Resolution Audio Cantata Music Center

Resolution Audio's Cantata Music Center provides the same audio performance regardless of the input source. Whether it's a CD played via the on-board slot-load transport, a dedicated music library on a network storage system (NAS), or an uncompressed iTunes library stored on a Mac or Windows computer, the Cantata Music Center will play every note as if it were from the original CD.

Other digital sources such as a DVD player can be played through the external inputs.

To the 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 cable connection, either directly to the Music Center via ethernet cable, or through your home network - wired or wireless. In either case, no additional software or drivers are required.

Since the Music Center utilizes a music library on a computer, 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. Data is also safer as the storage can be easily backed up to a second drive, or protected from loss using "RAID" technology, and capacity can be easily increased. With no hard drive located within the Music Center, the device remains completely silent and free of vibration.

Based on the award-winning Opus 21 series, the Cantata design has been 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.

Features:

  • Slot-loading compact disc drive
  • USB up to 96kHz / 24-bit using asynchronous mode; 192kHz / 24-bit using asynchronous mode now available (at additional cost).*
  • Ethernet link for iTunes (via the Resolution Audio Pont Neuf) and UPnP libraries (upcoming in 2011)
  • Digital S/PDIF inputs (AES/EBU, RCA, Toslink)
  • XLR and RCA outputs, fixed or variable
  • iPhone/iPod Touch remote control interface
  • 43 x 23 x 5 cm (17 x 9 x 2")
  • 6 kg, (13 lbs.)

Click HERE to down load the Cantata Music Center User Guide (requires Adobe Acrobat).