“The DMS-600 and SLP-05 have been in place in my system for a little over a year. I continue to be astonished by the synergy between these two components and with the rest of my system. Musicality, transparency, detail, imaging, soundstage width, depth and even height…all are deeply satisfying. I listen to FLAC, DSD, and MQA via Roon; the DMS-600 handles all of them without compromise and is the most natural digital source I have owned. he SLP-05 receives balanced inputs from my DMS-600 with the Volume at 0 so as to restrict its output to industry standard +-2V and …Read More
Due to public health concerns the High End 2020 show, planned to be held in Munich this May, is cancelled. This comes after local government issued a warning due to rising number of coronavirus cases in the country. The Show organisers, High End Society GmbH, decided to cancel the show. Their Facebook message went live on Feb 28, followed by a more detailed statement at the official website. The annual High End Show in Munich is a major world scale event in Hi-Fi & High End industry. 21 000 visitors were reported for year 2019. Cary Audio Europe was exhibiting …Read More
The ‘voice’ of this beautiful system is Cary Audio CAD-211M Anniversary Edition (pure direct heated triode bliss) driving Marten Design Coltrane 2 speakers. All photos courtesy of Bong Chan Cho.
Kirk Midtskog is no stranger to crossing from tube to solid-state realm and back. Is it really possible to retain a signature Cary Audio tube sound in a powerful solid state amp? Well, looks like Cary Audio can do this, but within certain limits. Read on or visit The Absolute Sound website for browsing this review in full. *** The first brand-new piece of specialty audio gear I bought was a Cary SLM-70 tube power amplifier. It improved on the modified Dynaco Mk III it replaced in every way—better frequency extension, bass control, resolution of details, and soundstaging. It also …Read More
Fresh off the presses of SoundStage! Australian office comes a review written by Edgar Kramer. You are most welcome to browse the original review location at soundstageaustralia.com but here we reprint a few key points: Austere, stark, unembellished… yet aesthetically truthful, functionally honest. They’re the terms which came to my mind as I unboxed the matter-of-fact SLI-100 integrated amplifier from Cary Audio. The design seems non-superfluous, stripped of excess and devoid of unnecessary decoration. But with a purposeful, regimented functionality to provide music. Does the SLI-100 deliver on its direct, straightforward promise? What’s Needed and No More In my experience, …Read More
Many thanks to Leo Yeh for a wonderful review of our versatile All-in-one system AiOS. Excellent photography as usal, Mr. Yeh! For my-hiend.com this is the first ever Cary Audio product on review and while Cary is famous for its tube designs this one is all about high tech digital, streaming, D to A conversion. And of course the price point is mush much less than the usual High End equipment. Nor it is packed like a usual high end product in a bland carton. AiOS is shipped in a bright and merry white box with lots of colour and …Read More
Cary Audio is proud to announce that we are celebrating 30 years in business! Cary Audio was created in 1989 to fill a void felt to exist in the meaning, purpose, and emotional impact of musical reproduction in our homes. Two of the most important events in the long history of Cary Audio was the creation, in 1989, of the CAD-300SE. The CAD-300SE was a single-ended, Class A, zero feedback triode amplifier. And in 1992, the creation of the CAD-805. The CAD-805 has long been considered the Grand Master of the Cary Audio sound and is still in production to …Read More
True to the Heritage: Ken Micallef gets to know our SLI-80 integrated amp now in Heritage Series incarnation. What’s the difference between old style SLI-80 and current state of affairs? To make sound snappier and more dynamic we moved from tube to solid state rectification. Did it work? Read on… To read full article purchase or go to Stereophile’s website. Down below we will quote some of it: “The primary change with the SLI-80HS was to move from vacuum tube rectification to solid-state rectification,” Cary Audio President Billy Wright told me in an email. “Solid-state rectification adds excellent pace and …Read More
Fresh off the presses is this new review by Al Griffin, an American Hi-Fi industry anchor and all-in-all knowleadgeable source for things audio. Sound & Vision magazine gives our DMS-550 a top pick award and a 5-star performance rating. Read on here
Tutorials for our high end network music players DMS-550 and DMS-600 are now updated and collected on one page. Produced by Cary Audio USA these videos will guide you through everyday operation of the unit as well as doing other tasks like updating the firmware. Everything is there. Click here and watch for your benefit! Notice: it might take some time to load all videos on that page.