T+A Announce Launch of New CALA® Range

Two new models available – CALA®SR and CALA®CDR (with CD mechanism) – the latest range of CALA receivers combine music streaming and the latest digital audio technology into packages that meet the highest demands on sound and aesthetics.

15th August 2017 – Herford, Germany – T+A, Germany’s largest specialist audio manufacturer, announces the launch of its new CALA® Receiver range – CALA®SR and CALA®CDR (with CD mechanism).  The ideal alternative to bulky separates, the CALA range offers a host of features within a single receiver unit, including compatibility with streaming services (TIDAL, Deezer and qobuz), playback via UPnP network music servers and USB storage media, FM, FM-HD and DAB+ radio, SP/DIF and optical digital inputs, HD Bluetooth connectivity and analogue inputs (including a switchable aux/MM or high output MC turntable input). 

The chassis of both models has been crafted from aluminium for a sturdy foundation for the electronics, whilst control is via the supplied T+A F100 remote control or the T+A Control app (available for Apple and Android devices).  For those looking to make a design statement, both models also feature an LED strip light to create an ambient white, blue, green or red ‘glow’ on the underside of the chassis.  The light intensity and colour can be chosen by the user or turned off completely.

Available now, the range features two models – CALA®SR and CALA®CDR – priced at £2313 and £3242 respectively.

CALA®SR Creates the Source of all Music
The CALA®SR is a multi-functional streaming receiver that acts as a complete Hi-Fi system. The model features an integrated amplifier with a large range of connection facilities and powerful 2 x 55 Watts output stages for an exceptional performance.

Users can access a range of supported sources, such as Internet radio with Airable Internet Radio Service, FM, FM-HD and DAB+ radio, in addition to in-built streaming service clients Deezer, qobuz and TIDAL. HD Bluetooth streaming also allows users to stream seamlessly from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, whilst UPnP, network music servers and USB storage are also accessible. The CALA®SR even allows for reproduction of analogue sources including Phono MM and high output MC.

The CALA®SR has been handcrafted with the finest materials for an optimal performance. The main casing is milled from a solid billet of aluminium and is finished with a glass bead finish. The inner chassis is also made up of aluminium for robust support whilst the aluminium top panel is 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.  Control is actioned via the supplied T+A F100 system remote control or T+S’s dedicated Control app, which can be downloaded for free from iTunes or the Android store.

The CALA®SR is available now with a UK SRP of £2313

CALA®CDR – The All-Encompassing Music Centre
The CALA®CDR is the all-encompassing music centre. With all of the fantastic features of the CALA®SR, the CALA®CDR features additional specifications for the ultimate hi-fi experience. Much like the SR, the model features an integrated amplifier but with a slightly higher 2 x 100 Watts output – for the most demanding performances. An integrated CD player also allows for greater versatility and optimal output.   

The CALA®CDR is available now with a UK SRP of £3242

CALA®SR Specifications

Streaming Client

  • Formats: MP3, AAC, OGG-Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC
  • Data rates: PCM 32…192 kHz,16/32 Bit; MP3 up to 320kBit; 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

Radio

  • Internet Radio: Airable Internet Radio Service (11000 Stations worldwide)
  • FM, FM-HD Radio – 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

USB: Mode: 2 x USB 2.0 Mastermode

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: 55 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)
  • Optional: RF module for wireless speakers

Mains / Accessories / Dimensions

  • Mains: 100 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz
  • Power consumption: max. 150 W, Eco Standby <0,5 W, Comfort Standby – 4 W
  • Accessories: IR-Remote control FM1000; WLAN- and FMaerial; power cord, manual
  • Features: Variable screen brightness, dual-time alarm
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 9.5 x 30 x 21cm / 3.7 x 11.8 x 8.3 inches
  • Weight: 5 kg / 11.2 lb

Finishes

Case: Alu silver 43 or Alu black 42,
Front: Acrylic black 91

Technical modifications reserved

 

CALA®CDR Additional Specifications

CD Mechansism: CD/DA,CD-R, CD-RW / 2 Hz – 20 kHz/100 dB / CD-Text

Amplifier section

  • Nominal output per channel: 100 Watts into 4 Ohms
  • Total harmonic distortion: < 0,02 %

Mains

  • Power consumption: max. 200 W
  • Accessories: IR-Remote control FM1000; WLAN- and FM aerial; power cord, manual
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 10.5 x 37 x 24.5 cm / 4.1 x 14.9 x 8.6 inches
  • Weight: 6 kg / 13.2 lb

Technical modifications reserved

For further information, a pdf of the brochure can be viewed here – http://www.ta-hifi.de/wp-content/uploads/cala_sr_cdr_gb_web.pdf

Distributor contacts for publication:

Kog Audio
Office:   +44 (0)24 7722 0650
Email:   info@kogaudio.com
www.kogaudio.com

 

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Notes to Editors

About T+A – http://www.ta-hifi.de/en/

T+A (Theory and Application) is one of Germany’s largest specialist audio brands and is committed to developing, manufacturing and distributing audio products of the highest standard possible. Based in Herford in Eastern Westphalia (near Hanover) since 1978, T+A develop and produce all of its products in house. These include amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, CD players, network streamers, turntables and speakers. Extremely long product cycles, extended service life and wide range of retro-fit options make a T+A system an excellent investment for the future.

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