PS Audio Direct Stream Mk2 DAC - How good is it vs Mk1? Weiss, Bricasti?

I have the original PS Audio Direct Stream DAC, and had been considering upgrading, as it is the oldest item in my system, and I am getting the itch to upgrade.   I had been looking into the Weiss 501 or the Bricasti M1, used.  But have ready several positive things about the PS Audio Mk2.

I am wondering if anyone has really compared the original to the MK2? Or to the Weiss or Bricasti?



Thanks to all who commented. I have ordered the mk2, so I am shutting down this thread 

@meiatflask I was one of the "early adopters" of the MK1 DAC, enjoyed that very much.  When PS Audio offered that great trade in on the MK2, I "took the plunge" and immediately out of the box enjoyed more detail, better soundstage and better "tonality" (especially with acoustic instruments).  It only took a few days before I boxed up the MK1 and headed to the UPS Store!  I'm sure you'll enjoy the upgrade!

Never seen a thread on here just shut down. Likely five years from now people will be responding and giving advice… maybe even longer.

Ejr1953- thanks.

Adg101- well, I can’t “shut it down”, but I will stop following it and responding. 


@carousel Which Bricasti M1 model did you have?   Was it the M1, M1SE or the M1 Series II?