WOO AUDIO WTP-1
CD Transport(prototype), estimated £697.25 ($1,099)
SACD is pointless, no music needs more dynamic range than a CD can provide.
Unfortunate indeed. Might look into one once there's a drop/used down the line...Small footprint CD players are a tough find lately.
Thank you for the feedback so far. We used the WDS-1 and WTP-1 in the recent RMAF show for all 7 amplifiers on display. They were very well received.
I am taking this opportunity to answer the questions above.
USB is asynchronous. It natively supports 24 bit and 96k sampling without use of drivers. Optical, coaxial, and AES support 24 bit and 196k.
It plays Redbook CD. This small footprint CD Transport is a major challenge of this product. In particular, the top-loading tray mechanism is complex. We had many trials in order to get the good traction on opening and closing the cover. In combination of Sony pickup and our unique CD tray design, the player is vibration resistant.
The estimated price for the CD Transport include the remote control. As for the DAC, remote control is optional.
We are currently fixing some glitches on the casing and on the programming. Pre-order date could be around the corner and we are aiming the shipping date in December 2011. This could make one of the happiest Christmas or New Year gift.
Would also like to see some photos of the back.
And also if there will be a nice bundle price ;-)