Resolution AudioCantata Music Center 3.0usedResolution Audio Cantata Music Center 3.0Truly amazing state of the art and beautifully designed DAC/CD player with high flexibility for multiple sources and can also be used as a preamp (has volume control). Paired with the C50 Integrat...5395.00

Resolution Audio Cantata Music Center 3.0

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Asking Price: $5,395.00

New Retail Price: $9,500.00

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Ships fromNew York, NY, 10025
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensions22.0" × 12.0" × 10.0" (25.0 lbs.)
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Original accessoriesRemote Control, Box, Manual
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Truly amazing state of the art and beautifully designed DAC/CD player with high flexibility for multiple sources and can also be used as a preamp (has volume control).  Paired with the C50 Integrated amp (see my other ad), this offers an amazing sonic experience.

From Resolution Audio Website:

Sonic Performance: The degree to which we have improved sonic performance has even surprised us. The ability of the 3.0 version to unravel complex music and draw you into the music with greater excitement and musical understanding is really special. We have achieved truly significant improvements in resolution, spatial recreation, musical detail, dynamic contrast, bass weight, and flat out musical involvement, all while maintaining the basic character that the Cantata products have always provided. The improvements could not possibly be described as subtle.

Expanded Flexibility: We have reconfigured the Music Center connectivity with three optical digital inputs plus two sets of configurable “flex” inputs, which are currently set up as two stereo analog line-level inputs. Future options will be support S/PDIF digital inputs or built-in phono preamplifier (details to follow on those in early 2018). With this new flexibility combined with the built-in CD transport, Audio Class 2.0 USB, and UPnP network audio capability, the Cantata Music Center 3.0 serves as the hub of any high-end system.

Technical Details:  We are utilizing a new DAC topology based on an R-2R ladder DAC that is typically used for medical imaging and aerospace designs where extreme bit accuracy is required. These DAC were not intended for audio use and hence require significant care and feeding to maximize performance. We have a incorporated minimum-phase digital filter in an advanced FPGA-based which is field-updatable. The analog section was meticulously tuned by a combination of measurement and listening across a broad range of music genres. The power supply received special attention, getting higher voltage rails and our special T-Network capacitors. Grounding and pcb layout are more important than ever to achieve the sonic potential of this groundbreaking approach.

All original manual, wooden shipping crate, power cord, and remote will be provided. This unit was originally a Cantata 1.0 that was upgraded to the 3.0 in November 2017. I have all paperwork from Resolution Audio.

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