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Wadia 151 Power DAC Mini Integrated Amplifier

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Power Per Channel (8ohms) 25W
Warranty length 5 Years
Brand Wadia

Tech Specs

  • - Digital Inputs: 2 Coaxial S/PDIF (RCA), 1 TOSLINK optical, 1 USB
  • - Power: 50 watt/channel 4 Ohm, 25 watt/channel 8 Ohm
  • - Dynamic Power Rating @ 1kHz: 200Watt/channel 4 Ohm
  • - Distortion (THS + N): 1kHz at 1Watt: 0.03%, 1kHz at 45W: 0.11%
  • - Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -103dB (signal on), -105dB (signal off)
  • - Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.7dB
  • - Power Requirements: AC 90 ~ 264V, 50/60Hz, 1.2 ~ 0.5A
  • - Dimensions (HWD): 2.7 x 8 x 8 in., 6.86 x 20.32 x 20.32 cm
  • - Finish: Black or Silver
  • - Weight: 6 lbs., 2.72kg
  • - Includes: Metal Remote (includes 2 AA batteries)

Product Description

Wadia developed the 151 Power DAC Mini to complement the hugely successful 170i iPod Transport or the new 171i iPod transport - a simple, high end integrated amplifier and DAC in one. The Wadia 151 takes all of the conceptual purity of the original Reference PowerDAC™ and reduces these elements to their most cost effective form.

The Wadia 151 PowerDAC mini is a high performance DAC and surprisingly powerful amp combined into the series 1 chassis. The 151PowerDAC mini measures 2.7” x 8” x 8” (H x W x D) which is the same size as the 170iTransport; making it an ideal audio solution for modern living and work spaces. You can use an existing CD/DVD player with a digital coax or Toslink output, your computer with USB or perhaps the Wadia 170iTransport. Add a pair of your favorite speakers to the 151PowerDAC mini for a complete music system.

The Wadia 151PowerDAC is a high performance DAC with gain, which provides four selectable digital audio inputs (one USB, one TOSLINK, and two coax S/PDIF). Power output is conservatively rated at 25 WPC into 8 Ohms and 50 WPC in 4 Ohms. The PowerDAC mini uses the proprietary Wadia DigiMaster reconstruction filters just like Wadia’s original, Reference PowerDAC. The 151 uses spline interpolation to raise digital audio data rates to 384kHz for high performance conversion.

Includes metal Wadia remote that can also control the Wadia 170i or Wadia 171i Transport. The only thing that is small about the 151PowerDAC mini’s performance is its size.

Press Reviews

  • A compact digital amp with plenty of appeal. (What Hi-FI Magazine)

Customer Reviews

  • Richard C

    13 Oct 2016

    I've never owned a piece of equipment this fussy - it's a proper thoroughbred in that regard. Initially when I purchased it I was underwhelmed - it was transparent and imaged well, but never incisive or thrilling. Turns out it was just revealing the limitations of my kit - it did not like entry-level separates and it responded to an upgraded mains cable better than anything I've ever owned. After some further kit investments, the stereo imaging this can produce is uncanny, and the whole setup sounds far more pricey than it has any right to. It's not a showy sound but it is gloriously immersive and transparent. I've held back from 5 stars because it does have limitations - digital only inputs and no headphone capability both are compromises, and whilst the remote feels and looks expensive, it's a pain trying to remember what button does what without studying the thing. Overall though this is a genuinely great amp and I suspect I'll be buying another, especially as the compact size makes it ideal for subtle digital source multi-room applications!
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