Prism Sound have made their first move into the home audio market today with the Callia, a PCM and DSD capable DAC, pre-amplifier and headphone amp.
The Callia is a compact state-of-the-art unit for use in high-quality home audio systems and uses the same DAC circuitry as used in Prism’s pro interfaces, the Titan, Lyra and Atlas. It offers an impressive array of high resolution inputs including USB (UAC2 over USB 2 or later), Coaxial RCA Phono (supporting S/PDIF and AES3-id or AES3 with suitable adaptor) and S/PDIF Optical equipped digital devices. For analogue audio outputs, Callia offers both balanced XLR as well as unbalanced RCA phono connectors on the rear panel. The output volume can be set via the volume control in order to use the Callia as a pre-amp straight into a power amp, or optionally fixed for use with integrated and pre/power combos.
Headphone users are also catered for with a high-quality headphone amplifier with its own separate volume control potentiometer and low impedance output, making it suitable for use with virtually all headphone types.
Digital signals up to 32 bit (USB only), 384kHz are catered for, alongside DSD processing, making Callia compatible with all major music releases. Prism’s DSD credentials are most impressive, with the professional ADA-8XR long being the DSD conversion tool of choice in many of the world's top SACD mastering studios. Using a similar architecture in the Callia makes it an interesting prospect for DSD reproduction in the home listening environment.
The Prism Sound Callia has a MSRP of £1495 (plus VAT or duties and taxes as applicable).