The Resolution Audio Cantata Music Center serves as the digital hub in a high-end audio system providing the same audio performance regardless of the input source. Whether it’s a CD played via the built-in transport, an uncompressed iTunes library stored on a Mac or Windows computer, or a dedicated music library on a network storage system (NAS), the Cantata Music Center will play every note as if it were from the original CD.
To a host computer, the Music Center “looks” like a standard USB audio device which both Mac and Windows operating systems support natively. While USB connections are physically limited to 15 feet, theResolution Audio “Pont Neuf” creates a “virtual” USB connection directly to the Music Center via ethernet cable or through your wired or wireless home network. In either case, no additional software or drivers are required.
Because the Music Center utilizes a computer-based music library, it doesn’t rely on a proprietary means of storing your CD data. Any software can be used for ripping and any software can be used for playback. The music library is safer since the storage can be easily backed up to a second drive or protected from loss using “RAID” technology, and capacity can be easily increased by adding off-the-shelf hard drives. With no hard drive located within the Music Center itself, the device remains completely silent and free of vibration. You choose where the library is stored, how it is backed-up, and what software is used to play it.