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    Evolution of Waversa Products and keeping units at optimal performance.

    As we know digital audio is evolving rapidly. Collin Shin is very forward-thinking and over designs his hardware to allow for future updates. Sales in North America has grown to a level that I am no longer able to keep track of current owners and alert them to new updates that require...
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    Waversa Systems Current Production Line: A Central and Current List of Published Reviews

    The goal with this thread is to provide an updated go-to list of reviews for Waversa's product line as a reference. I will try to keep this current with the help of the Waversa's family of Distributors and Dealers. Please PM with new material or future broken links. The .PDF files were...
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    Allnic Electronics current product line: A central and current list of published Reviews

    The goal with this thread is to provide an updated go-to list of reviews for Allnic's product line as a reference. I will try to keep this current with the help of the Allnic family of Distributors and Dealers. Please PM with new material or future broken links. YouTube Videos...
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    Waversa's approach to digital amplification: Class D circuitry with class A harmonic signature

    Collin Shin, CEO and lead designer of Waversa Systems, started designing tube amplifiers when he was 12 years old, and thirty years later has proven himself quite gifted in all aspects of the audio electronics industry. Waversa Systems has redefined digital music reproduction with unique...
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    Allnic's first cable turns silver! Introducing the ZL-8000 's' speaker cable!

    Introducing the first pure silver core cable by Allnic - the ZL-8000s! Right out of the box, the first thing I noticed was how weighty these cables are compared to its older brother of copper origin. At 2 mm thicker diameter, they certainly are denser -- attributed to the lower gauge wire used...
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    The Amber & The Rose Cartridges - new releases by KS Park

    Those who have owned any Allnic component either know of or have been fortunate to purchase from David Beetles of Hammertone Audio. Since his discovery of Allnic almost 20 years ago, he has been monumentally important for promoting, troubleshooting, and refining the brand worldwide. Over...
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    W Slim-LITE: All-in-one, plug-n-play by Waversa Systems.

    Introducing 2020 state-of-the-art model, ALL-IN-ONE Audio: The Waversa WSlim-LITE For those interested in a simple, compact, all in one ROON endpoint device "WSlim-LITE'' is the device to consider. Smaller than a MacBook Pro, this unit demonstrates value on all fronts. The performance to...
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    ROON DSP optimization for Waversa products. Let your ears decide.

    With current circuit design and software implementation, DSD is transmitted either by the industry-standard DSD over PCM (DoP) or between Waversa products using its Native DSD transmission method implemented through Waversa Systems Network Direct Rendering (WNDR). DSD is only processed at the...
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    Waversa's unique DSD transmission method: Native DSD

    Waversa Systems uses an in-house designed type of “Native DSD” transmission method that replaces industry standard DSD over PCM (DoP). Both USB and Ethernet use the same mechanism to transmit data internally and the USB Audio path is fundamentally a PCM path. DSD over PCM (DoP) uses a repeating...
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    W ROUTER: Ultra-Low Noise Audio Grade Router

    As we know, digital audio is a rapidly evolving technology; what was not considered a significant influence on music presentation is discovered to play an essential role after all. For example, in the area of network optimization, we see more and more audiophile switches on the market, each with...
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    WNDR (Waversa Network Direct Rendering) dedicated protocol

    The biggest problem with streaming widely used networks using DLNA is that the standard does not consider continuous audio streaming at all; it is just a standard for packet-based data transmission allowing multitasking Ethernet switches to function seamlessly while maintaining accuracy. In this...
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    Waversa Systems' Multi-Layer Energy Transfer (WMLET)

    *Full-Balanced WE408A Western Electric V DAC by Waversa Systems - the original WMLET Technology application. Channel separation technology for the audio frequency range (WMLET – Waversa Multi-Layer Energy Transfer) Waversa Systems has introduced two unique technologies that make optimal use...
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    Waversa Audio Processor - at the heart of it all.

    To first introduce Waversa, I believe it best to discuss what is at the heart of their product line, and that common denominator is the Waversa Audio Processor. The Waversa Audio Processor is fundamentally unique in the industry, a very different approach to digital processing, designed from...
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    Introducing Waversa Systems by Collin Shin

    With over 30 years in both IT technologies and valve-based circuit design, Collin Shin founded Waversa Systems in 2012. The name is a combination of the words “Wave” and “Versatile.” Over the next eight years, he integrated technology used in telecommunications, military, medical and security...
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    Newest Amplifier Design by Kang Su Park - The Allnic M-2500 Monoblock

    Anthony Kershaw of Audiophilia recently posted a review on the new Allnic M-2500 and I wanted to post my impressions and summarize what it offers. I have owned many tube amplifier designs over the years and historically the push-pull type has never been my favorite. Each design approach has...
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    " There are no speakers; there are no walls." - A brief summary of Allnic's current Line Stage (preamplifier) product line.

    Greetings! It has been some time since I have written any review or contributed to any forum. Now I have come across something that is worth an audition in any system. The NEW Allnic L-10,000 OTL/OCL Line-stage. This is my first experience with a transformer-less and capacitor-less component...
  17. ketcham

    Waversa Systems from Korea rethinks digital processing - An interesting read. (Part 1)

    Over the years I have become very familiar with the Waversa product line and have auditioned or owned most of their equipment at one time. Their approach to digital audio in unique and I have enjoyed watching this technology evolve. One challenge I enjoy is tying quality with affordability and...
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    Just Announced - The final run production of the Allnic L1500 preamp at a stellar price.

    https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9he41-allnic-audio-l1500-final-run-sale-upgraded-transformers-included-tube These are an improved version of the L1500 with upgraded transformer design used in the L7000 and H7000. Circuit topography is very similar and includes the new redesign Allnic...
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    ZL Technologies by KS Park of Allnic Audio

    http://www.audiophilia.com/reviews/2...00-power-cable http://hammertoneaudio.com/zl-technology KS Park who is the lead designer and owner of Allnic Audio developed a cable company, ZL Technologies. It makes sense to place a new thread here for introduction to N. American markets. I...
  20. ketcham

    Alan Maher and Moray James passive AC current noise suppression devices ($100/set of 3)

    These devices were very effective in suppressing noise created by the motors of my refrigerator, furnaces, and most importantly the AC power line in my office. Switch power supplies were the most contaminating to my entire home. One sufficed for the motors but the AC lines for media and...
  21. ketcham

    Moray James Interconnects and Power cables - $150 ea Flash Sale

    For those who don't know M-J ... with these cables you dive into the highest fidelity. The sound of this cable is developed around the medium. The voices are presented to you with a very impressive natural and the soundstage settles itself with a realism out of the ordinary. One detail has to be...
  22. ketcham

    FOR SALE: Antipodes Audio Reference Balanced XLR, 5 Meter length, $4750 OBO

    These are effectively new cables. Mint condition. Unshielded wire made from pure gold and silver ingots wound in organic cotton. These are the best cables I have ever owned. They best High Fidelity Ultimate Reference, Audience and anything I have auditioned. These have the advantages of silver...
  23. ketcham

    Antipodes Reference 6" speaker jumpers $250

    These are effectively new cables. Mint condition. Unshielded wire made from pure gold and silver ingots wound in organic cotton. These are the best cables I have ever owned. They best High Fidelity Ultimate Reference, Audience and anything I have auditioned. These have the advantages of silver...
  24. ketcham

    Review: The NEW Allnic L-10,000 OTL/OCL Linestage

    Greetings! It has been sometime since I have written any review or contributed to any forum. Now I have come across something that is worth an audition in any system. The NEW Allnic L-10,000 OTL/OCL Linestage. This is my first experience with a Transformer-less and Capacitor-less component...

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