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DMS-600 Network Audio Player

  • DMS-600 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-600 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-600 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-600 Network Audio Player

About the DMS-600 Network Audio Player

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The DMS-600 sets a new milestone for our DMS platform. The DMS-600 is a no-compromise reference level sonic wonder. The DMS-600 is designed for discerning music lovers who demand the absolute best. Built around the flagship AKM4497EQ VERITA DAC chips, the DMS-600 delivers gorgeous clarity and richness with a sense of ease that Cary Audio is famous for. Contributing to its overachieving musicality are anti-resonate feet, heavy duty all extruded aluminum chassis encasement, and anti-RF chassis coating. Capable of native 32-bit / 768kHz PCM and DSD 512, the DMS-600 Roon Ready Network Audio Player is also fully MQA Certified. The MQA decoder includes recent optimization to provide superb rendering up to 768kHz using the AKM DAC. aptX™ has been upgraded to aptX™ HD input and output, making Bluetooth sources capable of high resolution 24- bit / 48kHz.  The Bluetooth output allows the audio from the DMS-600 to be sent to Bluetooth enabled headphones or speakers. Connecting the DMS-600 to your wired or wireless home network opens up a new world of musical enjoyment like never before. Easily stream high resolution music from on-board music services like Qobuz (delivering PCM streams up to 24 bit / 192 kHz), TIDAL (Delivering MQA Masters up to 24 bit /384 kHz), Spotify, and vTuner as well as from any network PC, MAC, or NAS drive. Don’t have or desire a network? That’s no problem for the DMS-600 with its direct file playback capability via its integrated SD Card slot and three (3) USB ports for connecting USB hard discs drives for 32-bit / 768kHz PCM, MQA, DSD 512, and ISO (SD Card only) playback.


Additional features include; TruBit™ Selectable Upsampling & PCM to DSD conversion, AirPlay, Coaxial (x2), Optical (x1), AES/EBU (x1) Digital inputs, Coaxial and Optical 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.


Download the free iOS and Android Control APPS for the DMS-600.


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

The DMS-600 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-600 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 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, 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) 48kHz, 24bit.
AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, 16bit 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/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 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 130 dB (1 kHz)
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 – 125 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 130 dB
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
Signal System 16, 20, and 24 bit
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz PCM
Dynamic Range 130 dB
System Clock Frequency 22.5792 MH
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 2018

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)
The DMS-600 includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. The DMS-600 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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