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DMS-500 Network Audio Player

  • DMS-500 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-500 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-500 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-500 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-500 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-500 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-500 Network Audio Player

About the DMS-500 Digital Music Streamer

 

The DMS-500 Roon Ready Network Audio Player is a groundbreaking design that not only meets today’s digital streaming and file playback demands, considering the wide range of file formats and resolutions, but also looks to the future as well. It’s hard to call something future proof, but the DMS-500 is as close as it gets. The DMS-500 is fully MQA Certified, but unlike any other MQA product to date, the DMS-500 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, the DMS-500 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*. Connecting the DMS-500 to your wired or wireless home network opens up a new world of musical enjoyment like never before. Easily stream any files from any MAC or PC computer(s), NAS drives, and Internet Music Services like Spotify, TIDAL, and vTuner. The DMS-500 will transform your digital files effortlessly into beautiful analog rich music at a level you’ve come to expect from Cary Audio’s long history of renowned digital products and coveted analog circuitry. Using our proprietary TruBit™ PCM and DSD technology you can actually convert PCM to DSD 64, 128, 256, or upsample in PCM to one of 6 available rates up to 768 kHz at your choosing.

Additional features include Qualcomm aptX® lossless fi™Bluetooth, AirPlay, Coaxial (x2), Optical (x1), AES/EBU (x1) Digital inputs, Coaxial and Optical outputs, RCA and XLR fully balanced outputs, OSO™ Re-clocking, and a full 3-volt variable volume control for those that may prefer to forgo a conventional preamplifier and connect the DMS-500 directly to an amplifier.

*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

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Download the free iOS and Android Control APPS for the DMS-500.


Experience MQA over TIDAL. Learn more here. Sign up for TIDAL HiFi here.

The DMS-500 is Roon Ready. Customers will receive a 60-day free subscription to Roon with purchase. Sign up for Roon here.


The following section describes the DMS-500 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 2 – 2 channel AK4490EQ for working on true balanced output
BLUETOOTH Qualcomm aptX® lossless fi™ Bluetooth v 4.0 with aptX® low latency audio decoder
Analog Filter 3rd Order Bessel
Analog Outputs Balanced XLR, 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 x 3, SD Card x 1
BLUETOOTH x1
AES/EBU x1, Coaxial x2, 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) 44.1 kHz, 16 bit.
AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, 16 bit to 24 bit
Control Trigger input 12VDC x1
IR control x1
Communication Ethernet RJ45 full remote configuration interface
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Power Input Configured at factory for either 110-120 or 220-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
AC Power Requirements 45 Watts
Finish Black powder coated matte chassis with silver or black aluminum faceplate
Weight 23.5 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)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 113 dB (1 kHz)
Channel Separation 106 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
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 123 dB
DSD System Clock Frequency 22.5792 MHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 112 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
Signal System 16, 20, and 24 bit
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz PCM
Dynamic Range 123 dB
System Clock Frequency 22.5792 MH
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 112 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 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 DMS-500 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

RESOURCES

Owner's Manual as of June 20, 2017
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List of Firmware Features
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IR Remote Codes
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DMS-500 Connectivity
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Network Audio vs. USB DAC
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USB/Network FAQ
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Features
Qualcomm aptX® lossless fi™Bluetooth Technology featuring fi™ Bluetooth Implementation, TruBit™ PCM & DSD Upsampling, OSO™ Reclocking

DMS-500 Quick Tips
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Tutorial Videos
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JRiver Setup Guide
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Review by Neil Gader on The Absolute Sound
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