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Description ▴

An emotional instrument of precision

The Madison is a true concentrate of technology dedicated to music reproduction. Built in the spirit of Swiss watchmaking, its casing takes up the line of the Emerson and hosts a streamer/DAC designed in the pure tradition of High-End devices.

With no unnecessary features, no compromise on quality and the ease of use that contributed to the reputation of Wattson Audio products, the Madison invites you to spend many hours in its musical world.

Key features:
•Proprietary streaming solution by engineered SA, bit perfect and asynchronous
•Support for PCM and DSD high-definition formats
•New up-sampling process with time-domain optimization, legacy of the famous Anagram Technology up-samplers
•Lossless LEEDH Processing volume control for direct connection to power amplifiers
•Adjustable bass response to compensate for speaker placement near walls
•Ultra-low phase noise oscillators
•One D/A converter chip per channel in dual differential mode
•Full-symmetric analogue output stages
•Very low-noise power supply circuits
•CNC-machined out of a solid aluminium block
•Design, manufacturing and assembling entirely made in Switzerland

Product Specifications ▾

Network input100Mbit/s Ethernet
Digital inputs1x S/PDIF on RCA connector, PCM and 1x S/PDIF on TOSLink
Analog outputs1x unbalanced on RCA connectors and 1x balanced on XLR
Headphone output6.35mm Jack connector
Supported compression formatsWAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA
Control protocolsUPnP/DLNA, AirPlay compatibility, Roon Ready³
Streaming services brought by the Wattson Music appTIDAL¹, Qobuz², airable radios
Network streaming resolutionPCM up to 32-bit 384kHz, DSD up to 256x (11,2896MHz)
CertificationApple AirPlay, Chromecast Built-In, Bluetooth, AptX HD, zigbee RF4CE, Rovi, HDMI, NTFS, HFS and Wi-Fi.
S/PDIF input resolutionPCM up to 24-bit 192kHz
RCA output level (0dB FS)2,1V RMS
XLR output level (0dB FS)4,2V RMS
Signal-to-noise, weighted (SNR-A)typ. 124dB
Harmonic distortion (THD+N, 0dB FS)typ. 0,001%
Headphone output2x 100mW on 32 ohms, 2x 25mW on 150 ohms
Mechanical and electrical characteristics
Dimensions (W x D x H)6,9 x 7,3 x 1,9in (174 x 185 x 47mm)
Weight2,31lb (1050g)
Power supply5V DC, external, medical grade
Power consumption50mW (idle), 4,5 W (playing)

FSC cardboard 1,64oz/sq ft (500g/m²)

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