Madison Stream Decoding

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.
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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.

Emotion first

Feeling the emotion and sophistication of music in an audio system is only possible when the utmost care is taken in the implementation of the device’s components. Encouraged by users who have been won over by the Emerson range, the Madison confirms our desire to go further in the quest for perfection in order to bring greater listening pleasure and restore all the subtleties of the music

Specification

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

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 Ready

  • Streaming services brought by the Wattson Music app: TIDAL¹, Qobuz²airable radios

Performances

  • Network streaming resolution: PCM up to 32-bit 384kHz, DSD up to 256x (11,2896MHz)

  • 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 150mW on 32 ohms, 2x 50mW on 150 ohms, 2x 10mW on 600 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)

Packaging

  • FSC cardboard 1,64oz/sq ft (500g/m²)

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