CES Preview: World’s First All-Digital iPod Dock

Jan 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPhone, iPods & Portable Media Players

Wadia iTransportCES: Wadia Digital will introduce what they claim is the world’s first all-digital iPod dock. According to Wadia, this means it can offer CD-quality from full-resolution file formats.

The iTransport (SRP: $349) turns your iPod into a high-end media server by providing a bit-perfect digital audio output to an audio/video system, bypassing the player’s internal D/A conversion and output stage. The iTransport is compatible with all currently available (Q1 2008) iPod players, as well as iPhone and iPod Touch models.

“Until now, there has been no real bridge between the convenience of an iPod and the high-end audio listening experience,” commented John W. Schaffer, President, Wadia Digital. “The goal of making the player a true high-end media server has been hampered by the need to send the digital signal through a portable player’s D/A converter rather than that of a high performance audio system.

“We designed iTransport to bypass the player’s converter and output stage altogether. When used with an iTransport, the iPod becomes a digital music source equal to some of the finest sounding transports in the high-end audio market.”

Along with turning an iPod into a high-performance audio server, iTransport provides a video signal via high performance component outputs that provide up to DVD-quality video.

Wadia incorporates S/PDIF digital audio output and high-resolution component digital video output, as well as analog audio and video outputs for easy connection with most audio/video systems. iPod players are charged while in the dock, and can be operated via Apple’s standard IR remote control. (Not included with iTransport.)

Wadia Digital’s iTransport will ship in February 2008.

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  1. awad arshun says:

    I need this! I’ve tried a couple of other docks and they all are noisy.

    The price is pretty high, though!

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