The CALA® CDR is the larger model in the CALA® Receiver range. From the point of view of overall design philosophy and technical facilities the machine is a close relative of the CALA® SR, but it also features a high-quality CD mechanism, output stages with twice the power, and a high-performance mains section. 100 Watts continuous power is available per channel, which is ample for use with large loudspeakers. To accommodate these additional features the case is larger and heavier, but it remains very compact, and maintains the same overall design and proportions as the CALA® SR. Since both devices are based on one and the same motherboard, their music sources and connection facilities are also identical. The plinth of CALA® receivers can be illuminated, since we have integrated an LED strip light in the rear part of the machine’s back plate. For ambient lighting you can choose between different color modes and white, blue, green and red light, and the intensity of the lighting is user-variable.
The machine’s high-performance digital signal processor makes it simple and convenient to set it up to suit individual system configurations. For example, it is possible to switch off inputs which are not required, and the sensitivity of one analogue input can be switched to act as a phono MM and High output MC preamplifier. For operation in a surround system the device features a Surround-Pass-Through Mode.
A further feature is a range of sound fields designed to achieve optimum sound quality under a variety of conditions and positions, catering also for relatively small loudspeakers. A bass management system regulates all settings if a subwoofer / satellite system is employed.