CARY Audio claims its AiOS is “a new kind of music system for a new generation”. To explain further…
“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.
“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. Also, available through your home network connection are integrated internet music streaming services, Spotify, TIDAL, 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!
“How about Bluetooth? Today, Bluetooth is ubiquitous and AiOS can certainly connect to your smartphone or tablet using the latest Qualcomm aptX© Bluetooth technology. However, AiOS has an extra trick up its sleeve. AiOS can SEND any of its selected sources to Bluetooth enabled headphones or speakers for a completely wireless music system. Place AiOS anywhere to add beauty and elegance to any room or décor and don’t fuss over unsightly wires when paired to a set of Bluetooth enabled speakers.
Burnishing its trappings as a lifestyle system is the choice of colours/finishes. The backlit keys/buttons and central LED display have six preset colours. The side panels come in options of gunmetal grey (standard), green, deep plum, Cary blue, candy red and champagne Gold (sold separately).
Multiple analogue and digital inputs and outputs are provided, including subwoofer output and preamplifier output. Just add speakers. And in case you’re wondering… All-in-One-System
The AiOS is shipping out, at a retail price of US$2,995.