Prism Sound has launched Callia, a PCM and DSD capable DAC, preamplifier and headphone amp, which the company claims "brings the top sound quality from the professional recording studio into the home environment for the very best in digital music reproduction".
A compact unit for use in home audio systems, Callia's high-resolution inputs include USB (UAC2 over USB 2 or later), coaxial RCA phonos (supporting S/PDIF and AES3-id or AES3 with suitable adaptor) and S/PDIF optical-equipped digital devices. For analogue audio outputs, Callia offers both balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA phono connectors. Output volume can be set via the volume control in order to use the Callia as a preamp straight into a power amp, or optionally fixed for use with integrated and pre/power combos.
Headphone users are also catered for, as Callia alsoe operates as a headphone amplifier with its own separatevolume control potentiometer. The low impedance of the headphone output makes it suitable for use with virtually all headphone types.
The same high quality, refined DAC circuits found in the company’s professional Lyra, Titan and Atlas recording interfaces are utilised in Callia so that digital signals up to 32 bit (USB only), 384kHz are catered for, alongside DSD processing.
Graham Boswell, sales and marketing director, told HFC: “For 30 years we have been at the forefront of A/D and D/A converter technology. Our products are found all over the world, with so much of our favourite music and movie scores having been recorded, mixed or mastered using Prism Sound professional converters.” He continues, “We wanted to bring this level of quality and transparency into the home to enable the modern music lover and audiophile to benefit from hearing their recordings in exactly the same way as the original artiste, engineer or producer. With a development of the Prism Sound USB audio platform for the Lyra professional recording interface, we are now able to do so. Callia notches the bar higher for digital audio reproduction and we are very pleased to be able to now share our acclaimed studio quality conversion with home users.”
Callia is available to buy now for £1,495. Click here to find out more.
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