Introducing the WANDLA DAC and Pre-Amplifier from Ferrum Audio. Expertly crafted with the highest quality components, the WANDLA DAC offers exceptional audio performance and transparency at an unprecedented price.
The ESS Sabre ES9038PRO combined with Ferrum’s advanced current-to-voltage (I/V) converter produces sound far beyond what you could expect for the price. An optimised ARM chip eliminates the need for 5 redundant chips and includes an MQA decoder/renderer and digital filter selection. The WANDLA DAC also features three ESS digital filters, as well as two digital filters created for Ferrum by renowned filter-maker Signalyst.
The WANDLA DAC also offers optimised digital inputs, including USB, coaxial, optical S/PDIF, ARC (TV), and I2S ports. This DAC features a fully balanced modified IC pre-amplifier, fine-tuned for the WANDLA. The WANDLA DAC is also designed for ease of use – it features a hi-res touch screen with intuitive UX and includes a remote control.
When paired with Ferrum’s HYPSOS power supply, the WANDLA DAC will truly shine. Using the proprietary Ferrum Power Link (FPL) connection with 4TSD voltage sensing, both components will perform to their absolute maximum, delivering an unparalleled musical experience.
Experience the ultimate in audio performance with the WANDLA DAC from Ferrum Audio—tomorrow’s high end audio today.
- Fully balanced modified IC pre-amplifier
- ESS Sabre ES9038PRO combined with Ferrum’s advanced new current-to-voltage (I/V) converter
- Three ESS digital filters
- XLR and RCA inputs
- Newly developed hi-res touch screen with intuitive UX
- For use with HYPSOS
- Includes MQA® decoder/renderer and digital filter selection
- Proprietary Signalyst filters
Digital audio system module
Our optimized ARM chip offers the shortest signal path possible, making 5 chips redundant. Includes MQA decoder/renderer and digital filter selection.
Optimised Digital inputs
Specially programmed USB, and tuned coaxial and optical S/PDIF, ARC (TV) and I2S ports, optimised for audio.
Finely tuned DA conversion
WANDLA is the latest exemplar of Ferrum’s digital know-how and our in-house-developed analogue audio and electrical technology. The ESS Sabre ES9038PRO combined with Ferrum’s advanced new current-to-voltage (I/V) converter compares to units many times its price.
Dynamic Digital Filtering
WANDLA has three ESS digital filters to choose as standard and, as a world first, two digital filters created for Ferrum by renowned filter-maker Signalyst, know for their HQPlayer app. More filters will follow after interacting with WANDLA users.
Made for HYPSOS
WANDLA performs beautifully right out of the box, but you can take its performance above and beyond when pairing it with HYPSOS. Using the proprietary Ferrum Power Link (FPL) connection with 4TSD voltage sensing, both components will perform to their absolute maximum, unleashing unheard-of musicality.
Unique output cable design
Two wires delivering the power and two wires providing the feedback to ensure flat voltage at every moment. Ferrum named this technique Ferrum Power Link (FPL) and it eliminates the harmful effects of the cable’s resistance effectively improving transient response. The current delivery speed at the powered device’s input is significantly improved.
WANDLA comes with a carefully selected DC power adapter. To get the most out of WANDLA you can connect it with HYPSOS using our proprietary Ferrum Power Link DC power cable. This FPL cable can be ordered separately.
Operation: Fully balanced, proprietary IC power amp
DAC chip: ESS Sabre ES9038PRO
DAC resolution: 768k/32bit, DSD 256
Digital inputs: – 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 (WxDxH) 8.6 x 8.1 x 2.0 inch
Weight: 1,8 kg / 3.97 lbs