First of all let me say that this is no way being pushed by Arc Audio or anyone else this is just something that I decided to do on my own because this my opinion I just feel like talking.
So about 3 years ago I had found an awesome deal on a PS8 in our for sale section from one of Arcs mad customers so I snatched it up because I was honestly at that point just buy random equipment at great prices. At that time I was running the CDSP which I thought was the greatest thing since sliced bread because I just gotten rid of my bigass RANE (which I loved)... Sooo I changed the opamps to the lm49720 and there was a sound that I had heard when I had the RANE audio bliss but after testing it had lottttts of ground noise, turn on pop etc (I had zero with the CDSP), I kinda threw it in the closet and left it there to be along with my other audio equipment that I sometimes hoard... So fast forward to the beginning of this year... I want to try something different so I went to closet and took out the PS8, along with Bitone (from a friend), CDSP, DSP Pro, and my left over DSP6... PUT them all on a bench and tested them one by one.. The PS8 stood head and shoulders above the rest when connecting it fullrange two channel OUTPUT... It sound Exactly like HOME AUDIO... Its sound signature was JUST like the RANE but in a SMALL Box... SOOOO hooked it up and there was the ground noise again... SOOOOO I had nothing to loose I kept working at it to get the ground noise to stop... I had to get that SOUND back!!!! IT was like begging the Most beautiful girl to go out with me.... Soooo She did.. I got the ground noise fixed after 2 full days of just testing the ground and where to put it... I ended up using both grounds that included using the signal ground.... Honestly it was just pure bliss... I found out on my journey that the more you boooost the volume out the more clear it gets I have mine now set at 8. NOW let me say this Would I prefer to have the remote... Absolutely but even with the digital input on the DSP Pro it still cant touch the PS8 sonically... TRUST when I say this because I have tried and I have had the opportunity to have alll of the processors but I just stuck with the PS8 because it does sound like heaven!!!!
Now that doesnt go with out saying it does have its issues...IT kinda of like owning a TurboGraphic 16... IT has all of this potential but will the company ever release the upgrades???? I got plugs and lights that I may never use.. BLUETOOTH (mosconi got that and it works flawlessly), Aux input worthless without a remote, digital input worthless with out a remote... There is no manual how to even potentially try to wire up your own remote (HELIX got that) I have had Turn off pop at times (not now)... Along with a few other issues.... But I do Love her because when I get her setup right ohhhh she does me soooo good.... I am holding on to this little piece of equipment because it sounds great, unlimited amount of tuning, and its potential.... BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN TOUCH IT, once its unlocked... UNLESS someone leaps ahead with a remote this is the best thing smoking!!!