Wadia Need Next?
Wadia's iTransport was a big hit at last year's show, so they are back this year with a pile of new products.
Using the same form factor as the iTransport is the new Series 1 121 DAC/pre. Two versions will be available: $999 for the basic unit and $1,499 for the base unit plus a built-in headphone amp designed by Ray Samuals.
Coupled with the iTransport, this would be a compact way to integrate a music server, disc player or other sources. Both products sport USB, Toslink and Coax inputs as well as stereo balanced XLR and RCA outputs. Don't get too excited yet, however, Wadia's Brent Sitterley says the 121 won't be available until the second half of 2009.