Amplifier Resolution Audio Cantata 50

Although audio Cantata 50 (4000 euro) the resolution is not a power giant, he immediately stunned with lively playing style, delicate and colorful Center.

  1. Amplifier resolution audio Cantata 50
  2. Data sheet

Clear amplifier concept

On closer inspection of the Cantata 50 amplifier, it becomes clear that resolution here paid attention audio to much, which makes sense. As at the Music Center, there is a clear separation of the power supply between – necessary for the Cantata 50 for the operation – digital and the audio circuit via separate power supplies with two toroidal transformers. Not surprising that both regions with the same ICs (ADuM 1401) as the Music Center are galvanically separated.

Open is the phono input of the Cantata 50. After the input select between four inputs, two balanced and two asymmetrical, a high quality represents the first stage IC (INA 103). Then goes the signal directly into the Noise regulation chip (PGA 2320).

Afterwards we only by circuits with bipolar single transistors in a complementary push-pull stage with MOSFET transistors. The English developer Denis Morecroft to the page that has gained with its DNM electronics of cult status was cold at this circuit and their execution. Now it is not surprising, that the ground lead is optimized – and that the power supply expensive four-pole, low-inductive T-NET capacitors and rectifier diodes appear in, which produce little disruptive switching peaks.

Musical elegance

After this extensive analysis of the technical innards, the testers were curious to see how the Cantata 50 on the critical and power-hungry reference speakers Magico M5 (test 5/10) acts. Although audio resolution is not a power giant, he immediately stunned with lively playing style, delicate and colorful Center.

In the face of this brilliant performance, the testers to the stereoplay highlight attacked pathos logos (12/05). The amp was M 5 although slightly steadier in the bass and minimal airy in the heights on the Magico, but not quite as playful as the Cantata 50. This also shone with more natural voices and a physicality figure.

That draw was but just for the M 5. With speakers that have a slightly higher degree of efficiency as about the epic Encore 50 (test 3/10), showed the Cantata 50, what really put in him. He appeared more dynamic and powerful, and the slight insecurities in the bass were blown away. The testers were almost tempted to give him a point more. However, due to the somewhat limited universality remained at 56 meters. The stereoplay highlight there was then still on top.

Resolution audio Cantata 50

Manufacturer Resolution audio
Price €4000.00
Rating 56.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H x D) 43,0 x 5, 0 x 23.0 cm
Weight 5.3 kg
Genus (REC / GM) Integrated amplifier
Remote control available
System remote control / Adaptive /
Front panel Black / Silver / champagne / /
Front panel other FB.
Tone controls / switched off /
Monitor switch
Recording selector switch audio
Network jacks switched / unswitched 0 / 0
Memory / storage automatic
Sendersp. with aut. Sorting
Input phono MM / MC /
High level RCA inputs / XLR 2 / 2
Digital inputs RCA / XLR 0 / 0
Boxes outputs A + B / switchable /
Headphone Jack
Pre-Out / main 0 /.
Recorder connections (a / from) 0
Processor input / output /
Unity gain input
Pre-Out subwoofer 0
Measured values
True sine wave power stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 57.0 W / 47.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 69.0 W / 65.0 W
Noise line 95.0 DB (a)
Short conclusion The integrated amplifier Cantata 50 comes from the House resolution audio – he shows this not only by his Opftik, but also by its dynamic, rousing musicality. The earned Reward: a stereoplay highlight.
Sound Absolute top class
Sound points analog
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points Netzwerk-In
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points USB-In
(maximum 70 points)
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Overall rating (maximum 120 very good 80 points
Price-performance ratio outstanding
tested in issue: 1 / 11


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