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SLP-05 preamp video review

Legendary Cary Audio tube pre-amp can now be subject to a massive upgrade (‘Ultimate Upgrade’). Steve Huff, a professional photographer and serious tube amp audiophile, decided to reach out to Cary Audio to get some hands-on experience with the updated pre. What does the ‘Ultimate Upgrade’ actually do to this classic pre-amp? Well, it is a gentle but effective component revision and soup-up which while preserving the original sonic signature also enhances its sound in many directions. The power supply will now have new smoothing capacitors with huge increase in filtering (extra 1200 µF) on B+ rail (high voltage), new …Read More

Stereophile names Recommended Components 2022, three Cary amps made the list

Stereophile magazine’s Recommended Components list is a comprehensive collection of noteworthy high end audio, divided into categories like Digital Players, Pre Amps, Power Amps, Integrated Amps and so on. Competing entries are selected amongst components reviewed in the magazine and have to be available through dealers in the USA presently. Cary Audio products always were one of this magazine’s favourites and the 2022 list is no exception (how very fortunate for us here at Cary Audio EU). This time our very own CAD-805RS monoblocks graced the Recommended Power Amps and SLI-100 with SLI-80HS were at the pole position at the …Read More

Steve Huff’s DMS-650 Review

Also featuring SLI-100 tube amp! Steve Huff is a well-known American photographer and reviewer for mirrorless cameras and his website is home for honest real world review. Steve is also a hi-fi aficionado with a 35 years experience so it’s quite natural that he reviews high end audio kit as well. Steve’s reviews cover a broad spectrum of high end audio but his special love are tube amplifiers. He’s been following Cary Audio products since early 90s, and owned quite a few, mostly tube amps, of course, but also a CD player. So it was no coincidence that Steve arranged …Read More

Two ways of using Spotify with new Cary DMS streamers

Did you know your DMS-650, DMS-700, and DMS-800 Professional Version offer multiple ways to enjoy Spotify? Of course, you can access your Spotify account with all the latest and greatest music from your favorite artists, albums, tracks, and playlists using the Cary Streamer 2.0 App. But did you also know you can use Spotify’s own app to play music directly to the DMS-650/700/800PV with the same direct connection to Spotify servers as when using the Cary Streamer 2.0 app, ensuring the best possible audio quality? This is possible by the Spotify Connect feature as offered by these DMS products. If not wanting to use …Read More

R2R DAC rides again: Cary DMS-700 streamer reviewed in hifi.nl

Rene Van Es is eager to review a 2022 digital source with a R2R DAC chip inside, also new and fresh from manufacturer (ESS). Our DMS-700 is so good that it can compete with many separate streamer front end/DAC combos and is a winner among other standalone network players. The plus sides as hifi.nl sees it: great sound resistor ladder DAC a plethora of inputs and outputs full-fledged digital pre-amp for use with power amp or active speakers mobile app works well most functions available via remote easy to read and informative display Roon ready. The review is in Dutch …Read More

DMS-700 Customer review

Cary Audio customer, Tim P., wrote an amazing two-part product review on our DMS-700 Network Audio Player. The first part was written around a year ago when he first installed the unit into his system and the second part of the review was written recently. ONE YEAR AGO “I spend about 40% of my time in SE Asia, and when there I want to listen to my music. Carrying a bunch of CDs and LPs from Canada to Vietnam every trip is not something I want to do, so I used to use a laptop output through an Audioquest Dragon …Read More

SLI-80HS reviewed in Hi-Fi i Muzyka (Poland)

Paweł Gołębiewski wrote this review for Polish magazine Hi-Fi i Muzyka, issue 10/2021. You can now read it online in Polish at their website, here we did a couple of (clumsy) translations into English for you to ponder upon: ‘In case of SLI-80HS the upgrade route works, even if the amp is a well-established ‘classic’ product… Sonically the result manifests itself in a clearer presentation and better control in the bass regions. Midrange gained in clarity and the details were complimentary to the musical performance and presentation’. In his verdict, Pan Gołębiewski mentions that he will have fond memories of …Read More

Two new network players to be added to DMS line

Coming soon! Cary Audio is pleased to introduce the expanded DMS line up. While the DMS-700 continues to be our core DMS product, we wanted to add additional products to the line to meet various needs and desires of customers. As a result, our DMS family now includes the DMS-650, DMS-700, and DMS-800 Professional Version (PV). The new DMS-650 Network Audio Player (left) replaces the DMS-550. As our entry-point into the DMS platform, it is anything but entry-level. Using the AK4497EQ DACs along with our robust digital front-end and cutting-edge analog circuitry, the DMS-650 redefines what it means to be …Read More

CAD-300SEI Tube Amp Customer Review

Cary Audio customer, Doug, wrote an amazing review on the CAD-300SEI integrated amplifier.  “Greetings Cary Team! My CAD-300SEI was delivered just over five months ago now and was immediately installed in my main system where it is fed by a Jay’s Audio CD transport/Denafrips Pontus 2 DAC/Decware CSP325 preamp combo, and where it drives Pure Audio Project Quintet speakers. It has played an average of two hours per day throughout the five months and has provided roughly 300 hours of music.   So how does the system sound? It produces incredibly beautiful and lifelike music. The CAD-300SEI amp is very powerful, very fast, very detailed, …Read More

Love your music with Pursuit Perfect System video reviews

Our friends Pursuit Perfect System in the United Kingdom provided video reviews of two of our own (and very musical) Cary Audio products: SI-300.2D integrated amp and DMS-700 network player-streamer. Watch it on YouTube. Here (SI-300.2D) And here (DMS-700)