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Originally Posted by fh6350885 View Post

guys, i found a deal on studiomusicals.com which offers wadia 121 for $999. Do you think its credible or not?

 

I would take a conservative approach to dealing with this company. It looks like the web site has been up for less than a year and so there is very little about it on the Internet but I did find one customer who was burned - purchased a Roland keyboard but no delivery: http://www.rolandforums.co.uk/forums/viewthread/3946/.  And another Facebook reference: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=435492419807339&id=123667974772&comment_id=5057976&offset=0&total_comments=16. The prices look way to cheap to me (I was looking at purchasing an Akai EWI4000S wind controller which normally retails here for $900+ but Studio Musicals has them for $419).  Too good to be true.

post #107 of 112

Just read through the thread and saw that there were some early problems with these all-in-one desktop DACs.  Does anyone have any recent experience with these that they could share?  Also, I didn't see any consistent reports on the sound signature.  One initial report said it was bright sounding, but then subsequent posts described it as warm and analog....  Thanks in advance. :)
 

post #108 of 112

Mine was purchased in October 2012.  I have not had any problems. 

To me, it is just very transparent sounding....definitely not bright (but I don't know that I would call it warm either)

 

The only thing about it that I don't really care for is that it has no controls other than the remote control. But since I am only using it as a DAC, I don't ever have to change things.

post #109 of 112

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Edited by dunkadunka - 2/22/13 at 2:54pm
post #110 of 112

Guys, who owns the Wadia 121, would you please tell me how its sound if compared with Audio-GD NFB-1.32 or Ref-5.32?

 

I am thinking about purchasing the Wadia 121 but have no opportunity to listen to it before purchase. Just had a chance to try the NFB-1.32 and Ref-5.32 in my setup which are the "reference" point to compare with other DACs.

I have read the review NFB-1.32 vs. Wadia 121  but I am a little bit skeptical about the setup used in the test, I think it didn't allow to discover potential of the devices, so I'd like to get more input sources on the comparison.

First of all, I am interested in the Wadia 121 as a DAC itself, its preamplifier and phone output are not important for me.

I'd appreciate any info on this issue,

thank you!

post #111 of 112
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Originally Posted by runswithaliens View Post
 

Just read through the thread and saw that there were some early problems with these all-in-one desktop DACs.  Does anyone have any recent experience with these that they could share?  Also, I didn't see any consistent reports on the sound signature.  One initial report said it was bright sounding, but then subsequent posts described it as warm and analog....  Thanks in advance. :)
 

 

My very initial impressions find it to be "bright" through coax, and "dark" through usb.

post #112 of 112

Bought it, sold it...

 

The 121 was a disappointment, reverts to defaults on power off , odd remote... I wish I had demoed it before I bought it.

 

I still love my Wadia 860x with Great Northern Sound Corporation statement level upgrade... but really I think the gem of their entire history was just this model.


Edited by Golden Ears - 4/13/14 at 10:39pm
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