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Wadia S7i CD Player/DAC
Series 7 is Wadia's highest level integrated product series. Not surprisingly, the all-new CD transport exemplifies series 7 level playback performance. this exceptional transport was designed in collaboration with the Austrian company Stream Unlimited. Wadia co-engineered many details of the design, including an application specific servo system optimised for the newest generation of Wadia playback units.
USB for Audiophiles
USB has become an important interface for discerning music lovers, and presents specific technical challenges. Clock and timing errors are among the most difficult performance barriers when using USB connectivity. Wadia worked with key component manufacturers to achieve significantly more accurate digital clock information for all USB sources. By combining optimised clock behaviour with Wadia's proven Digimaster filter topology Wadia provide world class time and phase correct musical output from high resolution USB digital files. the S7i also provides extremely flexible digital connectivity via AES/EBU, Coaxial/BNC and Toslink.
Multiple fully regulated digital power supplies result in significant noise floor reductions. There are separate fully regulated power supplies for the C transport/servo, digital processing platform, Wadia's proprietary clock-link network, D>A conversion section, and analog output stage.
The S7i provides flawlessly executed digital signal processing that maintains time and phase coherency, ideally suited for a wide range of high performance systems.
This is simply one of the most outstanding red-book CD players ever made. Not only that, but it plays WMA. MP3 and most importantly, FLAC. The DAC unit is as good as anything we have ever heard. We have a unit on permanent demonstration connected to a Qsonix 205 music server.
Modified CD and Data Drive
Dual transformers in internal isolation chamber
3 user selectable upsampling algorithms including DigiMaster v2.5
Red Book CD, CD-R, CD-RW and FLAC
DAC Sample Rate:
Digital Volume Control Range:
50 dB in one hundred 0.5 dB steps
Maximum Output Voltage
Can be adjusted via internal switches from 0.3V to 4.25V to match system sensitivity
Less than 15 ohms
1 USB - The Wadia USB input accepts the following sample rates: 44.1k, 48k and 96k 1 AES/EBU (XLR) 1 SP/DIF (BNC)
1 Plastic Optical (Toslink)
1 Glass Fiber-Optic (ST) 1 AES/EBU (XLR) 1 SP/DIF (BNC) 1 Plastic Optical (Toslink)
1 pair balanced (XLR) 1 pair unbalanced (RCA) Both can be used simultaneously
Inches: 7.25 x 17 x 16.5 Centimeters: 18.4 x 43.2 x 42
Black or Silver Anodized Aluminum