Wadia W381 CD Player

Wadia W381 CD Player

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The ebb and flow of music fills your room as this CD player sonically takes you to places you have never been.

Music Without Compromise
The CD Player features the same ground breaking technologies that have made the 581se CD Player a benchmark. Literally your 381 CD Player utilizes the identical DigiMaster 2.5 reconstruction filter, SwiftCurrent 3 Discreet current to voltage conversion, isolated power factor corrected and inductor filtered power supplies, and ClockLink jitter reduction circuits as the 581se CD Player adding up to world class performance at a very attractive price. our first optical disc transport capable of playing Flac, MP3, and WMA audio data from your download collection.

Utilizing the inputs allows you to use your playeras a high performance DAC maximizing sources such as - DVD players, computers, digital satellite/cable boxes.

Open Your Ears and Rediscover Your Dreams
Your CD collection has never sounded this good. You will dig deep into your music collection to hear for the first time what you have been missing.

By the Numbers
Utilizing a new CD only transport, modified to allow ClockLink jitter reduction
and pure data capture, providing state-of-the-art audio information extraction with the
lowest measured error correction in Wadiaís history. Patent worthy technologies ensure
that data is accurately captured from audio discs regardless of format, including WMA,
MP3 and FLAC. The mechanism is further enhanced by a custom mounting and enclosure
system that provides both mechanical and electrical isolation. The result, performance
surpassing even the highly acclaimed transports featured in previous players.

Tradition Meets Innovation
Developed for our special edition and reference products, Wadia's SwiftCurrent 3
Discreet (SC-3D) has been combined with the latest version of our superior current to
voltage (I/V) conversion technology. Current exiting the DA converters is optimally
loaded, in turn allowing each DAC to remain linear. Current is then mirrored and driven
with a zero global feedback Class A throughput stage. The output feeds directly into
a phase accurate filter that simultaneously creates voltage and removes unwanted
high frequency noise. The SC-3D generates 3 independent data streams that drive both
the balanced and unbalanced legs of the output stage. A quieter blacker background
ensures holographic images will appear, or in other words the sound stage will be
rendered in... 3-D.

Pure Power
Featuring two new fully balanced shielded toroidal transformers
that are electrically, mechanically, and acoustically isolated from other components.
New inductor filtering has been added to the digital supply ensuring smooth charging
of capacitors and eliminating noise spikes from the ground plain. There is a fully
regulated separate power supply for digital processing, clocking, DA conversion,
and the output stage. Every performance component is powered by regulated
isolated power traces. The result quiet pure power with lightning speed allowing
instantaneous reproduction of transient information.
Power Supply:
Dual transformers in internal isolation chamber


Decoding Software:
3 user selectable upsampling algorithms including DigiMaster v2.5

Compatible Formats:
Red Book CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, FLAC and WMA

Digital Processing Capability:
1 - 24 Bits

Digital Resolution:
21 bit resolution

DAC Sample Rate:
1.4112 MHz

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

Output Impedance:
Less than 15 ohms

Analog Outputs:
1 pair balanced (XLR)
1 pair unbalanced (RCA)
Both can be used simultaneously

Digital Inputs (381i only):
1 - USB - The Wadia USB input accepts the following sample rates: 44.1k, 48k and 96k.
1 - SP/DIF (BNC)
1 - Plastic Optical (Toslink)

Digital Outputs (381i only):
1 - Glass Fiber-Optic (ST)
1 - SP/DIF (BNC)
1 - Plastic Optical (Toslink)

Power Consumption:
58 watts

55 lb., 25kg

Dimensions (HWD):
7.25 x 17 x 16.5 inches
18.4 x 43.2 x 42 cm

Finish Options:
Black or Silver Anodized Aluminum


Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.


Orders are sent via our couriers' DPD on a next-day-delivery service and usually, take between 1 and 3 days. 


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*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however, delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

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