Wadia W581SE CD Player

Wadia W581SE CD Player

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Like any great artist, this unit flawlessly performs with the depth and sensitivity you would expect from one of the best CD/SACD source components available. The 581se offers some of the most advanced features seamlessly integrated into a single chassis. With a newly developed DSD Processing Algorithm, SwiftCurrent 3 Discreet current to voltage conversion, isolated internal power supplies, Clocklink jitter reduction, and weighing in at 48lbs, this component commands center stage in your system. Whith it in your system you are confident that you have finally made it. Now is is just you and your music, no more distractions. You relax and let go, you trust that what you hear is real.

Tradition Meets Innovation
SwiftCurrent(tm) 3 Discreet (SC-3D), developed for our special edition and reference products is now incorporated. The latest version of our superior current to voltage (I/V) conversion technology has been added into our classic Wadia one box solution. 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
The CD Player features 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.

By the Numbers
A Multi-Format Disc Mechanism modified to allow ClockLink(tm) jitter reduction and pure data capture, this new multi-format mechanism provides state-of-the-art audio information extraction. Patent worthy technologies ensure that data is accurately captured from audio discs regardless of format. 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.


Modified multi-format drive

Power Supply:
Dual transformers in internal isolation chamber

Decoding Software:
DigiMaster 2.5 with Selectable Upsampling Algorithms and advanced proprietary software based DSD Processing Algorithm that generates bit corrected SACD playback
24 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 (581ise only):
1 - Glass Fiber-Optic (ST)
1 - SP/DIF (BNC)
1 - Plastic Optical (Toslink)

Digital Outputs (581ise only):
1 - Glass Fiber-Optic (ST)
1 - SP/DIF (BNC)
1 - Plastic Optical (Toslink)

Power Consumption:
25 watts

581se 48 lb., 21.82kg
581ise 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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