The PS Audio devices are some of the most fully integrated products we have worked on so far.
Early last year, when we were barely a company, and we were begging manufacturers for audio hardware samples so we could finalize our USB and DSD playback engines with a wider variety of gear, the first box to show up on my doorstep was a PS Audio DirectStream. These guys have been with us since the beginning, and we are incredibly happy that they’re releasing their Roon Ready firmware updates soon.
Since Paul has announced that this is coming, I’ll share a little teaser…
Artwork + transport buttons should work as expected:
Volume/mute controls between Roon + DAC are fully synchronized:
If the DAC is in standby, or has a different source selected, and you start playing in Roon, it wakes up and/or switches to the BridgeII source before starting playback.
If you turn off the DAC or switch sources on the front panel during Roon playback, the Roon automatically pauses the music and displays an appropriate message:
You can also switch the DAC into or out of standby mode from the Roon UI:
One last thing: as with everything in life, 1.0 versions sometimes have a few kinks that only show up once products are out there in the world–so go easy on these guys if you run into one! PS Audio have done a great job executing the Roon Ready vision, and we are really excited to have these products out there.