PS Audio PWD system integration
Looking at the ad for the PerfectWave DAC in the latest Audio Advisor catalog, it shows quite a few features that I certainly like. Being able to drive an amplifier directly, filter selection, upsampling, and including a remote control at the $3K price point, seems like a nice package.
The ad mentions being able to control any "compatible" NAS, etc. Does the base chassis ($3K) do this or does one need to purchase the "bridge"? The PS Audio site offers the Bridge for $799 an option.
When does one need to get the Bridge? The Audio Advisor sales people say that one can connect a USB drive directly to the base unit http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PSPWDAC
and the back panel photo suggests that this is true.
Oddly enough, the Audio Advisor website has many more pictures of the unit, remote, etc., than does the PS Audio website...
Also, it's not clear when/how one can use an iPod/Touch for the remote.
Seems like the advertising copy is a little confusing, at least to me. I'm not sure what's included, what it does, and what's not included. In the case of Audio Advisor, they're limited by print considerations, meaning the difficulty of cramming a lot of information into 200 words, but the PS Audio web site doesn't really explain things, either.