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CALA CDR Streaming CD Receiver

by T+A Elektroakustik

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Design Philosophy

Since the 1990’s we have developed compact receivers based on our enormous expertise in the construction and production of absolute top-quality High End separates. The term receiver refers to a machine based on an integrated amplifier which also incorporates additional signal sources. A system based on a receiver is therefore particularly compact, and T+A has a long and successful tradition in this class of equipment. As early as 1995 we developed the K1, which combined output stages with a FM tuner and CD mechanism.

Due to the rapid development of digital technology, streaming technology and new digital signal sources, we now have enormous possibilities to integrate a variety of different music sources into compact devices. Our new CALA® receivers enable you to exploit every available music source in exceptional sound quality: Internet radio with Airable Internet Radio Service; three different music services; UPnP; network music servers and USB storage media; FM, FM-HD and DAB+ radio; CD and music from external sources via the SP/DIF inputs. Content on mobile devices can also be streamed at excellent quality using HD Bluetooth, and even reproduction of analogue sources including Phono MM and high output MC is possible. 

The new CALA® receivers offer even higher levels of style and quality than their predecessors. Not a single control knob disturbs the puristic front panel.

The main case is of solid aluminium construction, and is produced in a single manufacturing process with the help of a complex tool, after which it is glass bead blasted to a fine finish and anodised. The cover is also made of aluminium, hand-brushed to a refined surface before being anodised to a high-gloss finish. The front panel consists of lustrous black acrylic, and accommodates the large-format graphic screen; the latter displays the data and information in context-sensitive form in various font sizes, and can be dimmed over several levels. The inner chassis, which supports all the electronics, is also made of aluminium. 

The Streaming CD Receiver

The CALA® CDR is the larger model in the CALA® Receiver range. From the point of view of overall design philosophy and technical facilities the machine is a close relative of the CALA® SR, but it also features a high-quality CD mechanism, output stages with twice the power, and a high-performance mains section. 100 Watts continuous power is available per channel, which is ample for use with large loudspeakers. To accommodate these additional features the case is larger and heavier, but it remains very compact, and maintains the same overall design and proportions as the CALA® SR. Since both devices are based on one and the same motherboard, their music sources and connection facilities are also identical. The plinth of CALA® receivers can be illuminated, since we have integrated an LED strip light in the rear part of the machine’s backplate. For ambient lighting you can choose between different color modes and white, blue, green and red light, and the intensity of the lighting is user-variable.

The machine’s high-performance digital signal processor makes it simple and convenient to set it up to suit individual system configurations. For example, it is possible to switch off inputs which are not required, and the sensitivity of one analogue input can be switched to act as a phono MM and High output MC preamplifier. For operation in a surround system the device features a Surround-Pass-Through Mode.
A further feature is a range of sound fields designed to achieve optimum sound quality under a variety of conditions and positions, catering also for relatively small loudspeakers. A bass management system regulates all settings if a subwoofer / satellite system is employed.
 

Technology

For the CALA® receivers T+A has developed an ingenious fully digital design principle which performs the entire signal processing in the digital domain. This provides a crucial improvement in sound quality, since it eliminates the need for the additional conversion of digital sources; all the data processing is carried out consistently in HD audio quality.
The CALA® is a versatile, fully featured receiver with a great performance, and this is only possible through the use of the latest technologies and components. All the audio signal processing is carried out by a high-performance digital signal processor which generates the sound fields for various set-up conditions and virtual surround, controls – where necessary – all the tone settings and cut-off frequencies for the primary loudspeakers and sub-woofer (bass management), processes and controls the output signals for the speaker channels, and converts the two analogue inputs into digital data, so that these can also be processed digitally.


The integral amplifiers are based on high-speed bridged switching output stages with high continuous power and current delivery capacity. Their output is sufficient even for large loudspeakers and spacious listening rooms. A mains section which is very stable under load makes ample energy available at all times. Naturally a sophisticated protective circuit monitors all the machine’s operating states.


Specifications

CD-Player 

Formats
CD/DA, CD-R, CD-RW
 
Frequency responce
2 Hz - 20 kHz / 100 dB
 
Features
CD-Text

Streaming Client 

Formats
MP3, AAC, OGG-Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC
 
Data rates
PCM 32...192 kHz,16/32 Bit; MP3 up to 320
kBit; constant and variable data rate
 
Features
Gapless Playback for MP3 (Lame), WAV, FLAC
T+A Control App for iOS and Android
 
Standards
UPnP AV, T+A Control
 
Services
Tidal, Deezer, qobuz
(subscription required)
 
Interfaces
LAN: Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-T,
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n with WPS

Bluetooth

Protocol
A2DP Bluetooth audio protocol AVRCP control

USB

Mode
2 x USB 2.0 Mastermode
 
Radios
 
Internet Radio
airable Internet Radio Service
(> 11000 Stations worldwide)

FM, FM-HD
87,5 - 108 MHz;
Sensitivity 1 μV;
S/N > 65dBA

DAB, DAB+
168 -240 MHz (Band III);
Sensitivity 2,0 μV,
S/N > 96 dBA.

Features
RDS/RDBS, Station name (PS), Program type
(PTY), Radiotext (RT), Clock

Amplifier section

Inputs
2 x Aux adjustable sensitivity. Phono and
Surround-Pass-Through Mode configurable.
SP/DIF: 2x coax (192kHz), 1x TOS-Link (96kHz)
 
Nominal output per channel
100 Watts into 4 Ohms
 
Total harmonic distortion
< 0,02 %
 
Sound management
DSP controlled sound characteristics /
Virtual Surround
 
Bass management
Full range, 40 Hz, 60 Hz, 100 Hz, 150 Hz
 
Outputs
Pre-Amp, Subwoofer, Headphone
digital IEC 60958 (CDDA/LPCM)

Mains / Accessories / Dimensions

Mains
100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
 
Power consumption
max. 200 W, Eco Standby <0,5 W
Comfort Standby 4 W
 
Accessories
IR-Remote control FM1000; WLAN- and FMaerial;
power chord, manual
 
Dimensions (H x W x D)
10,5 x 37 x 24,5 cm /
4,1 x 14,9 x 8,6 inch
 
Weight
6 kg /
13,2 lb
 
Finishes
Case: Alu silver 43 or Alu black 42,
Front: Acrylic black 91

The above information is from the manufacturer.
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