Who we are:
Canary is an American company that manufactures a full line of high-end audio electronics and accessories. Making quality music is our only business.
The Canary Philosophy:
We love music. We love music best when it brings out the things we love when we hear it live. Orchestras sound big with well defined sections that together produce enough color to make Picasso blush. Rock shakes up your insides so those rolling stones become 24-carat jewels. Jazz has the pace and clarity to reveal what kind of blue you’re mastering. Just like there are no shortcuts to Carnegie Hall, Canary Audio believes every audio shortcut has a cost. Instead of “practice, practice, practice”, we “listen, listen, listen” and pay attention to what we hear. We want you to hear the sounds that nature intended.
This is what we’ve found:
In fifty years, the formula for good sound hasn’t really changed. It’s the execution both in the design and the manufacture that has changed. You have to be willing to build carefully and maximize the strengths as well as minimize the weaknesses of your design choices. Once you did, you then have to fight the temptation to use the highest quality parts and components or to shave a couple of dollars in parts costs to make a profit. In fact, we may be one of the few high-end companies who don’t claim to be geniuses. Instead, we’re committed to just getting it right.
We do not take shortcuts:
All Canary products are built around the highest quality parts and components. We use highest quality capacitors, 2% metal film resistors, carefully matched tubes, Teflon coated silver point to point wiring, and custom wound ultra-high quality power and output transformers. Even the 24 positions stepped attenuators used in our dual mono preamplifiers are hand built by our engineers. Some of our parts cost us five to ten times more than what other manufacturers consider as an adequate alternative. We do not take shortcuts with our parts because we have found that the careful, educated listener can hear those shortcuts.
You will also notice that Canary takes care in the way it puts together those parts. Boards are placed just so. Wiring is done in neat straight runs. Solder joints are shiny and beaded. All done in the best traditions of American craftsmanship. Canary also recognized that it is not just about sound. Our chassis are made of thick steel. The aluminum front and rear panels were CNC milled and grained before anodizing. The custom made gold plated binding posts never shift as you lock on your cables. Yes, mechanical stability does affect the sound, but we also understand that the power amp or preamp is the one piece of equipment you will touch on a regular basis. The look and feel are part of the experience of having a fine audio system. At Canary, we want every detail to count.