Ferrum - Wandla DAC

$3,003

Tomorrow’s High End Audio Today

As The Converter WANDLA leads the way for tomorrow’s high end offering flagship audio quality at an unprecedented price.

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.

SERCE

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.

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.

Optimized Digital inputs

Specially programmed USB, and tuned coaxial and optical S/PDIF, ARC HDMI (TV) and I2S ports, optimized for audio.

Truly Balanced

The signal path stays truly balanced using the XLR inputs and becomes truly balanced using the RCA inputs.

Proprietary amplification

Fully balanced modified IC pre-amplifier, fine tuned for WANDLA.

Ease of use

Newly developed hi-res touch screen with intuitive UX that is a dream to operate, including remote control.

Enhanced transparency

The whole design is focussed on a balanced and very transparent sound signature, making listening fatigue something of the past.

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.

 

DDF stands for Dynamic Digital Filtering. WANDLA includes several built-in digital filters to tweak the sound — but why dynamic? Because they will change: YOU will determine which filters are the best. We are inviting WANDLA users to vote — tell us what your favorite filter is, and why. We will gather this data to declare the most popular filters, so, as a reward for your experimental efforts, we can progressively replace the least popular filters with new ones. This is a great chance to collaborate and to deeply engage with how filters affect sound, so that you can fine-tune your WANDLA to be perfectly tailored to your preferences.

In WANDLA’s menu, you can choose from a set of digital filters. Three are part of the ESS DAC, and two were designed especially for WANDLA by filter specialist Jussi Laako of Signalyst, best known for the HQPlayer app. Out of the box, WANDLA defaults to the team’s favorite filter — in a sense, we already gave this setting our stamp of approval. But to deserve the name ‘The Converter’, WANDLA needs to go further. Just adding a static set of filters was not going to do it for us — and more importantly, not for you. We want YOUR stamp of approval.

We will add future filters via firmware upgrade — once you’ve voted on your favorite in our survey, you’ll be notified when additional filters are released. In the end, by exchanging the least popular filters for the best ones, WANDLA users will arrive at the ultimate set of highly tailored digital filters. This is unique to Ferrum, to DACs in general, and to the audio business as a whole. Welcome to the world of digital filters!

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