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post #1 of 55
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Per the Wyred 4 Sound Site ----

 

https://audiofest.net/2011/downloads/Special/WyredR.pdf

 

Looks like there will be a mini, all-in-one, integrated amp, a music server, two new DACs, and a USB to S/PDIF converter.


Edited by GMF2010 - 10/5/11 at 7:22am
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Pretty hype to get some impressions. W4S is at the top of my list as far as DACs that I want to hear go...so I'm excited to hear what else they have in store. Thanks for posting this.

 

EDIT: The music server sounds absolutely sick.
 

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Originally Posted by GMF2010 View Post

Per the Wyred 4 Sound Site ----

 

https://audiofest.net/2011/downloads/Special/WyredR.pdf

 

Looks like there will be a mini, all-in-one, integrated amp, a music server, two new DACs, and a USB to S/PDIF converter.



 

 


Edited by MorbidToaster - 10/5/11 at 3:33pm
post #3 of 55

the server would be better if they actually allowed the dac 2 to be integrated into the chassis. sounds good for people who dont know their way around a music server though. i wonder if they are actually using hdmi over hdmi, or psaudio-like balanced i2s over hdmi

post #4 of 55

the server looks real interesting.  Hope it's not to costly. Should go well with my DAC-2.   I had heard rumors they were making a headphone amp but I guess that is not the case. 

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I will be very surprised if I don't end up buying the uDAC HD for desktop and transportable use. Love my DAC-2, but it's not ideal for use on a desktop.
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I will be very surprised if I don't end up buying the uDAC HD for desktop and transportable use. Love my DAC-2, but it's not ideal for use on a desktop.


Why not?  I use the DAC-2 exclusively for a Desktop rig.   

 

(Ex Norwalk CT here)

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Why not?  I use the DAC-2 exclusively for a Desktop rig.   

 

(Ex Norwalk CT here)



The DAC-2 is a bit big for my desk, but the real reason is that I'm using it as a digital pre-amp in my two-channel system, so I have four other sources connected to it. Pulling it out is a big hassle. 

 

I was thinking of getting a second DAC-2, but the new, small form factor DAC will likely be more suitable. 

post #8 of 55

Server is the only thing that looks interesting to me.

post #9 of 55

^ Same here. If it has an integrated cd drive for ripping/recording (like Weiss MAN202 or Olive music servers) I will most likely get one.

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I have just been looking for / researching a music server for my system.  The HDMI connection will be for its I2S connection.  I have the W4S DAC2 and the STP-SE pre, and this announcement will make my search a lot easier.  The W4S gear tends to be be good quality, decent pricing, and bullet-proof - just my kind of product.  Oh, and they are here in the USA, which is another plus.

 

Hoping it will access the NAS directly, and not require a running server process.  Then the ALAC music on the NAS will work for the W4S server at my system, and still be available to the Sonos for the rest of the house.

 

I also hope it will play ALAC files.  Most of the newer Linux based players won't play ALAC (Bryston, Auraliti).  The one I have found is at www.sonore.us, which will be the main competition for my music server dollars.

 

Looking forward to the reviews

post #11 of 55

Cool, looks like some mid-level DACs are being released!  Considering how much of a runaway hit their PS DL III was this might be promising.

post #12 of 55

Has anyone gotten to look at any of this in Denver?

 

No pics yet of the "new" casework.  I reread the .pdf file on their site, and it sounds like a vortexbox device, which is cool.


Edited by Bones13 - 10/16/11 at 7:52pm
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Sorry for phone pic, but I guess nobody else was willing to go see it.
post #14 of 55

Thanks Maxvia!  Certainly in keeping with their established look.  I will await the final price/specs when they release it.

post #15 of 55

Thanks for pic... been hoping for more details on this unit, but the W4S stuff hasn't received much coverage in the sources I've been following. Really curious about the price.

 

Here's a couple pics of their other items shown from Soundstage (click to the next page for closeup of the new look of their components):

 

http://www.soundstageglobal.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=183&Itemid=236

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