PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player (OPEN)
A high-end high-res universal disc player and streamer. With I2S, making it a perfect match for the DirectStream DAC.
The DirectStream Memory Player (DMP) is a state of-the-art universal disc transport capable of playing most forms of optical disc, including, AVCHD, HRx, SACD, CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL. It can also play multiple file formats including FLAC, APE, WMA, MP3, M4A, AAC, DTS, AC3, WAV, DSF, MKA, PCM, and OGG,from discs or its USB input.
At the heart of DMP is an advanced version of core PS Audio technology, the Digital Lens. Digital Lens focuses digital data into a perfect stream, unaffected by the transport’s mechanical and electrical properties. DMP’s advanced Digital Lens technology solves timing, noise and isolation problems through a unique combination of buffer memory and FPGA based digital processing.
The DMP has three outputs: S/PDIF, AES/EBU, and I2S HDMI. I2S is the
preferred method if you have a PS Audio DAC or any manufacturer’s DAC that can receive it. Three such I²S interface are provided, allowing for 6-channel high resolution audio to be streamed from DMP.
The front panel USB input on DMP is available for small music collections stored on USB drives.
DMP offers XLR (AES/EBU), RCA and I2S. There are three I2S connectors that transfer I2S digital audio over an HDMI cable. Note, this will work only with PS Audio compliant I2S products.
Unique to DMP is its ability to deliver the locked DSD layer of SACD to authorized PS Audio DACs, such as DirectSream and DirectStream Junior. Pure DSD from SACD is possible only through DMP’s I2S outputs. Using a high quality HDMI cable,
the stereo, or multi-channel DSD master layers will connect the authorized PS Audio DACs. DMP’s same I2S outputs, connected to any other DAC using PS Audio’s I2S protocols will not output the DSD layer. Instead, a downsampled high resolution PCM signal will be delivered.
DACs without I2S and without authorization from PS Audio can also enjoy higher resolution audio downsampled from the SACD layer through any of DMP’s other outputs, such as XLR and RCA.
Learn more about this capable and beautifully designed player from the PS Audio manual here.
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