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Atlantis REFERENCE DAC

Everything about the Atlantis REFERENCE DAC is unique to this product: the clock circuitry; PSU topology and distributed regulation; the implementation of the musIC feed-forward error correction technology; the totally independent, dual-Mono DAC and analog circuitry; the fully modular construction, allowing for future upgrades or updates of key circuit blocks; the physical separation and independent housing of left and right channels, left and right channel power supplies; the mechanical vibration management incorporated in the chassis construction – and that barely scratches the surface of a product that contains 23 printed circuit boards, 10 independent, purpose-wound power transformers and over 5,500 discrete parts.

“Atlantis Reference DAC is our matador in digital to analog musical conversion. Not only because we have touched almost theoretical measurements, but also due to the factorization of other aspects that were not considered before. I would cathegorize it as a holistic DAC. It will be our flagship for years to come, given it fully modular architecture”

“Besides the crazy bench measurements we have achieved, more transcendent to me is the way it connects with the performance, the interpreter and the environment. Never before I could experience a full rendering of all axis in such a wide and involving way.” - Javier Guadalajara CEO

Over 30,000 man hours devoted by passionate engineers and scientists to develop the most accurate and musical DAC ever designed.

Atlantis Reference DAC Numbers:

- 23 individual printed circuit boards
- More than 5500 discrete parts
- Dual-differential musIC 3 128-bit-feed-forward error correction process
- Fully balanced, dual mono design with complete physical and electrical separation of left and right channels
- 10 purpose-wound, functionally specific power transformers
- Digital circuitry time aligned to 100ps
- 0.5uV of total rail noise (1Hz-100KHz): ultra sophisticated power supply with distributed regulation topology
- 30 local regulation stages, 5 stages of DC regulation
- User-adjustable gain and output impedance
- Zepto Reference clock: doubled the master clock frequency with only 12fs total jitter

Connectivity:

Output Level: 1V / 2V / 4V
Output impedance: 0 / 50 / 75 / 600 ohms
Inputs: USB (32-384KHz, 16-24-32 bits, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256,MQA),
2xSPDIF RCA (32KHz-192KHz, 16-24 bits)
2xSPDIF BNC (32KHz-192KHz, 16-24 bits)
2xAES-EBU (32KHz-192KHz, 16-24 bits)Native Reference Wadax Link (native PCM, DSD), 3xAES-EBU, 1 RJ45
Native Wadax Link (native PCM, DSD), 2xRJ45
User interface: 5 inch capacitive touch full-colour display 800x480

Power: 110/220V, switchable, max 200W
Remote support and OTA upgrade: software upgradeable over the Internet



  • » Atlantis Transport
  • Atlantis Transport

    Atlantis Transport is an optical media player that can read CD, SACD, DVD-Audio, Blu Ray pure Audio discs. Atlantis Transport is the result of the alignment of various elements: latest research and development done for the Atlantis DAC, a deep understanding of factors that must be accounted and preserved from a digital audio stream –many of them never applied before to optical disc readers- and the appearance in the market of the latest generation of digital circuitry and optical pickups.

    Specifications

    Disc Types: SACD, CD, DVD-Audio, ​Blu-ray PureAudio, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL, BD-R/RE​.
    With optional video module: 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD-Video.
    Output ​Digital Audio: RCA SPDIF, AES-EBU.
    HDMI Audio: up to 7.1ch/192kHz PCM, up to 5.1ch DSD, Bitstream.
    With optional video module:
    HDMI Video: UHD/1080p24/1080p/1080i/720p/576p/576i/480p/480i, 3D frame-packing 720p/1080p24.

    Weight: 70lbs (​32kg)
    Dimensions: 16.9in / 48.7cm (W) x 12.2in / 35.3cm (D) x 6.70in / 17.0cm (H)
    Power: 110/220V, switchable, max 100W.
    Operating Temperature: 41ºF - 95ºF, 5ºC - 35ºC
    Operating Humidity: 15% - 75%, no condensations.
    Display: 5 inch full-colour capacitive touch screen 800x480
    Remote support and OTA upgrade: software upgradeable over the Internet



  • » Atlantis DAC
  • Atlantis DAC


    Rediscover your recordings with the most accurate and musical Digital to Analogue converter created to date.
    Atlantis DAC is a 2-box product, designed in a Dual Mono configuration with fully complementary design. It incorporates all the latest core technologies from Wadax Labs, including the musIC 2 chip. Its construction is extremely complex and it composed of more than 4,000 parts.

    Specifications

    Output Level: 2V / 2.25V / 2.5V
    Inputs: USB (32-384KHz, 16-24-32 bits, DSD64, DSD128, MQA), SPDIF RCA, SPDIF BNC, AES-EBU (32KHz-192KHz, 16-24 bits), Native Wadax Link (native PCM, DSD), Phono Wadax Link: to connect synchronously to Trio Phono.
    User interface: 5 inch capacitive touch full-colour display 800x480

    Weight: 52.9lbs /24Kg (DAC), 70lbs /32Kg (PSU).
    Dimensions: 16.9in / 48.7cm (W) x 13.97in / 35.5cm (D) x 4.88in / 12.4cm (H)
    Power: 110/220V, switchable, max 100W.
    Display: 5 inch full-colour capacitive touch screen 800x480
    Remote support and OTA upgrade:software upgradeable over the Internet
    Operating Temperature: 41ºF - 95ºF, 5ºC - 35ºC.




  • » Atlantis Server
  • Atlantis Server


    Atlantis Server is an audiophile universal server. Designed by DAC designers to obtain the best results out of a top performance DAC.
    Wadax has been producing servers since 2012, acquiring expertise and know-how and understanding all parameters and elements which influence sound performance.

    Sound quality in a digital system is greatly dependent on the server used. That was our first conclusion, back in 2010, during our fundamental research on State-of-the-Art digital audio playback. Since then, an extensive R&D project has been active with a primary purpose: to provide audiophiles with a server that unleashes their DAC’s full performance potential.

    Specifications

    Supported formats
    - WAV
    - WAV64
    - AIFF
    - FLAC
    - ALAC
    - OGG
    All of the above at resolutions up to 32bit 384khz.
    DSD64, DSD128, and DSD256 content in the DSF and DFF file formats.

    Weight: 70lbs (32Kg).
    Dimensions: 48.5cm (W) x 35cm (D) x 11.5cm (H)
    Power: 110/220V, switchable, max 100W.
    Display: 5 inch full-colour capacitive touch screen 800x480
    Remote support and OTA upgrade:software upgradeable over the Internet
    Operating Temperature: 41ºF - 95ºF, 5ºC - 35ºC
    Operating Humidity: 15% - 75%, no condensation.




  • » Atlantis Server
  • Atlantis Arcadia (DAC)


    WADAX has been working on incorporating the same overall system concept, digital decoding and power supply technology into a more affordable design – the Arcadia DAC. Using a slim-line chassis construction, the products will dispense with expensive elements such as the touch-screen displays and real-time AC monitoring of the full-line Atlantis products, to produce dramatically more cost effective iterations of the Wadax technological concept, yet with performance that can still challenge the very best.

    Features

    - Single Chassis, constrained layer construction
    - Same unique, feed-forward error correction MusIC 2 technology and D-to-A chipset as Atlantis DAC
    - USB, Toslink, S/PDIF RCA, S/PDIF BNC and AES/EBU inputs
    - Native replay of DSD files (no sample-rate or coding conversion)
    - Massive, ultra quiet power supply based on Atlantis topology
    - Balanced and single-ended outputs
    - MQA compatible
    - Remote support capability through Internet

    Specifications

    Power consumption ON/Stand-by: 50W/<7W

    Inputs:
    USB (32-384KHz, 16-24-32 bits, DSD64, DSD128, MQA*)
    SPDIF RCA (32-192KHz)
    SPDIF BNC(32-192KHz)
    AES-EBU XLR(32KHz-192KHz)
    Native Wadax Link (reserved for future use)
    Max output voltage RCA/XLR per leg: 1V / 2V / 4Vrms

    Weight: 18Kg / 40Lbs.
    Dimensions: 483mm / 19,01 inches (Width) x 100mm / 3,93 inches (Height) x 344mm /13,54 inches (Depth).
    Power: 100V/110V/220V, switchable.
    Service ports: Ethernet and USB.

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  • WADAX Equipment Reviews

    » Super A/V Magazine - Atlantis DAC is awarded the “Outstanding Performance Award-2018”
    » Haute Fidelité Atlantis Transport -- review is in French
    » Wadax Altantis transport server and DAC on theaudiobeat.com "Hot Products 2017"
    » Wadax Altantis transport server and DAC on audiophilefr.com "WADAX Atlantis: presentation of a new reference of very high-end"
    » Wadax Altantis transport server and DAC on theabsolutesound.com 2017 Munich High-End Show report from Robert Harley

    IMPORTANT: Products and specifications are subject to change without notice.