Ferrum Audio Wandla DAC / Preamp


WANDLA High-End DAC / Pre-Amp


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With WANDLA, Ferrum are making a statement to the current and next generation of music lovers. WANDLA represents tomorrow’s standard of high end digital-to-analog conversion. Think of WANDLA like a Formula 1 racing car. Like the F1 constructor’s team building the best racing car, Ferrum created the best engine for The Converter.

The Ferrum WANDLA High-End DAC / Pre-Amp has a unique output cable design: two wires delivering the power and two wires providing the feedback to ensure flat voltage at every moment. We named this technique Ferrum Power Link (FPL) and it eliminates the harmful effects of the cable’s resistance effectively improving transient response. The current delivery speed at the powered device’s input is significantly improved.

WANDLA comes with a carefully selected DC power adapter. To get the most out of WANDLA you can connect it with HYPSOS using our proprietary Ferrum Power Link DC power cable. This FPL cable can be ordered separately.

“With Dynamic Digital Filtering, DDF in short, digital filter maker HQ Player created a total of eight filters exclusively for Ferrum. At the introduction WANDLA will feature three special filter options. We will engage with our community to make new filters available, one by one. Doing this we create a new community of digital filter specialists by interaction with us and their WANDLA’s, in search of the best possible, tailor-made sound. This is truly unique to Ferrum, to the category of DA converters and to the hifi community in general.”    Marcin Hamerla Founder and CEO HEM


  • Operation: Fully balanced, proprietary IC power amp
  • DAC chip: ESS Sabre ES9038PRO
  • DAC resolution: 768k/32bit, DSD 256
  • Digital inputs:
    • AES/EBU (up to 196kHz/24bit, DoP 64)
    • Optical S/PDIF (up t/24bit)
    • Coaxial S/PDIF (up to 192kHz/24bit, DoP 64)
    • USB-C (up to 768kHz/32bit, DSD 256)
    • ARC (up to 192kHz/24bit), TV input with CEC
    • I2S (up to 768kHz/32bit, DSD 256), PS Audio® compatible
  • MQA®: decoder and renderer (on all digital inputs)
  • Analog inputs: RCA
  • Analog input Vmax: 9,5V RMS (2 – 3,5V RMS recommended)
  • Analogue input imp: 47kΩ
  • Line outputs: balanced XLR; unbalanced RCA
  • Volume control: analogue with bypass option / digital for DAC operation only
  • Output level: @0dBFS, 1kHz sine 9,3V RMS balanced, 4,65V RMS unbalanced
  • Frequency response: 10Hz – 200kHz +/- 0,1dB
  • DAC THD: -121dB (0,00009%); THD+N: -115dB (unweighted)
  • Analog input THD: -123dB @ 2V RMS output level
  • Dyn. range analog: 127dB (A-weighted)
  • Dyn. range digital: 127dB (A-weighted)
  • Crosstalk: -120dB for 1kHz, better than -100dB for 20Hz -20kHz
  • Output impedance: 22Ω unbalanced
  • Output impedance: >44Ω balanced
  • Power consumption: 10W idle / 15W max
  • Power input
    • 5.5/2.5 mm DC connector centre positive
    • proprietary FPL 4-pin DC connector (FPL)
    • 22-30VDC
  • Power adapter: >100-240 VAC to 24VDC
  • Dimensions: 21,7 x 20,6 x 5 cm (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 1.8 kg

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