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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

ABOUT THE DMS-700 NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER

COMING SOON!

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. The DMS-600 utilized AK4497EQ DAC chips. These chips are Delta-Sigma architecture, as are all the AKM chips used in our DMS range of products. That is until the new DMS-700. The DMS-700 uses AKM’s latest flagship DAC, the AK4499EQ. Instead of voltage output Delta-Sigma architecture, these 4499 DACs are R2R (resistor to resistor) Ladder DACs with current output. This alone required a complete rethink of the DMS digital circuitry. The R2R Ladder 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 much more complex to integrate but the rewards can be significant with proper implementation. Not content alone in using a R2R Ladder DAC, we also incorporated a FPGA chip that works in conjunction with the DAC to make sure no crossover distortion is present for an extremely coherent and smooth sound. Few companies use FPGA DACs and even fewer use R2R Ladder DACs. Almost no one uses both. This is how committed we are to perfection and to pushing the DMS platform even further! Using FPGA alone as a DAC is not a good idea unless you think company X’s local or outside solitary software engineer is more capable than the teams of engineers at giant chip makers…not likely. Using R2R DACs alone also has its challenges. Therefore, we use a FPGA Chip to support the AK4499EQ R2R Ladder DAC and program each to support the other, resulting in an absolutely stunning sound. Of course, the digital circuitry alone does not account for the overall sound. Cary Audio is renowned for designing spectacularly musical analog circuits. As a matter of fact, 1/3rd of the entire DMS-700’s internals are dedicated to the analog stage, 1/3rd to digital circuity, and 1/3rd to power supply, all shielded and separated.

Aside from sound, the DMS-700 is packed with new and improved features like a LCD screen with twice the resolution of previous DMS models, at 1600 x 1200 dpi, Crytek Oscillator Clock, 7 independent regulated power supplies, USB/SD Card inputs with built-in NAS Drive capability,  Spotify Connect, and Coaxial and Optical DSD and PCM 384kHz or higher capability. Queue tracks and shuffles back and forth from all network, internet, USB & SD input sources without stopping playback of current track/source. The DMS-700 also has a Pure Audio mode, Sleep timer, enhanced server function of playlists and adding Artist and Albums to playlists, and more!

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 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 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 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

RESOURCES

Owner's Manual