FOUNDED IN 1988
Wadia Digital was founded in 1988 and is one of the first companies dedicated to the advancement of high performance digital audio reproduction. Wadia was formed by a team of engineers from the St. Paul, MN-based 3M Corporation (formerly Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing) who shared many years of experience in advanced digital telecommunications research and development. In the early 1980's, these engineers became intrigued by the emerging compact disc technology.
They were disappointed with the sound quality of early CD players, and found the workings and designs of these early components and to be unsophisticated in comparison with other technologies of digital design. In response, they founded Wadia Digital - a company based on the philosophy of applying advanced technology to improve the performance of digital audio components.
Wadia's first product, the Wadia 2000 Decoding Computer, was an absolute breakthrough in digital audio. For many discerning listeners, it was the first product to demonstrate that digital audio was a musically responsive, evolving, and engaging format. Wadia continues to build on a tradition of excellence, developing innovative technology: refining, listening, engineering, and improving along the way.
Since the Wadia 2000, new generations of industry-leading designs have been introduced and embraced by listeners around the world. Each step of the way, Wadia has consistently raised the standard for performance of digital audio playback.
Here is a brief list of technological innovations the Wadia engineers have pioneered over the past 25 years:
DigiMaster™ patented algorithm (filter optimized for reproducing music).
ClockLink™ proprietary jitter reduction technology.
SwiftCurrent™ current to voltage conversion technology.
First outboard Digital-to-Analog converter.
First to apply glass fiber-optics to home audio.
First to recognize jitter as a source of audible distortion.
First to perfect digital volume control.
First high-end CD player competitive with expensive separates.
First company to provide bit perfect digital audio output from the iPod.
INNOVATIONS IS NATURAL PROCESS
Although Wadia's digital expertise and track record exceed those of virtually any audio company, technique alone does not guarantee musicality. Wadia designs balance technology with a passion for music.
Innovation is a natural process for Wadia.
Driven by our passion for music, excellence is our singular goal. We search continuously for new possibilities. More than two decades after defining the future of digital audio, we are just getting started.