Looking for Impressions or Review of Wadia 121 Decoding Computer
May 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

hifimiami

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Please provide any impressions of the Wadia 121 DAC also any comparisons to Wyred4Sound DAC, Anedio 2, Metrum Acoustic Octave DAC. I have been unable to find user impressions or reviews on the Wadia 121. What power supply? Power Supply filter? Output stage? but most important sound.

 
May 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM Post #2 of 5

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http://www.audioaficionado.org/digital-music-servers/13463-wadia-121-owners.html
 
http://www.audioaficionado.org/digital-music-servers/13332-wadia-121-house.html
 
121 VS W4S DAC2
 
I still waiting reviews compare between Wadia 121 and Mytek 192DSD
 
Jul 25, 2012 at 10:02 PM Post #4 of 5

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Still looking for Wadia 121 reviews?  This one has a publication date of August 2012 (today is July 25) so it must be pretty new.
 
http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0812/wadia_121.htm
 
It doesn't have any direct comparisons to the DACs you named, or the Burson HA-160D (which is what I'd like to see compared), but the article directly brings up the Benchmark to say that, all-in-all, the Wadia bests it (though, and I'm sure it's a relief for current Benchmark owners, by a small margin).
 
Sadly, the article is a tad short on surgical analysis of the Wadia's sound, and completely skips evaluation of the headphone-out - even though the opening suggests the possibility of at least some mention.
 
Alas, from what I have been able to gather, the Wadia is certainly worth the cost of admission, even among its foremost competitors.
 

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