Cary Audio said, “For many years the SLI-80 integrated amplifier has been the standard by which all other vacuum tube integrated amplifiers are judged…period! As our entry into the magic of vacuum tube music systems, it’s nothing short of stunning. Thousands of music lovers all over the world have heard (and seen) the virtues of this spectacular vacuum tube integrated amplifier”. Incorporating materials such as real wood veneer and a lambswool grille, the Forte III blends the acoustics and classic design legacy of Paul W. Klipsch with the latest technologies available today. Klipsch say that their floorstanding speakers “provide clean, multidimensional sound and true, full range performance with a narrow profile”.
In addition, a second exhibit will feature Cary’s new SI-300.2d integrated amplifier and the DMS-500 network audio player with the revised Klipsch RF7. The new SI-300.2d is a Class AB 300 x2 integrated amplifier with XLR and RCA analogue inputs, cinema bypass, as well as Cary’s digital section. The digital section includes XMOS USB inputs, Coaxial (x2), optical, AES/EBU, and aptX® Bluetooth combined with their 128 Bit DSP Engine for TruBit© selectable upsampling technology, AKM 4490EQ DACs and premium digital circuitry top off the digital section. The front panel includes a VFD display, centre mounted volume control and a pair of blue VU meters trimmed out in a silver frame.
The DMS-500 network audio player is both a wired or wireless (Wi-Fi) network client and renderer, that uses Cary’s custom iOS or Android app, any third-party UPnP/DLNA app, or computer media player. If one prefers “computer-less” direct playback, the DMS-500 includes three USB Type-A inputs for USB hard drives or thumb drives, as well as SD Card inputs. From any network, USB or SD source, the DMS-500 can natively stream PCM 32 bit /384 kHz, and DSD 64, 128, 256, and 512. DAC inputs include coaxial (x2), Optical, AES/EBU, and aptX© Bluetooth. Regardless of inputs, the DMS-500 can convert any PCM signal to DSD, as well as selectively upsample any PCM or DSD signal up to 768 kHz in PCM or up to DSD 256. In addition to aptX© Bluetooth, it also includes AirPlay, and phone share making Wi-Fi playback from any iOS or Android device simple. Other features include internet music streaming services, a five-inch full colour HD display, IR remote, IR triggers, internet updates for new features and firmware, as they become available, and a digital and analogue section. The DMS-500 network audio player is the first Cary Audio product in the range to be MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) certified. What makes this partnership especially exciting is that the Cary Audio DMS-500 is MQA’s first partner product to use MQA 16x rendering. This means all MQA files are decoded within the DMS-500 to 705.6 kHz (44.1 X 16) or 768 kHz (48 x 16).
Find Cary Audio and Klipsch in The Las Vegas Convention Centre’s Central Hall, booth # 13528.