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DMS-700 Network Audio Player

  • DMS-700 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-700 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-700 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-700 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-700 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-700 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-700 Network Audio Player
  • DMS-700 Network Audio Player

ABOUT THE DMS-700 NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER

When we set out to design the DMS-600, our goal was simple. To make the absolutely best sounding network audio streamer on the planet, far exceeding its price point and beyond, period. As evident by the following the DMS-600 garnered, it’s clear we achieved that goal in spades! In addition to sounding amazing, the DMS-600, like all DMS products, functioned robustly, was feature packed, stable, operated easily, and had the best display screen in the industry.

So, how does one top that? It was not easy, but the efforts have paid off. Prior to the DMS-700, all DMS products used a voltage output DAC chip(s). The new DMS-700 uses AKM’s latest flagship DAC, the AK4499EQ. The AK4499EQ uses a switched resistor architecture with current output. This alone required a complete rethink of the DMS digital circuitry. The switched resistor architecture can sound much more analog like while revealing copious amounts of detail yet retaining a very natural, smooth, and musical response. This type of DAC is more complex to integrate but the rewards can be significant with proper implementation. As such, we also incorporated a FPGA chip that works in conjunction with the switched resistor DAC resulting in an extremely coherent and smooth sound. Of course, the digital circuitry alone does not account for the overall sound. Cary Audio is renowned for designing spectacularly musical analog circuits. Rather than using a simple analog buffer stage post DAC chip, we designed a full no compromise in-house analog stage coupled to massive power supplies for both the digital and analog stages. Any DAC audio component is a sum of its parts. As important as the DAC chips themselves are, it’s the designed pre and post DAC chip that gives our Cary Audio DMS products their famous signature sound.   

Aside from sound, the DMS-700 is packed with new and improved features like native playback of  DSD512, PCM 32/768, MQA 16x full decoder, Roon Ready, TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify and Spotify Connect, vTuner,  (3)USB-A (1)SD Card inputs with built-in NAS Drive capability, (2)Coaxial (1)Optical outputs capable of DSD and PCM 384kHz output. Multisource back and forth playback from all network, internet, USB & SD input sources without playback interruption. Multisource playlist creation, Pure Audio mode, Sleep timer, Crytek Oscillator Clock, 7 independent regulated power supplies, and a new LCD screen with twice the resolution of previous DMS models, at 1600 x 1200 dpi.

Cary Audio is not known for change for the sake of change alone. The new DMS-700 represents a significant step forward in network and internet music streaming sound reproduction, while further solidifying the Cary Audio DMS platform and range of products as the absolute best there is for network audio.


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The following section describes the DMS-700 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 – 4 channel AK4499EQ for 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 384 kHz, 16 bit to 24 bit, DSD64, DSD128
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 705.6 kHz, 16 bit to 32 bit, DSD 64, 128, 256 and 512.
BLUETOOTH Sample Frequency (Fs) 48 kHz, 24bit.
AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 384 kHz, 16 bit to 24 bit, DSD64, DSD128
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 Custom aluminum chassis and faceplate available in either Silver or Black anodized finish
Weight 28 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 124 dB (1 kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 127 dB (1 kHz)
Channel Separation 107 dB (1 kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.0001% (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 124 dB
DSD System Clock Frequency 22.5792 MHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 127 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 384 kHz PCM, DSD64, DSD128
Dynamic Range 124 dB
System Clock Frequency 22.5792 MHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 127 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 2020

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)
The DMS-700 includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. The DMS-700 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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