Wattson Audio - Madison

Wattson Audio - Madison

Wattson Audio - Madison

  • $3,850.00

    Please call 416-251-1111 for more details and in-store offers.

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.

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


  • 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



  • Supported compression formats: WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA

  • Control protocols: UPnP/DLNA, AirPlay compatibility, Roon Ready³

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



  • 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 100mW on 32 ohms, 2x 25mW on 150 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)



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

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