Audio/Home Theater Wavelet DAC/Preamp/Crossover

Wavelet DAC/Preamp/Crossover

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 defnition 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 firmwareupdates 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 wifi adapter that allows you to work wirelessly with the Wavelet.

Wavelet easily integrates in any system.

Analog Inputs

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

Outputs Analog

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. 

Control Interface 

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.

Wavelet for V Manual is available here.

Wavelet for Aeris Manual is available here.

Product Reviews Legacy Wavelet an “Extraordinary New Approach to Room Correction”
Legacy Wavelet “You Immediately Hear More Detail with Virtually Every Recording”- New Review
Legacy Wavelet “An Absolute No-Brainer: Highly & Unreservedly Recommended”
Legacy Wavelet “Sharpened Images Up Considerably… with Clarity, Precision & Detail”
Legacy Aeris & Wavelet: “A Vital Step Forward”
Legacy Audio V Review- “A True Assault on The State of The Art.”
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Product Manual Download (10 MB)

Legacy Wavelet

Legacy Audio Wavelet DAC/Preamp/Crossover with Room Correction

Legacy Audio Wavelet DAC/Preamp/Crossover with Room Correction

Control all functions of the Wavelet with your iPad/iPhone/Android or other smart phone

Wavelet rear with included microphone

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