Cary AIOS Wi-Fi Steamer Music System


The Cary AiOS (All-in-One-System) is a no holds barred streaming device for audiophiles and serious music lovers. Featuring;

  • 2 x 75W RMS in 8 ohm of Class AB power
  • Stream from Spotify, TIDAL, vTuner and more via the Free Cary App.
  • Roon (Roon Ready), USD, SD, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth (aptX)
  • Support for DSD (unto 512) MQA (extrapolate to 705.6 or 768 kHz), .Wav (unto 768kHz)
  • Multiple analog and digital I/O including subwoofer and preamplifier output
  • 32-Bit 8x Oversampling Digital Filter (This sounds amazing!)
  • LCD preset or custom colours

Cary Audio’s all-in-one system looks great, sounds great, and is packed with cutting-edge features.

– Sound & Vision

The Cary AiOS (All-in-One-System)

AiOS is a new kind of music system for a new generation. What does that mean? Simply put, music lovers and audiophiles alike have many more choices today when it comes to how they listen to music. As a music system with 150 watts of Class AB power, AiOS combines sources and inputs designed around this new age. AiOS is also Roon Ready and fully MQA Certified, but unlike other MQA products to date, AiOS will playback any MQA sample rate up to 16x. This means despite the original sample rate of the MQA file, the MQA decoder will extrapolate the file to either a 705.6 or 768 kHz sampling rate for stunning realism and studio quality sound.

Internet Music Streaming Services

Also, available through your home network connection are integrated internet music streaming services, Spotify, TIDAL, vTuner, and others being added. For those that may find a home network connection too intimidating, AiOS allows you to insert a SD Card into the front SD Slot. You can also use a USB flash drive or USB hard drive loaded with digital music files directly to AiOS three USB-A inputs, all without a computer or network connection for direct playback!

Stream or Playback MQA, PCM & DSD

For non-MQA files, AiOS can stream or playback native PCM files up to 32 bit 384 kHz (.WAV files up to 768 kHz), plus DSD 64, 128, 256, and 512. Connect AiOS to your home network (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) and stream all of your digital music stored on your networked computer(s) or NAS drive(s) with simple plug N play UPnP, DLNA, and SMB connectivity. 

I am also struck by how natural and believable the vocals are; the Cary makes the singer sound like a real, tangible person rather than simply a sound effects plug-in on a sampler.

Hi-Fi Choice

Custom LCD Colours

Speaking of beauty and elegance, AiOS is visually transformative. With the touch of a button, AiOS can change its backlit keys/buttons and centre LCD display (together or individually) to six different preset colours including one custom colour preset, or adjust any colour as you see fit within the entire colour spectrum. As if the all-aluminium gunmetal grey chassis and side panels (standard) weren’t handsome enough, AiOS offers five additional side panel colour options to ensure AiOS can create the perfect blend of sight and sound to match both your lifestyle and decor choices within any setting.


  • Playback Format Support: .dsf, .dff (DSD64, 128, 256, 512), .aif, .aiff, .alac, .flac, .m4a, .mp4, .wav, .ape, .mp3, .aac, .wma, .ogg, .asf
  • 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 – 2 channel AK4490EQ
  • BLUETOOTH: Qualcomm aptX decoder and transmitter
  • Analog Filter: 3rd Order Bessel
  • Analog SUB Outputs: 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-A x 3, SD Card x 1, BLUETOOTH In & Out x1, Coaxial x1, 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) 48 kHz, 16 bit, Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, 16bit to 24 bit
  • Control: Trigger output 12VDC x1, IR control x1
  • Communication: Ethernet Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Power Input: Configured at factory for either 110-120 or 220-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 255 Watts
  • Weight: 15 lbs.
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 3.0″ x 14.2″ x 11.0″

Power Amplifier

  • Analog Input: Single-Ended RCA x 3 for Main-In, Line 1, Line 2, 3.5mm Stereo Jack x 1
  • Analog Input Impedance: 10K ohm Unbalanced
  • Power Amplifier Output: 2 x 75W RMS in 8 ohm from 20Hz to 20KHz, 2 x 125W RMS in 4 ohm from 20Hz to 20KHz
  • Circuit Type: Solid State, Power MOSFET Transistor, Class A/B
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-50KHz +/- 0.1dB (at 10db below rated output power)
  • Distortion (SAMPTE-1M): <0.5% S/N Ratio: >100dB, “A’ Weighted
  • Protections: Full short circuit, thermal, Ultrasonic, RF Signal muting & Current limiter.

Audio (LPCM)

  • Frequency Range: 2 Hz-22 kHz (44.1 kHz)
  • Amplitude Linearity: 0.1 dB (20 Hz ñ 20 kHz)
  • Phase Linearity: 3 degrees (20 Hz ñ 20 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 117 dB (1 kHz)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 107 dB (1 kHz)
  • Channel Separation: 106 dB (1 kHz)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.0004% (1 kHz)
  • Pre-Amp Output Level: 3.0V RMS (220 ohm output impedance) for maximum volume


  • 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: 117 dB
  • DSD System Clock: Frequency 22.5792 MHz
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 107 dB


  • Frequency Range: 2 Hz – 80 kHz
  • Signal System: 16, 20, and 24 bit
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz PCM
  • Dynamic Range: 117 dB
  • System Clock: Frequency 22.5792 MH
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 107 dB