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Other Products by PS Audio
Stellar GainCell DAC
$2,499

The Stellar GainCell DAC combines the benefits of an exceptional analog preamplifier and a full-featured DAC. It’s affordable excellence.
The analog preamplifier is the heart and soul of any high-performance audio system. It’s the point in a system where music’s magic can be won or lost. For more than 45 years, PS Audio has been building preamplifiers that honor the music and preserve the magic. The Stellar Gain Cell DAC is no exception. It features fully balanced class A analog circuitry from input to output, along with a state of the art DAC that ensures perfect symmetry between analog and digital. Rediscover the wealth of music in your library, with Stellar. Rich, sweet, and always a musical treat, Stellar GainCell DAC is our best value in bringing life to music.

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Stellar GainCell DAC technical specs
  • Analog inputsRCA 3 stereo pairXLR 1 stereo pair
  • Digital audio inputsI2S - 1 PCM (384KHz max), DSD64 DSD128, Compatible with DirectStream Transport SACD handshake for DSD playbackCoax - 2 PCM (192KHz max)Optical - 1 PCM (96KHz max)USB - PCM (384KHz max) DSD64 (DoP), DSD128 (DoP)
  • FeaturesCLASS A BALANCED ANALOG PREAMPLIFIERCLASS A HEADPHONE OUTPUTANALOG GAIN CELL STAGEHIGH-CURRENT OVERSIZED ANALOG POWER SUPPLY
Stellar Strata
$3,999

The Stellar™ Strata™ combines the benefits of an exceptional analog preamplifier, a full-featured state-of-the-art DAC, a stereo 150 watt per channel power amplifier, and a high-resolution streaming module in one gorgeous package. Strata’s fully balanced analog preamplifier circuitry, state-of-the-art DAC, no compromise high-definition streamer, and Analog Cell™ based power amplifier create an extraordinarily rich, full-bodied musical experience few products can match.
The Stellar Strata is the perfect foundation for those unwilling to compromise sound quality. Rich. Lush. Powerful. A music lover’s answer to spiraling cost-no-object equipment without sacrifice.

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Stellar Strata technical specs
  • Analog inputsRCA - 3 stereo pairXLR - 1 stereo pair
  • Digital audio inputsI2S - 1 PCM (384KHz max), DSD64 DSD128, Compatible with DirectStream Transport SACD handshake for DSD playbackCoax - 2 PCM (192KHz max)Optical - 1 PCM (96KHz max)USB - PCM (384KHz max) DSD64 (DoP), DSD128 (DoP)
  • FeaturesCLASS A BALANCED ANALOG PREAMPLIFIERCLASS A HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER150 WATT PER CHANNEL POWER AMPLIFIERBUILT IN WIFI
Stellar M700 monoblock amplifiers
$4,999 each

The Stellar M700 mono amplifiers are a massively powerful engine capable of effortlessly driving demanding loudspeaker loads to concert levels.

Enjoy an unheard of level of control and command from your loudspeakers with the Stellar M700, one of the most extraordinary under $5,000 power amplifier pair ever crafted. With its mighty 700 watt engine connected to any sized loudspeaker, the M700 monoblocks deliver extraordinarily effortless linear headroom that seems to go on forever. Dynamics like you’ve rarely experienced before. Slam, control, toe-tapping pacing, and music’s subterranean depths are effortlessly delivered to any loudspeaker from the most efficient to the most demanding. Revel in rich layers of fine, full detail you might have been missing before Stellar. Marvel at the deep, extraordinary, wall-to-wall soundstage. Control your loudspeakers as never before. Effortless. Lush. Stellar.

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Stellar M700 monoblock amplifiers technical specs
  • Audio InputsRCA (Unbalanced)XLR (Balanced)
  • Gain 30.5dB +/-0.5dB
  • Signal to Noise ratio1kHz@700 Watts < -105dB
  • Output Power8Ω - 350W minimum4Ω - 700W minimum2Ω - Stable for musical transients
Stellar M1200 Monoblock Amplifiers
$8,100 each

The Stellar M1200 mono amplifiers are a high power super linear amplifier with a vacuum tube input providing uncompressed performance.
The Stellar M1200 monoblock power amplifier combines the rich warmth and musicality of vacuum tubes with the jaw-dropping power and seemingly infinite headroom of a 1200 watt high-performance output stage. This extraordinary hybrid amplifier knows no limits. From the subtlest musical whisperings to the loudest crescendos an orchestra or rock band is capable of, Stellar M1200 never flinches. Regardless of your speaker’s power demands or limitations, enjoy the once unachievable uncompressed effortlessness afforded by this design. Pure musical bliss for any loudspeaker made, from the smallest to the biggest. Stellar.

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Stellar M1200 Monoblock Amplifiers technical specs
  • Audio InputsRCA (Unbalanced)XLR (Balanced)
  • Gain 30.5dB +/-0.5dB
  • Signal to Noise ratio1kHz@1200 Watts > 112dB
  • Output Power8Ω - 600W minimum4Ω - 1200W minimum2Ω - Stable for musical transients
Stellar Phono Preamp
$3,299

Our finest phono preamplifier in the company’s 45-year history. All analog from input to output, this stunning addition to the Stellar line will bring new life to your vinyl in ways you never dreamt possible.
PS engineer Darren Myers wiped the tradition slate clean by hand-fashioning a new approach to capturing all the magic trapped in the grooves of our records. The results are breathtaking. Music that might once have been locked into the confines of our loudspeakers is suddenly free. Stellar phono features dual inputs that can support either a moving coil or moving magnet cartridge. Cartridge loading and gain options are easily adjusted from your listening position via the supplied remote control. Input to output, Stellar is a fully discrete FET design with extraordinarily low noise and high overload capabilities so even the wildest dynamics from the punchiest cartridges sail through Stellar with no limitations or compromise whatsoever. If you love vinyl you’ll love Stellar.

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Stellar Phono Preamp technical specs
  • Audio Inputs RCA (Unbalanced) MM,MC
  • GainMM : 44dB, 50dB, 56dB MC : 60dB, 66dB, 72dB
  • Input Loading MM : 47KΩ (100pF) MC : 60Ω, 100Ω, 200Ω, 47KΩ, Custom 1-1KΩ
  • Features70dB ULTRA LOW NOISE GAIN .15mv CARTRIDGESDISCRETE FET DESIGNCLASS 'A' ANALOG CIRCUITRYNO ICs IN SINGLE PATHHAND SELECTED DISCRETE COMPONENTS
DirectStream DAC
Starting at $8,399

The DirectStream DAC is our reference standard D to A converter. It is unlike any standard chip-based DAC, and has received countless awards, worldwide.

DirectStream is one of the most remarkable DACS ever built as all the major reviewers agree. Hand written, discrete, perfection based conversion that uncovers all the missing information hiding in your digital audio media. CD’s, streaming audio, high-resolution PCM or DSD based media are expertly upsampled in the DirectStream to twenty times DSD rate and output as pure analog directly into your amplifier or preamplifier. There has never been a better sounding DAC at anywhere close to the price of DirectStream. It is the first choice of thousands of critical listeners worldwide, and with its ability to accept our free Operating System upgrades, will never become obsolete.

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DirectStream DAC technical specs
  • Digital audio inputsI2S(2), Coax, XLR Balanced, TOSLINK, USB, Network Bridge slot
  • Sample RatesI2S, and USB — 44.1kHz to 352.8kHz 16bit, 24bit, DSD 64, DSD 128TOSLINK – 44.1kHz to 96kHz 16bit, 24bitXLR (AES/EBU)S/PDIF (coax)– 44.1kHz to 192kHz 16bit, 24bit, DSD 64
  • FeaturesCOLOR TOUCH SCREEN100% DSD BASED D-A CONVERTERUPGRADABLE VIA SOFTWARE RELEASESDXD SUPPORTNO OFF-THE-SHELF IC-DAC CHIPS USEDMQA + TIDAL READY WITH OPTIONAL BRIDGE II
BHK Signature Preamplifier

Preamplifiers are at the heart of any high-performance music system. They are the critical controlling interface between our sources of music and our loudspeaker chain. Most preamplifiers do a fine job of control and isolation, but only a rare handful make magic happen. Add the BHK Signature Preamplifier into your system and suddenly you are enveloped in a wealth of musicality you’ve not yet experienced: deeper, wider, sound staging, improved separation of instruments and voices, subterranean bass, extended highs, and an openness you’re unlikely to have experienced without this instrument in the system.

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BHK Signature Preamplifier technical specs
  • Inputs5 Coaxial RCA single ended5 XLR Balanced
  • Outputs2 Coaxial RCA single ended2 XLR Balanced
  • FeaturesZERO-LOSS VACUUM TUBE INPUT STAGEPRP RESISTORS IN SIGNAL PATHFULLY BALANCED INPUT TO OUTPUTBHK DESIGNED MOSFET HEADPHONE STAGEREMOTE CONTROL
PowerPlant 20
$14,699

PS Audio’s largest and most powerful regenerator, the P20 is trusted to protect and power the most expensive systems in the world.
The DirectStream P20 Power Plant is our finest expression of the art of delivering protected, pure, regulated, distortion-free AC power. With peak power levels of 3600 watts, no equipment can tax the mighty P20. Finally, your most coveted components have the opportunity to unleash their full potential. DirectStream P20 regulates both long-term fluctuations and peak dynamics without deviation, ensuring a solid foundation from which to build a state-of-the-art system. Its low output impedance and unhindered AC delivery are equivalent to less than 50 feet of 12 gauge wire connected directly to your city power source without the connecting miles of wire, the many transformers, and the multiple neighbors weakening and contaminating your power.

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PowerPlant 20 technical specs
  • Maximum Continuous Load2000VA
  • Maximum Peak Load3600VA
  • Features16x OUTLETSPASSIVELY COOLEDINTEGRATED OSCILLOSCOPETHD, IMPROVEMENT AND POWER METERSCOLOR TOUCHSCREEN
PowerPlant 15
$10,499

Purify, protect, regulate, and rebuild unrestricted new power from old with the P15, our second most powerful AC regenerator.
The DirectStream P15 Power Plant is the gold standard for safety, reliability, and high-performance AC power regeneration. The P15 improves micro and macro dynamics, audio purity, instrumental separation, soundstage width and depth, and lowers background noise for any connected equipment. From medium to large power amplifiers to the smallest pieces of source equipment, the P15 will work magic on your system’s performance. Don’t starve your music or risk damaging your equipment. A P15 gives you greatly improved performance and safety from just plugging into the wall socket and far better dynamics, bass and a much bigger, open soundstage than any power conditioner on the market.

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PowerPlant 15 technical specs
  • Maximum Continuous Load1200VA
  • Maximum Peak Load3600VA
  • Features10x OUTLETSPASSIVELY COOLEDINTEGRATED OSCILLOSCOPETHD, IMPROVEMENT AND POWER METERSCOLOR TOUCHSCREEN
PowerPlant 12
$7,299

Our most powerful compact AC regenerator, the P12 regenerates new, safe, and pure AC from your home’s power outlets for breathtaking improvement.
The DirectStream Power Plant 12 takes your incoming AC power and regenerate new sine-wave-perfect, regulated high current AC power. In the process of regeneration any problems on your power line such as low voltage, distorted waveforms, sagging power and noise are eliminated. The results are both audibly and visually stunning when powering either audio or video products. Further, the level of protection afforded connected equipment is extraordinary. Feel 100% confident that a P12 will provide pure and safe power under any condition. Don’t starve your music or risk damaging your equipment. A P12 gives you greatly improved performance and safety from just plugging into the wall socket and far better dynamics, bass and a much bigger, open soundstage than any passive power conditioner on the market.

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PowerPlant 12 technical specs
  • Maximum Continuous Load1000VA
  • Maximum Peak Load3600VA
  • Features8x OUTLETSINTEGRATED OSCILLOSCOPETHD, IMPROVEMENT AND POWER METERSCOLOR TOUCHSCREEN