Wavelength Ethernet Spacelator | RMAF 2018

Gordon Rankin of Wavelength Audio is no stranger to controversy. He’s the guy that single-handedly brought computer-based audio into the realm of high-fidelity with “asynchronous USB”, and most such products today either use his work or leverages his ideas. That’s a nice way of saying that he had to slog through an unending bog of nonsense from partially informed but fully opinionated audiophiles that have, at various times, hailed him as both heretic and hero. So, when he introduces a new product like the “Wavelength Ethernet Spacelator”, you just have to cringe along with him. You can almost feel the wave of wild disbelief and incredulous comments building just from the name alone. Shown here at RMAF, the Wavelength Ethernet Spacelator was in pre-production form — no word yet on whether or not this will be something that hits the market as a stand-alone product — and housed in the same chassis used by the Wavelength Brick Proton DAC. As to whether or not the Wavelength Ethernet Spacelator works or how well it works, I will have to defer for now. But I will say that this outing was one of the best collaborations I’ve yet heard between AudioQuest, Vaughn Loudspeakers, and Wavelength that I’ve … Continue reading Wavelength Ethernet Spacelator | RMAF 2018