Cary Audio DesignCinema 11Cary Audio Design Cinema 11 Surround ProcessorUp for sale is my Home Theater Audio System. Original owner of all Cary Audio Designs Cinema Series with silver faceplates. Cinema 11 pre/amp (software update V1.1.7); Cinema 7B amplifier (runnin...798.00

Cary Audio Design Cinema 11 Surround Processor [Expired]

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Up for sale is my Home Theater Audio System.  Original owner of all Cary Audio Designs Cinema Series with silver faceplates.  Cinema 11 pre/amp (software update V1.1.7); Cinema 7B amplifier (running six B&W surround speakers); Three Cinema 1 (500 watt mono-block amplifiers running B&W 802D's, front left, right and center channels).  This sale is for the Cinema 11 pre/amp only and what is listed with it at the bottom of this ad.  These all are in showroom condition with minor cosmetic use and sound incredible.  The latest version is the Cinema 12 and sells for $4,995.00. Zone 2 does not work which I never used.  I will also be listing all of the cables that I used with this system including MIT Oracle Series V2.1S speaker cables (left 12', right 12', center 10'); MIT shotgun XLR's and many more as soon as I can list them so keep your eyes open for more to come.  I have over 500, 100% positive feedback, on eBay (satchamo1953) now starting to sell on Audiogon (better seller rates).  If you use Credit Card or PayPal add 3% to the sales price.  Reason for selling is downsizing.


More than just an audio control center, the Cinema 11 features the latest version of CES 7.1 decoding, which derives 7.1 channel output from stereo, 5.1 and 6.1 channel sources. Unlike other decoders, CES 7.1 is compatible with all input sources and requires no special encoding. Because the improvement it provides is clearly audible, CES 7.1 decoding is widely regarded as the finest available.

In addition to CES 7.1, the Cinema 11 is also equipped with Dolby Digital Surround EX, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, dts 96/24, dts NEO:6, and dts-ES decoding.

With 32-bit audio digital signal processing (DSP) engines, the Cinema 11 offers unparalleled processing power. These DSP engines perform custom Cary Audio processing such as auto sound setup system, CES 7.1 decoding, bass enhancement, dialog enhancement, bass management, high-precision digital crossover, and room EQ. This processing is available at sample rates up to 192 kHz, with 24-bit resolution to retain top performance from all input sources and listening modes. A DSP engine is dedicated to decoding multi-channel compressed audio sources.

10 channels 24-bit/96 kHz A/D converters can be used to convert stereo analog audio input and 7.1 analog audio input signals to digital signals, allowing the Cinema 11 to provide the benefits of precise digital signal processing without sacrificing signal integrity. Alternatively, stereo analog XLR or 7.1 bypass signals and 7.1 analog signals can bypass A/D conversion and internal processing to remain in the analog domain straight to the output connectors.

The Cinema 11 offers:

  • 8 inputs; one balanced and seven single ended with RCA connectors; including S/PDIF coaxial, S/PDIF optical, and analog pairs

  • 7.1 channel analog audio input connections

  • Analog bypass option for stereo and 7.1 channel analog audio input connectors

  • Auto switching between digital and analog audio input connectors

  • 24-bit/192 kHz D/A converters for all Main Zone audio channels

  • Automatic and manual calibration of speaker distances and output levels

  • 32-bit DSP engines

  • CES 7.1 decoding

  • Dolby Digital Surround EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx and Dolby Pro Logic II decoding

  • dts 96/24, dts-NEO:6 and dts-EX (discrete and matrix) decoding

  • RS-232 connector for flash memory software upgrades and configuration tool downloads

  • 3 12 volt output connections with 1/8” mini plug connectors

  • 2 IR input connections

  • XLR microphone input connections

  • 7.1 Balanced audio output connectors for Main Zone 

    In the Factory original double box will be the Cinema 11 serial #06C110036 with silver faceplate, remote control, mic and cord, AM and Fm antenna's, upgraded power cord and owners manual, Zone two is not working which I never used.

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