Wadia Think About This?

Posted on 18th February, 2014
Wadia Think About This?

US digital specialist Wadia, has released what it calls the Wadia 321 digital two-channel decoding computer. Wadia which was formed in 1988 and continuously delivered high-end CD players, CD transports and DACs with what seemed like consummate ease, has evolved and is now building ‘streaming’ Head-Fi ready models that look as beautiful as they sound.

Wadia 321

That’s no idle boast with the 321’s Rolex class finish and performance providing reasons for music lovers around the world to splash a little cash.

Wadia 321

“We are thrilled to announce the debut of the Wadia 321 Decoding Computer,” says Charlie Randall, President of Wadia Digital. “It is a perfect example of our commitment to the production of beautiful audio solutions that integrate the best of technology, industrial design, and usability.”

The Wadia 321 digital two-channel decoding computer integrates Wadia’s superior technical performance with sleek, industrial design. The Wadia 321 has two optical, two co-axial and one high speed USB digital input, allowing music from all sources to be reproduced with the extreme precision and elegance audiophiles expect from Wadia Digital. The truly exceptional sound quality is facilitated by the variable balanced and unbalanced audio outputs, offering premium noise rejection for optimal performance. The clean glass top panel, cast aluminum construction and fiber optic light diffuser panel illumination of the chassis add aesthetic beauty and an extremely comprehensive user interface to the superior sound quality of the Wadia 321, resulting in a complete solution component for the most discerning customer.

Wadia 321

Main features:

  • 192 kHz/24 bit sampling rate
  • Five digital inputs, including USB
  • Variable analog output
  • Headphone output
  • Beautiful industrial design of glass and aluminum


  • Frequency Response +/-0.5dB from 4Hz to 20,000Hz+0.5/-3dB from 4Hz to 68,000Hz (Source dependent)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion 0.0015%
  • Fixed Output level 2.0Vrms Unbalanced/4.0Vrms Balanced
  • Variable Output level 0 - 8.0Vrms Unbalanced/0- 16.0Vrms Balanced
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) 110dB
  • Dynamic Range 100dB
  • Output Impedance 600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced
  • Headphone Load Impedance 20 to 600 ohms
  • Digital Input Format SPDIF (PCM1)
  • Digital Input Sample Rate Coaxial and Optical: Up to 192KHz, 24-BitUSB: Up to 192KHz, 32-Bit
  • Digital Inputs Coaxial 1 and 2: 0.5V p-p/75 ohms/Optical 1 and 2: - 15dbm to -21dbm (TOS Link) USB: USB Type B Connector

For more information visit Synergy Audio Visual.

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Peter Familari

One of the veterans of the Australian HiFi industry, Peter was formerly the Audio-Video Editor of the Herald Sun for over two decades. One of the most-respected audio journalists in Australia, Peter brings his unparalleled experience and a unique story-telling ability to StereoNET.

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