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Old 2nd May 2008, 01:08 AM   #1
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Default Wadia Digimaster X64.4

Hey guys, anyone know anything about these are they any good, cost new, vintage, what dac chip/s, outputstage etc etc. There's not much info for me on the net, love to see a circuit diagram on them if anyone has one.

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?????????????? no-body played with one of these??

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wadia was the granddaddy of high end digital for a while there. the 64 is an older unit. not sure how it would compare to the newer stuff.

a digi 64 would be better then most big buy store units.
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That's a start, thanks for that, I did just find out that the were 1300000yn in Japan when new, that's about $13,000.00!!!!!!!

Has anyone any ideas what dac chip was used? for that price I'd expect and want discrete, or at least something very special.

I think I can remember they may have had an output stage, that they called the Sledgehammer what ever that meant? then it could have been another US company.

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the sledgehammer output stage was a Wadia deal. they got slammed in some early reviews due to a weak output stage so they beefed it up. I am not an Wadia expert but i do love there products!

They had some special DA or filtering process. different then anyone else.
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Here we go the inside, anybody reconize anything?
What the!!!!! 4 X crystal's and another 3 on the input board.
Scary looking adjustable DAC's

Any comments!!!

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There is another sub section/layer under the whitish board that houses a massive power supply, transformers ect, also.

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Well I have few informations about the Wadias DAC from early 90.

I know this is in french, but you will find documents in english at the top of the page.

http://www.acec13.fr/tvc/Wadia/Wadia1000.html
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Thanks renaudagnes
Can anyone decipher what the designer is saying to me in this about the dac section. It's not sinking in. Too early in the morning for me.

http://www.acec13.fr/tvc/Wadia/Resso...WadiaX64UM.pdf


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