WAVERSA SYSTEMS INC.
With over 30 years in both IT technologies and valve-based circuit design, Collin Shin founded Waversa Systems in 2012. The name is a combination of the words “Wave” and “Versatile.” Over the next eight years, he integrated technology used in telecommunications, military, medical and security applications. He applied them to novel approaches to the various software and hardware aspects of digital audio design, including chip design and manufacturing, with cutting-edge in-house technologies used in both Waversa products and partner companies.
Digital technology is rapidly evolving, and Waversa Systems is continually changing and evolving, pushing the envelope in unique ways. As such, each post in this subforum will cover one novel approach with periodic updates, to provide a central go-to informational reference thread.
I discovered Waversa Systems and Collin’s novel approach to digital audio in 2014, and they have held my attention and commanded my respect to this day. The hardware is well thought out from the ground up and, in many ways, ‘overbuilt’ to help future proof products well beyond the market norm in this rapidly evolving area of audio. In the last six months, I have witnessed unique and industry-leading software and firmware development with over-the-internet consumer updates providing new end-user settings. These include, for example, tasking an FPGA to take on the overtone/even harmonics processing algorithm [WAP/X], permitting processing to be done accurately to many harmonics in real-time, and more recently, the release of dynamic range adjustment. These settings can be toggled on or off and, if desired, fine-tuned to help flesh out your recordings’ inner detail and overall presentation. Waversa Systems is a very innovative company that lives up to the promise of its name. Its products are truly at the leading edge of the wave of digital music reproduction and forever versatile.
A different approach to digital processing unique to Waversa and why:
Hardware method with very low jitter rate and accurate timing
Proprietary solution from digital input to processor
Dual WAP captures all signals on the optimized route
Centralized clock management in the signal path
Technology to minimize Quantization Error
Processes huge information up to 32Bit 1.5MHz
Highest level signal restoration algorithm by applying medical technology
WAP / X and WAP / DSD proprietary decoders
Native DSD alternate channel transmission method instead of DSD over PCM
The resolution increases with each band, taking advantage of the nuances of band separation and creating a more natural presentation of music.
The energy concentrated in the mid-band is evenly distributed, and the band balance is excellent.
Implementation of a wider music signal dynamic range and broadband frequency reproduction.
A natural balance of the sound can be maintained, and the original quality of the tone is maintained.
The WNDR (Waversa Network Direct Rendering) dedicated protocol is a:
Transmission scheme optimized for continuous signal processing without buffering
Protocol with strong immunity to noise
Protocol without conversion process by dedicated route
System capable of increasing WAP level when WNDR devices are interconnected, resulting in improved sound quality
Everything is designed and manufactured in-house:
Product Design, Hardware Design, Mechanical Drawing, Software Design, 3D Modeling and even including Remote Update Service.
WAP(Waversa Audio Processor) Information Protocol
Waversa Systems developed high-end audio processing technology for estimate original analog signal from digitized audio samples.
Higher grade WAP processing level provide well made analog system sound with Red Book input audio standard.
WNDR(Waversa Network Direct Render) Audio Protocol
Automatically discover and connect Waversa devices each other in the network and transmit and receive audio with low latency.
Lower latency characteristics of WNDR achieve low noisy environment for audio streamming.
Linux System Customization
Waversa Systems provide Linux customization for optimal high-end audio environment.
Custom USB 2.0 Audio Function Stack
Implement ultra low power USB 2.0 Audio stack to achieve low noise effect to high-end audio system which support unlimited sample rate.
Audio stream transmitted to audio processor/DAC without software intervention with ultra low power consumtion and guarentee high-speed async streamming.
Pure SPDIF Information Protocol
Implement custom ultra low jitter SPDIF receiver/transmitter IP suitable for high-end audio system.
Generate perfectly synchronized SPDIF signal with main audio reference clocks.
Analog Compensation Biquad IIR filter IP
Implement custom high reolution 32bit Biquad IIR filter for digitally compensate non-linearity of analog amplifier.
Multi-band Energy Transfer IP
Transfer Multi-band Energy separately to output IV stage using multiple DA convertors.
Extreme sound stage balance achieved by this unique technology.
Smart Battery Management Architecture
Smart Battery management for audio interface to prevent noise influences.
WSmartHub, WCORE, WROUTER was built mainly based on the "Smart Battery Management Architecure".