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Ferrum - WANDLA - Reference DAC/Preamp

by Ferrum
Original price $4,690.00 - Original price $4,690.00
Original price
$4,690.00
$4,690.00 - $4,690.00
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Experience the future of high-end audio today with Ferrum's WANDLA - Reference DAC/Preamp. WANDLA is an engineering feat, akin to a Formula 1 racing car, meticulously crafted for those who seek flawless digital-to-analog conversion. Innovative features like the SERCE digital audio system module and optimized digital inputs result in a balanced, transparent sound making listening fatigue a thing of the past. Appreciate handcrafted details such as proprietary amplification and finely tuned DA conversion, all at an unprecedented price. The WANDLA not only excels in performance on its own, but truly soars when paired with the HYPSOS using Ferrum’s Power Link connection. With its hi-res touch screen and intuitive UX, operating the WANDLA feels like a dream. Welcome to the next standard of high-end audio, today.

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ℹ Product Information

Ferrum's WANDLA - Reference DAC/Preamp

Step into the future of music with Ferrum's WANDLA - a Reference DAC/Preamp that's breaking new ground in high-end digital-to-analog conversion.

Description

Much like an F1 race car disrupting fresh tarmac, Ferrum's WANDLA is an audacious disruption to the status quo of audio conversion, setting a meticulously-engineered world standard of tomorrow - today. The WANDLA is more than just a powerful converter - it's an optimized arm of your audio system, designed to streamline the signal path and render 5 redundant chips obsolete. It boasts of a unique combination of flagship audio quality, unprecedented affordability, and supreme transparency that reduces listening fatigue to a mere echo of the past. Armed with cutting-edge features such as an MQA decoder/renderer, digital filter selection, exceptional digital inputs, and proprietary amplification finely tuned explicitly for WANDLA, the unit ushers in a dynamic new era of sound. Add to this an alluring hi-res touch screen showcasing an intuitive User Interface and the ease of remote control operation. When paired with HYPSOS, WANDLA's performance transcends even its prodigious standards. The culmination of Ferrum's digital prowess and in-house-developed analog audio and electrical technology, each detail of WANDLA's design has been meticulously fine-tuned, from the digital filter down to the power cables. An investment in a truly balanced, top-tier audio experience like never before, put the power of tomorrow's high-end audio in your hands today with Ferrum's WANDLA.

Features

  1. Tomorrow's High End Audio Today: Just like a Formula 1 race car, the WANDLA from Ferrum has the audacity to deliver an unrivaled caliber of flagship audio quality. A testament to Ferrum's inventive capabilities, it sets a bold new standard for high-end digital-to-analog conversion.

  2. SERCE - Digital Audio System Module: The WANDLA is optimized with an ARM chip that obviates the need for five extra chips, offering you the shortest signal path possible. It also includes an MQA decoder/renderer and options for digital filter selection.

  3. Optimized Digital Inputs: Ferrum’s WANDLA features exceptionally tuned input spaces, such as USB, coaxial and optical S/PDIF, ARC (TV), and I2S ports specifically optimized for audio purposes.

  4. Proprietary Amplification: A fully balanced and modified IC pre-amplifier has been purposefully tuned for WANDLA, ensuring a fluid integration with the unit.

  5. Enhanced Transparency: The design specifically aims for a balanced and super transparent sound signature. With WANDLA, listening fatigue is nothing but a thing of the past.

  6. Finely tuned DA Conversion: The WANDLA houses Ferrum’s latest demonstration of its digital expertise, combined with its homegrown analog and electrical technology.

  7. Dynamic Digital Filtering: WANDLA offers a selection of three ESS digital filters and, for the first time globally, two digital filters created by renowned filter-maker Signalyst for Ferrum.

  8. Truly Balanced: WANDLA guarantees a truly balanced signal path using the XLR inputs and equally balanced usage with the RCA inputs.

  9. Ease of Use: Ferrum's WANDLA includes a newly minted hi-res touch screen granting an intuitive UX that is effortless to operate, complete with a remote control.

  10. Made for HYPSOS: Apart from providing excellent performance on its own, when paired with HYPSOS, WANDLA reaches new heights that were previously unheard of.

Benefits

  1. Unprecedented Sound Quality: WANDLA's unique features and technological advancements offer a listening experience that is simply second to none.

  2. Simplicity of Operation: The hi-res touchscreen and intuitive UX make operating the unit a breeze, enhancing your musical experience rather than complicating it.

  3. Reduced Listening Fatigue: The finely tuned DAC provides a balanced, transparent sound, significantly reducing listening fatigue.

  4. Improved Performance: When paired with HYPSOS, WANDLA's performance reaches remarkable levels, delivering an intoxicatingly entertaining sound.

  5. Value for Money: Despite offering flagship audio quality, WANDLA is exceptionally affordable, providing you with a high-end audio experience without the hefty price tag.

  6. Future Proof: The forward-thinking design, coupled with cutting-edge technology, ensures that your WANDLA will continue to deliver top-tier performance for years to come.

Specifications

Specification Description
Operation Fully balanced, proprietary IC power amp
DAC chip ESS Sabre ES9038PRO DAC
DAC Resolution 768k/32bit, DSD 256
Digital Inputs AES/EBU, Optical S/PDIF, Coaxial S/PDIF, USB-C, ARC, I2S, PS Audio® compatible
MQA Decoder and renderer (on all digital inputs)
Analog Inputs RCA
Analog input Vmax 9,5V RMS (2 – 3,5V RMS recommended)
Analogue input imp 47kΩ
Line outputs Balanced XLR; unbalanced RCA
Volume control Analogue with bypass option / digital for DAC operation only
Output level @0dBFS, 1kHz sine 9,3V RMS balanced, 4,65V RMS unbalanced
Frequency Response 10Hz – 200kHz +/- 0,1dB
DAC THD -121dB (0,00009%); THD+N: -115dB (unweighted)
Analog input THD -123dB @ 2V RMS output level
Dyn. range analog 127dB (A-weighted)
Dyn. range digital 127dB (A-weighted)
Crosstalk -120dB for 1kHz, better than -100dB for 20Hz -20kHz
Output impedance 22Ω unbalanced, 44Ω balanced
Power consumption 10W idle / 15W max
Power inputs 5,5/2,5 mm DC connector centre positive; proprietary FPL 4-pin DC connector (FPL); 22-30VDC
Power adaptor 100-240 VAC to 24VDC
Dimensions (WxDxH) 21,7 x 20,6 x 5 cm
Weight 1,8 kg

Experience a front-row concert view right from the comfort of your home, as Ferrum's WANDLA transforms sonic impressions into sonic reality. It's more than just an upgrade; it's the evolution of the audio listening experience. Your favourite songs will take on a new life through its exceptional clarity, depth, and detail. Each component within the WANDLA exists for one purpose – capturing every nuance in your music for a richer, authentic auditory journey. Premium construction combined with meticulous craftsmanship ensures a product that not only delivers on performance but is also built to last. Ultimately giving you the best possible sound experience at a price that defies its exceptional quality. In Australia, your destination for high-end audio produces, The Audio Tailor, stands ready to guide you on your journey to the future with the Ferrum's WANDLA. Reach out to us for an indulgence into the next level of auditory euphoria! Your front-row seat to the concert awaits you, now even more accessible with The Audio Tailor's WANDLA! After all, the future of music isn't something that you wait for, it is something you build with Ferrum's WANDLA - a Reference DAC/Preamp. Call on 1300 308 711, email sales@theaudiotailor.com.au or visit Brisbane Store at Unit 9/20 Rivergate Place, Murarrie QLD 4172 to start experiencing the thrill of high-resolution audio today! Don’t just listen, truly hear, with Ferrum's WANDLA.

ℹ Specifications
Specification Description
Operation Fully balanced, proprietary IC power amp
DAC chip ESS Sabre ES9038PRO DAC
DAC Resolution 768k/32bit, DSD 256
Digital Inputs AES/EBU, Optical S/PDIF, Coaxial S/PDIF, USB-C, ARC, I2S, PS Audio® compatible
MQA Decoder and renderer (on all digital inputs)
Analog Inputs RCA
Analog input Vmax 9,5V RMS (2 – 3,5V RMS recommended)
Analogue input imp 47kΩ
Line outputs Balanced XLR; unbalanced RCA
Volume control Analogue with bypass option / digital for DAC operation only
Output level @0dBFS, 1kHz sine 9,3V RMS balanced, 4,65V RMS unbalanced
Frequency Response 10Hz – 200kHz +/- 0,1dB
DAC THD -121dB (0,00009%); THD+N: -115dB (unweighted)
Analog input THD -123dB @ 2V RMS output level
Dyn. range analog 127dB (A-weighted)
Dyn. range digital 127dB (A-weighted)
Crosstalk -120dB for 1kHz, better than -100dB for 20Hz -20kHz
Output impedance 22Ω unbalanced, 44Ω balanced
Power consumption 10W idle / 15W max
Power inputs 5,5/2,5 mm DC connector centre positive; proprietary FPL 4-pin DC connector (FPL); 22-30VDC
Power adaptor 100-240 VAC to 24VDC
Dimensions (WxDxH) 21,7 x 20,6 x 5 cm
Weight 1,8 kg

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