This is exactly what I have tried. As good as the 303/300 is, directly hooked to my Cary V12R monos via balanced IC's, it is even better. More transparent, better transcients.A great combination.Hope this helps, Jim
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any idea will the Cary 303/300 works well with Power Amp from other maker like Mcintosh etc. Main concern is will there be sufficient vol step.. is there anyway to check or what to check from the spec of the CDP and AMP?
also can the remote control of the Cary 303/300 adjust the volume?
I'm running my Cary 303/300 direct to a SS amp via balanced ICs. Have also used it with my tubed ARC LS-16 Mk II. I prefer the Cary direct, but have been making various system changes and will be doing some tube rolling so not certain this will be the final configuration.
The remote controls all the player's features - SS vs. tube output, upsampling choices, power and volume etc. The steps for the volume are just a tad coarser than I would like, but I'm very picky in wanting my levels set exactly so for a particular song. With 64 steps, most people will be more than happy with it and it's really not an issue for me.