KALA / KALA 41
The KALA 41 provides exceptional quality network streaming and direct streaming for direct connection to your DAC, or to a K21 or K22.
Conventional wisdom often underestimates how critical it is to have a server device that is specifically designed for high-end audio. The server has to turn a stored file,
or a chaotic network stream, into a well-timed digital audio stream, requiring large power and memory reserves at the same time as very low noise interference.
The role it performs cannot be done by a standard computer or by
your DAC without serious loss of fidelity and musical insight.
The KALA 41 is a critical digital audio source that adds layers of musical insight for any downstream player or streamer.
The KALA 41 is a powerful Server-Only device, performing at the same level as the Server engine in the KALA 50.
The Server engine is the heart of any computer audio system, managing your files and streaming services, and controlling what is played.
Play over your network to multiple end-points, and to the DAC in your main system (or to a KALA 21 or KALA 22) by Direct Ethernet.
Connect your KALA 41 to your network and connect your DAC directly to the KALA 41 using Direct Ethernet Streaming.
This not only connects your DAC to your network but the direct link from the KALA 41 to your DAC provides the ultimate asynchronous connection for your music.
"It’s meaty, dense, smooth, and full-bodied, as well as upbeat and toe-tappingly rhythmic, and beautifully liquid and continuous."
As with all KALAs, the KALA 41 is designed to be upgradable when we release new KALA models.
But you can also upgrade your KALA 41 to KALA 50 performance on all outputs by adding a KALA 22. Or achieve the KALA 50's USB Output performance by adding the lower-priced KALA 21 instead.
Moving the Player role outside of any DAC, performing it in a separate KALA 22 or KALA 21, will provide a very significant lift in performance.
Up to 3 SATA SSDUser Installable
445mm (W)370mm (D)115mm (H)12kg
600mm (W)530mm (D)240mm (H)14.5kg
3 Years5 Years (Registered)
From $10,000(plus duty & tax)