The Resolution Audio Cantata Music Center serves as the digital hub in a high-end audio system providing the same audio performance regardless of the input source. Whether it's a CD played via the built-in transport, an uncompressed iTunes library stored on a Mac or Windows computer, or a dedicated music library on a network storage system (NAS), the Cantata Music Center will play every note as if it were from the original CD.
To a host computer, the Music Center looks like a standard USB audio device which both Mac and Windows operating systems support natively. While USB connections are physically limited to 15 feet, the Resolution Audio Pont Neuf creates a virtual USB connection directly to the Music Center via ethernet cable or through your wired or wireless home network. In either case, no additional software or drivers are required.
Because the Music Center utilizes your external computer-based music library, it doesn't rely on a proprietary means of storing your CD data. Any software can be used for ripping and any software can be used for playback. The music library is safer since the storage can be easily backed up to a second drive or protected from loss using RAID technology, and capacity can be easily increased by adding off-the-shelf hard drives. With no hard drive located within the Music Center itself, the device remains completely silent and free of vibration. You choose where the library is stored, how it is backed-up, and what software is used to play it.
In addition to the supplied full function remote control, the Cantata Music Center and C50 integrated amplifier are controllable from and iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch via the free Cantata App.
Other digital sources such as a DVD player can be played through the external inputs.
Based on the award-winning Opus 21 series, the Cantata design has been further refined and optimized for the emergence of computer-based music libraries. Built for simple integration into popular sources, the Cantata's modular architecture will accommodate tomorrow's formats and beyond.
The C50 integrated amplifier is designed specifically for low-power applications where highly-efficient speakers demand the purest electronics. This means smaller power supplies, lower heat dissipation, and simpler circuitry allowing the amplifier to better communicate the essence of a musical performance.
Slot-loading compact disc drive.
Asynchronous USB up to 192kHz/24 bit
Ethernet link for UPNP playback up to 192k/24 bit
Other digital inputs(AES/EBU, RCA, Toslink) 192k/24 bit
XLR and RCA outputs, fixed or variable
iPhone / iPad / iTouch remote control App
43 x 23 x 5 cm
6 kg (13 lbs.)
50 watt per channel integrated amplifier
Class A/B design with pure class A discreet front-end
Customized T-Network power supply capacitors (in 2.0 version)
(2 pr) RCA inputs
(2 pr) XLR inputs
Banana jack outputs
Remote control of source and volume
iPhone/iPad, iTouch app for system control when used with a network connected Cantata Music Center
Cantata-link system control for use with Music Center when not networked
43 x 23 x 5 cm
6 kg (13 lbs.)