Prism Sound today launched its Callia DAC, a PCM and DSD capable DAC, pre-amplifier and headphone amp at Munich High-End.Callia

Callia is a compact unit for use in home audio systems. It has inputs including: USB (UAC2 over USB 2 or later), Coaxial RCA Phono (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 as well as unbalanced RCA phono connectors on the rear panel. The output volume can be set via the volume control in order to use the Callia as a pre-amp straight into a power amp, or optionally fixed for use with integrated and pre/power combos.

Headphone users are also catered for with a headphone amplifier with its own separate volume control potentiometer. Flexibility of headphone choice is assured, thanks to the low impedance of the headphone output, making it suitable for use with virtually all headphone types.

DAC circuits identical to the ones found in the company’s professional Lyra, Titan and Atlas recording interfaces are used.

Digital signals up to 32 bit (USB only), 384kHz are catered for, alongside DSD processing, making Callia compatible with all major music releases.

Graham Boswell, sales and marketing director, says, “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.”

Visitors will be able to experience the Callia on the Prism Sound stand Halle 1 A06b, also in PMC’s room (A4 F123) and on the Unity Sound and GIK Acoustics stand (Halle 3 H04) at HIGH END, Munich from 5th to 8th May.

Callia will have a MSRP of £1495 (plus VAT or duties and taxes as applicable).


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