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WATTSON
Madison

$3,850.00

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 ▾

Connectivity
Network input 100Mbit/s Ethernet
Digital inputs 1x S/PDIF on RCA connector, PCM and 1x S/PDIF on TOSLink
Analog outputs 1x unbalanced on RCA connectors and 1x balanced on XLR
Headphone output 6.35mm Jack connector
Restitution
Supported compression formats WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA
Control protocols UPnP/DLNA, AirPlay compatibility, Roon Ready³
Streaming services brought by the Wattson Music app TIDAL¹, Qobuz², airable radios
Performances
Network streaming resolution PCM up to 32-bit 384kHz, DSD up to 256x (11,2896MHz)
Certification Apple AirPlay, Chromecast Built-In, Bluetooth, AptX HD, zigbee RF4CE, Rovi, HDMI, NTFS, HFS and Wi-Fi.
S/PDIF input resolution PCM 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 output 2x 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)
Weight 2,31lb (1050g)
Power supply 5V DC, external, medical grade
Power consumption 50mW (idle), 4,5 W (playing)
Others
Packaging

FSC cardboard 1,64oz/sq ft (500g/m²)

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