Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2010 • Hot Product

The Wadia 971 ($17,950) is a new-generation CD transport and the mate to the company's top-of-the-line Series 9 digital-to-analog converter. It holds digital data in a real-time memory buffer, where error correction, if needed, is applied, before sending them to the unit's digital outputs, which include ST optical, the format Wadia pioneered. The 971 uses a Stream Unlimited CD transport, which is controlled by a proprietary servo board. "It has everything we know put into it," according to Wadia's John Schaffer.

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