WDS-1 Reference DAC
WDS-1 Reference DAC
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WDS-1 Reference digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is an exceptionally high-quality digital audio playback component designed for serious music lovers. It is the perfect companion for any computer audio system or digital disc playback system that has a digital output, including state of the art WTP-1 CD transport.
The WDS-1 continues Woo Audio's commitment to musical purity by avoiding digital manipulation techniques such as upsampling or oversampling, preferring instead to maintain the integrity of the original signal. It achieves a natural and refined sound that will satisfy even the most demanding audiophile.
The WDS-1 audiophile DAC is precision-built to Woo Audio's exacting standards. It features separate power supplies for digital and analog circuits, a custom-built toroidal power transformer, and multi-layer military-grade printed circuit boards (PCBs). A digital volume control allows for direct connection to any power amplifier so that the use of a preamplifier becomes optional. Maximum output can be set at either two or four volts to suit different amplifier and speaker combinations. The WDS-1 supports a range of standard input types, including USB 2.0, and offers resolution up to 24-bit, 192kHz for all inputs.
Woo Audio's inspired design boasts an extruded all-aluminum chassis comprising visible layers. This design feature is also incorporated into Woo Audio's highly acclaimed WTP-1 CD transport with which the WDS-1 integrates seamlessly. The pair can be stacked and look stunning together. As with the WTP-1, no screws are visible on the unit whatever the viewing angle. The pair can share an on-off switch if this is desired. The WDS-1 is also compatible with the premium remote control that comes as standard with the WTP-1. The remote control is available as an optional extra for customers who will not be purchasing the WTP-1.
The WDS-1 Reference DAC offers a pure and neutral sound that you have been seeking. Whether your digital music source is computer or disc-based, pairing it with the Woo Audio WDS-1 is a deeply satisfying musical experience.
Texas Instrument 24-Bit/192kHz DAC chip for high-resolution music playback
Ultra-low jitter USB 2.0 runs on Asynchronous mode
Inputs: 1 USB-B, 1 coaxial (RCA), 1 optical (TOSLINK), 1 AES/EBU (XLR)
Outputs: 1 RCA (unbalanced), 1 XLR (balanced)
Digital volume control allows for direct connection to any power amplifier
VFD monitor display for inputs, sampling rate, filter, and volume
Input switching button for all digital inputs
Selectable digital filter in Sharp and Slow modes
Extruded all-aluminum chassis with no screws visible from any viewing angles
Individual power supplies for both digital and analog circuitries
Multi-layer military grade PCBs
Customized driver for Windows XP and above
USB Audio Class 2.0 is natively supported by macOS version 10.6.4 and above
WDS-1 reference DAC x 1
*** AC power cord and audio cables are not included
In the box
NOTE: Windows 10 build 1607 or newer version does NOT need to install the driver. In a playback application, the WA7 DAC should show up as WooAudio WASAPI.