Although the CALA D looks small, it is enormously capable and tremendously versatile. Two output stages with a continuous power of 55 Watts effortlessly drive any normal loudspeaker, and an active sub-woofer can also be connected if you prefer to use small speakers such as the CS Mini.

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CALA D - The further development of the CALA

The CALA D is a further develpment of the CALA. It was and still will be the ideal solution for any music enthusiast who demands high-quality sound from their stereo system, but also appreciates sophisticated design, perfect craftsmanship and compactness.

The case is made of solid aluminium, and is produced in a single process using a complex extruding tool. It is then blasted with fine glass beads before being anodised. The internal chassis, on which all the electronic circuitry is mounted, is also made of aluminium, while the front panel and top cover consist of high-gloss acrylic.

The Cala D´s uncluttered front panel is devoid of physical controls, as all its functions are operated using the FM 100 system remote control in a logical and intuitive manner. The large-format, high-resolution graphic screen displays all data and information in context-sensitive form in multiple font sizes, and offers user-variable screen brightness.

The Cala D provides access to all modern music sources:

  • A high-quality FM tuner.
  • A streaming client for Internet radio, network access and facilities for hard discs, memory sticks and iPod.
  • A new Bluetooth module to A2DP with AVRCP control standard. The latter represents a fast, simple method of pairing any mobile audio device to the receiver, and therefore provides extremely convenient audio file playback.

All the signal processing takes place at the digital level thanks to the machine's ultra-modern digital signal processor; we term this concept "Pure Path" technology. It provides a crucial improvement in sound quality, as it eliminates the need for additional conversion of the digital sources, and all data processing is carried out at 24-bit resolution with HD audio quality (Up to 192 kHz).

The array of sockets on the back panel demonstrates the Cala´s impressive facilities:

It includes two analogue inputs and three digital inputs, typically for connecting a TV set, set-top boxes, blu ray player. Access to new music media is provided by a LAN socket and a WLAN aerial, while the USB port is designed to accept hard discs and memory sticks, or an iPod including control system and battery charging. Since the integral VHF RDS tuner is of very high quality, we recommend the use of a first-class external aerial. The heavy-duty loudspeaker terminals are capable of accommodating cable of large cross-section, and an output for an active sub-woofer is also present.


All the improvements to the new CALA D at a glance:

1.) Digital inputs
The new CALA D has three additional digital inputs (1 x optical, 2 x co-ax).
This now makes it suitable for digital playback devices (TV sets, set-top boxes, blu-ray players, etc.).

2.) New Bluetooth module
The CALA D has now been fitted with the new Bluetooth module from our Caruso Blu.
This new module offers much higher sound quality than previous Bluetooth implementations. User convenience and display facilities have also been expanded and improved.

3.) Expanded AUTO-ON function
The automatic power-on circuit is also available for the digital inputs. This makes the Cala D the ideal “audio boost” for TVs. When the television is switched on, the Cala D automatically turns itself on with the “TV” source selected. It could not be simpler.

4.) Disabling inputs
Since the Cala D now features five external inputs, it is possible to disable (switch off) unused inputs - as on our “large” machines - to simplify operation.

5.) Internet streaming services (Spotify, Napster, WiMP, etc. )

Simply install the desired streaming app on your smart-phone or tablet, and then transfer the music to the Cala D via Bluetooth. The superb quality of our Bluetooth module means that the result is lossless CD quality reproduction!

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Streaming Client



MP3, WMA, AAC, AIFF, OGG-Vorbis, ALAC, FLAC + WAV (192/32 via LAN)

Media server

UPnP AV, Media Player 10 (WMDRM10), vTuner Internet Radio Service,


DLNA compatible servers


USB 2.0, LAN, WLAN, iPod via USB, including control system


A2DP Bluetooth audio transmission protocol

Tuner section


Reception range

87,5 - 108 MHz


2 µV


RDS, station name, Radiotext, clock, station lists, station memory

Amplifier section



2 x Aux, 500 mV....2,75 V / 20 kOhms variable sensitivity


SP/DIF (16-24bit): 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

Sound enhancement

Bass extension and linearisation with particular T+A speakers

Bass management

Full-range, 40 Hz, 60 Hz, 100 Hz, 150 Hz



Mains connection

Wide-band mains power supply, 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz

Pwr consuption

max. 150 W


Eco Standby <0,5 W


Comfort Standby 4 W


FM100 system remote control, WLAN aerial, FM aerial


Variable screen brightness, dual-time alarm

Dimensions, H x W x D

9.5 x 30 x 21 cm / 3.7 x 11.8 x 8.3 inch


Case silver aluminium 43, front and top cover black acrylic 91

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