Cantata Version 2.0

Resolution Audio, based right across the Bay from our humble casa in East Oakland, has just introduced the Cantata C-50 2.0 integrated amplifier ($4495). With a revised power supply with new customized T-Network capacitors, the 50Wpc C-50 2.0 also includes a discrete front end and FET output stage and the company's own eddy current reduction technology. Resolution Audio claims "greater detail and transparency" for the 2.0, to which original version owners may upgrade ($495). And, while not on my official blogging territory, the company has also released the Cantata Music Center 2.0 CD player DAC ($6495), which plays files up to 24/192 and has a volume control that allows a direct connection to any amplifier. Again, original versions may be upgraded.