For many, many years the SLI-80 integrated amplifier has been the standard by which all other vacuum tube integrated amplifiers are judged…period! As Cary Audio’s entry into the magic of vacuum tube music systems, it’s nothing short of stunning. Thousands of music lovers all over the world have heard (and seen) the virtues of this spectacular vacuum tube integrated amplifier. Before we gloat about the sound of the SLI-80, just look at it. It’s audio jewelry. The open chassis showcasing the warm soft glow of the tubes only enhances its sonic beauty. It is a display piece for any setting, pure and simple.
While only offering 15 watts per channel of pure class-A remote-controlled power, the CAD-300SEI does things that almost no other amplifier today can achieve. Its careful attention to design and construction means that it is extremely quiet, allowing the tiniest musical details to float against a background of dead silence. This will help you perceive more accurate soundstaging and imaging cues, as well as the most realistic harmonic structure of each instrument. You can tell a Steinway from a Bösendorfer piano, a Stradivarius from a Guarneri or Amati violin, or a Fender from a Gibson guitar. You’ll hear inner details of musical groups that you never knew were there. Sometimes the simplest IS the best, and the CAD-300SEI is a testament to that philosophy.
With five inputs, the SLP-98 can manage an elaborate system, and gives you the convenience of remote volume control. With turntables and vinyl making a big comeback, we even offer an optional built-in phono stage for MM cartridges, truly making it a value for its level of performance (model SLP-98P with phono stage, SLP-98L as a line-stage only). Regardless of whether you listen to vinyl records, tape, CDs, or any of today’s digital sources, the SLP-98 will elevate your sources to levels you didn’t think were possible.
The SLP-05 features three pairs of RCA inputs plus a tape loop, as well as two pairs of XLR balanced inputs, and includes a Cinema Bypass mode so you can share sources between the music system and a home theater processor without worrying about degrading the signal path or having to readjust volume.
Cary Audio has almost always offered stereo tube power amplifiers, and the CAD-120S MkII is the latest in this long line of award-winning, top-rated amplifiers. The new MkII version of our most popular power amplifier features a boosted sensitivity and reduced level of global feedback, allowing it to be used with a wider variety of other preamplifiers to produce a larger soundstage with more apparent musical detail.
Cary Audio always hand-builds their tube products and carefully matches the tubes. In the case of the CAD-805AE monoblocks, this even extends to giving you two very different types of output tubes as standard. These two tubes have a quite different sonic character from each other, and by giving you both you can fine tune your system to best match your musical taste, your speakers, and your room’s acoustic signature. A pair of these monoblocks represent the pinnacle of today’s tube design capability, and will make your system sing as never before. If you want the very best and most accurate musical response in your home, audition the CAD-805AE.
One listen to the CAD-211FE will convince you that it most certainly is. With over 70 watts of class-A power, automatically transitioning as needed to over 150 watts in class-AB, this powerhouse will effortlessly drive nearly any speaker to realistic live performance levels. It includes a bias meter on the front panel to help you maintain your amplifier at its peak operating level, and offers both XLR balanced and RCA single-ended inputs to match your system. Fully differentially-balanced construction, zero global feedback, and huge reserves of current and power mean that your system will come alive with all types of music and movies.
The SI-300.2d integrated amplifier is yet another milestone as Cary Audio forges deeper into the new era of sought after premium audio systems. Cary Audio is highly regarded for the rich, warm, yet detailed sound of our components. This includes both analog components and digital components, as we have become a reference standard in both. Combining Cary Audio’s analog preamplifier and power amplifier sound with our spectacular digital section is a natural evolution, and one that is stunning to both hear and see.
As our entry-level preamplifier, the SL-100 offers outstanding performance far above what its price suggests. Like all Cary Audio products, the SL-100 punches way above its price point offering build and sound quality that exceeds even the highest of expectations. While the SL-100 is a solid state design, you’ll swear we hid tubes in there somewhere. Voiced to sound “tube like,” the SL-100 produces a lush midrange, sweet highs and solid bass response while always sounding warm and rich to just the perfect degree without losing any of the detail.
The SA-200.2 shares its circuitry with its big brother, the SA-500.1 500 watt monoblock. If your needs ever change (more demanding speakers, larger room, etc.), we can replace the SA-200.2’s stereo input module with the parallel bridging mono module, and turn it into an SA-500.1. Matched parts, a high-current oversized power supply, modular construction, short signal paths – all these benefits mean a long lifetime of enjoying effortless, natural music.
Cary Audio offers the SA-500.1 solid-state monoblock power amplifier. Sharing a chassis, power supply, and amplifier channels with the SA-200.2, the SA-500.1 uses a newly-developed input module to run in a balanced-parallel configuration, more than doubling the available power. With over 500 watts on tap with 8-ohm speakers, and over 1000 watts for 4-ohm speakers, these big monoblocks can handle any conceivable load or room with power to spare.