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Vacuum Tube vs. Solid-State

The whole tube or solid-state dilemma is somewhat of a misnomer. Once you accept the reality that a tube amp and a solid-state amp are very different in how they operate, you’ll perhaps better understand that each have their own traits.

As We See It: Neutral Bad, Color Good

You read it all the time, “this was the most neutral amplifier we’ve ever heard.” We hear this all the time, “I’m looking for a neutral preamplifier, amplifier, whatever.” We call BS on neutral as well as the ability to hear and judge neutral. Nothing in an audio system is neutral. Not your room, not your flooring, not your ceiling, not your walls, not your furniture, not your speakers, not …Read More

Introducing the SA-200.2 ES & SA-500.1 ES Power Amplifiers

The introduction of the SA-200.2 ES and SA-500.1 ES solid-state power amplifiers represent the next generation of the SA design. They embody a modular approach that ensures consistency in performance, and ease of manufacture and serviceability. In implementing the new designs, we have dramatically improved performance and current-handling capacity over the previous models while still maintaining the highest levels of sonic quality.

Mario’s System & Review

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No, this is not a dealer showroom! This is the home and personal listening room of Cary Audio Customer, Mario. Not only is Mario’s fantastic system built around the Cary Audio SLP-05 preamplifier, CAD-805AE amplifiers, and DAC-200ts digital to analog converter, but also includes some state-of-the-art, if not artistic, acoustical room treatments. Mario was kind enough to send us some photos of his incredible system. Here is what he has to …Read More

Your Digital is Really Analog

What do DACs, digital streamers, network audio players, CD players and other digital audio players all have in common? They play “digital music,” obviously. But do you also know they all must convert the digital bits, 0’s and 1’s, into analog sound, the sound we hear? That’s the job of the DAC (digital to analog converter) inside the unit. 

Eric’s System & Review

Cary Audio customer, Eric, sent us photos of his system! Below is his review and details of his components. Thank you for your support and for being part of the Cary Audio Family!

Cary Audio at the Bristol Show

Cary Audio will be exhibiting at the Sound & Vision – The Bristol Show 2018 on February 23-25th from 10am-5pm. Join us at the Marriott City Centre Hotel Bristol on the 4th floor, room 424. The President of Cary Audio, Billy Wright, will be there with our European Sales Representatives, MGY OU. We will have three amazing systems on display!

Introducing DMS-Mini

DMS-Mini – more than just a “chip” of the old block. Like the popular award winning DMS-500, the DMS-Mini is a network audio player/streamer/DAC with 100% of the same streaming functionality and capabilities of the DMS-500 with an astonishing 90% of the sound quality of the DMS-500, all in a small, beautiful, compact chassis. If you’ve dreamed of owning the DMS-500 but your budget is a bit more modest, the …Read More