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Cary DMS-800PV Customer Review

Genuine user experience by Cary Audio customer Frank P., who purchased DMS-800PV Network Audio Player. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for the kind words, Frank! Cary Audio DMS-800PV I purchased a new DMS-800PV two months ago. As an audiophile, over the years, I’ve gone through a lot of component upgrades while evolving my listening preferences along the way. Gone are the days when uber-definition, emphasized bass, and sizzling treble with questionable musicality put a smile on my face. This has been replaced by a balanced presentation, a clear view into the music, tonal accuracy, body, and a natural soundstage. …Read More

Positive Feedback magazine reviews SLP-98P preamp

Gary Lea, a reviewer for Positive Feedback magazine, delves into the joys of adding a Cary Audio tube pre-amp to a system based around Cary Audio CAD-805 power amps. The matchmaking begins… Original review published on Positive Feedback website. Lay-out of the version below is slightly changed to fit our website theme. We also added a description of Gary’s system. Audiophiles that might be reading this are most likely very familiar with Cary Audio, originally the brain child of Dennis Had who is something of a legend in our industry. The venerable Cary 805 Mono Block Power amplifiers are legendary, …Read More

Visit Cary Audio at Munich High End, May 18-21

Cary Audio returns to the international hi-fi event of the year in Munich, Germany. Popular Munich High End exhibition will run from May 18 to May 21, 2023 at M.O.C. Exhibition Centre (Lilienthalallee 40, 80939, München). Visitors will find MGY Oü/Cary Audio Booth in Hall 3, stand P08 (to download Hall 3 provisional floor plan as a PDF file, click here). Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19 are trade-only days, pre-registration required. Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21 the Exhibition is open to the public, tickets need to be purchased online. OPENING HOURS Thursday: 10:00am to 6:00pmFriday: 10:00am to 6:00pmSaturday: …Read More

AiOS & DMS Firmware/Feature Update

All DMS and AiOS users, past and present…a new update is coming soon! Be on the lookout for a firmware/feature update and a complimenting App update. Please know that when you update one, you must also update the other. This should start rolling out in about a week or so. What’s new? A lot. In particular, an expansion of the “Connect” features of streaming services. What’s included depends on the model DMS you have. This update will bring parity to all, so let’s run down the list! DMS-650, DMS-700, and DMS-800PV users. This update removes the Spotify API and replaces it with …Read More

DMS-700 Gets Distinction Award in Poland as Best Streaming DAC 2023

Polish magazine Hi-Fi i Muzyka gives Cary Audio DMS-700 a Distinction award for 2023. That’s what the magazine editors have to say: Combining a streaming network player with a DAC Cary Audio DMS-700 offers quite a few hi-tech features alongside solid audio engineering. The main distinctive feature is its DAC chip which is used in ‘multibit’ R2-R mode. A switched resistor network with current output is responsible for D-to-A conversion. Technical performance and engineering is top notch here. Colour display and phone app provides easy functionality or one can use Roon for control and music info. Musically the unit is …Read More

SLI-80HS Tube Amp is Product of the Year in Poland

This amp has been around for ages, writes Hi-Fi i Muzyka magazine, but still the award we decide to give is not a ‘lifetime achievement’ or ‘perseverance’ award. This is a wonderful (and careful) remake of a classic amp to make it sound more dynamic and open with a newly designed power supply (solid state). So this is next generation integrated from Cary Audio and it deserves the coveted Product Of the Year award! With lower negative feedback (–4 dB) and new power supply the amp has improved in clarity while preserving this magical palpable stereo soundstage, immediacy and delicacy …Read More

SLI-80HS amp reviewed by Sound Advocate

Douglas Moore compares Cary’s tube amp to the competition and gives his thoughts about domestic versus Chinese-made gear with advantages and pitfalls following both choices. Douglas also observed: ‘Equally at home with different types of music the Cary Audio SLI-80HS tube amp is a fair indicator of which direction the ‘tube magic’ is going today’. The original review is to be found at Sound Advocate website, although here we offer most of it to read too. The Cary Audio SLI-80HS tube integrated amplifier cuts a wide swath in the high end tube amplifier world! Tube amplifiers are something of a …Read More

DMS-700 network player customer review

Cary Audio customer, Frank P., wrote an amazing review on our DMS-700 Network Audio Player. “I’ve been an audiophile for a long time. Tubes, solid-state, electrostatics, monitors, floorstanding speakers, turntables, and yes, for the last 15 years, digital. My experience with digital didn’t start well. Technically it made sense and promised to resolve the shortcomings of analog. Initially, it was a huge step backward, and at the time, considering my total shift to digital, demoralizing. How could something that measured so good sound so bad? Fast forward, and I’ve never been more optimistic as the recent improvements in digital music and …Read More

Spotless tips: keep your hi-fi clean

Audio gear can get dusty and dirty over time, as we all know! Below are cleaning tips for your Cary Audio products. Make sure your unit is turned off before cleaning.   Matte Finish Units:Use a clean, soft microfiber cloth that has been lightly misted with Windex (non-ammonia), and gently wipe the exterior for casual dusting and cleaning as needed. Never spray the unit directly. Gloss Finish Units:A clean, soft microfiber cloth lightly misted with a liquid automotive detailer spray (such as Meguiar’s Quik Detailer Mist or similar) for general dusting and cleaning. Gently wipe. Then use a dry soft microfiber cloth …Read More

TIDAL App now can control Cary streamers via TIDAL Connect Wi-Fi casting

Cary Audio is pleased to announce the integration of TIDAL Connect for the DMS-650, DMS-700, and DMS-800PV network audio players. TIDAL Connect allows you to use TIDAL’s mobile or desktop app instead of the Cary Audio Streamer 2.0 app to access TIDAL. By using the TIDAL app and Connect features, you can browse and play all your TIDAL music from the TIDAL app and TIDAL ecosystem for a much richer TIDAL experience. TIDAL Connect allows for a direct connection to the TIDAL servers while making your phone, tablet, or computer a remote control. Unlike Airplay or Bluetooth, the audio stream …Read More