About the AiOS (All-in-One-System)
AiOS is a new kind of music system for a new generation. What does that mean? Simply put, music lovers and audiophiles alike have many more choices today when it comes to how they listen to music. As a music system with 150 watts of Class AB power, AiOS combines sources and inputs designed around this new age. AiOS is also Roon Ready and fully MQA Certified, but unlike other MQA products to date, AiOS will playback any MQA sample rate up to 16x. This means despite the original sample rate of the MQA file, the MQA decoder will extrapolate the file to either a 705.6 or 768 kHz sampling rate for stunning realism and studio quality sound*. For non-MQA files, AiOS can stream or playback native PCM files up to 32 bit 384 kHz (.WAV files up to 768 kHz), plus DSD 64, 128, 256, and 512**. Connect AiOS to your home network (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) and stream all of your digital music stored on your networked computer(s) or NAS drive(s) with simple plug N play UPnP, DLNA, and SMB connectivity. Also, available through your home network connection are integrated internet music streaming services, Spotify, TIDAL, vTuner, and others being added. For those that may find a home network connection too intimidating, AiOS allows you to insert a SD Card into the front SD Slot. You can also use a USB flash drive or USB hard drive loaded with digital music files directly to AiOS’ three USB-A inputs, all without a computer or network connection for direct playback! How about Bluetooth? Today, Bluetooth is ubiquitous and AiOS can certainly connect to your smartphone or tablet using the latest Qualcomm aptX© Bluetooth technology. However, AiOS has an extra trick up its sleeve. AiOS can SEND any of its selected sources to Bluetooth enabled headphones or speakers for a completely wireless music system. Place AiOS anywhere to add beauty and elegance to any room or décor and don’t fuss over unsightly wires when paired to a set of Bluetooth enabled speakers.
Speaking of beauty and elegance, AiOS is visually transformative. With the touch of a button, AiOS can change its backlit keys/buttons and center LCD display (together or individually) to six different preset colors including one custom color preset, or adjust any color as you see fit within the entire color spectrum. As if the all-aluminum gunmetal gray chassis and side panels (standard) weren’t handsome enough, AiOS offers five additional side panel color options to ensure AiOS can create the perfect blend of sight and sound to match both your lifestyle and décor choices within any setting.
Finally, AiOS includes multiple analog and digital inputs and outputs, including subwoofer output, preamplifier output, and more! Whether using AiOS as a secondary music system, or as the centerpiece of your home entertainment system, AiOS is right at home within a metropolitan condominium setting, office, bedroom, game room, dormitory, or any room or setting for the design conscience music lover.
*Roon Labs is in the process of developing support for MQA playback via RAAT. When this work is complete, Cary Audio will be equipped to complete the integration and fully support MQA in the Roon Ecosystem. – The Roon Labs Team
**For DSD512 playback, Cary Audio uses proprietary DSP techniques that are not compatible with Roon’s clock management and buffering approach at this time. This means DSD playback is limited up to DSD256 when using the DMS-500 and AiOS products inside of the Roon ecosystem. – The Cary Audio Team
AiOS is Roon Ready. Customers will receive a one year free subscription to Roon with purchase. Sign up for Roon here.
The following section describes the AiOS 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|
|Digital Filter||32-Bit 8x Oversampling Digital Filter|
|Digital/Analog Converters||1 – 2 channel AK4490EQ|
|BLUETOOTH||Qualcomm aptX® decoder and transmitter|
|Analog Filter||3rd Order Bessel|
|Analog SUB Outputs||Single – Ended RCA|
|Digital Outputs||Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, 16 bit to 24 bit|
|Digital Inputs||USB-A x 3, SD Card x 1
BLUETOOTH In & Out x1
Coaxial x1, Toslink x1
|Digital Input Sample Rate||USB operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 384 kHz, 16 bit to 32 bit, DSD 64, 128, 256 and 512.
BLUETOOTH Sample Frequency (Fs) 48 kHz, 16 bit.
Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, 16bit to 24 bit
|Control||Trigger output 12VDC x1
IR control x1
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
|Power Input||Configured at factory for either 110-120 or 220-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||255 Watts|
|Dimensions||3.0″ H x 14.2″ W x 11.0″ D|
|Analog Input||Single-Ended RCA x 3 for Main-In, Line 1, Line 2
3.5mm Stereo Jack x 1
|Analog Input Impedance||10K Ω Unbalanced|
|Power Amplifier Output||2 x 75W RMS in 8 Ω from 20Hz to 20KHz
2 x 125W RMS in 4 Ω from 20Hz to 20KHz
|Circuit Type||Solid State, Power MOSFET Transistor, Class A/B|
|Frequency Response||10Hz – 50KHz +/- 0.1dB (at 10db below rated output power)|
|S/N Ratio||>100dB, “A” Weighted|
|Protections||Full short circuit, thermal, Ultrasonic, RF Signal muting & Current limiter.|
|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||117 dB (1 kHz)|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||107 dB (1 kHz)|
|Channel Separation||106 dB (1 kHz)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||0.0004% (1 kHz)|
|Pre-Amp Output Level||3.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for maximum volume|
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|
|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||117 dB|
|DSD System Clock||Frequency 22.5792 MHz|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||107 dB|
SPDIF PLAYBACK; COAXIAL, TOSLINK (LPCM)
|Frequency Range||2 Hz – 80 kHz|
|Signal System||16, 20, and 24 bit|
|Sampling Frequency||44.1 kHz to 192 kHz PCM|
|Dynamic Range||117 dB|
|System Clock||Frequency 22.5792 MH|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||107 dB|
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)
MQA is a technology that captures the full magic of an original studio performance. Using pioneering scientific research into how people hear, MQA delivers master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download – the days of sacrificing quality for convenience are over. Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.
The MQA logo is a trademark of MQA Limited. © MQA Limited 2017.
Master Quality Authenticated (MQA)
The AiOS includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. This ensures that MQA-encoded audio files and streams sound exactly like the source. ‘MQA’ (Green Dot) indicates that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream, and ‘MQA Studio’ (Blue dot) denotes provenance to ensure that the file and sound is approved by the artist, producer, and or original engineer.
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