Cary Audio Design DAC-200ts Owner's manual

Cary Audio Design DAC-200ts Owner's manual
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OWNER’S MANUAL
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DAC-200ts
USB Digital to Analog Converter
NOTE: Before installing your new component, please read this manual
carefully as it will inform you of the product specifications, proper
installation and correct operating procedures for your unit. Also included
in this manual are guidelines on how to service and care for your new
Cary Audio Design product.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Safety Instructions ............................................................................................................... 3
Welcome
Thank You ............................................................................................................................................. 5
Installation
Unpacking ............................................................................................................................................. 6
Warranty Card ....................................................................................................................................... 6
Placement ............................................................................................................................................. 7
Features
Product Features .................................................................................................................................... 8
Controls and Displays
Front Panel .......................................................................................................................................... 10
Rear Panel ........................................................................................................................................... 12
Remote Control .................................................................................................................................... 14
App Control for iOS and Android (Future) ............................................................................................... 15
Variable Volume & Digital Preamplifier Operation
Volume Control .................................................................................................................................... 16
Using as a Digital Preamplifier ............................................................................................................... 16
Menu Operation
Setup Menu Overview ........................................................................................................................... 17
Procedures for Navigating Ethernet and Wi-Fi Sub Menus ....................................................................... 17
Setup Menu – Expanded View and Functions .......................................................................................... 18
Network Ethernet and Wi-Fi Setup ......................................................................................................... 19
Maintenance Functions ......................................................................................................................... 23
SPDIF DAC Operations
Using the SPDIF Inputs ........................................................................................................................ 23
USB Operation
USB Requirements ............................................................................................................................... 25
PC Driver Installation ............................................................................................................................ 25
Macintosh USB Audio Setup .................................................................................................................. 25
USB Audio Playback.............................................................................................................................. 26
DSD Playback ...................................................................................................................................... 27
BLUETOOTH Operation
BLUETOOTH Connection ....................................................................................................................... 28
BLUETOOTH Playback .......................................................................................................................... 28
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Word Clock Operation
Word Clock In ...................................................................................................................................... 29
Word Clock Out .................................................................................................................................... 29
TruBit™ Upsampling Operation
Sample Rate Converter Function ........................................................................................................... 30
DiO™ Analog Output Stages
Dual Independent Analog Output Function ............................................................................................. 31
Balanced Connections
Balanced Connections ........................................................................................................................... 32
Specifications
Basic Specifications .............................................................................................................................. 33
USB Playback (PCM & DSD) Specifications.............................................................................................. 34
SPDIF Playback; Coaxial, Toslink, AES/EBU (PCM) Specifications ............................................................. 34
Service and Care
Care and Cleaning ................................................................................................................................ 35
AC PowerFuse Replacement ................................................................................................................. 35
Factory Service .................................................................................................................................... 35
Non-Warranty Repairs .......................................................................................................................... 35
Tube Replacement ............................................................................................................................... 36
Limited Warranty .................................................................................................................................. 37
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: The triangle with the lightning flash symbol
displayed on the unit advises the user of dangerous uninsulated voltage inside the product’s enclosure.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
remove the cover. There are no user-serviceable parts
inside; it is recommended that only qualified personnel
service this component.
ALERT: The triangle with the exclamation point symbol on the component suggests that the owner refer to important
operating and maintenance instructions in the owner’s manual.
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OWNER’S MANUAL: Before powering up the equipment, read all safety and operating instructions and follow them as
instructed. Retain the safety and operating instructions for future reference.
ATTACHMENTS: Use only those attachments recommended by the unit manufacturer, as others may cause hazards.
ACCESSORIES: Do not place the unit on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The unit may fall, causing
injury to a person or damage to the unit. Mount the unit according to the manufacturer’s instructions with the
suggested mounting accessory.
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING: Mount the unit to a wall or ceiling only in the manner recommended by the
manufacturer.
WATER AND MOISTURE: Do not use the unit near water (for example, near a swimming pool, bath tub, wash bowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub) or in a damp environment (like a basement or outside in the rain).
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY: Do not push objects of any kind into the unit through openings as they could touch
dangerous voltage points and short-out parts, possibly resulting in a fire or electric shock. Avoid spilling liquid of any
kind on the unit. If water or any metal object (such as a paper clip, coin, or staple) accidentally falls inside the unit,
disconnect it from the AC power source immediately and contact Cary Audio Design for further instructions.
HEAT: Position the unit away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other units (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
VENTILATION: Slots and openings in the cabinet create ventilation to protect the component from overheating. These
openings on the top and bottom panels must remain unobstructed. Allow at least 6 inches (16cm) of clearance above
the unit and an opening behind the unit for airflow. Do not place the unit on a bed, sofa, rug, built- in bookcase, or
rack without adequate ventilation.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION: As a safety feature, the unit may be equipped with a polarized alternating
current line plug in which one blade is wider than the other. This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. If you
cannot insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug still will not fit, contact a licensed
electrician to update your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
POWER SOURCES: Operate the unit only from the power source indicated on the marking label. If you are unsure of
the type of power supplied to your home, consult your unit dealer or local power company.
POWER CORD PROTECTION: Arrange power supply cords so that they do not suffer from foot traffic or pinching by
items placed on or against them. Pay close attention to cords where plug enter the AC outlet and where they exit from
the unit.
LIGHTNING: For added protection during a lightning storm or when the component is idle for long periods of time,
unplug the unit from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will help protect the unit from
lightning and power line surge damage.
POWER LINES: Do not locate an outside antenna system in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light
or power circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, take extreme care to avoid touching the power lines or
circuits; contact with them could be fatal.
OVERLOADING: Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this increases
the risk of fire or electric shock.
REPLACEMENT PARTS: When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or those having the same characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
SAFETY CHECK: Upon completion of any service or repairs to the unit, ask the service technician to perform
safety checks to ensure the unit is in proper operating condition.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
17. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE:
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Before connecting a new product such as the Cinema 12 to your audio or home theater system, turn off all
other equipment (preferably unplugging them from the AC power source). Many audio components feature
automatic turn-on circuits that may activate during an installation, potentially causing damage to electronic
components and/or speakers. This type of damage is not covered by product warranties, and Cary Audio
specifically disclaims responsibility for any such damage.
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Power Cord: The removable power cord provided with your unit was specifically designed
for use with this product, but other AC cords may be used. Consult your dealer for advice
on AC power cords and high quality wire in your system.
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AC Fuse: The fuse is located inside the chassis and is not user serviceable. If the unit does not power up,
contact an authorized service representative
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Wiring: Cables running inside walls should have the appropriate markings to indicate compliance and listing
by the UL, CSA or other standards required by the UL, CSA, NEC or your local building code. Questions
about cables inside of walls should be referred to a qualified custom installer, a licensed electrician, or lowvoltage contractor.
18. RECORDING COPYRIGHT: Recording of copyrighted material for other than personal use is illegal without
permission of the copyright holder.
19. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to
article 820-40 of the NEC, ANSI/NFPA 70, which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular,
specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to the point of
cable entry as practical.
20. FCC INFORMATION FOR USER:
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CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Cary
Audio Design could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
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These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from where the receiver is connected.
21. OUTDOOR ANTENNA INSTALLATION/SAFE ANTENNA AND CABLE CONNECTION:
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If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the
equipment, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded in
order to provide protection against built-up static charges and
voltage surges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA 70 (in Canada, Part 1 of the Canadian Electrical
Code) provides information regarding proper grounding of the
mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to
an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes and requirements for the grounding electrode.
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Outside antenna system should be located well away from
power lines, electric light or power circuits and where it will
never come into contact with these power sources if it should
happen to fall. When installing an outside antenna, extreme
care should be taken to avoid touching power lines, circuits or
other power sources as this could be fatal. Because of the hazards involved, antenna installation should be
left to a professional.
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WELCOME
THANK YOU
Congratulations on becoming a Cary Audio owner!
Cary Audio would like to thank you for purchasing our products.
Since its founding in 1989, Cary Audio has stayed at the forefront of home entertainment
equipment by stubbornly adhering to the principles of quality and musicality upon which it was
founded. It’s not enough just to be able to build great sounding gear, but it needs to be wellmade, reliable, and maintain its performance and value for many years. Cary Audio has certain
criteria that have guided us since we began, and are still our primary focus.
We firmly believe in high performance products that offer incredible value for the money, backed
by superior engineering and design, and supported by exceptional customer service. Whether a
headphone amplifier or a world-class surround sound processor, Cary Audio uses the highest
quality components available within the audio circuit, resulting in extraordinary sound quality. This
is a well-known hallmark of all Cary Audio products.
For over a quarter century of providing the best in high performance music systems, Cary Audio
remains committed to our goals of building the very best products, at real-world prices, and
supporting them with world-class service. Let our passion for the very finest sound and picture
quality help you better enjoy your music and movies! Thank you for your continued support!
Cary Audio
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INSTALLATION
UNPACKING
This section describes the proper unpacking and installation procedures.
Unpacking
All Cary Audio shipping cartons have been specially designed to protect their contents and special
care has been taken to prevent damage under normal shipping conditions. Mishandling should be
evident upon inspection of the shipping container. If shipping damage is found after visual
inspection, take care not to destroy the evidence. If necessary, document the damage with
photographs and contact the transport carrier immediately.
Carefully remove your new component from its packing carton and examine it closely for signs of
shipping damage. We strongly recommend saving all original packing cartons to protect your
component from damage should you wish to store it or ship it at a later date.
Power Requirements
The DAC-200ts Digital to Analog Converter is designed to operate from AC main current. The
design AC voltage is either 110V-120V or 220V-240V AC at 50-60 Hz.
In the Box
When unpacking your DAC-200ts, make sure the following accessories are included. You
should find the following items within the box:
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Power Cable
Owner’s Manual
Warranty Card
Two Screws on Adjustable Angle Antennas
WARRANTY CARD
IN THE USA: If you are the original purchaser of a new unit purchased from an authorized Cary
Audio dealer, please fill out the enclosed warranty registration card and return it to Cary Audio
within 15 days of your purchase. Cary Audio also suggests that you keep your original packing
cartons in case you ever need to ship the unit. Warranty restrictions apply. Consult the warranty
section at the end of this manual for details. Please be certain to keep a copy of the original sales
receipt from your direct purchase from Cary Audio or your authorized Cary Audio dealer to validate
the warranty if ever needed. The warranty is for the original purchaser only and does not transfer
to any subsequent owner.
OUTSIDE THE USA: Your local authorized Cary Audio distributor will make his own warranty
policy for your country. Please check with them for the terms of warranty for your new amplifier.
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INSTALLATION
PLACEMENT
In general, the location of your new DAC-200ts is not critical. Certain precautions must be
taken to ensure optimum performance. Avoid extremely hot locations such as near radiator or
other heating units. Keep the top of the DAC-200ts clear of books, paper or other equipment to
protect against overheating.
WARNING
The DAC-200ts ships with the volume set to maximum (8.0) output for
a full 3 volt output. IF you are using the DAC-200ts as a digital
preamplifier and connecting directly to an amplifier (without using a
preamplifier, integrated amplifier, or receiver), it is recommended to set
the Volume to “Master” (see SETUP MENU instructions below) prior to
operating. Upon first turn on, please turn the volume down to -98.5
(minus) BEFORE turning on your amplifier. Otherwise, maximum output
volume will be passed directly to the amplifier inputs, which may
damage your amplifier, speakers or your hearing.
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FEATURES
The following section describes the DAC-200ts basic features. Please read the Operation Section of this
manual to learn more on utilizing these features. The features are subject to change without notice or
obligation.
MULTIPLE PARALLEL DAC TOPOLOGY
While the DAC chip(s) are a piece to the overall solution in creating a reference level digital source
machine, it’s just one part of a very complex puzzle. As DAC chips become smaller and more
powerful with multiple channels per DAC and onboard processing, one could design a good
product utilizing perhaps just one chip, maybe two chips, as many do. For the DAC-200ts, good
wasn’t good enough. We choose to use 4 DACS consisting of 8 channels, 4 channels per side.
This makes for an outstanding product. This configuration is a fully balanced parallel circuit
feeding both the balanced XLR and single-ended RCA outputs for exceptional clarity and detail.
fi™ BLUETOOTH IMPLEMENTATION
Bluetooth modules are a fantastic and convenient way in which to share and listen to music from
online and mobile sources. It’s not unusual for companies to use such modules as a complete
end-to-end or add on solution whereby using the cheap low-grade onboard DAC chips included in
the modules and simply passing the analog signal of the module to the analog output section.
Our solution is to fully integrate (fi™) the digital information of the CSR aptX® lossless Bluetooth
receiver into the entire digital circuit of the DAC-200ts. This approach ensures that Bluetooth
sources have the potential to sound like any other expensive input source whereby utilizing our
sophisticated digital topology of multiple parallel DACs and our other integrated digital features
such as; TruBit™ Upsampling, OSO™ Reclocking, and DiO™ selectable tube or solid state outputs.
Now your Bluetooth sources can truly be high fi.
TruBit™ Upsampling
Upsampling can be messy, leaving behind lots of digital artifacts resulting in noise and inaccurate
signal generation. On the surface, upsampling may seem like a good idea. But if not implemented
properly it can be disastrous. Many DACs use modest DSP chips at best, or worse, the DAC chip
itself to upsample all incoming I2S and SPDIF digital signals. Typically, this is done as a
predefined one-size-fits-all sample rate, such as 96 kHz. On the contrary, Cary Audio’s TruBit™
Upsampling is a sophisticated and powerful process utilizing a dedicated 128 bit DSP engine which
allows for up to 7 different selectable TruBit™ sample rates and an increased bit depth of 32 bits.
Working in tandem with our OSO™ Reclocking feature, the newly generated signal is crosschecked multiple ways ensuring that the selected upsampled rate is as if it were an original native
signal. The result is a signal free from digital artifacts that sounds accurate, pure, and a joy to
listen to.
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FEATURES
OSO™ RECLOCKING
Once a digital signal is transferred into Cary Audio’s digital ecosystem via the digital inputs or CD,
it is processed with extreme care to ensure the best possible sound achievable. As a digital source
transfers from one point A to point B it creates an insidious digital problem called jitter. To deal
with this, Cary Audio uses something we call OSO™ Reclocking. While USB Asynchronous inputs
use the XMOS processor to control the clocking of the USB host, other non-USB sources don’t have
this luxury. Our solution is to re-clock all signals again once onboard, even XMOS USB, as to
ensure all jitter is virtually eliminated to a minute degree. We call this OSO™, short for “Onboard
Signal Origination” because this re-clocking and buffering creates a signal so stable and jitter free
it’s as if the origin of the signal was generated onboard and not from an external source.
XMOS xCore USB ASYNCHRONOUS
XMOS is the de-facto standard in USB Audio 2.0. This design delivers bit perfect PCM audio up to
384kHz, DSD and DoP format support, round trip latencies as low as 3ms and use asynchronous
clocking for computer USB sources. This means the DMC has complete control over the audio clock
quality; essential for no-compromise digital audio systems.
NOTE: TruBit™ Upsampling Sample Rate Converter does NOT engage for the USB source. Since
USB playback is dependent on media player software of the PC or MAC, you must select any
desired upsampling within the chosen media player software itself.
DiO™ ANALOG STAGES
For decades, Cary Audio has made some of the world’s greatest vacuum tube and solid state audio
products. DiO™ stands for “Dual Independent Output” meaning it can switch between a vacuum
tube analog outputs or a solid state analog output. Not to be confused with a hybrid design where
the attributes of both tubes and solid state devices are joined into the same circuit for a combine
sound that always has the same characteristic. While a hybrid design is typically better suited for
an amplifier or perhaps preamplifier, it’s not the best design for source products because of the
wide variation of source material, i.e. recordings. To deal with this, Cary Audio’s DiO™ Analog
Stage is actually two separate analog output stages that are completely independent of one
another. One is all solid state and the other is vacuum tube. Depending on taste or source
material, the analog output can be switched on the fly from tube to solid state and back again,
again and again. It’s like having two source machines in one allowing you to get the most out of
your recordings.
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
FRONT PANEL
1. POWER
Press once to turn the power ON. The blue indicator ring will blink until the unit is ready to
operate. Press again to turn the power off.
2. SAMPLERATECOVERTERBUTTON
Use this button to change the sample rate of the input signal via Cary Audio TruBit™
upsampling technology. Each time the button is pressed, the sample-rate will increase as
follows:
BYPASS (44.1) ---> 48 ---> 88.2 ---> 96 -à176.4 ---> 192 ---> 352.8 /384---> 705.6/768
kHz --->
3. BLUETOOTHINPUTBUTTON
Pressthisbuttontoselecttheprogramsourceofconnected/pairedBLUETOOTHsource.
4. OPTICALTOSLINKINPUTBUTTON
Press this button to select the program source connected to the digital input jack labeled
Optical.Fordigitalsignalsover96kHzitisusuallybesttousethecoaxial,AES/EBUorUSB
input.ManyToslinkcablesdonottransfersignalsabove96kHz.
5. COAXIAL1INPUTBUTTON
Press this button to select the program source connected to the digital input jack labeled
COAXIAL 1.
6. COAXIAL2INPUTBUTTON
Press this button to select the program source connected to the digital input jack labeled
COAXIAL 2.
7. USBINPUTBUTTON
Press this button to select the PC or MAC computer connected to the digital input jack
labeled USB.
8. AES/EBUINPUTBUTTON
Press this button to select the program source connected to the digital input jack labeled
AES/EBU.
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
9. CLOCKINPUTBUTTON
Press this button to select the Clock Input when an external master clock is connected to
the Word Clock input of the DAC-200ts.
10. TUBEBUTTON
Usethisbuttontoswitchtheanalogdualindependentoutputstages(DiO™)between
vacuumtubeandthesolidstate.
11. ALPHANUMERICDISPLAYWINDOW
This twenty-character display provides a wide range of information concerning the operation
of the DAC-200ts.
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
REAR PANEL
1. RIGHTCHANNELANALOGOUTPUTJACK(XLRBALANCED)
Usethisjackforconnectingtothepreamplifier/amplifier’sbalancedXLRinputjack.
2. RIGHTCHANNELANALOGOUTPUTJACK(RCAUNBALANCED)
Use this jack for connecting to the preamplifier/amplifier’s RCA unbalanced input jack.
3. LEFTCHANNELANALOGOUTPUTJACK(RCAUNBALANCED)
Use this jack for connection to the preamplifier/amplifier’s RCA unbalanced input jack.
4. LEFTCHANNELANALOGOUTPUTJACK(XLRBALANCED)
Use this jack for connecting to the preamplifier/amplifier’s balanced XLR input jack.
5. DIGITALOUTPUTJACK(TOSLINK)
44.1 kHz – 192 kHz digital data output.
6. DIGITALOUTPUTJACK(COAXIAL)
44.1 kHz - 192 kHz digital data output.
7. DCTRIGGERINPUTTERMINALS
ConnectionofdevicesthathaveDC+12Voutputforremoteturn-on/offoftheDAC-200ts.
8. IRINPUT
ConnectionofexternalIRsensors.
9. ETHERNETRJ45JACK
Fornetworksystemcontrol.
10. MINIUSBFIRMWARE
Forinternalserviceuseonly
11. POWERINPUT(ACIN)
ConnecttoACmainsusingtheincludedpowersupplycord.
12. DIGITALINPUTJACK(USB)
44.1kHz-384kHzandDSD64,128,256digitaldatainputtothisjack.
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
13. DIGITALINPUTJACK(OPTICAL)
44.1kHz-192kHzdigitaldatainputtothisjack.
14. DIGITALINPUTJACK(COAXIAL1)
44.1kHz-192kHzdigitaldatainputtothisjack.
15. DIGITALINPUTJACK(COAXIAL2)
44.1kHz-192kHzdigitaldatainputtothisjack.
16. DIGITALINPUTJACK(AES/EBU)
44.1 kHz -192kHz digital data input to this jack.
17. WORDCLOCKINPUTJACK
For connection to an external master clocks output.
18. WORDCLOCKOUTPUTJACK
For connection to an external source.
19. Wi-FiAntenna
Wirelessnetworkconnectionforsystemcontrol.
20. BLUETOOTHANTENNA
44.1 kHz CSR aptX® lossless wireless digital audio receive port.
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
REMOTE CONTROL
This section explains how to use the remote control to set up and operate the DAC-200ts.
1. POWER: Use to turn the power on and off.
2. VOLUME -/+: Decrease or increase volume for the analog
outputs.
3. BRIGHT: Use to select the player displays various brightness
levels or turn the display off.
4. INPUT SOURCE SELECTOR: Use to select the desired input
source.
5. MUTE: Use to mute sound. Press again to resume sound.
6. TUBE: Use to select the DiO™ analog output sections
between the vacuum tube stage and solid state stage.
7. SRC: Sample Rate Converter. Press to select a TruBit™
upsample-rate.
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
APP CONTROL FOR iOS AND ANDRIOD (FUTURE)
The DAC-200ts has a specialized App for iOS and Android devices that can be downloaded free of
charge from Apple iTunes or the Google/Android Apps Marketplace. Utilizing the DAC-200ts
Ethernet port or built-in Wi-Fi connection, these Apps can control all functions and maintenance of
the DAC-200ts once the DAC-200ts has established a connection to your network. For information
on connecting to a network, please be sure to read the Ethernet and Wi-Fi Setup section of the
manual.
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VARIABLE VOLUME & DIGITAL PREAMPLIFIER OPERATION
VOLUME CONTROL
The DAC-200ts is equipped with a variable digital volume that outputs up to 3 volts. This volume
control can be set to “Master Volume”, which is ideal if you wish to use the DAC-200ts as a digital
preamplifier, connecting it directly to an amplifiers inputs (see below for more information on using
the DAC-200ts as a digital preamplifier). The volume control is located on the hand held remote as
well as all switching and all other features making for a complete and convenient means of
controlling the DAC-200ts Digital Music Center.
When using the DAC-200ts as a source unit and connecting to a preamplifier, integrated amplifier,
or receiver, it is recommended to set the volume to “Independent Volume”. When possible, it is
recommended to set the volume/output voltage be set to 3 volts, or max volume (8.0). However,
the “Independent Volume” setting allows for adjusting the volume to each input if one chooses to
volume match multiple sources. Please check your associated equipment’s documentation to be
sure it can accommodate a 3.0 volt input. Otherwise, set the volume/voltage to level that matches
the highest acceptable input voltage of your associated equipment for maximum sonic benefit.
Volume Level (dB)
-98.5 to -0.1
0.0
+0.5
1.0
1.5
2.0
2.5
3.0
3.5
Output Voltage (v)
0.15v to 1.95v
2.0v
2.075v
2.15v
2.225v
2.30v
2.375v
2.45v
2.525v
Volume Level (dB)
4.0
4.5
5.0
5.5
6.0
6.5
7.0
7.5
8.0
Output Voltage (v)
2.60v
2.65v
2.70v
2.75v
2.80v
2.85v
2.90v
2.95v
3.0v
USING AS A DIGITAL PREAMPLIFIER
If using The DAC-200ts as a digital preamplifier and connecting it directly to an amplifier, be sure to
turn ON the DAC-200ts BEFORE turning on your amplifier. Then, Set the DAC-200ts
volume to - 98.5 (minus). Only after being sure the volume is turned down, turn on your
amplifier and gradually turn up The DAC-200ts volume to an appropriate listening level. Otherwise,
extreme damage may occur to your amplifier, speakers or hearing.
As when using a traditional preamplifier, it is recommend that you turn the volume down on the
DAC-200ts prior to turning the system off so as to prevent any excessively loud or damaging sounds
pass through to your amplifier when turning on your system.
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MENU OPERATION
SETUP MENU OVERVIEW
1. Enter “1,2,1,2” quickly on the hand held remote. If Setup Menu does not appear, re-enter the
sequence faster and closer.
2. The display screen will show the Menu Mode as follows:
SETUP MENU
Volume Setup
IR Controls
Ethernet
Wi-Fi
EXIT
3. Using the “UP” or “DOWN” arrow keys on the remote, highlight your selection and press
Enter.
4. Make your selections for each mode and press Enter to back out to the Setup Menu.
5. When finished, select EXIT and press Enter to leave the Setup Menu.
PROCEDURES FOR NAVIGATING ETHERNET & WI-FI SUB MENUS
Select Ethernet or Wi-Fi and press enter.
1.
A * will denote the active sub menu topic with a selection choice below it.
Enable
No
2.
*
To change the default selection of a sub menu topic, press enter. Notice the * will move
down to indicate the active selection which will blink.
STEP1
Enable:
No (blink) *
3.
As it blinks, use the up/down keys on the remote to change the available choices and press
enter to make your selection. Note that all selection choices are not visible and you must
use the up/down keys to scroll all available choices.
STEP2
Enable:
Yes (blink) *
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MENU OPERATION
4.
Once a selection for the sub menu topic is made, the * will move back up to the sub menu
topic like so, showing your selection beneath it.
Enable:
Yes
5.
Use the up/down keys on the remote to go to the next sub menu topic and repeat above
steps for all Ethernet and Wi-Fi sub menu topics.
IP Assign:
DHCP
6.
*
*
For alphanumeric entries, use the keypad. Although the letters do not appear on the
remote, they function like a telephone keypad as follows; Key 2 (2abcABC), key 3
(3defDEF), key 4 (4ghiGHI), key 5 (5jklJKL), key 6 (6mnoMNO), key 7 (7pqrsPQRS), key 8
(8tuvTUV), key 9 (9wxyzWXYZ).
SETUP MENU – EXPANDED VIEW & FUNCTIONS
Volume Setup
1.
Master Volume
o
2.
If using the DAC-200ts as a digital preamplifier, select Master Volume so that the
volume control will affect all inputs the same. For example, if listening to CD and the
volume is set to -.05, the volume will remain at -.05 regardless of any input you
select.
Independent Volume
o
If the DAC-200ts is connected to a preamplifier, integrated amplifier, or receiver as
a standard source, select Independent Volume to be able to customize or volume
match all input sources independently. For example, CD can be set to 7.0, Bluetooth
set to 8.0 Coaxial set to 6.5, and so on. When the volume is adjusted for any given
source, the DAC-200ts will only adjust the volume for the source of which is being
listened to and retain the volume as set for the other sources.
IR Controls
1.
Front
o
Select Front if there is only a need to control the DAC-200ts via the hand held
remote and have line of sight to the front panel of the unit.
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MENU OPERATION
2.
Rear
o
3.
Select Rear if there are IR sensors connected to the rear of the DAC-200ts for when
the unit is installed inside a rack or out of line of sight of the remote.
Both
o
Select Both if both Front and Rear conditions apply and to be able to have flexibility
of controlling either way or simultaneously.
NETWORK ETHERNET AND WI-FI SETUP
The DAC-200ts comes with both an Ethernet Port and built-in Wi-Fi for connection to your network
for controlling the DAC-200ts via network control systems as well as iOS and Android Apps. Both
wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi can be set up simultaneously and for different functions. For example,
many integrated control systems (Crestron, Control4, AMX, etc.) prefer to have a separate dedicated
network just for the control system. In such a scenario, the DAC-200ts Ethernet port could be set
up on the dedicated network while the DAC-200ts Wi-Fi- could be setup on the user’s home
network. The advantage is that the user could use the iOS or Android app on their multi-use
smartphones or tablets to control the DAC-200ts while staying connected to their home network
while an integrated control system operating on a separate dedicated network could also control the
DAC-200ts allowing for maximum flexibility.
Ethernet
1.
Enable;
Yes or No
Yes is the default setting. If Ethernet is not going to be use, you can select NO.
2.
IP Assign:
DHCP or Static
Select DHCP for an IP address to be assigned automatically to the DAC-200ts (most
common method).
(If Static is selected, follow steps a & b)
a)
Assign IP:
--- --- --- --Enter your desired IP address using the hand held remote control.
b)
Connect:
Yes
After entering your desired IP address, select YES.
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MENU OPERATION
3.
Status:
Connected
Connected will display once successfully connected to your network. If the connection
was unsuccessful No Connection will be display. If this happens, make sure your
Ethernet cable is plugged into the DAC-200ts and your router/network is setup for DHCP.
After confirming, make sure the above selections are correct and jump to Reset
Connection below.
4.
Reset Connection:
Yes or No
If your connection was unsuccessful, or you just need to reset the network connection for
any reason, select YES.
5.
Local Port:
Displays the assigned local port.
6.
IP Address:
Displays the assigned IP address.
7.
Net Mask Addr:
Displays the assigned net mask address.
8.
Gateway Addr:
Displays the assigned gateway address.
9.
MAC Addr:
Displays the assigned MAC address.
10.
Return
Select return to the Ethernet Setup menu.
Wi-Fi
1.
Enable;
Yes or No
No is the default setting for Wi-Fi. Select YES.
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MENU OPERATION
2.
IP Assign:
DHCP or Static
Select DHCP for an IP address to be assigned automatically to the DAC-200ts (most
common method).
(If Static is selected, follow steps a thru d. Otherwise skip to number 3)
a)
Scan Wi-Fi Networks:
Yes
Select Yes to display available Wi-Fi networks. Choose the network you wish to
connect to and select it by pressing Enter on the hand held remote.
b)
Enter Wi-Fi Key:
-------------------If the chosen network is secured, enter the security key code of your Wi-Fi network
using the hand held remote.
c)
Assign IP: --- --- --- --Enter your desired IP address using the hand held remote control.
d)
Connect:
Yes
After successfully entering the network security key, select YES to connect.
3.
Scan Wi-Fi Networks:
Yes
Select Yes to display available Wi-Fi networks. Choose the network you wish to connect
to and select it by pressing Enter on the hand held remote.
4.
Enter Wi-Fi Key: -------------------If the chosen network is secured, enter the security key code of your Wi-Fi network using
the hand held remote.
5.
Connect:
Yes
After successfully entering the network security key, select YES to connect.
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MENU OPERATION
6.
Status:
Connected
Connected will display once successfully connected to your network. If the connection
was unsuccessful No Connection will be display. If this happens, make sure your Wi-Fi
is enabled on the DAC-200ts and your router/network is setup for DHCP. After
confirming, make sure the above selections are correct and jump to Reset Connection
below.
7.
Reset Connection:
Yes or No
If your connection was unsuccessful, or you just need to reset the network connection for
any reason, select YES.
8.
Local Port:
Displays the assigned local port.
9.
IP Address:
Displays the assigned IP address.
10.
Net Mask Addr:
Displays the assigned net mask address.
11.
Gateway Addr:
Displays the assigned gateway address.
12.
MAC Addr:
Displays the assigned MAC address.
13.
Return
Select return to the Ethernet Setup menu.
Exit
4. Highlight EXIT and press ENTER on the hand held remote to leave the SETUP MENU and
return to normal operation.
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MENU OPERATION
MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS
Checking the Software Versions, Date and Serial Number of the DAC-200ts.
•
Enter “8,5,2,1” quickly on the hand held remote. This will show the software version, date
and serial number of the unit for a few seconds, then default to normal operation.
Resetting the DAC-200ts.
•
Enter “8,5,2,5” quickly on the hand held remote. This will reset the unit.
If the corresponding information fails to engage or display, re-enter the sequence faster and closer
to the unit.
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SPDIF DAC OPERATIONS
USING THE SPDIF INPUTS
The SPDIF inputs include; COAXIAL 1, COAXIAL 2, OPTICAL, and AES/EBU.
1. Select the desired input by pressing COAXIAL 1, COAXIAL 2, AES/EBU or OPTICAL
button. Once selected, the DAC-200ts will confirm your selection by display the input name in
LARGE print for a few seconds, and then will default to the following display.
2. Initiate playback of the corresponding SPDIF source. Once playback begins the Signal Input will
appear in the display window. The Output Signal will display based on its setting. For example,
if the Signal Input is 44.1K and the TruBit™ Sample Rate Converter is set to 192K the display
will appear as follows: (Please read the TruBit™ Sample Rate Converter section of this manual
for more on its operation).
NOTES:
•
Digital input signals can be outputted in both digital format (via the COAXIAL and
TOSLINK DIGITAL OUTPUTS) and analog format (RCA and Balanced XLR)
simultaneously.
•
Only linear PCM signals with a sampling frequency of 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz,
176.4kHz or 192kHz can be played over the SPDIF inputs. Do not input any digital
signal other than linear pulse code modulation (PCM) signals (CD-ROM, Dolby Digital,
DTS signals, etc.). Doing so will generate output noise that could damage the speakers.
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USB OPERATION
USB REQUIREMENTS
The following are minimum required specifications for using with the DAC-200ts USB port. If your
computer does not meet these requirements, you will experience lagging of audio and possible
freezing of your computer when attempting to operate the DAC-200ts.
WINDOWS
• Microsoft Windows XP (32bit), Microsoft Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit), Microsoft Windows
7 (32 or 64 bit), Microsoft Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit) or Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32 or 64
bit)
• Available USB 2.0 Port (High speed for USB2.0)
• ASIO/KS/WASAPI/Direct sound drivers for Windows XP to 8.1
MACINTOSH
•
NO driver is needed for MAC OS version 10.6.4 and above.
PC DRIVER INSTALLATON
To use the DAC-200ts USB port on a Windows based PC, you MUST install the provided driver
which is downloadable from the DAC-200ts product page on the Cary Audio website. We advise that
users read all instructions carefully before installing and follow all instructions during the installation
process.
Installing the PC Driver:
1. Download the CARY XMOS USBAUDIO V3.34.0 (or later) USB Driver from the Cary Audio
DAC-200ts product page.
2. Unzip/extract the Driver folder and save to your desktop.
3. Connect a USB cable from the computer to the USB input of the DAC-200ts.
4. Power on the DAC-200ts. Wait until the power button blue ring stops flashing, then select the
USB input.
5. Open the driver folder you saved to your desktop and double click the Setup.exe.
6. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
7. Click “Finish” when complete.
MACINTOSH USB AUDIO SETUP
Start the setting on System Preferences Panel on MACINTOSH:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Power on the DAC-200ts and connect your USB cable from the unit to your MAC.
Open the System Preferences panel on your MAC.
Select ”SOUND” icon.
Select “OUTPUT.”
Select “xCore USB Audio 2.0” Output”.
Close the System Preferences Panel.
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USB OPERATION
USB AUDIO PLAYBACK
To playback music via the USB input and a connected computer, it is necessary to use a “media
player” such as iTunes or Windows Media Player at minimum. The USB input is capable of
extremely high resolution audio, up to 32 bit/ 384kHz PCM, or DSD up to 256. iTunes nor Windows
Media is capable of such resolutions on their own. To do so, it is necessary to install add-on
software or an entirely different media player capable of taking advantage of The DAC-200ts
capabilities. Examples such as Amarra, JRiver, Foobar 2000, Media Monkey, etc., can playback high
resolution files. However, please know your media player software thoroughly to know what its
limitations may or may not be as it relates to setup, PCM resolutions, DSD capability and supported
file types.
Make sure drivers (PC) have been installed by following the instructions above, under USB
Requirements and Installation, then do as follows:
(1) Make sure the DAC-200ts is turned ON and connected to your computer via a high quality
USB cable, and then turn ON your PC or MAC.
a. MAC - Make sure “xCore USB Audio 2.0 Output” is selected in the MAC Sound
Preferences in the System Preferences Panel.
b. Windows PC - Make sure “XMOS XS1-U8 MFA (ST)” is selected as the
Playback device under the Sound preferences in the Windows Control Panel.
(2) Select the USB input by pressing the USB input button on the front panel or the USB
button on the hand held remote. “USB” will appear on the display screen.
(3) Open your media player software audio settings and make sure “TUSBAudioASIO Driver
(ASIO)” is selected as the Audio or Output Device. If there is a separate Audio Output
Mode setting for your media player, select ASIO.
NOTE: ASIO/KS/WASAPI/and Direct Sound Modes are all supported.
(4) Playback music through the media player software.
NOTE: Some media players have Smartphone and tablet Apps that allow you to control the PC or
MAC software via the Smartphone or tablet. Otherwise, all control must be done via the computer.
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USB OPERATION
DSD PLAYBACK
This requires the media player to support native DSD or “DSD over PCM” (DoP). It is recommended
to use native DSD for PC (capable up to DSD256) and DoP for MAC (capable up to
DoP128). Therefore, it is necessary to check your media player settings to send either DSD or DoP
depending on your computer and media player. Upon playback, the display screen of the DAC-200ts
will show either DoP64, DoP128 (PC or MAC), or DSD64, DSD128, or DSD256 (PC Only).
For now, DSD playback on MAC is limited to DoP64 and DoP128. You may also need to set the MIDI
Audio of the MAC computer to 24 Bit.
1.
2.
3.
4.
In Applications, open the Utilities folder.
Open Audio MIDI Setup.
Select the XCore Audio Output on the left panel.
Next to Format, select the highest supported sample rate in the first dropdown box and
select 2ch-24bit Integer in the second dropdown box.
NOTE: TruBit™ Upsampling Sample Rate Converter does NOT engage for the USB source. Since
USB playback is dependent on media player software of the PC or MAC, you must select any desired
upsampling within the chosen media player software itself.
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BLUETOOTH OPERATION
CSR aptX® lossless Bluetooth audio is capable of CD quality audio when using an aptX® source
device. For more information, please visit CSR’s web site at http://www.csr.com/products/61/aptxlossless.
BLUETOOTH CONNECTION
Pairing a device with the DAC-200ts
When connecting a Bluetooth device to the unit for the first time, the device is required to be
registered to the unit. This process is called “PAIRING.” Once pairing is completed, subsequent
connection can be made with a couple of easy steps.
Initial Pairing Steps
(1) Select the BLUETOOTH input on the DAC-200TS and the display will show “Enter Pairing”.
(2) Go to the “Settings” of your device and find Bluetooth settings and make sure Bluetooth
function is ON and search for Bluetooth sources.
(3) “CARY DAC-200ts” should appear on your device. Once it does, select it. After pairing is
complete, the display of DAC-200ts will show “Pairing Successfully”.
NOTE: If pairing information is deleted from your device, you will need to perform pairing of that
device again in order to connect.
BLUETOOTH PLAYBACK
Once pairing has successfully been completed, you can easily enjoy music from your portable
devices as follows.
(1) Select the BLUETOOTH input on the DAC-200ts front panel or on the hand held
remote.
(2) Double check your device Bluetooth setting and make sure “CARY DAC-200ts” is
selected.
(3) Begin playback of music on your device, which can include stored music files or music
apps, such as Pandora®, Spotify®, iHeart Radio®, etc.
(4) If you see a “play to” icon;
in your music app, tap it and select “CARY DAC-200ts”
to ensure the signal is playing to the DAC-200ts.
To get the most of our fi™Bluetooth Implementation during playback you can utilize our TruBit™
Upsampling or both vacuum tube and solid state output stages of our DiO™ analog circuit as
described below for a superior listening experience of Bluetooth sources.
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WORD CLOCK OPERATION
The Word Clock IN allows the DAC-200ts to accept an external master clock, bypassing its own.
Additionally, the Clock OUT allows one to use the DAC-200ts as a master clock for other external
digital sources that accept a clock in. Therefore, it can be use with an external master clock, or as
an external master clock.
The DAC-200ts can support Word Clock input frequencies of 44.1kHz when using either the Toslink,
Coaxial, or AES/EBU inputs.
WORD CLOCK IN
1. Pressthedesireddigitalinputsourcebutton:Optical,Coaxial1,Coaxial2orAES/EBU
inputbutton.
2. PresstheCLOCKINbutton.
MakesureCLOCKINoftheDAC-200tsisconnectedtotheexternalClocksoutput.
NOTE:Thefrequencysample(FS)selectedontheexternalwordclockgeneratormustbeset
to44.1kHz.Ifitisnot,theDAC-200tswillnotoutputanyaudio.
3. IftheexternalWordClocksignaliscorrect,thedisplayswillshow“ClockIn”.Iftheexternal
WordsignalisnotcorrectornoexternalClockssignalinputtoDAC-200ts,thedisplayswill
show“NoClockIn”.
4. Todeselectthewordclockinputofanexternalwordclock,PresstheCLOCKINbuttononce
againtorevertbacktotheDAC-200tsowninternalclock.
WORD CLOCK OUT
In addition to accepting a clock input (WORD CLOCK IN) from an external master clock, one can
also use the DAC-200ts as a master clock (WORD CLOCK OUT) for other sources that accept a
master clock input.
The DAC-200ts can output Work Clock (FS) of 44.1 kHz while playback of CD, Toslink, Coaxial 1,
Coaxial 2, and AES/EBU inputs.
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TruBit™ UPSAMPLING OPERATION
SAMPLE RATE CONVERTER FUNCTION
TruBit™ Upsampling is a powerful upsampling technology used to upsample lower sample rates to
higher sample rate and increases the bit depth to 32 bits in the digital domain via a dedicated 128
bit DSP engine prior to analog conversion. This can be very useful in achieving a more enjoyable
listening experience. Once a native input signal is changed to a selected higher sample rate, the bit
depth will also automatically increase to 32 bits. However, like all-powerful tools, this too should be
used prudently. We do not take a blanket “higher is better” approach to upsampling. It is
important to experiment with different rates depending on your source or source material. Many
times a native rate might be preferred whereas some recordings or files formats might benefit from
a higher sampling rate, and so on.
The available selectable sample rates depend on the input signals original sample rate. For
example, above 192 kHz the available rate(s) will only be in multiples of either 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz
as follows:
Input signal rates of 44.1 or multiples of:
BYPASS (44.1) ---> 48 ---> 88.2 ---> 96--> 176.4 ---> 192 ---> 352.8---> 705.6.
Input signal rates of 48 or multiples of:
BYPASS (44.1) ---> 48 ---> 88.2 ---> 96--> 176.4 ---> 192 ---> 384--->768.
Pressing the “Sample Rate Converter” button on the front panel, or the “SRC” button on the
hand held remote will cycle through the available sample rates.
•
The BYPASS mode will pass the input signal rate out in its native rate without any
upsampling.
•
When an upsample rate is selected, the DAC-200ts will upsample all incoming rates
lower than the selected sample rate up to the selected sample rate as well as increase the
bit depth to 32 bits. Any signals played that are equal to or higher than the selected sample
rate will playback unchanged. Each of the DAC-200ts inputs will remember the sample rate
as set for that input.
NOTE: TruBit™ Upsampling Sample Rate Converter does NOT engage for the USB source. Since
USB playback is dependent on media player software of the PC or MAC, you must select any desired
upsampling within the chosen media player software itself.
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DiO™ Analog Output Stages
DUAL INDEPENDENT ANALOG OUTPUT FUNCTION
Like TruBit™ upsampling, the DiO™ function is a tool, which can greatly enhance your listening
experience depending on source, source material or personal taste. By pressing the “Tube” button
on the front panel or hand held remote will change the analog output stage from solid state to
vacuum tube. When in tube mode a “T” will appear in the display window. Pressing “Tube” again
will switch back to the solid-state output stage and the “T” will disappear from the display window.
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BALANCED CONNECTIONS
The pin assignments of ALL of the XLR-type male analog outputs, the XLR-type male digital
output and XLR-type female digital inputs are:
Pin 1: Signal ground
Pin2:Signal+(non-inverting)
Pin3:Signal-(inverting)
Connectorgroundlug:chassisground
Refertoyouramplifier'soperatingmanualtoverifythattheXLRpinassignmentsofits
inputconnectorscorrespondtotheDAC-200TS.Iftheyaredifferent,wiretheXLRcableso
thattheappropriateXLRoutputpinconnectstotheequivalentXLRinputpin.
Pin1:Signalground
Pin2:Signal+(non-inverting)
Pin3:Signal-(inverting)
Connectorgroundlug:chassisground
Refertoyourdigitalinputsourcesignalplayerorotherdigitalsource'soperatingmanualto
verifythattheXLRpinassignmentsofitsinputconnectorscorrespondtotheDAC-200TS.If
theyaredifferent,wiretheXLRcablesothattheappropriateinputpinconnectstothe
equivalentinputpin.
Pin1:Signalground
Pin2:Signal+(non-inverting)
Pin3:Signal-(inverting)
Connectorgroundlug:chassisground
Refertoyourdigitalsource'soperatingmanualtoverifythattheXLRpinassignmentsofits
inputconnectorscorrespondtotheDAC-200TS.Iftheyaredifferent,wiretheXLRcableso
thattheappropriateoutputpinconnectstotheequivalentoutputpin.
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SPECIFICATIONS
The following section describes the DAC-200ts basic specifications. The specifications are subject
to change without notice or obligation.
BASIC SPECIFICATIONS
................................................................................................................................................
Master Clock Jitter
Below measurable levels
................................................................................................................................................
Digital Sampling Rates (Fs)
44.1 kHz to 768 kHz
................................................................................................................................................
Digital Filter
8x Oversampling Digital Filter
................................................................................................................................................
Digital/Analog Converters
4 - 2 channel AK4490EQ for working on true balanced
output
................................................................................................................................................
BLUETOOTH
CSR Bluetooth v 4.0 with aptX® low latency 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 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, DSD 128 and DSD 256.
BLUETOOTH operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) 44.1 kHz,
16 bit.
AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency
(Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, 16bit to 24 bit
................................................................................................................................................
Tube Compliment
12au7 x 2
................................................................................................................................................
Control
Trigger input 12VDC x1
IR control x1
................................................................................................................................................
Communication
Ethernet RJ45 full remote configuration interface
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
52 Watts
................................................................................................................................................
Dimensions
3.75″ H x 17.25″ W x 16.25 ” D
................................................................................................................................................
Weight
28 lbs.
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SPECIFICATIONS
USB PLAYBACK (PCM & DSD)
................................................................................................................................................
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 – 11.288 MHz DSD
................................................................................................................................................
Dynamic Range
123 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 in 0.0dB
3.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume in+8.0dB
................................................................................................................................................
Balanced XLR Output
+/- 2.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume in
0.0dB
+/- 3.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume in
+8.0dB
SPDIF PLAYBACK; COAXIAL, TOSLINK, AES/EBU (PCM)
................................................................................................................................................
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 MHz
................................................................................................................................................
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
112 dB
................................................................................................................................................
Audio Output Level
2.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume in 0.0dB
3.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume in+8.0dB
................................................................................................................................................
Balanced XLR Output
+/- 2.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume in
0.0dB
+/- 3.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume in
+8.0dB
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SERVICE AND CARE
CARE AND CLEANING
The cabinet housing and front panel of the DAC-200ts may be cleaned with a soft cloth and
Windex or a window cleaner. The frequency of cleaning will be governed by how many hours
the DAC-200ts is operated and by operating environment cleanliness.
CAUTION:
• Do not let any liquids spill into the vents on top of the unit.
AC POWER FUSE REPLACEMENT
The fuse is located inside the chassis and is not user serviceable. If the unit does not power up,
contact an authorized service representative. Never replace the fuse with any other value than a
two (2) amp slow blow fuse, 250V for a unit configured to operate at 110V-120V AC. Never use
any other value than a one (1) amp slow blow fuse, 250V for a unit configured to operate at 220V240V AC. The AC Power Cord must be unplugged from the AC Power jack on the back of the unit
prior to replacing the fuse. Set the unit Power On/Off switch to the Off position and plug the AC
Power cord back into the AC Power jack. Then set the Power On/Off switch to the On position and
verify proper operation. Contact Cary Audio for advice if the fuse repeatedly blows.
FACTORY SERVICE
Careful consideration has been given to the design of your DAC-200ts to keep maintenance
problems to a minimum. Any problems or requests for service should be referred to our
Customer Service Department at 919-355-0010. DO NOT return the DAC-200ts to the factory
without a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number from our online Customer Service
Center (www.caryaudio.com).
Cary Audio will assume no responsibility if the shipping company refuses to pay for damage due
to your improper packing or lack of insurance should the unit be lost or damaged in shipment.
Please retain and always use the original shipping carton for shipping the player. Also, Cary
Audio reserves the right to return products sent in for service in a new box set at the customer’s
expense if the original packing material was damaged in the initial shipment, or if it is deemed
unsatisfactory to use in return shipping.
NON-WARRANTY REPAIRS
Cary Audio will provide repair service for its products charging on a time and expense basis. At
this time, the standard non-warranty service bench fee is $125 for the first hour and $95 per hour
thereafter. Parts used for repairs as well as return shipping are additional. This may change and
is not a quote for service. Please call us at 919-355-0010 for more information about out-ofwarranty service and repair fees.
CAUTION:
• Never remove or insert the back panel AC plug when the unit is on or the AC
cord is plugged into the wall.
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SERVICE AND CARE
TUBE REPLACEMENT
The Cary Audio DAC-200ts tube circuit is designed to offer several years of performance under
normal listening conditions. Please bear in mind that tube degradation is a slow and subtle process
over time. As such, after several years of enjoyment one may not notice any significant difference
in performance. Therefore, we recommend regularly scheduling tube replacement every two to
three years or sooner if usage is heavy. Please follow the procedures below or log into Cary
Audio’s online Customer Service Center (www.caryaudio.com) for an RMA.
•
Tube Replacement Procedure:
o Disconnect any attached connectors (AC power cord, and audio cables) from
the unit.
o Remove screws holding top cover.
o Remove tubes and replace them with the correct replacement tube (12au7)
being sure the pins are inserted correctly and the tubes are fully seated.
o Take care in handling the tubes properly minimizing any direct contact with
your fingers. A soft, lint free glove or cloth works best.
o Replace top cover and reinstall screws.
CAUTION:
• ALWAYS disconnect the unit from the AC outlet and power cord.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Cary Audio Warrants to the Original Purchaser for the Following Cary Audio Products
for the Periods Indicated:
1. Power Amplifiers, Integrated Amplifiers, Surround Sound Processors, and Preamplifiers have
a three (3) year parts and labor warranty from the date of the original purchase from Cary
Audio.
2. CD or SACD players, DVD players, Music Servers, or Digital Music Centers have an eighteen
(18) month parts and labor warranty from the date of the original purchase from Cary
Audio.
3. Vacuum tubes, if any are used in the component, are offered a 90-day exchange policy
against defects with the exception of the 300B vacuum tube that has a one (1) year
exchange policy from the date of the original purchase from Cary Audio.
What is Covered and What is Not Covered
Except as specified below, this warranty covers parts and labor to correct all defects in materials
and workmanship. The following are not covered by the warranty:
1. Damage, deterioration, malfunction or failure to meet performance specifications resulting
from:
a. Accident, acts of nature, misuse, abuse, neglect or unauthorized product
modifications
b. Improper installation, removal or maintenance, or failure to follow instructions
supplied with the product.
c. Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by Cary Audio to repair the
product.
d. Any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier).
e. Any cause other than a product defect.
2. Cleaning, initial set-up, check-ups with no defects found, or charges incurred for installation,
removal or reinstallation of the product.
3. Any product, on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
4. Batteries.
5. Accessories, including but not limited to, batteries, cables, mounting hardware and brackets,
cleaning accessories, antenna and detachable power cords.
6. Warranty is void if purchase was made from anyone other than an authorized Cary Audio
dealer.
Who May Enforce the Warranty?
This warranty extends to products purchased directly from Cary Audio or an authorized Cary Audio
dealer. Purchasers should inquire of the dealer regarding the nature and extent of the dealer’s
warranty, if any.
To obtain such warranty service, the original purchaser must complete and send in the Warranty
Registration Card within 15 days of purchase.
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What Will We Pay For?
We will pay for all labor and material expenses for items covered by the warranty. Payment of
shipping charges is discussed in the next section of this warranty.
How Can You Get Service?
In the event that the owner needs to return the unit to Cary Audio for service or repair of a
possible defect, he must follow the following steps:
1. Create a new account or login to our Customer Service Center (www.caryaudio.com) to
obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Once the account is set up or
you have logged in, click on “Open New RMA” to begin entering the information to create an
RMA that is needed to return or exchange a product. You will be given an RMA number,
which must appear on the label of the box you ship back.
2. Submit a copy of the original sales receipt; blank receipts will not validate the limited
warranty for service by Cary Audio. The original sales receipt must contain the following
information:
a. The authorized Cary Audio dealer’s name
b. The date of purchase
c. The unit’s sales price
d. The buyer’s name and address
e. Describe in detail the problem.
f. Note the unit’s model number and serial number.
3. Deliver by either of these methods:
a. With all freight and insurance charges prepaid and in its original packing container
or equivalent, ship the component to Cary Audio, 6301 Chapel Hill Road Raleigh, NC
27607.
b. Hand-deliver the product to Cary Audio (address noted above) or the nearest
authorized service facility.
Limitation of Implied Warranties
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purchase,
are limited in duration to the length of this warranty.
Exclusion of Damages
Cary Audio’s liability for any defective product is limited to repair or replacement of the product at
Cary Audio’s option. Cary Audio shall not be liable for damage to other products caused by any
defects in Cary Audio products, damages based upon inconvenience or loss of use of the product,
or any other damages, whether incidental, consequential, or otherwise.
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How State Law Relates to the Warranty
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or
exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
International Purchasers (Export Markets)
Cary Audio warrants its merchandise to purchasers within the United States exclusively for use
within the United States. It provides no other warranties, expressed or implied. If you are living
outside of the United States, please consult your local dealer or distributor to determine the details
of your local warranty.
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6301 Chapel Hill Road | Raleigh, NC 27607
phone 919-355-0010
fax 919-573-9573
www.caryaudio.com
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