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Wavelet DAC / Preamp / Processor
The Legacy Audio Wavelet is a control preamp, a high-end DAC, a 2/3/4-way digital crossover with time alignment and a speaker correction system that will literally “learn” your room.
In an ideal world you would hear the music exactly as it was intended to be heard. But rooms are not perfect and resonances play havoc below 500Hz. The Wavelet processor will analyze your room and make the calculations to reduce resonant energy as late as 40msecs. The improvement in tonal balance and pitch definition is not subtle.
Already have a favorite DAC with a volume control? How about a big vinyl collection? Analog lovers can take advantage of balanced XLR or unbalanced RCA inputs without concern of digital artifacts. An apodizing circuit corrects for the the pre-ringing native to CODECs. Wavelet has adequate headroom to handle these higher level signals while functioning as a crossover and compensating for room resonances. Wavelet processes at 56 bits of depth in a domain more than one trillion times finer in resolution than that of a standard CD.
The Wavelet is by design upgradable. The unit can download firmware updates directly when you choose.
Setup is simple, and the Wavelet is easily controlled with the included App that runs in your iPad/iPhone/Android or other smart device. Wavelet comes with a precision calibrated microphone and a Wi-Fi adapter that allows you to work wirelessly with the Wavelet.
Wavelet easily integrates in any system.
Two pairs of Stereo balanced inputs on XLR connectors. Input sensitivity without attenuation 0 dBFS*1 = 1 dBV*2, input impedance 20 kOhm.
Two pairs of Stereo unbalanced inputs on RCA connectors.
Input sensitivity without attenuation 0 dBFS*1 = 1 dBV*2
Input impedance 100 kOhm.
Analog attenuation available in three steps of -3 dB, -6 dB and -12 dB for an input sensitivity of respectively 0 dBFS = 4 dBV, 7 dBV or 12dBV.
One XLR Measurement microphone input, 48 Vdc Phantom power.
Asynchronous USB audio, 24 bit, 44.1 – 96 kHz, PCM up to 352.8 kHz.
SPDIF, 24 bit, 44.1-96kHz
TosLink, 24 bit, 44.1-96kHz
DSP: Analog Devices, internal processing sample rate 96kHz, bit depth 56 bits
8 balanced output channels on 8 XLR connectors. 0 dBFS*1 = 8 dBV*2 , 33 Ohm output impedance.
An analog output level increase of 6 dB is available through internal jumpers offering 0 dBFS = 14 dBV
8 unbalanced output channels on 8 RCA connectors. 0 dBFS*1 = 8 dBV*2, 33 Ohm output impedance.
Ethernet, TP-Cable & WLAN Processing DSP
Physical Dimensions 445 mm W x 301 mm D x 95 mm H / 17.52” W x 11.85” D x 3.74 H Weight 6.1 kg / 13.5 lbs
The Legacy Wavelet assures that all frequencies arrive with perfect timing and decay naturally, without lingering.
"You immediately hear more detail with virtually every recording, and a cleaner and more natural soundstage." - Anthony Cordesman, The Absolute Sound
2021 The Absolute Sound Editors' Choice Award Winner
This award is given to products they've purchased or would recommend to a close friend or relative.Learn More
Other select accolades include:
The Absolute Sound Golden Ear Awards
The Absolute Sound Product of the Year, Breakthrough Technology
Secrets of Home Theater, Best of 2017
- Article: Legacy Audio is 4X 2021 Editors' Choice Winner at The Absolute Sound
- Article: Legacy Wavelet is The Absolute Sound's 2020 Golden Ear Award Winner
- Article: Legacy Receives Three Best of 2020 Awards at Florida Audio Expo
- Article: “Legacy is Musical Highlight of 2020, a Lot of Speaker for The Money"
- Article: “Speed & Openness, The Name of the Game” Legacy at AXPONA 2019
- Article: Legacy in "Full Force" at First Annual Florida Audio Expo
- Article: Legacy is the 2019 Editors' Choice
- Article: Legacy VALOR is "Outstanding! The Best I've Heard"
- Article: Legacy Wavelet is the 2018 Product of The Year Award Winner
- Article: Legacy Receives Gold Show Award, Best Sound Capital Audiofest 2018
- Article: Legacy of Sound at Capitol Studios
- Article: Legacy "Legendary Sound & Performance Value" at RMAF 2018
- Article: Legacy Wavelet Wins 2018 Golden Ear Award
- Article: Watch: Lifting The Veil on Music with Legacy Audio
- Article: "Legacy is Pioneering this Industry” Audioholics Interview with Bill Dudleston
- Article: Legacy Awarded Trio of Editors' Choice Awards in 2018
- Article: VALOR & SUT: "A Breathtaking New Level of Performance"
- Article: Legacy to Showcase New Technology in VALOR Speaker at RMAF 2017
- Article: Legacy Audio Joins The Cinema Designer Database
- Article: Legacy Impresses at AXPONA 2017: "Truly Outstanding Sound"
- Article: Legacy Wavelet: "The Best I’ve Ever Heard"
- Article: Legacy Receives 6th Consecutive Editors’ Choice from The Absolute Sound
- Article: Legacy Aeris & Wavelet are 2016 Golden Ear Award Winners
- Article: With Legacy "I heard tight and powerful controlled bass, clear vocals..."
- Article: Legacy V is The Absolute Sound's Breakthrough Technology of The Year
- Article: High End Performance Theater Chooses Legacy V Speaker System
- Article: Legacy V System Wins Gold Show Award for Best Sound at 2015 AXPONA
- Article: Hear The Difference: High Resolution Audio with the Legacy V System
- Article: The Legacy V is "like your own personal concert. The highest sense of presence..."
- Article: Watch: Legacy V Speaker Video Preview
- Article: "Legacy Audio V is a Technological Tour de Force- Smooth, Clean & Perfectly Timed"
- Article: The Ultimate A/B Comparison with the Legacy Audio V & Lyn Stanley
- Review: Legacy Wavelet an “Extraordinary New Approach to Room Correction”
- Review: Legacy VALOR: "I was Indeed Impressed. An Ear-Opening Experience!"
- Review: Legacy VALOR: "A Heroic Speaker" Compared to Systems Costing $100K More
- Review: Legacy Wavelet “You Immediately Hear More Detail with Virtually Every Recording”- New Review
- Review: Legacy Wavelet "An Absolute No-Brainer: Highly & Unreservedly Recommended"
- Review: Legacy V is "The Best Performance I Have Heard From Any Speaker"
- Review: Legacy Wavelet "Sharpened Images Up Considerably... with Clarity, Precision & Detail"
- Review: Legacy Aeris & Wavelet: "A Vital Step Forward"
- Review: Legacy Audio V Review- “A True Assault on The State of The Art.”
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