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Hi everyone, I used for a year a wadia 121 DAC plugged with usb interface with my old iMac and got nothing less than pleasure. A couple of month ago I did an upgrade to a new imac, the os was in version 10.8 and, as 10.9 (mavericks) was already out, I did an os upgrade. Since then using the wadia with usb is really problematic, the sound is clattering, first the rattle is gentle and becomes very annoying. The annoyance is less important when using audirvana as itunes plugin, but still there. I didn't remarked anything special before I upgrade to 10.9 but I used this computer a very short time before updating, so not 100% sure the problem was not already there. I have sent an email to wadia support to ask them if they had any negative feedbacks from users of mac os 10.9, I'm waiting for their answer. Does anyone had such problem ? Thanks for help and suggestions.
Recently took delivery of a Wadia 121 and early listening sessions are quite positive. Simple setup, no drivers, instantly recognized by my Mac Mini. The configuration is Audirvana > Mac Mini (USB) > Wadia 121 (Balanced XLR outputs) > Classe DR10 amp > Focal 1007BE speakers. Liking the digital volume control. The remote is well made and substantial feeling. I've been listening to the 2011 Reference Recordings HRx sampler (176.4kHz/24). Nice indeed. The Wadia supports up to to 192/24 on all inputs natively on a Mac. Previous DAC's in my system have been the HRT Musicstreamer II, Moon Audio 100, Moon Audio 300D, Rega DAC. This one may be a keeper. So far only downside is the bottom case says "Designed in USA, Assembled in China" I try to buy American products and had read on a trusted site that the unit was manufactured in the US. Here's a review from Audiostream: Wadia Digital 121Decoding Computer | AudioStream
Has anyone here ordered, and even better experimented with the new TeraDak Specialized linear PSU for wadia 121 decoding computer? I'm using the Wadia with the factory supplies PS and am wondering if the Teradak upgrade gives gains in Sound Quality? Should Wadia 121 owners spend money on this PSU? Thanks a lot for all opinions and hopefully experiences! Johan