Ferrum Wandla Golden Sound Edition - High-End DAC and Preamp
Ferrum Wandla Golden Sound Edition - High-End DAC and Preamp
Ferrum Wandla Golden Sound Edition - High-End DAC and Preamp
Ferrum Wandla Golden Sound Edition - High-End DAC and Preamp

Ferrum Wandla Golden Sound Edition - High-End DAC and Preamp

CHF 3,295.00

Available for pre-order. Available from April 2024.


Golden Sound Edition

The premiere of the WANDLA GoldenSound Edition proved to be a great success at CanJam New York 2024.

New functions of WANDLA GoldenSound Edition

The WANDLA GoldenSound Edition was created after the Ferrum team
started an experiment to implement new functions in the software.

The fruitful collaboration between our own talented staff and GoldenSound's Cameron Oatley gave us some very interesting ideas for developing additional features for SERCE, the heart of our sought-after WANDLA software, which we aptly named "The Converter".

As mentioned, SERCE allowed us to experiment with its capabilities and create additional settings to tailor the sound to individual needs. By reallocating SERCE's processing power, we were able to create a number of brand new features in the WANDLA GoldenSound Edition:

  • Improved digital headroom
  • Spatial Enhancement
  • Tube Mode and Impact +
  • New voltage adjustment

We decided to leave PCM untouched and bypass MQA processing entirely to get the best performance from the DSP engine.

In addition, the WANDLA GoldenSound Edition has a new output voltage adjustment function, allowing better compatibility with a larger number of amplifiers.

Improved digital headroom

Higher immunity to inter-sample overs even in bypass mode at full output level, allowing you to play any music free from additional distortion and enjoy high-quality sound.
Reproduce distortion and enjoy high-quality sound.

Spatial Enhancement

A unique spatial enhancement that provides an expanded soundstage and better separation between musical elements, while
avoiding the disadvantages of other methods. It has two operating modes: headphone and speaker mode, tailored for different use cases.

Tube Mode

An intentional increase in the even-order harmonic distortion produced by the DAC, similar to the distortion of a tube amplifier. This allows the user to enjoy a warmer, fuller sound without directly altering the frequency response.

Impact +

For everyone who likes a little more low-end in their music enjoyment. This feature uses a custom two-band EQ that not only boosts the bass, but also provides additional “punch” and dynamic impact.

New voltage adjustment

The WANDLA GoldenSound Edition benefits from hardware adjustment of the output voltage of the WANDLA standard, allowing the user to switch between an output level of just under 10 Vrms and an output level of just under 4 Vrms.

This is made possible by a special hardware voltage divider that allows the user to select a lower output voltage and ensures compatibility with all amplifiers without the need for digital volume control or analog volume control components in the signal path.


Reviews & Awards

Ferrum Wandla

"The Wandla is another smash hit from Polish company Ferrum Audio. Nicknamed "The Convertor", this innovative DAC/preamplifier goes even further thanks to its combination of an ESS Saber DAC chip, a custom DSP and bespoke analogue electronics a step further. The performance is outstanding: music of every genre is reproduced in great detail, while the "Dynamic Digital Filtering" with filters from the specialist software house Signalyst offers options for refining the listening experience.

You want to further improve the performance of the Wandla "Simply add the Hypsos, which has already won the EISA Award and costs just under 1,200 euros, as an external power supply to achieve an even more audiophile sound."

Ferrum Audio WANDLA | EISA 




"The highest award we have right now is the Golden Award, but as we're slowly transitioning to Soundnews 2.0 (you probably saw by now all the new categories and additional features), we will be adding a higher tier in the near future, which I feel Ferrum's team fully deserved. A Gold Award will suffice for now for the hard work involved, and ultimately, for the performance you are getting in return. I think that's a bargain knowing how it performed in both a stereo and headphone setup."

Ferrum Audio WANDLA DAC Review – Thinking Outside the Box - Soundnews


hifistatement - DREI H

"WANDLA is a DAC that is not only musically convincing across the board, full of innovations with fantastic workmanship, an independent, compact and timeless design at a more than fair price from European development and production. What more could the audiophile heart want? The Ferrum engineers have created their masterpiece with the WANDLA."

HIFI STATEMENT | netmagazine - Ferrum WANDLA



"The dominant thing is Wandla's gestalt of textural/tonal elegance coupled to darkness whose degree is adjustable with the Hypsos power supply. Cogito, ergo sum. This Roman proverb usually translates as “I think, therefore I am”. Today we might propose a new audiophile proverb: I think, therefore I Wandla!"

Ferrum Wandla + Hypsos review | Darko.Audio

WANDLA from Ferrum - The Converter

Ferrum is committed to developing groundbreaking products. With WANDLA we are making a statement for today's and next generation of music lovers.

WANDLA represents the future standard of high-end digital-to-analog conversion. Think of WANDLA like a Formula 1 racing car: Like the Formula 1 design team that builds the best racing car, Ferrum has the best engine for Wandla. We've rebuilt our ARM chip to do the work of five chips and we've taken the ESS Saber DAC chip to the next level with our new current-to-voltage converter!

With our slim Visually we have a feeling of aerodynamics for the living room. With the addition of our unique digital filters, end users can tailor their DACs to their specific sonic needs. We call this DDF, short for Dynamic Digital Filtering.

WANDLA is the best your money can buy, the most musical and tailored DAC for today and tomorrow. From CD to streaming, from MP3 to Super HiRes, from classical to hard rock.

WANDLA can be upgraded with HYPSOS and is the perfect companion for OOR.

Technical data Ferrum WANDLA DAC/PREAMP

  • Operation: Fully balanced, proprietary IC power amplifier
  • DAC chip: ESS Saber ES9038PRO
  • DAC resolution: 768k/32bit, DSD 256
  • Digital inputs: - AES/EBU (up to 196kHz/24bit, DoP 64)
  • Optical S/PDIF (up to 96kHz/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 (for all digital inputs)
  • Analog inputs: RCA
  • Analog input Vmax: 9.5V RMS (2 - 3.5V RMS recommended)
  • Analog input Imp: 47kΩ
  • Line outputs: balanced XLR; unbalanced RCA
  • Volume control: analogue with bypass option / digital only for DAC operation
  • 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. Analog range: 127dB (A-weighted)
  • Dyn. range digital: 122dB (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, center positive
  • Proprietary 4-pin FPL direct current connector (FPL) 22-30VDC
  • 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 inches
  • Weight: 1.8 kg / 3.97 lbs


High-end audio of tomorrow, today

As a modern DAC, the WANDLA leads the way for the high end of tomorrow at today's price level, because WANDLA offers top audio quality at an unprecedented price.

Finely tuned DA conversion

WANDLA is the embodiment of Ferrum's digital know-how and in-house developed analogue audio and electrical technology. The ESS Saber ES9038PRO current-voltage converter (I/V converter) is finely tuned to achieve its maximum performance.

Optimized ARM chip

The optimized ARM chip offers the shortest possible signal path and eliminates the need for 5 chips. Includes MQA decoder/renderer and digital filter selector

Dynamic digital filtering

WANDLA offers seven ESS digital filters to choose from as standard and, as a world first, allows the audience to choose the best of a total of eight WANDLA filters, which from the renowned filter manufacturer HQ Player for Ferrum were developed.


Optimized digital inputs

Specially programmed USB and matched coaxial and optical S/PDIF, HDMI and I2S ports optimized for audio.

Proprietary Amplification -Fully balanced modified IC preamplifier.

Truly balanced - the signal path remains truly balanced via the XLR inputs and becomes truly balanced via the RCA inputs.


Ease of Use

Newly developed high-resolution touchscreen with intuitive user interface.


Improved transparency

The entire design is aimed at a balanced and very transparent sound signature, so that listener fatigue is a thing of the past.

Specially developed for HYPSOS

Although WANDLA performs very well out of the box, it is designed to do even more when used in conjunction with HYPSOS. By using the proprietary Ferrum Power Link (FPL) connection, both components achieve their maximum performance.
and unleash an unexpected musicality.