LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Wadia Digital, a high-end audio
company dedicated to the development of digital audio technologies, will
take the occasion of the Consumer Electronics Show (Venetian Room #30-236)
to demonstrate the market's first digital player dock to retrieve a direct
digital signal from an iPod(R). As a result, the audio signal remains pure
and unadulterated, providing CD-quality resolution from full-resolution
file formats such as .WAV and .m4a (Apple(R) Lossless).
The iTransport (SRP: $349), which is certified Made for iPod(R), turns
any currently available iPod player into a high-end media server by
providing a bit-perfect digital audio output to an audio/video system,
bypassing the player's internal D/A conversion and output stage.
Subsequently, the audio signal remains clean and unadulterated throughout
the path. The iTransport is compatible with all currently available (Q1
2008) iPod players, as well as iPhone(R) and iPod Touch(R) models.
"Until now, there has been no real bridge between the convenience of an
iPod and the high-end audio listening experience," commented John W.
Schaffer, President, Wadia Digital. "The goal of making the player a true
high-end media server has been hampered by the need to send the digital
signal through a portable player's D/A converter rather than that of a high
performance audio system.
"Instead, we designed iTransport to bypass the player's converter and
output stage altogether. When used with an iTransport, the iPod becomes a
digital music source equal to some of the finest sounding transports in the
high-end audio market."
Along with turning an iPod into a high-performance audio server,
iTransport is one of the first such products to access video content stored
on currently available iPods. Similar to the audio section, the video
signal is made available via high performance component outputs that
provide up to DVD-quality video.
The iTransport measures 2" x 8" x 8" (H/W/D), making it an easy
addition to most racks and entertainment centers. Wadia incorporates a
bit-perfect S/PDIF digital audio output and high-resolution component
digital video output, as well as analog audio and video outputs for easy
connection with most audio/video systems. iPod players are charged while in
the dock, and can be operated via Apple's standard IR remote control. (Not
included with iTransport.)
Wadia Digital's iTransport will ship in February 2008, and will be
available at select high-end audio specialists and the Wadia Digital web
site -- http://www.wadia.com.
iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Computer. This product has been
designed specifically to work with iPod and has been certified by the
developer to meet Apple performance standards.
About Wadia Digital, Inc.
Founded in 1988, Wadia Digital is one of the foremost high-end audio
companies dedicated to the development of digital audio products. Wadia
innovations have shaped and defined digital audio processing and conversion
for the high performance consumer electronics industry. Wadia designs are
born of a delicate balance of technology shaped by a passion for music.
This combination of technical skill and understanding of musical enjoyment
has allowed Wadia to produce superior digital playback components for
nearly two decades. For further information, visit the company's web site
-- http://www.wadia.com -- or contact Adam Sohmer; Sohmer Associates, LLC;
SOURCE Wadia Digital, Inc.