PS Audio DMP


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The finest transport available

for those who want to get the best

from red book cd.

Outstanding performance from

SACD,DVD a, MQA,Blueray audio


Overview & Features

Locked inside your CD, HRx, and SACD collections is a wealth of music you’ve not yet heard. The DirectStream Memory Player uncovers the musical treasures long-buried in your library. Eight years in research, two years in development, the DMP is our crowning achievement in musical reproduction of optical media. If there are any better sounding players on the market, we are unaware of them. Breathe new life into your CD collection played through any DAC. Send the raw DSD layer of SACD into your DirectStream or DirectStream Junior DAC so you can hear, for the first time, what’s long been unavailable to external DACs in these high-resolution discs.


35 years after the introduction of the CD, PS engineers have perfected the art of data extraction and delivery so you can finally hear what’s been locked away in your CD and SACD collection. The DirectStream Memory Player (DMP) is a universal optical disc transport with a twist inside: an advanced Digital Lens. The Lens, first invented in 1993 by PS Audio’s Paul McGowan and Bob Stadtherr, electrically isolates the mechanical transport/laser mechanism of optical disc readers, improves audio quality to a degree few systems have yet achieved, and focuses audio data into a single, bit-perfect, timing-perfected stream to your DAC.


CD reproduction is unequaled by any other player we know of. CDs played through DMP now comes closer than ever to high-resolution PCM and DSD, uncovering new layers of dimensionality, soundstage, depth and musicality previously unobtainable in other optical readers or server based audio systems.


DMP opens the long restricted DSD layer of SACD to PS Audio DACs. Through a unique code-handshake, DMP will deliver the raw DSD layer of copyright protected SACD directly into your PS Audio DAC. This means that for the first time you’ll uncover the wealth of audio’s finest digital medium, DSD, and hear exactly what the mastering engineers who created these discs have enjoyed all along.


Welcome to DMP, the last optical disc player you will ever need. There are simply no better devices made.



Universal Disc Player


Plays FLAC, APE, WMA, MP3, M4A, AAC, DTS, AC3, WAV, DSF, MKA, PCM, OGG, from discs or USB input

Memory Player Transport

SACD DSD layer available through I2S output to PS DACs

Advanced Digital Lens Technology

6-channel digital coax outputs

6-channel digital I2S outputs through HDMI style connector

XLR AES/EBU stereo digital output

USB data input for stored digital media

Cover art

Full color LCD touch screen

Artist, track title information

Extremely low jitter output datastream

Large analog power supply

Separate power regulators

FPGA signal processing

Near-field latch placement

Multi-channel synchronization with PS DACs

Network connection for My PS

Zero setup, just plug and play

Remote control

Technical Specification


Unit Weight

22 lbs [9.97 kg]


Unit Dimensions

14” x 17” x 4” [ 36cm x 43cm x 10cm]


Shipping Weight

31 lbs [14 kg]


Shipping Dimensions

20.5”x 24” x 10” [52cm x 61cm x 25cm]


Power requirements

Input Power

Model specific 100VAC, 120VAC, or 230VAC 50 or 60Hz


Power Consumption



Input sources

I2S(2), Coax, XLR Balanced, TOSLINK, USB, Network Bridge slot


Optical discs

CD Standard Digital Audio

CD-R/RW CD Data Discs with audio files

HDCD High Definition CDs

SACD Super Audio CD Stereo or Multi-Channel

DVD-R/RW DVD Data Discs with audio files


USB Drive

USB Flash Drive with audio files


File Format









3 (Front, Rear, Center/Sub)

Connector HDMI Type A (Uses HDMI connector but not compatible with HDMI inputs)

PCM output 44.1KHz to 192KHz

DSD output 2.8MHz



3 (Front, Rear, Center/Sub)

Connector RCA

PCM output 44.1KHz to 192KHz

DSD output DSD over PCM 2.8MHz (176.4KHz)



1 (Front only)

Connector XLR Male

PCM output 44.1KHz to 192KHz

DSD output DSD over PCM 2.8MHz (176.4KHz)