Ferrum Wandla – World’s most advanced affordable DAC
This is a preorder item. Orders should start shipping by the end of the month.
With WANDLA, we are making a statement to the current and next generation of music lovers. WANDLA represents tomorrow’s standard of high end digital-to-analog conversion. Think of WANDLA like a Formula 1 racing car. Like the F1 constructor’s team building the best racing car, Ferrum created the best engine for The Converter.
TOMORROW’S HIGH END AUDIO TODAY
As The Converter WANDLA leads the way for tomorrow’s high end at tentative price levels. WANDLA offers flagship audio quality at an unprecedented price.
FINELY TUNED DA CONVERSION
WANDLA is the embodiment of Ferrum’s digital know-how and their in house developed analogue audio and electrical technology. The ESS Sabre ES9038PRO current to voltage (I/V) converter is fine-tuned to perform to its maximum.
Optimized ARM chip offers shortest signal path possible making 5 chips redundant. Includes MQA® decoder and renderer.
DYNAMIC DIGITAL FILTERING
WANDLA has seven ESS digital filters to choose from as standard and, as a world first, lets its audience vote the best from a total of eight WANDLA filters, created for Ferrum by renowned filter-maker HQ Player
OPTIMIZED DIGITAL INPUTS
Specially programmed USB, and tuned coaxial and optical S/PDIF, ARC (TV) and I2S ports, optimized for audio
The signal path stays truly balanced using the XLR inputs and becomes truly balanced using the RCA inputs.
The whole design is focussed on a balanced and very transparent sound signature, making listening fatigue something of the past.
MADE FOR HYPSOS
While WANDLA performs very good right out of the box it is made to excel above and beyond when used together with HYPSOS. Using the proprietary Ferrum Power Link (FPL) connection both components will perform to their maximum, unleashing unheard of musicality.
Operation – Fully balanced, proprietary IC power amp
DAC Chip – ESS Sabre ES9038PRO
DAC Resolution – 768k/32bit, DSD 256
- AES/EBU (up to 196kHz/24bit, DoP 64)
- Optical S/PDIF (up t/24bit)
- Coaxial S/PDIF (up to 192kHz/24bit, DoP 64)
- USB-C (up to 768kHz/32bit, DSD 256)
- ARC (up to 192kHz/24bit), TV input with CEC
- I2S (up to 768kHz/32bit, DSD 256), PS Audio® compatible
MQA® – decoder and renderer (on all digital inputs)
Analog inputs – RCA
Analog input Vmax – 9,5V RMS (2 – 3,5V RMS recommended)
Analogue input imp – 47kΩ
Line outputs – balanced XLR; unbalanced RCA
Volume control – analogue with bypass option / digital for DAC operation only
Output level – @0dBFS, 1kHz sine 9,3V RMS balanced, 4,65V RMS unbalanced
Frequency response – 10Hz – 200kHz +/- 0,1dB
DAC THD – -121dB (0,00009%); THD+N: -115dB (unweighted)
Analog input THD – -123dB @ 2V RMS output level
Dyn. range analog – 127dB (A-weighted)
Dyn. range digital – 127dB (A-weighted)
Crosstalk – -120dB for 1kHz, better than -100dB for 20Hz -20kHz
Output impedance – 22Ω unbalanced
Output impedance – 44Ω balanced
Power consumption – 10W idle / 15W max
Power inputs – 5,5/2,5 mm DC connector centre positive proprietary FPL 4-pin DC connector (FPL) 22-30VDC
Power adapter – 100-240 VAC to 24VDC
Dimensions – 21,7 x 20,6 x 5 cm (8.6 x 8.1 x 2.0 inch)
Weight – 1,8 kg (3.97 lbs)