via fiber optic cable.
It seems that there is a new wave of using "optical isolation" on CAS/digital products.

Its tentative msrp is USD20-25k.

From Audio Bacon website.
That was a great example of a genius speaking with the average person - Ted Smith is one VERY smart guy & the interviewer really had NFI what Ted was talking about. Digital & analogue in separate boxes - makes perfect sense to me - NOTE - I have as much DAC knowledge as the interviewer. Cook great bacon & eggs though
 

Lee

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I spoke with Ted at the show (the prototype looked fantastic by the way). It's definitely an all out design. He also mentioned the updates for us DirectStream users will continue to come out.

I hope I can afford the TSS when it comes out!
 

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