Music Server Overview

The CasaTunes Music Servers supply up to four streams of pre-amplified, line level, High Definition audio to a 3rd party audio distribution system.  Each server stream, acts as a stand alone music player.

The CasaTunes music server can be used as part of a whole house automation solution, controlled by a third party control system, and/or can be used to control a 3rd party audio distribution system.

CasaTunes provides out-of-the-box support for Control4, Compass Control, HDL, RTI, and URC control systems.  The control system typically controls both, the CasaTunes music server and the third party audio distribution system, or you can configure your CasaTunes music server to control the 3rd party matrix audio distribution system (if it is supported), and have the control system control the CasaTunes music system.

CasaTunes supports controlling 3rd party audio distribution systems from Audio Authority, ChannelVision, Leviton, Nuvo (Legrand), Russound, RTI and SpeakerCraft. View the complete list of supported 3rd party audio distribution systems.

Which CasaTunes Music Server do I need?

CT-1
1 Stream
No External Inputs
No Disc
CT-2
2 Streams
No External Inputs
No Disc
CT-3
3 Streams
1 External Input
500GB Disc
CT-4
5 Streams (4A+1D)
1 External Input
500GB Disc

features

Rack Mountable

The CasaTunes CT-3 and CT-4 music servers includes rack mount hardware

Music Services

CasaTunes supports SHOUTcast® and TuneIn® radio, with over 100,000 free radio stations to choose from, as well as various popular premium music services including Deezer®, Microsoft Groove®, Spotify®, TIDAL®, and more

Apple AirPlay

Every stream is automatically configured as an AirPlay speaker. Stream any music App, on one or more iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, to any stream

Networked music

CasaTunes can play your music stored on uPnP/DLNA media servers, such as a Network Attached Storage devices, Plex, or Twonky

Your own music collections

CasaTunes QuickSync can automatically discover, catalog, and optionally copy your music to your music server hard disc
Learn about QuickSync

Music server hard disc

You can use the 500GB disc on your CasaTunes CT-4 music server to store your entire music collection. Enough storage for 60,000 or more mp3 songs.

High Definition audio

Supports 24 bit/192Khz High Definition Audio playback

Music compatibility

CasaTunes is compatible with a variety of uncompressed (WAV, AIFF, DSD), lossless compressed (FLAC, ALAC, APE, WMA), and lossy compressed (M4A, MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC) audio formats

Playlists

Creating CasaTunes playlists is as simple as saving the current songs in the queue. Your playlist can contain music from one or more music services

Updates

CasaTunes offers free updates for the life of the product. You can select to manually or automatically install updates

Remote access

You can use our remote access tools to remotely manage your customer's CasaTunes music server, often avoiding the expense and time it takes to travel to, and from, your customers home

Built-in diagnostics and notifications

CasaTunes will automatically attempt to recover from any failures, and notify you when it detects an issue. This allows dealers to pro-actively manage their customer sites

Administrator tasks

CasaTunes separates Administrator tasks from End User tasks, minimizing the possibility of customers Inadvertently changing their configuration. CasaTunes provides a separate browser based CasaSetup administration tool for configuring a customer's music server, and allows you to password protect access to settings in the CasaTunes Apps

Out-of-the-box integration

CasaTunes provides out-of-the-box integration for various popular control systems, including Control4, Compass Control, HDL, Lutron, RTI, URC and others

Music server control options

CasaTunes provides various options for controlling CasaTunes, including; the CasaTunes Serial API, Serial-over-IP API, and a robust RESTful API. The REST based API is used to develop the CasaTunes Android and iOS Apps

3rd party matrix amplifiers

3rd Party Matrix Amplifiers

You can use the CasaTunes music servers to control a third party matrix amplifier, including those from Audio Authority, ChannelVision, Leviton/HAI, Nuvo (now Legrand), RTI, Russound, SpeakerCraft, Vanco (PulseAudio), and more. Check out the 3rd party matrix amplifier compatibility list for more information.
3rd party matrix amplifier compatibility list

Add smarts to 3rd party matrix amplifiers

Now it easier than ever to upgrade your customers with our intelligent CasaTunes music servers, adding music and whole house control to their existing audio distribution systems.