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WADAX Atlantis Reference DAC
The Fundamental Research Program at WADAX
Fed back into our Fundamental Research Program, these performance improvements have revealed that, once the noise and error levels across the circuit blocks are reduced below a certain point - and in reaching that point, the original Atlantis DAC already surpasses all of the competition - the human auditory system becomes capable of far higher resolution, allowing us to perceive clocking errors, PSU interference and the effects of mechanical vibration that were always present but previously masked.
The Atlantis REFERENCE DAC is our response to these findings, with lower levels of clock noise and significant improvements in PSU and mechanical isolation.
The result is a masterpiece.
The result is the most accurate and most musically satisfying DAC ever designed.
"More Transcendent To Me Is The Way It Connects With The Performance"
“Besides the crazy bench measurements we have achieved, more transcendent to me is the way it connects with the performance, the interpreter and the environment. Never before I could experience a full rendering of all axis in such a wide and involving way.” -Javier Gudalajara, CEO
"We Created A Sculptural Concept"
“This achievement implied a specific choice of aircraft grade alloys and extreme machining accuracy. Due to this, all parts are milled from solid blocks. 5 different and specific alloys are used and more than 320Kg of alloy is the starting point for the production of the chassis. The whole assembly of the chassis must be done by a single highly skilled artisan and involves over 100 hours.”
“A fusion of beauty and performance. Artisan work and State of the Art digital manufacturing techniques. A unique timeless techno-sculptural piece." -Alberto Ochoa, Industrical Designer and Sculptor
The Unique musIC Feed-forward Error Correction Process
WADAX technology is founded on the unique musIC process, a sophisticated feed-forward error correction system that operates in the time domain. By mapping the error mechanisms of a chosen DAC chip under load using Adaptive Delta Hilbert Mapping, we can develop an algorithm that examines the incoming signal and calculates the induced error (both linear and non-linear) that will result. By applying an inverse signal at the input we can real-time correct for the time and phase error that is so musically destructive in other, conventional decoding systems.
This process requires a massive number of mathematical operations and considerable datatransfer: 12.8 GBytes/s. Processing is done at 128 bit internal resolution to precisely render the output and generate the smallest feed-forward corrections. The result is measurably and audibly the most natural and musically communicative digital decoding currently possible – something that’s obvious as soon as you hear the Atlantis Reference DAC.
Massively Filtered And Ultra Quiet Power supply
Mechanical Isolation To Match The Electrical Silence
Perfect System Interface
Nor have we neglected the critical interface to your amplifier and speakers, with the provision of balanced (XLR) adjustable output level and output impedance, ensuring that REFERENCE DAC will offer the perfect electrical match to and will not risk overloading the input of your line-stage or amplifier.
Modular, Future-Proof Card-Cage Construction
The WADAX Reference DAC redefines the possibilities of digital music reproduction, something that is obvious as soon as you listen to it, but even a massive step-change in performance like this can and will be overtaken eventually. Which is why we have built the Reference DAC with true card-cage construction, employing no fewer than 23 individual circuit boards to carry the critical circuit blocks, ensuring that individual elements and functionality can be replaced to accommodate future technologies and developments. This allows future upgrades to be carried out in-situ, within the owner’s system, with firmware updates available over the WADAX at Home cloud system