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Why You Shouldn’t Cheat on Your Digital Source

Generally speaking, most music lovers agree the higher the quality the turntable and cartridge, the better the sound. Even back in the day, most music lovers would agree the higher the quality the cassette deck the better the sound. As CDs matured, music lovers agreed the higher the quality the CD player the better the sound. 

Cary Audio and Qobuz

Cary Audio is pleased to announce the addition of high resolution music streaming service Qobuz to our new DMS-550 and DMS-600 network audio streamers. Like all firmware upgrades to our DMS platform, the new Qobuz firmware is absolutely FREE and available now. If your DMS-550 or DMS-600 doesn’t automatically prompt you, simply go into the firmware menu setting and check for updates. Be sure your app is also updated with the new version …Read More

Tips & Tricks: Turn Your Conventional DAC Into a Streaming DAC

So, you have an older DAC with only coaxial and optical inputs (SPDIF) and wish you could stream music to it directly from the internet without an expensive streaming add-on. Or, perhaps you have a USB DAC but don’t always want a computer to do your internet streaming bidding. If these scenarios describe you, then you’re really asking, “how do I get a network connection directly to my non-network DAC?”

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. 

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

New Firmware Update & Features for the DMS-500 & AiOS

We are excited to announce the largest update yet to the DMS-500 network audio player interface and the DMS-500/AiOS apps. Make sure to always update the apps after updating the DMS-500/AiOS firmware and vice versa. We would like to encourage users to use the “TIPS” icon on all screens and to remember to use the long-press features on folders, artists, albums, tracks, playlists, genres, etc. Learn more about all the …Read More