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    Cary DMS-500 vs. Lumin A1 shootout in order

    Hey Mike, If you have any ongoing relationship with Cary(those beautiful red amps) perhaps a shootout would b in order as we contemplate the options of a new all in one network player. What do you think?

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    Main system :TAD CR1 speakers, Viola Labs Symphony amp,Pass XP-20 pre, Cambridge Azur 851 cd player, Ayre QB-9 with DSD with SR alpha digital cord,CAPS 3 Lagoon network player, Ifi Iusb Power with Gemini cable, MG Audio Design Planus III jumpers & speaker cables, Zitron Cobra power cords, Shunyata Hydra AV, and acoustic zen absolute copper IC,. Room treatment ASC tower traps, Vicoustic absorber premium cinema wall and ceiling panels, and MSR acoustic trifusser side wall panel

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    Re: Cary DMS-500 vs. Lumin A1 shootout in order

    Quote Originally Posted by veindoc View Post
    Hey Mike, If you have any ongoing relationship with Cary(those beautiful red amps) perhaps a shootout would b in order as we contemplate the options of a new all in one network player. What do you think?

    Nick
    I understand this may take a few months till Cary product is available
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    Main system :TAD CR1 speakers, Viola Labs Symphony amp,Pass XP-20 pre, Cambridge Azur 851 cd player, Ayre QB-9 with DSD with SR alpha digital cord,CAPS 3 Lagoon network player, Ifi Iusb Power with Gemini cable, MG Audio Design Planus III jumpers & speaker cables, Zitron Cobra power cords, Shunyata Hydra AV, and acoustic zen absolute copper IC,. Room treatment ASC tower traps, Vicoustic absorber premium cinema wall and ceiling panels, and MSR acoustic trifusser side wall panel

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    Re: Cary DMS-500 vs. Lumin A1 shootout in order

    That would be fun! I heard the new CARY at CES. It was nice.
    Main Listening Room: Sonus Faber Stradivari's, Pass XS150 dual chassis monos, Cary 805AE monoblocks, Hegel H30 stereo amp, Music Reference OTL-1 stereo amp, Pass XS Preamp, VAC Renaissance preamp (modified), ARC REF PH2SE, Kronos Sparta with Benz Micro LP-S, Technics 1500 R2R, deHavilland Tape Preamp, Lumin S1 Network Music Player, TaraLabs Omega Gold Speaker Cables, TaraLabs 0.8 Interconnects, Kimber Select Interconnects, TaraLabs Omega Gold Phonocable, Ansuz "D" Power Cords, Shunyata Alpha Power Cords.
    Home Theater:Mirage Surround Speakers, Seaton Subs, Bryston 9BSST2, Marantz MM7025, Marantz 8801, Oppo 105, Sony HWS30 projector, Stewart Screen
    Family Room:Speakers TBD, Luxman M600a/C600f, Line Magnetic 219ia, Pass XP15 Phonostage, VPI Classic 3 w/Ortofon Cadenza Bronze, Lumin A1 Network Music Player, Oppo 95, Ansuz Mainz 8, Ansuz Sparkz (2), Ansuz Darkz (12), TaraLabs Power Cables, Kimber Select Speaker Cables and IC's and AcousticZen IC's.

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    Cary DMS-500 vs. Lumin A1 shootout in order

    Is it tube based?
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    Main system :TAD CR1 speakers, Viola Labs Symphony amp,Pass XP-20 pre, Cambridge Azur 851 cd player, Ayre QB-9 with DSD with SR alpha digital cord,CAPS 3 Lagoon network player, Ifi Iusb Power with Gemini cable, MG Audio Design Planus III jumpers & speaker cables, Zitron Cobra power cords, Shunyata Hydra AV, and acoustic zen absolute copper IC,. Room treatment ASC tower traps, Vicoustic absorber premium cinema wall and ceiling panels, and MSR acoustic trifusser side wall panel

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    Re: Cary DMS-500 vs. Lumin A1 shootout in order

    Quote Originally Posted by veindoc View Post
    Is it tube based?
    Nick
    No. I specifically asked that too.
    Main Listening Room: Sonus Faber Stradivari's, Pass XS150 dual chassis monos, Cary 805AE monoblocks, Hegel H30 stereo amp, Music Reference OTL-1 stereo amp, Pass XS Preamp, VAC Renaissance preamp (modified), ARC REF PH2SE, Kronos Sparta with Benz Micro LP-S, Technics 1500 R2R, deHavilland Tape Preamp, Lumin S1 Network Music Player, TaraLabs Omega Gold Speaker Cables, TaraLabs 0.8 Interconnects, Kimber Select Interconnects, TaraLabs Omega Gold Phonocable, Ansuz "D" Power Cords, Shunyata Alpha Power Cords.
    Home Theater:Mirage Surround Speakers, Seaton Subs, Bryston 9BSST2, Marantz MM7025, Marantz 8801, Oppo 105, Sony HWS30 projector, Stewart Screen
    Family Room:Speakers TBD, Luxman M600a/C600f, Line Magnetic 219ia, Pass XP15 Phonostage, VPI Classic 3 w/Ortofon Cadenza Bronze, Lumin A1 Network Music Player, Oppo 95, Ansuz Mainz 8, Ansuz Sparkz (2), Ansuz Darkz (12), TaraLabs Power Cables, Kimber Select Speaker Cables and IC's and AcousticZen IC's.

    “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
    ― Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, Or, How to Philosophize With the Hammer




    Industry Affiliation............Lumin Dealer