That would be a shame if they stopped, though I wouldnt blame them. I owned the 303 and 306 and have always liked the way they sounded.
Any Cary users have skipping issues?
My new 303t skips intermittently. Never know when. Just a very small skip sometimes after 1 - 3 CDs , and then not again till ?.
But it does sound great. Any ideas.
Ditto, I love the 303/300.
I didn't know that either. I've always felt Cary had the most underrated CD players on the market.
They have discontinued the 303Pro and the 306Pro, a new CD player/DAC is in the works for release later this year.
And yes, the 303 and the 306 were excellent CD Players.
Peter is correct. The new cd player/dac will hopefully be ready in a few months.
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Though I am very happy with my Cary SLP-98P F1 preamp, I never did care for Cary CDP's, they sounded a bit too bright for me. As always, YMMV.
I second that!, I never cared about the sound in any cary cd-players!, I owned the cd-500 and I was done after that!cheers!
My Cary 306 SACD does almost exactly what you say your 303t does. Have you ever sent it back to Cary? I just purchased mine used several weeks ago and am considering sending in to Cary for a look. Also, it will skip on both store bought CD's & CD-R's but more often on CD-R's.
However, as you say, it does sound great and I really like it's tonality. Overall, I don't think it sounds too bright; perhaps maybe on few CD's. I believe it's the CD's, not the player responsible for the bright or sibilant vocals I rarely experience.
Contrary to the above comment, I never had a skipping problem with my Cary CD players.
Routeman mine is not bright at all. Quite lush and musical without any glare. And all the detail is there too! Just in love with the sound.
Since its a new unit I must send it back to Cary for repair under warranty. No other choice.
I'll let you know what they find, but I'm quite sure it's a transport/laser issue. Perhaps it was jarred in shipping.
We will see.
I purchased mine used on ebay and the seller has contacted Cary so, at least, they will take a look at it at their expense. Hope yours gets fixed to your satisfaction.
My Cary was purchased used but the seller is willing to pay for the repairs after Cary gives the OK to have it shipped. I hope your unit is repaired to your satisfaction. Enjoy the music!
I have always read about mixed reviews. It would be a shame if the company stops cd/sacd player production.
I had a Cary 306 Pro for nearly five years. It was reliable and did not skip.
I am scratching my head re opinion expressed above that the Cary is bright! I never found this to be the case. The Cary is fairly neutral but does offer a hint of warmth and pleasant tonality which for some made it a better choice than the likes of EMM Labs, dCS etc.
Hi!, I will say the cd-500 had that skipping issue!, I also do not like the 1792 dacs!, the entire player was lousy!, I quikly sold mine!, cary may make some good products, digital of eany kind is not their fortey!