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Stereophile magazine reviews Cary SLI-80HS tube amp

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

Cary DMS-550 network player reviewed in Sound & Vision

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

DMS Tutorial Videos Updated

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.

First review out for new VT-500 phono stage

Positive Feedback magazine gets hands-on experience with Cary Audio new phono stage. VT-500 reviewed by Robert H. Levi in issue 104. Original review is here. The new Cary Audio VT-500 Phono Preamplifier, based on the venerable 6SL7 tube and the most expensive phono preamp Cary has ever manufactured here in America, takes its place as the most successful phono stage from this 30-year-old company. Musical and melodious to the max, moving coil cartridges are treated to powerful amplification with ultra-low noise and unhearable distortion. My more expensive references are no more flexible or quiet than Cary Audio VT-500. With four …Read More

Coming Up: VT-500, New Phono Stage with External Power Supply

Cary Audio has always supported playback of vinyl records, and today there is a revival of the LP as a serious format, both for audiophiles and for the general music public. With the new VT-500, even the most demanding vinyl enthusiast will realize this exotic unit is dedicated to nothing short of incomparable vinyl playback. The VT-500 is a vacuum tube stereo phono preamplifier utilizing four (4) 6SL7 dual triode tubes. The RIAA equalization curve is derived from a passive RC circuit located between the two gain stages. The VT-500 uses a fully regulated power supply housed in a large …Read More

Iconic SLI-80 amp is now available in Heritage Series edition

For many years the SLI-80 integrated amplifier has been the standard by which all other vacuum tube integrated amplifiers are judged…period! As Cary Audio’s entry into the magic of vacuum tube music systems, it’s nothing short of stunning. Thousands of music lovers all over the world have heard and seen the virtues of this spectacular vacuum tube integrated amplifier. The new SLI-80HS (Heritage Series) maintains the integrity of its past. Its circuit uses very little feedback which gives it incredible transparency and detail in the music while providing bass texture and impact that belies its rated power output. Solid-state rectification …Read More

AiOS tutorial videos updated

Tutorials for AiOS combo unit (digital streaming player + DAC + analogue class AB amp) are now updated and collected on one page. And it’s HERE!

Munich High End 2019 photo report

The title photo shows High End Show 2019 ad posters at the Munich airport. Unbelievable but true. 30 years in business pre-conditioned us for withstanding all imaginable types of high end shows. This one in May 2019, which had run in Munich for 4 days was busy, well organised, well attended and truly represented the high end audio of today from all corners of the Earth. Cary Audio Europe was very happy to be a part of High End 2019 and to demonstrate our latest music delivery tools to more than 21 000 visitors. Our main meeting point and ‘show …Read More

Munich High End Show 2019 Coming Soon May 9-12, 2019

From May 9-12, 2019, MOC expo center in Munich will host the world largest high-end, consumer and lifestyle audio exhibition.The High End 2019 is fully booked by exhibitors and the vast expo area of 29 000 square meters will be completely filled (this covers two atriums and four exhibition halls of the MOC exhibition grounds). Cary Audio Europe is happy to announce that Billy Wright, the President/CEO of Cary Audio will be in attendance at our booth in Hall 3, K09. Location: MOC München, Lilienthalallee 40, 80939 München, Germany. Dates: May 9–12 Thursday, May 9, 2019: Trade & Press visitor …Read More

USA Axpona Show, April 12-14, 2019

Cary Audio exhibits in Chicago area at the 2019 AXPONA Show, April 12-14. Visit us in Room #706 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. Cary Audio will be showing our two newest network audio players at this year’s show. Replacing the awarding winning DMS-500, the DMS-550 and DMS-600 take the DMS platform to the next level. As the direct replacement model and building on the success of the DMS-500, the DMS-550 now includes a built-in Class-A headphone amplifier, bringing new dimension and functionality to our DMS product range. Other technological enhancements include: the newest AKM4493EQ …Read More