I am selling my Wadia 581ise CDP. It's an excellent CDP which uses a number of proprietary DigiMaster decoding and upsampling software. This was built like a tank and sound amazing. My unit comes with an updated top cover and sides with ventilation
The Direct-Connect system puts the "i" in 581ise, providing digital volume control and allowing the user to bypass the preamplifier and drive the amplifier directly, eliminating one stage of electronics that could degrade the signal. Unlike other manufacturers,
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Wadia uses a proprietary DSD-processing algorithm at the final stage of output for SACD. Having 24-bit resolution, this converts the signal from DSD to PCM, based upon Wadia’s belief that this generates phase-perfect and bit-accurate SACD playback, resulting in a more faithful reproduction of the recording. The fully balanced 581ise also has three user-selectable digital algorithms for optimizing sonic performance. The rating is conservative since I am second owner (Can be easily a 9).
This is in excellent condition!!! There is no issue, repair, or blemish. Very well taken care of; no smoke, no pets, no children, no moisture. It comes complete with the original Wadia shipping double carton boxes, ac power cord, owner manual, a remote control working perfectly (and has been kept in plastic wrap), the spikes and cups.
Dimensions: 17" W by 7" H by 16" D
Weight: 48 lbs net, 55 lbs shipping
Finish: Silver Color
Serial Number: 058 180 0527
Original Date: 2008
Manufacturer: Wadia Digital, a division of Audio Video Research, Inc., 795 Highland Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
There are many reviews available online for the research. Here is the Conclusion comments from the SoundStage Review:
The $11,000 and change that the Wadia 581ise costs is a lot of money any day, not just in these times of economic downturn. But consider what you get for your outlay: over 20 years of state-of-the-art digital design prowess, vault-like construction, remote control with digital volume control, and a commitment to future-proof upgrades regardless of what technologies are yet to come. (There’s even an upgrade to my 830!) With SACD, digital reproduction has advanced to the point that many of the complaints about it have been resolved, and the 581ise handles SACD beautifully. However, the 581ise is worth its price for its reproduction of music on CD alone. The rest is just gravy on top of an already outstanding meal.