The PWT plays both standard and high resolution audio and sends perfect digital audio data from its solid state memory directly to your DAC and then onto your loudspeakers. It works differently than other CD players by first extracting music from the CD, then storing to an internal memory and playing from the memory instead of the disc.
Traditional CD mechanisms and computer hard drives are mechanical deviceshopelesslytrying to perform in a world of precise timing. These timing challenges can only be properly handled with non-mechanical means and that’s just what the memory player does: plays from the output of a solid state memory rather than the CD itself.
The results are remarkable and deliver better performance on any system by unlocking all the musical magic stored in your CD’s and hidden from you until now.
Why is the PS Audio Transport Memory Player sound so great?
…It is a minor miracle that a normal CD mechanism works at all.
Between the mechanical devices controlling the laser, varying rotational disc speeds, disc wobble and the errors that must be corrected for even the best CD’s, getting perfect jitter-free music from your CD player is an elusive goal.
Until the advent of the PerfectWave Memory Player, every CD player ever built relies on the sameerror-prone mechanical technologiesand suffers the same problems as every other. The PWT Memory Player changes all that forever by first extracting the music from the CD or DVD and then placing it into our Digital Lens memory buffer. When you play a disc you are never listening to the real time stream from the CD or DVD. Instead, everything you hear comes directly out of memory in perfect, asynchronous jitter free fashion.
It’s easy to see this in action for yourself. Press play on the PWT’s front panel touch screen and then press elect. The disc will be ejected but the music continues to play for up to 30 seconds. It’s a quick and easy demonstration that will show you how the PWT plays from memory, never from the disc itself.
Why is this important? It sounds better. The fact that you listen to digital data as streamed from a precise memory means that data can be asynchronous (not tied to the CD mechanism’s clock) and unaffected by the vagaries of the CD and DVD mechanisms that read the data in the first place.
You’ve heard that ripping a disc and storing it on your computer sounds better than playing that very same disc through your transport? This is the reason and you get the full benefit of a bit-perfect rip and asynchronous output of the Memory Player.
The last transport you’ll ever need.
The chassis of the PWT is a metal sculpture that rivals the best ever built. A combination of aluminum and steel, the PWT weighs in at 20 pounds of elegance and beauty. The top cover is a hand painted, hand polished piano black cover that has been lavished over for hours.
The PerfectWave series is assembled, programmed and tested at our production facility in Boulder Colorado. There is a measure of pride of workmanship that goes into every one of these PerfectWave products and it shows from the moment you open the unit up and plug it in.
This is one gorgeous piece of equipment and just the beginning of the most beautiful natural sounding audio equipment you have ever had the privilege to own. Add a PerfectWave PowerBase and together we believe you’ve never heard anything quite like it in your system.