Cary Audio DMS-700: universal network player with R2R DAC and FPGA

Cary Audio company introduced the DMS-700 network player, which is characterized by a wide range of functionality. The device is special in its design: it combines a multi-bit r2r DAC and a low-level resolution enhancement scheme that operates on an FPGA matrix.

The DMS-700 has an Asahi Kasei AK4499EQ chip with a current output, rather than the AK4497EQ with a voltage output, as in the previous model-DMS-600. According to Cary Audio, the multi-bit architecture provides a more analog sound with high detail, but with a very realistic response. Because of the use of such a DAC, we had to rethink the entire filling of the streamer.

Cary Audio DMS-700

A third of the internal space is allocated to the analog part of the device, a third to the new DAC, and the remaining third to power. The circuit has seven separate power supply circuits. There is a clock generator from Crytek. Network capabilities include Spotify Connect, and the device will soon pass Roon Ready certification.

Cary Audio DMS-700

On Board there are USB/SD card inputs with NAS Drive function, coax and optics with DSD and PCM support up to 384 kHz and higher. You can switch between inputs instantly, without pausing playback. The front panel is decorated with a large display with a resolution of 1600×1200 pixels.

Cary Audio DMS-700

The company has not yet announced the release date and cost of the device.

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