I have Cary Audio’s new 200.2 ES power amp for sale with a couple of months shy of a four-year warranty left. I’ve been in the audio business for 30 years and represented and demoed the premier products from audio research, Conrad Johnson to Pass Labs and Mark Levinson. I’ve listened to several tube and solid-state amplifiers on several loudspeakers including monitor audio gold 300 series, Vandersteen Treo CT, Quad 2905 electrostatics, and Martin Logan master series. I knew the Cary would have good base response but did not expect it to be better in the mid-range than several more expensive amps. The detail and the musicality of the Cary amplifier is outstanding on my 2905 Quads and Vandersteen Treo CT. The Audio Research was better on my Martin Logan’s. ($10,000 Retail)
I just sold my home and decided to move to a smaller condo and will be selling my entire system.
Please call John Warren at 585-750-1600
Note: Be careful with customers selling the older version as new. You can clearly see the difference between 200.2 ES faceplate versus the 200 version (power button and faceplate design distinguishes the two)
Cary Audio direct price of $3375 only has a 1-year manufacturers warranty and my unit comes with almost 4 years less a couple of months used for a demo.
The introduction of the SA-200.2 ES solid-state power amplifier represents the next generation of the SA-200.2 design. It embodies a modular approach that ensures consistency in performance, and ease of manufacture and serviceability. In implementing the new design, we have dramatically improved performance and current-handling capacity over the previous model while still maintaining the highest levels of sonic quality.
The SA-200.2 ES is a 200-watt stereo amplifier into 8 ohms, (350 watts into 4 ohms), with balanced and single-ended inputs. The amplifier exhibits very high current capability, is stable into low impedance loads, and features 3 dB of dynamic headroom.
When we designed the SA-200.2 ES power amplifier, one of our primary goals was to create a product that would give years of consistent and reliable use without any maintenance. To achieve that goal, we took a hard look at the design and choice of components. For example, we use high-precision metal film resistors in almost all our circuitry, even in places where their use is not required. We have overbuilt the output stage and increased the heat dissipating capabilities of the amplifier by as much as 50% over previous designs. The changes encompass almost every part of the design, down to the choice of thickness of the chassis sheet metal. The monolithic front end brought major advantages to the amplifier design with improved temperature stability, low offset, and a substantial reduction of all types of distortion across the full frequency spectrum.
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Please contact John Warren at 585-750-1600