The original Wadia 170i transport was the industry’s first certified “works with iPod” dock to offer pure, bit-perfect digital output, allowing the iPod to perform as a high-end media server. Now the 171i is the first with a certified "works with iPhone".
“Our new 171iTransport does the neat trick of turning both the iPhone and the iPod into the ultimate media servers,” says John Schaffer, President, Wadia Digital. “Listeners who value high-end sound can get the full musical benefit out of their portable music collections, with all the storage advantages and the great user interface. It’s really the perfect marriage between convenience and performance.”High-resolution video signals are also passed cleanly through the dock’s component video connections. The cast aluminum chassis reduces unwanted resonance through its vibration absorbing isolation cones. A new power supply indicator is included as well. A new feature-rich infrared remote control allows convenient navigation through Playlists and Albums. The 171iTransport will recharge either an iPhone or iPod when either device is docked to the iTransport.
"We taken the already amazing 170iTransport and improved its performance with the 171iTransport. We started by upgrading the internal power supply and circuit board. We improved the clocking for lower jitter. We added a TOSLINK digital output for DACs that do not have a coax digital input. The coax digital output was improved with an audiophile grade connector. There is also the new iPhone/iPad adaptor that allows for universal connectivity."