This listing is for another component in a friend's reference rig; he downsized his living space and asked me to sell the components which no longer fit in his new home. All items were kept in a child-free, pet-free, smoke-free environment.
We are selling three (yes, three) Cary CAD-211 AE tube monoblocks - perfect for the 3 front channels of a mega home theater rig, or as a two-channel stereo with an extra, backup amplifier. The amps are electronically identical, though two have a decorative ring around the power tube sockets, and one has no such ring (see photos). The original retail price of the amps was $22,500, and we are including extra tubes valued over $2,500. At our asking price, the buyer is essentially getting the third amp (and the extra/upgraded tubes) for free.
All three of the amps were just returned to me by Cary Audio, which performed a thorough checkup ($1,300 plus freight); they tested all of the amps for proper operation, and replaced and upgraded various parts (resistors, fuses/fuse holder, switches, bridge, bias pot) as well as replacing the internal packing materials and repairing the shipping crates as needed. All of the photos in this listing were taken by Cary in June 2018, and reflect the current condition of the amps after the factory checkup.
The amps have the silver faceplates and Jaguar Anthracite Metallic chassis. Each amp has the following tube complement: two 845s, two 300Bs, one 6CA7/EL34 and one 6SL7. In addition to the stock pair of "Cary" label 300Bs and the stock pair of Shuguang 845s, we are including a plethora of extra tubes, including some tasty NOS and upgraded tubes - each amp will ship with: one Tung-Sol 6SL7GT plus either a NOS RCA 6SL7GT (2 amps) or a NOS Sylvania 6SL7GT; one Electro-Harmonix 6CA7EH, one NOS Mullard or NOS Philips EL34, and one Sophia EL34; two Sophia 300Bs (some are "Princess" Sophias), and (for one amp) a pair of new Genalex Gold Lion PX300B; and an extra Shuguang 845 for each amp.
These amps have been well-reviewed, and provide zero-feedback Class A power of 70wpc (110wpc in Class A2), have 4/8/16 ohm output taps, and both single-ended and balanced inputs. Each amp is 10" high by 12.25" wide and 24" deep and weighs 90 pounds, net.
The shipment will include the 3 factory wooden amp crates (130 pounds each, 33x19x17" each) and 3 separate cardboard boxes of tubes (one set for each amp as described above, approx. 5 pounds each at 15x12x9" each). We will not break up the amps or tubes; they will only be sold in their entirety as described. I will ship for flat $500 freight FOB Boca Raton, or a flat $1,000 freight if the buyer wishes to insure the shipment with the carrier for the full purchase price. Local pickup is preferred.