According to the manufacturer, the new PS Audio AirLens is designed to extract the “ultimate sound quality” from streaming audio.
Galvanic isolation is the secret to the new PS Audio AirLens, according to the manufacturer’s CEO Paul McGowan: “by removing the physical connection between input and output stages, unwanted noise as introduced by USB, Ethernet or wi-fi is eliminated. Also, the AirLens perfectly re-clocks the digital audio signal. The result is a remarkable improvement in resolution, sound image fidelity and dynamics‘.
Full galvanic separation
You connect the PS Audio AirLens to your (home) network via Ethernet or wi-fi. The full galvanic separation via air should eliminate EMI interference via wi-fi, modems and routers. The streamer supports music services such as Spotify, Tidal and Qobuz, as well as DLNA streaming from local network sources.
The specifications of the PS Audio AirLens at a glance, straight from the manufacturer:
- Galvanically isolated from input to output to eliminate network and Wi-Fi noise and offer extraordinary signal purity and sound quality
- Connects to a network via 10/100/1000 Ethernet or 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
I2S and coaxial digital outputs
- Offers PCM up to 352.8 kHz/32-bit and native DSD up to 256 (4x, up to DSD 128 via coaxial output)
- DoP (DSD over PCM) operation
- Compatible with TIDAL Connect (via Roon), Spotify Connect, mconnect, Qobuz (via Roon and mconnect), Dropbox (via Roon), MQA, DLNA 1.5 and UPnP A/V 1.0 Digital Media Renderer
- Available in silver or black
- 10″ x 7″ x 1.5″, 4.8 lbs.
The PS Audio AirLens is available in silver or black for a suggested retail price of $1990 U.S. dollars.