Product of the Year – Digital


Wadia170i  iPod Dock


A longtime innovator in the world of digital sound, Wadia had the foresight and the engineering chops to create the 170i.  When used with a world class DAC and uncompressed files, it transforms the humble iPod into a serious compact music server by giving us unrestricted access to the iPods digital bitstream; a feat not yet accomplished elsewhere.

But that’s not the point.  What makes this product insanely great is that it gives you a chance to turn your kids on to what high end sound can be.  Put one of these on top of your equipment rack and let your kids and their friends enjoy your system.  It’s the best way I can think of to seed the next generation of audiophiles.