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DMS-650 Network Audio Player

About the DMS-650 Network Audio Player

The DMS-650 is the latest product in our DMS platform. While it replaces the DMS-550, it surpasses the renown DMS-600 in performance. The DMS-650 packs a BIG punch! Much more so than just calling it a “replacement.” Built around the AK4497EQ VERITA DAC (same as our previous flagship DMS-600), the DMS-650 is a no-compromise killer. It delivers gorgeous clarity and richness with a sense of ease that Cary Audio is famous for. It combines wonderful amounts of detail and fantastic bass articulation yet retains a texture of naturalness that makes you forget you’re listing to a digital source, allowing you to fall back into your music. DMS customers are routinely taken aback at the foundation, dimensionality, openness, and transparent sound the DMS delivers. The DMS-650 is capable of native 32-bit / 768kHz PCM and DSD 512. It’s also Roon Ready and MQA Certified. Like other DMS products, the DMS-650 allows streaming from on-board TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify, Spotify Connect, vTuner, or from files stored on a network computer or NAS Drive. If that wasn’t enough, it includes three (3) USB-A ports for listening from connected USB hard drives, flash drives, and even from a SD card. As an extra measure for convenience, the DMS-650 also includes aptX™ HD input and output (output for Bluetooth speakers or headphones) as well as Airplay.

The DMS-650 has a slight cosmetic redesign that features a black-out appearance (for black units), which includes a black display frame and black power button. For both black and silver units, the right-side groove now includes a “swoosh” design as well as a faceplate devoid of silkscreened logos for an ultra-clean sleek look.

Additional features include Ethernet or Wi-Fi connectivity, TruBit™ 7-step Selectable PCM upsampling to 768kHz, and selectable PCM to DSD conversion with selectable 3-step DSD upsampling. Digital inputs include Coaxial (x2), Optical (x1), and AES/EBU (x1) as well as Coaxial and Optical digital outputs, RCA and XLR fully balanced outputs, OSO™ Re-clocking, MU-MIMO Wi-Fi, and a full 3-volt output and variable volume control for direct-to-amplifier connection.

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The following section describes the DMS-650 basic specifications. The specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Master Clock Jitter Below measurable levels
Digital Sampling Rates (Fs)  44.1 kHz to 768 kHz, DSD64 to DSD512
Digital Filter 32-Bit 8x Oversampling Digital Filter
Digital/Analog Converters 2 – 2 channel AK4497EQ for working on true balanced output                                                                               
BLUETOOTH CSR Bluetooth v 4.0 with aptX® HD for 24 Bit / 48 kHz high definition audio decoder
Analog Filter 3rd Order Bessel
Analog Outputs Balanced XLR, Single – Ended RCA
Digital Outputs Coaxial operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 386 kHz, 16 bit to 24 bit, DSD64, DSD128
Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, 16 bit to 24 bit, DSD64
Digital Inputs USB x 3, SD Card x 1
BLUETOOTH x1
AES/EBU x1, Coaxial x2, Toslink x1
Digital Input Sample Rate USB/HDD operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 768 kHz, 16 bit to 32 bit, DSD 64, 128, 256, 512.
BLUETOOTH Sample Frequency (Fs) 48 kHz, 24 bit.
AES/EBU, Coaxial operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 384 kHz, 16bit to 24 bit, DSD64 to DSD128
Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, 16bit to 24 bit, DSD64
Control Trigger input 12VDC x1
IR control x1
Communication Ethernet RJ45 full remote configuration interface
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac support MU-MIMO
Power Input Configured at factory for either 110-120 or 220-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
AC Power Requirements 45 Watts
Finish Custom aluminum chassis and faceplate available in either Silver or Black anodized finish
Weight 28.6 lbs
Dimensions 3.75″ H x 17.25″ W x 16.25″ D

AUDIO (LPCM)

Frequency Range 2 Hz – 22 kHz (44.1 kHz)
Amplitude Linearity 0.1 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Phase Linearity 3 degrees (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Dynamic Range 121 dB (1 kHz) XLR OUT
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 115 dB (1 kHz)
Channel Separation 107 dB (1 kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.0004% (1 kHz)
Audio Output Level 2.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume at 0.0dB
3.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume at +8.0dB
Balanced XLR Output +/- 2.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume at 0.0dB
+/- 3.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume at +8.0dB

NETWORK, USB, SD CARD PLAYBACK

Playback Format Supply .dsf, .dff (DSD64, 128, 256, 512), .aif, .aiff, .alac, .flac, .m4a, .mp4, .wav, .ape, .mp3, .aac, .wma, .ogg, .asf
Frequency Range 2 Hz – 100 kHz +/- 3.0 dB
Signal System 16, 20, 24, & 32 bit PCM and 1 bit DSD
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz to 384 kHz PCM and 2.822MHz – 22.5792 MHz DSD
Dynamic Range 121 dB @1kHz XLR OUT
DSD System Clock Frequency 22.5792 MHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 115 dB
Audio Output Level 2.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume at 0.0dB
3.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume at +8.0dB
Balanced XLR Output +/- 2.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume at 0.0dB
+/- 3.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume at +8.0dB

SPDIF PLAYBACK; COAXIAL, TOSLINK, AES/EBU (lPCM)

Frequency Range 2 Hz – 100 kHz +/- 3.0 dB
Signal System 16, 20, and 24 bit
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz to 768 kHz PCM, DSD64, DSD128
Dynamic Range 121 dB @1kHz XLR OUT
System Clock Frequency 22.5792 MHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 115 dB
Audio Output Levelb 2.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume at 0.0dB
3.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume at +8.0dB
Balanced XLR Output +/- 2.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume at 0.0dB
+/- 3.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume at +8.0dB

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)
MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download.

Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.

The MQA logo is a trade mark of MQA Limited. © MQA Limited 2022

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)
The DMS-650 includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. The DMS-650 LED glows green or blue to indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. It glows blue to indicate it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.


Roon is the most engaging, enjoyable way to browse your music.

Being RoonReady means that Cary Audio network players transparently discover and connect to Roon, with no network configuration, with bitperfect delivery of audio to your dac.

Together, Roon and Cary Audio deliver the power, flexibility, and performance benefits of networked audio, with the easiest setup and highest reliability available.

Learn more here: www.roonlabs.com/roonready

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