Wyred 4 Sound DAC-1 (Silver)

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Digital To Analog Converter

Despite its remarkably economical price point, our very first digital-to-analog converter -- the DAC-1 -- packs exceptional performance. That’s because the DAC-1 is built on the same foundation as our DAC-2 series: the industry standard ESS Reference 9018 32-bit DAC.

Add to that our proprietary discrete output stages, a hefty, balanced power supply, automatic oversampling for precise output filtering and all the necessary inputs and outputs to accommodate any digital source and you have a phenomenal product that outperforms other DACs in its class. As our customer, Dave R, said of the DAC-1: “The bass is tight and strong, the timbre is smooth, accurate and non fatiguing. My wife and I are truly rediscovering our music!”

Femto grade clock option

Accuracy and overall quality of the master clock are crucial to obtaining optimum sound quality. The standard clock is no slouch but you now have the option to upgrade to the highest grade component available in its class. Implementation of this femto grade clock optimizes audio quality by lowering phase jitter by over 80% as well as greatly reducing phase noise in the digital circuit. Clocks of this grade are typically found in DAC's retailing for $5K or more! The DAC-1 can be custom configured at the time of checkout.


W4S DAC-1 Features
  • ESS Reference audio (ES9018) 32 bit DAC
  • W4S proprietary discrete output stages for optimum sonics
  • ESS Time Domain Jitter Eliminator®
  • Automatic oversampling for precise output filtering
  • Fully balanced design with balanced and unbalanced outputs
  • Upgradable Digital, Output, and USB boards (designed for future improvements)
  • Oversized toroidal transformer for solid and noise-free power
  • LCD display for input and sample rate viewing
  • 2x Coax inputs
  • 2x Toslink inputs
  • 24-bit 96kHz Asynchronous USB input
  • Factory selectable mains  115/230VAC
  • Compact size (8.5"W x 4.125"H x 13.5"D)
  • 15 lbs.
  • Covered by a 5 YEAR WARRANTY (Original Purchaser)
  • Does not include remote or have the capability to use one
W4S DAC-1 Specs
  • Typical THD+N 20-20kHz (A-weighted): <0.006%
  • Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz: ± 0.075db
  • S/N Ratio: >115db
  • Crosstalk: >98db
  • Noise (A-weighted): < 7µV
  • Noise: < 10µV
  • Balanced Output Level: 5.2V (14.2db gain)
  • Unbalanced Output Level: 2.6V (8.2db gain)
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω
  • Channel Tracking: < ± 0.50db

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