Wadia 27ix with Great Northern Sound Company Statement Upgrade
A bunch of modifications and subtle tweaks that transform this dac and bring it to a whole new level
This Wadia has had the Statement Upgrade installed. What this entails precisely is being kept a secret. All that is mentioned by GNSC is that all the weak points have been addressed. Curious as I am, I grabbed my chance to look under the lid of the dac when a friend bought it.
The dac in standard form is allready full of capacitors but they are now replaced by Black Gates. Also here you see 2 stacks of three capacitors instead of the previous single ones. They are all Rubycon Blackgates and each capacitor is damped with a piece of rubbery substance. Next to these capacitors is the outlet from one of the transformers which now has a capacitor-like component connected in series. It is covered in rubber.
Some SMD resistors have been removed and are bridged by solid core wire.
Both transformers are now floating between a rubber sandwiched instead of being bolted to the bottom. The transformers have a 0,5cm thick separate housing (standard, no upgrade).
The inputboard lid as well as the transformer lid removed.
A filter-like device (unknown to me) that is connected in parallel across phase and neutral.