The TIDAL Contros Digital Controller is designed to be the perfect digital music content controller for TIDAL high-end systems. This is the first TIDAL masterpiece directly benefitting from the ultra-exclusive TIDAL for Bugatti project. The MC-1 controller design is the basis and, as a matter of fact, the Contros as basically a scaled down version of it.
The TIDAL Contros Digital Controller combines core technology from the Camira, Arkas and Prisma within one cabinet. All it needs is power, ethernet, then connection to a power amp. As a result, it’s ready to perform at TIDAL reference level with the hassle of a lot of cables. As can be seen, this simplifies the listening experience without compromise.
It is a fully discrete Class-A output amplifier, balanced output concept without any sound-changing inverted signal generation. For this reason, you get unparalleled transparency.
Features include UPnP AV protocol with audio streaming extension, gapless playback. The Contros supports formats: DSF (DSD), DFF (DSD), DoP (DSD), FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MQA, MP3, AAC (M4A).
The TIDAL Contros has native support for Tidal music streaming, Qobuz music streaming, MQA and Apple AirPlay. It also supports TuneIn internet radio, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect music streaming. As result, the Contros can stream nearly everything.
Inputs include 3 x SPDIF in: coaxial RCA, AES XLR, and optical. One special connection option is 1 x proprietary TIDAL-link input interface with high speed low voltage differential signal driver/receiver: for TIDAL Arkas streamer and TIDAL devices to come in the near future.
All things considered, the TIDAL Contros Digital Controller brings reference sound in a downsized high performance package.
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