The Wadia S7i was the reference cd only player from Wadia, therefore no use of the CD/SACD transport with all the reliability issues. Equipped with all digital in- and outputs, among them an USB digital input and therefore perfect to use for streaming. Very detailed, tight bass, not one area overwhelming the others. Deep and 3D soundstage.
The S7i has its own volume control and Wadia recommends it over preamp. So save your money on the preamp. including full metal remote control, original double box and manual. Newprice: 17.990 euro (pricelist available), now for 4.250 euro.