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Re: PS Audio DirectStream DAC
« Reply #405 on: April 15, 2019, 06:40 »
PS Audio’s upcoming flagship “Obsidian TSS” DAC

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ps: POF cable interconnect between the boxes?! Seriously??
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Re: PS Audio DirectStream DAC
« Reply #406 on: April 15, 2019, 09:44 »
Not surprised that they used optics between the boxes.  Fiber really improves things.

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Re: PS Audio DirectStream DAC
« Reply #407 on: April 16, 2019, 06:24 »
Not surprised that they used optics between the boxes.  Fiber really improves things.

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Sorry, I wasn't clear in my post yesterday :P
 
POF is pretty lame IMHO… only marginally better than TOSLink at a physical level and has limited bandwidth... certainly not worthy of a supposed flagship design. That said, seems the TSS is designed to a maximum of 11Mbps (DSD256) between boxes, so perhaps good enough?  IMHO it would have been far better to implement an industry standard SFP port and let end-customers decide whether they want to use an SFP module for Fibre, Glass/Plastic, MM/SM, or even Copper or Coax, etc., rather than this low-end POF Duplex connector;

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« Reply #408 on: April 16, 2019, 11:26 »
Sorry, I wasn't clear in my post yesterday :P
 
POF is pretty lame IMHO… only marginally better than TOSLink at a physical level and has limited bandwidth... certainly not worthy of a supposed flagship design. That said, seems the TSS is designed to a maximum of 11Mbps (DSD256) between boxes, so perhaps good enough?  IMHO it would have been far better to implement an industry standard SFP port and let end-customers decide whether they want to use an SFP module for Fibre, Glass/Plastic, MM/SM, or even Copper or Coax, etc., rather than this low-end POF Duplex connector;



I agree with you.

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