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DMS-550

The DMS-550 represents the 3rd generation of network capable audio devices for Cary Audio and 2nd generation in our renown “DMS” platform. The DMS-550 Roon Ready Network Audio Player builds upon this platform utilizing the latest in technological advancements over its predecessor.

The DMS-550 is fully MQA Certified. The MQA decoder includes recent optimization to provide superb rendering up to 768kHz using the AKM DAC. Thanks to the newest AKM 4493EQ VELVET SOUND DAC chips, native playback up to 32-bit / 768 kHz PCM as well as native DSD up to 512 is achieved effortlessly. The DMS-550 also includes a built-in true Class-A headphone amplifier using 2 pairs of discrete output transistors, capable of exceptional sound and drive. aptX™ has been upgraded to aptX™ HD, making Bluetooth sources capable of high resolution 24- bit / 48kHz. Connecting the DMS-550 to your wired or wireless home network opens up a new world of musical enjoyment like never before. Easily stream high resolution music from on-board music services like Qobuz (delivering PCM streams up to 24 bit / 192 kHz), TIDAL (Delivering MQA Masters up to 24 bit /384 kHz), Spotify, and vTuner as well as from any network PC, MAC, or NAS drive. Don’t have or desire a network? That’s no problem for the DMS-550 with its direct file playback capability via its integrated SD Card slot and three (3) USB ports for connecting USB hard discs drives for 32-bit / 768kHz PCM, MQA, DSD 512, and ISO (SD Card only) playback.



Additional features include; TruBit™ Selectable Upsampling & PCM to DSD conversion, AirPlay, Coaxial (x2), Optical (x1), AES/EBU (x1) Digital inputs, Coaxial and Optical outputs, RCA and XLR fully balanced outputs, OSO™ Re-clocking, MU-MIMO Wi-Fi, and a full 3-volt output and variable volume control for direct-to-amplifier connection.

For a limited time only, we're offering DMS-500 owners a seamless way to transition to the newest DMS-550. We'll be offering a $2,000 in trade allowance on your DMS-500 towards the purchase of a new DMS-550. This trade allowance is available on any Concierge Pricing Level. To take advantage of this offer, simply fill-out and follow the instruction on this form.

Availability: In stock

$5,495.00

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Click here to watch tutorial videos on how to update the DMS-550 Firmware, how to enable Roon Ready from the DMS-550, and how to enable Roon Ready from the DMS-550 App.


 

Download the free iOS and Android Control APPS for the DMS-550.



Experience MQA over TIDAL. Learn more here. Sign up for TIDAL HiFi here.

The DMS-550 is Roon Ready. Customers will receive a 60-day free subscription to Roon with purchase. Sign up for Roon here.



The following section describes the DMS-550 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 2 - 2 channel AK4493EQ for working on 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 192 kHz, 16 bit to 24 bit
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 384 kHz, 16 bit to 32 bit, DSD 64, 128, 256 and 512.
BLUETOOTH Sample Frequency (Fs) 48kHz, 24bit.
AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, 16bit to 24 bit
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 125 dB (1 kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 113 dB (1 kHz)
Channel Separation 107 dB (1 kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.0004% (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 - 125 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 125 dB
DSD System Clock Frequency 22.5792 MHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 112 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 192 kHz PCM
Dynamic Range 123 dB
System Clock Frequency 22.5792 MH
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 112 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

 

HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER

Frequency Range 2 Hz - 80 kHz (-3dB)
Impedance 8 – 600 ohms
Output Power 850 mW + 850 mW (32 ohms 1 kHz 0.002%)
THD+N 1.0kHz<0.002%
20.0kHz<0.0025%
31.0kHz<0.0022%

 

Max-Voltage Out (V RMS)Headphone Impedance Z(Ω)Output Power Per Channel (mW)
5.2 600 45.1
5.2 300 90.1
5.2 100 270.4
5.2 60 450.7
5.2 50 540.8
5.2 32 850.0
5.2 16 1690.0
5.2 8 3380.0

 


 

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-550 includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. The DMS-550 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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