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Antipodes Audio's High-End KALA 21 Music Server-Streamer.

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The KALA 21

The KALA 21 is an incredible performer at its price, delivering levels of musical insight not found in most price-no-object music server-streamers. It even gets very close to the performance of the amazing KALA 50 via USB, provided you do not require it to house a very large library, or to perform DSP functions.

If your priority is to be immersed in gorgeous sound and feel the emotional pull of your music, then the KALA 21 will delight you.

The KALA 21 cannot run the HQPlayer Server App, but it does support HQPlayer NAA. All other apps in our software suite are supported, with the exception of the DSP features within the apps.

Antipodes Audio's High-End KALA 21 Music Server-Streamer.
K21 Silver Back Panel

DESIGN

The KALA 21 uses a single custom computer for both Server and Player apps. The Server/Player computer is derived from the Player computer in the KALA 50 but with increased processing resources.

The medium-power Server/Player computer controls what is played and allows you to play over your network to multiple end-points, and to the DAC in your main system by USB.

Antipodes Audio's High-End KALA 21 Music Server-Streamer.

REVIEWS

Michael's HiFi

The K21 has not been reviewed, but the K21 is the 'USB-only' version of the K22, so check out the K22 page, and watch the video below, which compares the USB and other outputs on the latest K22.

VIDEO

UPGRADING

As with all KALAs, the KALA 21 is designed to be upgradable when we release new KALA models.

But you can also upgrade your KALA 21 to KALA 50 performance over USB by adding a KALA 41. Separating the Server and Player apps and providing more power for the Server app adds more musical insight and refinement, while supporting huge libraries with ease and handling DSP functions.

Antipodes Audio's High-End KALA 21 Music Server-Streamer.

Specifications

DESIGN

G4 Technology
Single-Computer
Output:
- 2-Stage (USB)

A/C POWER

110-120VAC or
220-240VAC

NETWORK

Gigabit Ethernet

LOCAL STORAGE

One SATA SSD
User Installable

DIMENSIONS

445mm (W)
370mm (D)
105mm (H)
11kg

SHIPPING

600mm (W)
530mm (D)
240mm (H)
13.5kg

USB 2.0 OUTPUT

– PCM to 32 bit/768kHz
– DoP to DSD256
– Native DSD to DSD512
– On USB A

WARRANTY

3 Years
5 Years (Registered)

WORLD PRICE

From $7,000
(plus duty & tax)