Wadia 121decoding Computer D/A processor Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital Sources: Apple MacBook Pro computer (2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD) running OS 10.6.7, iTunes 10.6, Sonic Studios Amarra 2.5, Songbird 1.9.3, XLD; Western Digital 2TB NAS Device; Oppo BDP-103 universal Blu-ray player; Sooloos/Meridian Digital Media System (Control 15, TwinStore x3); Apple iPad 2, 3 (or "New iPad" or latest or HD or Retina or whatever); Apple iPod Touch 1G; Apple iPhone 4S.
Digital Processors: Benchmark DAC1 USB, M2Tech Young & Palmer DAC & power supply, AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC.
Preamplifier: Marantz AV7005 in Pure Direct mode.
Power Amplifier: Classé CAM 350 monoblocks.
Loudspeakers: MartinLogan Prodigy, MartinLogan Descent subwoofers (2).
Headphones: Grado HP-1000, AKG D-240, Ultimate Ears TripleFi.
Cables: USB: Cardas Clear. Interconnect: Cardas Neutral Reference S/PDIF, Kimber Kable BiFocal XL & others, XLO HT Pro & S/PDIF. AC: manufacturers' own.
Accessories: Dedicated power lines: 40A (amplifiers), 15A (digital, analog components).—Jon Iverson

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Wadia Digital
3900 Annapolis Lane N.
Plymouth, MN 55447-5447
(763) 577-0593
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Axiom05's picture

JA, your new DAC measurements are fantastic. I just wish that Stereophile could include more DAC's each issue as there has been so many introduced onto the market recently. Subjective reviews are helpful but without a good set of measurements you are only seeing part of the picture. I guess there is no chance of having some meaurements included on AudioStream...

junker's picture

MSB has an analog-domain volume control.

junker's picture

Agree that the measurements section was very insightful regarding effective bit depth. Hopefully, that turns out to be an easy f/w fix.

 

With the addition of a volume control and DSD compatibility this could be a "killer" product at it's pricepoint.

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