Sony CAS-1 High-Resolution Desktop Audio System with Headphone Amplifier

Sony CAS-1 High-Resolution Desktop Audio System with Headphone Amplifier

Sony CAS-1 High-Resolution Desktop Audio System with Headphone Amplifier

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Product Highlights

  • 2 x 20W RMS Power
  • Separate Headphone Amp with On-Board DAC
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming with NFC
  • DSD With Up-Scaling Technology
  • 2-Way Speaker System with Bass Reflex
  • 2 x 0.6" Tweeters / 2 x 2.4" Woofers
  • Compatible with WAVs, MP3s, FLACs & More
  • On-Board USB Type-A & Type-B Ports
  • Selectable Impedance on Headphone Amp
  • Includes Power Cord, Cables & Remote
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  • 1Description
Featuring the ability to play high-resolution audio from USB connections—or even over Bluetooth via Sony's proprietary LDAC technology—the CAS-1 is a desktop audio system with an integrated headphone amp. It's capable of driving a total of 40W RMS to its dual speakers, both of which are configured with 0.6" soft-dome tweeters and 2.4" cone-type woofers.

The system accepts USB type-A and type-B connections, allowing you to play MP3s, WAVs, FLACs, AACs, and more. Should you wish to stream audio straight from your phone or device via Bluetooth, NFC pairing is supported. Furthermore, the CAS-1 can pair with up to nine devices at any one time. Its control panel is relatively streamlined, with a large volume control front and center, and on/off button located at the top of the amplifier, and a selector button for switching between USB type-A, USB type-B, and Bluetooth wireless connections. An on-board LED alerts you to your specific volume at any time. A remote is included with the CAS-1, as are the relevant speaker cables, power cable, AC Adapter, Mounting Spikes, and more.
Wireless Streaming
Wirelessly connect mobile devices to the CAS-1 over Bluetooth.
LDAC Streaming Technology
Sony's proprietary LDAC technology aims to stream high-resolution audio over Bluetooth without down-sampling.
High-Resolution Audio
This system can support DSD files, as well as audio playback at higher-than-CD qualities.
Proprietary Up-Scaling Technology
Sony's proprietary DSEE HX technology up-scales conventional audio sound sources to higher resolution.
S-Master HX Amplifier
Developed for high-resolution audio, Sony's proprietary S-Master HX amplifier aims to provide low distortion and noise levels across a wide range of frequencies.
Dual Amplifiers
This system includes independent amplifiers for speakers and headphones.
Extended Bass
A customized bass-reflex port allows the speakers to reproduce bass faithfully.
On-Board Isolation
Brass spikes elevate speakers to dampen high frequencies, fix woofer-tweeter route discrepancy, and minimize comb filtering
Accurate Playback at Any Volume
Technologies such as Pulse Height Volume and Low Volume Mode help ensure a dynamic audio response at any output level.
Supports Multiple Headphone Types
The built-in headphone amplifier can drive the sound for both in-ear and over-ear headphones, with an on-board DAC adjusting output signals for a more isolating headphone listening experience. An on-board gain toggle switch allows you to match impedance to your headphone type.
UPC: 027242889804
In the Box
Sony CAS-1 High-Resolution Desktop Audio System with Headphone Amplifier
  • AC Adapter
  • AC Cord (Mains Lead)
  • USB Cable
  • 2 x Speaker Cord
  • 4 x Mounting Spikes
  • 2 x Speaker Bases
  • Stand
  • Remote Control
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Amplifier
    Power Output Reference: 2 X 24 W (5 Ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10%)
    Rated: 2 x 20 W (5 Ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, THD 10%)
    Impedance Matching 5 to 16 Ohms
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 40 kHz (+0 and -3 dB)
    Bluetooth
    Output Bluetooth specification power class 2
    Maximum Range Approximately 32.8' / 10.0 m, line of sight
    Bluetooth Pairing Up to 9 devices
    Please note: When the unit has been already been paired with 9 Bluetooth devices and you attempt to pair with an additional device, the pairing information of the oldest connected device is deleted automatically
    Radio Frequency 2.4 GHz band (2.4 to 2.48 GHz)
    Bluetooth Specification Version 3.0
    Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
    Content Protection SCMS-T method
    Transmission Bandwidth:
    20 Hz to 20 kHz (at 44.1 kHz)
    20 Hz to 40 kHz (at LDAC 96 kHz, 990 kbps)
    USB
    Supported Formats USB type-A port:
    MP3: 16 / 22.05 / 24 / 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz, 32 to 320 kbps (CBR/VBR)
    AAC: 16 / 22.05 / 24 /32 / 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz, 40 to 320 kbps (CBR/VBR)
    WMA: 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz, 16 to 320 kbps (CBR/VBR)
    WAV: 16 / 22.05 / 24 / 32 /44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz (16/24-bit)
    AIFF: 32 / 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz (16/24-bit)
    FLAC: 44.1 / 48/ 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz (16/24-bit)
    ALAC: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz (16/24-bit)
    DSD (DSF / DSDIFF): 2.8 MHz (1-bit)
    This port supports USB flash drives and compatible Walkmen

    USB type-B port:
    PCM: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 /176.4 / 192 kHz (16/24/32-bit)
    DSD (DSF / DSDIFF): 2.8 MHz (1-bit)
    This port supports compatible PC and other devices via included USB cable
    Transfer Speed Type-A: High-speed
    USB Device Support Type-A: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
    Maximum Output Current Type-A: 1 A Max (Depending on the device, the charge current might be limited to 500 mA)
    Supported File Systems Type-A: FAT, FAT32, exFAT
    Headphones 2 x 250 mW (8 Ohms, THD 1%) 2 x 180 mW (32 Ohms, THD 1%) 2 x 35 mW (300 Ohms, THD 1%)
    Speaker System 2-way, 2-drivers, Bass reflex
    Speaker Size Tweeter: 1 x 0.6" / 14 mm, soft dome type
    Woofer: 1 x 2.4" / 62 mm, cone type
    Speaker Impedance Rated: 5 Ohms
    General
    Power Requirements 19.5 VDC (using the supplied AC adapter connected to 100 - 240 VAC, 50 Hz/60 Hz power supply)
    Power Consumption 29 W with supplied AC adapter
    0.5 W (Standby mode with Bluetooth standby set to off) 2 W (Standby mode with Bluetooth standby set to on)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) Amplifier: 2.2 x 7.0 x 8.3" / 5.5 x 17.8 x 21.0 cm
    Speaker system: 3.7 x 7.0 x 6.8" / 9.5 x 17.8 x 17.2 cm
    Weight Amplifier: 2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
    Speaker: 3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 16.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 10.6 x 10.0"

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