Cary 805 AE (Anniversary Edition) Tube amps. These are dual tube amps, running with either 211 or 845 tubes. Power varies depending on the tubes going up to around 60-70 amps using the 845. Negative feedback is adjustable from 0 to 20db.
A catseye tube in the front shows the power being drawn indicating overload conditions on the input.
A Cary bias meter is included to set the bias on the tubes. They have little to any drift once set.
The original Cary 300B and 211 tube set is included and sounds very nice. However, also included is a full matched set of Sophia Electric 845 tubes (These are a relatively new addition to the Sophia lineup) and a set of Shuguang 845 tubes in box. The Sophia tubes have about 250 hrs on the 845, the Shuguang 845's are unused except for testing.
The original Cary tubes have about 300 hours on the 300B tubes and 100 hrs on the 211.
I found the Sophia 845's gave better extremes with better, deeper bass and more airy highs.
The 211 was smooth but with a slight loss of ultimate detail and bass punch compared to the 845 which were a bit drier. The tubes have dampers on the front tubes. They can easily be taken on or off so you can decide if they make a difference. There are 2 small marks on the forward right side from when I took them off the shelves, otherwise they are in marvelous shape. (The thin white line on the right side edge is just a lighting reflection, NOT a mark)
The units are in overall excellent cosmetic and working condition.
Please note that these are VERY HEAVY and I would prefer pickup. I will drive up to 250 miles to deliver and will compensate anyone who drives to me for pickup at $.75/mi both ways to a max of $500.
They are in great working condition and if picked up, I am willing to hook them up to show the buyer that there are no issues.
Note - shipping dimensions shown are per amp!!
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