Wadia 581i Selection of CD or SACD

I have recently purchased a Wadia 581i player. The player is working fine with CD and SACD but I am not able to toggle between the CD and SACD layers of hybrid discs. The manual supplied along with the player do not mention anything about this. The inline manual at Wadia website says the MODE button on remote is for selecting CD/SACD. In my case the MODE button has no effect at all.

I would like to know other users experience in this regard.


Hi Phil,
I dont think it is having the new software because it left Wadia 3 weeks back. While booting up it is showing ver1.02, is it the new firmware?
I don't have mine yet so I don't know. You should call John Schaffer. Can't wait to get mine . I heard some great things about it from some really respectable top notch people.

The MODE/toggle function of the W581 is not yet operational. We are providing notification with the owner manual, but are aware that not all units were shipped with the appropriate memo. We expect to have this feature available in the near future.

W581 owners, please be in contact with you local dealer for information on available updates.
As far as I remember using my 581 it selecets between cd and sacd on its own. Glad to hear your´s is working fine. My had severe problems from the first day on (that´s why I´ve sold it lately) - sound and buildquality of the case work is TOP notch nevertheless.