Ferrum WANDLA High-End DAC / Pre-Amp

$5,599.00 inc GST

With the Ferrum WANDLA High-End DAC / Pre-Amp, they are making a statement to the current and next generation of music lovers.

WANDLA represents tomorrow’s standard of high end digital-to-analog conversion. Think of WANDLA like a Formula 1 racing car. Like the F1 constructor’s team building the best racing car, Ferrum created the best engine for The Converter.

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Ferrum WANDLA High-End DAC / Pre-Amp

The Ferrum WANDLA High-End DAC / Pre-Amp has a unique output cable design: two wires delivering the power and two wires providing the feedback to ensure flat voltage at every moment. We named this technique Ferrum Power Link (FPL) and it eliminates the harmful effects of the cable’s resistance effectively improving transient response. The current delivery speed at the powered device’s input is significantly improved.

WANDLA comes with a carefully selected DC power adapter. To get the most out of WANDLA you can connect it with HYPSOS using our proprietary Ferrum Power Link DC power cable. This FPL cable can be ordered separately.



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With Dynamic Digital Filtering, DDF in short, digital filter maker HQ Player created a total of eight filters exclusively for Ferrum. At the introduction WANDLA will feature three special filter options.

We will engage with our community to make new filters available, one by one. Doing this we create a new community of digital filter specialists by interaction with us and their WANDLA’s, in search of the best possible, tailor-made sound.

This is truly unique to Ferrum, to the category of DA converters and to the hifi community in general.
Marcin Hamerla
Founder and CEO HEM


Key Features

  • WANDLA fully balanced DAC/PREAMP
  • Proprietary fully balanced modified IC pre-amplifier, fine tuned for WANDLA
  • Specially programmed USB, and tuned coaxial and optical S/PDIF, ARC and I2S ports, optimized for audio
  • Proprietary optimized ARM chip offers the shortest signal path possible, making 5 chips redundant.
    Includes MQA® decoder/renderer and digital filter selection
  • Proprietary HQ Player filters (two included at launch)
  • Proprietary 4-pin Ferrum connector for HYPSOS
  • Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA line outputs
  • Digital and Analogue volume control
  • EES Sabre ES9038PRO with three filter settings
  • Remote control included
Tomorrow’s High End Audio Today

As The Converter WANDLA leads the way for tomorrow’s high end offering flagship audio quality at an unprecedented price.

Finely tuned DA conversion

WANDLA is the latest exemplar of Ferrum’s digital know-how and our in-house-developed analogue audio and electrical technology. The ESS Sabre ES9038PRO combined with Ferrum’s advanced new current-to-voltage (I/V) converter compares to units many times its price.


Digital audio system module – Our optimized ARM chip offers the shortest signal path possible, making 5 chips redundant. Includes MQA decoder/renderer and digital filter selection.

Dynamic Digital Filtering

WANDLA has three ESS digital filters to choose as standard and, as a world first, two digital filters created for Ferrum by renowned filter-maker HQ Player. More will follow after interacting with WANDLA users.

Optimized Digital inputs

Specially programmed USB, and tuned coaxial and optical S/PDIF, ARC (TV) and I2S ports, optimized for audio.

Truly Balanced

The signal path stays truly balanced using the XLR inputs and becomes truly balanced using the RCA inputs.

Proprietary amplification

Fully balanced modified IC pre-amplifier, fine tuned for WANDLA.

Ease of use

Newly developed hi-res touch screen with intuitive UX that is a dream to operate, including remote control.

Enhanced transparency

The whole design is focussed on a balanced and very transparent sound signature, making listening fatigue something of the past.

Made for HYPSOS

WANDLA performs beautifully right out of the box, but you can take its performance above and beyond when pairing it with HYPSOS. Using the proprietary Ferrum Power Link (FPL) connection with 4T voltage sensing, both components will perform to their absolute maximum, unleashing unheard-of musicality.



Operation: Fully balanced, proprietary IC power amp
DAC chip: ESS Sabre ES9038PRO
DAC resolution: 768k/32bit, DSD 256
Digital inputs: – AES/EBU (up to 196kHz/24bit, DoP 64)
–  Optical S/PDIF (up t/24bit)
– Coaxial S/PDIF (up to 192kHz/24bit, DoP 64)
– USB-C (up to 768kHz/32bit, DSD 256)
– ARC (up to 192kHz/24bit), TV input with CEC
– I2S (up to 768kHz/32bit, DSD 256), PS Audio® compatible
MQA®: decoder and renderer (on all digital inputs)
Analog inputs: RCA
Analog input Vmax: 9,5V RMS (2 – 3,5V RMS recommended)
Analogue input imp: 47kΩ
Line outputs: balanced XLR; unbalanced RCA
Volume control: analogue with bypass option / digital for DAC operation only
Output level: @0dBFS, 1kHz sine 9,3V RMS balanced, 4,65V RMS unbalanced
Frequency response: 10Hz – 200kHz +/- 0,1dB
analog inputs
DAC THD: -121dB (0,00009%); THD+N: -115dB (unweighted)
Analog input THD: -123dB @ 2V RMS output level
Dyn. range analog: 127dB (A-weighted)
Dyn. range digital: 127dB (A-weighted)
Crosstalk: -120dB for 1kHz, better than -100dB for 20Hz -20kHz
Output impedance: 22Ω unbalanced
Output impedance: 44Ω balanced
Power consumption: 10W idle / 15W max
Power inputs: 5,5/2,5 mm DC connector centre positive
proprietary FPL 4-pin DC connector (FPL)
Power adapter: 100-240 VAC to 24VDC
Dimensions: 21,7 x 20,6 x 5 cm
(WxDxH) 8.6 x 8.1 x 2.0 inch
Weight: 1,8 kg

Additional information

Weight 1.8 kg
Dimensions 20.6 × 21.7 × 5 cm

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