DSD decoding support for the Cantata Music Center 3.0 now available!

DSD support is the latest example of our ongoing commitment to bring meaningful new features and flexibility to the Cantata Music Center platform.
  • Firmware update provides DSD1 (64x) decoding using DoP via USB and S/PDIF inputs.
  • No drivers required for any host which supports DoP.
  • Firmware available for immediate download.
  • DSD2 (128x) support via USB available with minor hardware upgrade.
Contact us for pricing and availability.
Technical approach:
Toslink inputs are rated to 192kHz and support DSD1, but require a very high quality source and cable.  Coax is more stable for DSD and requires Flex4 (optional input module which gives two coax digital inputs and one pair of line level inputs). DSD is converted to PCM within the Cantata FPGA using custom filtering, allowing us to make use of our extremely musical PCM DACs’ (as opposed to using a DSD  DAC chip). This method was selected entirely to provide the very best performance for PCM audio and DSD playback. Down-conversion is to 88.2 kHz / 32-bit internally.
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The Cantata Music Center 3.0 version- Now Shipping!

This exciting and much anticipated upgrade of our Music Center provides an entirely new DAC board design, along with a new rear panel to accommodate new connectivity options. This new version and upgrade to existing units represents our latest design thinking and advanced circuit execution techniques. Proudly built in the USA as always!

Cantata m100 mono amplifiers now available

We proudly present the new m100 mono amplifiers. Based on the same unique Class A/B amplifier circuit topology as our C-50 integrated amplifier but providing 100 watts per channel into an 8 ohm load. This additional power output capability allows music lovers who have less efficient speakers to now be able to enjoy a complete Cantata system. Visit the m100 page in the products section of this website for more exciting details.

BlackJack power cable now available

We now have a definitive answer to a common question we get- What is the best sounding power cable for my Resolution Audio product? Introducing the Resolution Audio BlackJack power cord. Designed to provide the most neutral tonality possible when used with our products, the BlackJack cord provides a significant improvement is the realism, musicality, and dynamic contrast of a Resolution Audio system. Visit the BlackJack Power Cable page on the Products section of this website for more information.

Browser controls for the Cantata Music Center

Introducing browser-based controls for the Cantata: in addition to the useful debug feature, you can now set the volume, limit the maximum volume, and boost the output by up to 5dB. To use the new controls, open any web browser to “http://cantata-XXXX.local”, where XXXX is the last four digits of your serial number. This uses the local hostname, which requires Bonjour (the same protocol used to discover printers and built into all Apple products.) If you are using a PC, either download Bonjour (it’s free), or use the Cantata’s IP address directly (for example, “”).

Limiting the maximum volume is very helpful when using a touch screen UPnP controller, as it prevents an accidental tap from overloading your system (or just waking your neighbor.)

Another new control sets the Cantata’s display when playing UPnP tracks. “Time only” will always show the elapsed time of the current track, while “format/rate” will show the file type (aiff, flac, etc.) and the sample rate at the beginning of each track.

Note that all of these setting will be saved when placed in standby, then restored when powered up.

Last but not least, firmware updates are now supported directly over the network! Future releases will be available for installation directly through the browser. Just download the new firmware from our web site, open your Cantata’s home page in a browser, choose the file from your local machine, and press the ‘update’ button. Of course, the CD-R method will always be supported as well.

Until version 2.17 is installed, the Cantata only supports update via CD-R, so this update can not be installed via the browser. Detailed instructions for browser-based updates will be included with the next release.

Visit the “Music Center Firmware” page to download the most current firmware. 

JRiver UPnP support added to Cantata Music Center

JRiver is available for Windows and Mac, available at The Cantata Music Center must be updated via CD-R to firmware version 2.15 or above.

Visit the “Music Center Firmware” page to download the most current firmware. 

C50 2.0 now shipping….factory upgrade also available for existing units.

Version 2.0 features an improved power supply with custom four-terminal T-network capacitors, achieving even more impressive performance, increased resolution and detail, while maintaining musicality and flow.

Cantata App for iOS has been updated to support iOS6 and new Music Center sources

Version 1.2 adds UPnP as a source for the Music Center, and now supports the iPhone 5.

If you already have the app installed, you may have already received a notice regarding the update.

The app can be found in the iTunes store

UPnP renderer capability now available for the Cantata Music Center

Firmware version 2.10 or later adds UPnP renderer capability for up to 24/192k gapless playback for FLAC, WAV, and AIFF files.

Click here for Mac instructions to  update t