One thing is for certain, there is no shortage of available audio options for customers today. There are many fantastic products in all categories at very affordable prices, some even downright cheap! On the flip side, there are more and more really expensive products available to those who have the luxury. Truthfully, many of these products that cost as much as a Lamborghini, or even a home, don’t add up sonically nor financially. Some sound good and some just don’t. However, even for those expensive products that do sound nice, one could and should ask if it’s money well spent. There are indeed diminishing returns with a cost benefit analysis that is not congruent. The same thing is true for the great sounding bargain products. Some are really great for the money but spending a little more could get you audible gains that more than justify the cost differential. This is especially true today with the prevalence of digital sources. Digital is not just digital. If you think a $500 DAC or streamer is all you need for “digital,” you haven’t heard a Cary Audio DMS or AiOS product, but that’s another topic altogether.
So, where does Cary Audio factor into all of this? We’re certainly not inexpensive, but on the other hand, you could spend the same or a lot more money for far less sound and performance. This has been Cary Audio’s hallmark since our inception over 30 years ago. The same is true whether we’re talking about a $2,000 or $22,000 Cary Audio component. Cary Audio is known all over the world for far exceeding expectations and our competition. It’s not uncommon to spend nearly twice as much as the retail price of a Cary Audio component on a competitor’s product and not have it measure up in musical realism, naturalness, texture, timbre, and foundation. Our sound is a unique blend with just the right amount of inner detail, resolution, top to bottom extension, smoothness, punch, clarity, air, and warmth, resulting in fatigue free listening for hours on end. We’re kind of like the Goldilocks of high-end audio. Our sound is not too much of this or too little of that. We’re just right! Why is this? Whether solid-state, tube, digital, or analog, we listen…and listen. We spend hundreds of hours listening on a variety of speakers in a variety of spaces to voice our products to always sound like Cary Audio products. Voicing a product is an art. Many products, especially the extraordinarily expensive variety, tend to over complicate circuits with commendable but audibly unnecessary industrial overkill. One can rest assured that every dollar invested in a Cary Audio component is spent first and foremost on unrivaled sound, period. Oh, and we’re built pretty darn impressively as well. Take the challenge for yourself. Compare a Cary Audio product to a rival at a similar retail price. If you don’t agree we’re more musical, emotionally engaging, and all around more enjoyable, send it back for a full refund (if purchased through CaryDirect). We look forward to welcoming you to the Cary Audio Family.
If you are located in the United States and Canada, you can purchase direct from our factory on CaryDirect.
If you are located outside the United States and Canada, please contact your local Dealer/Distributor to purchase.