Wireless requires a separate Ethernet-to-WiFi converter. Once connection to the PS Audio computers is established, cover art may be retrieved. Load a CD into the PWT whilst connected to the cloud network and within seconds, the PS Audio logo is replaced by the CD title and cover art. This data automatically stores on the SD card at the back of the PWT. When the same CD is loaded next, the PWT automatically retrieves its cover art and track listing from the SD card, no Internet connection required.
The manuals also explain the components’ other functions. Besides its S/PDIF and HDMI outputs, the PWT can also output digital data via XLR or TOSLINK. With the PWD as DAC, all outputs may be used simultaneously. Like the PWT, the PWD also has a range of options. First, it sports no less than 7 digital inputs. Besides one S/PDIF and two HDMI inputs, there are TOSLINK, XLR and USB. Furthermore, the PWD is pre-configured to use the forthcoming Network Bridge which allows NAS drives to become music sources. All inputs accept signals up to 32-bit/192kHz except for USB and TOSLINK which handle up to 24-bit/96kHz. All inputs may be connected simultaneously.