Product: Cary PH-302 MM / MC Tube Phono Preamplifier; PH302
Product SKU: 14972
Serial Number: 240451
Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including a very fine, faint surface scratch on the right side. Outstanding condition overall - the condition will please even the most discerning audiophile.
What is Included: Preamplifier, 4 GE 6SL7 tubes, Gold Lion GZ34 tube, Manual, Power cable, Factory packaging
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
Age: 14 years
# of Owners: 2
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: "The orchestra was powerful yet delicate, uncolored, and natural sounding. The violins were ultra textured and winning, and spread wall to wall. There was a lot of controlled, powerful slam. The lack of coloration, coupled with wondrous tube smoothness, was thrilling. The sound was very detailed and slightly sweet, but never glassy or cool, even in crescendos. It was wonderful.
What more would I want? As an audio perfectionist, I'd like a more flexible, full-featured, balanced/single ended version for more money, but that's just me. The PH-302 is chock full of musical magic right now, and might not sound as good if it were more complex! It might be possible to enhance the Cary even more with extraordinary cables or just the perfect power conditioner. Who knows? I can tell you that this is a near-perfect piece, and Cary Audio's best phono stage to date. It is also the best tube phono stage I've heard so far, and there is nothing within $1000 of its $2400 price, solid state or otherwise, that I'd rather listen to. It's an instant classic." -Robert H. Levi
Reviews: Positive Feedback
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