Cary AudioSLP-05usedCary Audio SLP-05Cary Audio SLP-05 vaccuum tube preamplifier, exceptional absolutely mint condition 10/10, SILVER Description: Line-level, remote-controlled stereo preamplifier with one tape loop, ...4999.00

Cary Audio SLP-05

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Ships fromGoodyear, AZ, 85338
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensions20.0" × 20.0" × 12.0" (40.0 lbs.)
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Cary Audio SLP-05 vaccuum tube preamplifier, exceptional absolutely mint condition 10/10, SILVER

Description: Line-level, remote-controlled stereo preamplifier with one tape loop, a Cinema Bypass mode, single-ended and balanced outputs, and a headphone output. Preamp inputs: 3 single-ended, 2 balanced. Input impedance: 50k ohms single-ended, 100k ohms balanced. Maximum gain: 10dB (16dB) single-ended, 8dB (12dB) balanced (see "Measurements" sidebar). Noise & hum: –90dB ref. full output. Frequency range: 5Hz–250kHz. Output impedance: 400 ohms.

Dimensions: Preamplifier: 17" (435mm) W by 6.25" (160mm) H by 12" (310mm) D. Weight: 16 lbs (7.25kg). Power supply: 17" (435mm) W by 4.5" (115mm) H by 12" (310mm) D. Weight: 19 lbs (8.6kg).

Cary Audio’s finest preamplifier has been the recipient of many awards and glowing reviews. It consists of one enclosure housing the preamplifier itself, and a second separate power supply to keep noise out of the musical signal path and provide a more stable electrical foundation. Like most Cary Audio products it is fully differential-balanced in construction to further reduce electronic noise, and uses no global feedback for faster response. 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.

Circuit Type
Class A Triode Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Design
Output Voltage
2 volts rated, 12 Volts maximum
Overall Gain
17 dB – Single-ended RCA
24 dB – Balanced Operation
Rated Distortion
0.03 % THD
Noise and Hum
-90 dB below full output
Input Impedance
50,000 Ohms – RCA
100,000 Ohms – XLR
Output Impedance
400 Ohms
Frequency Response
5 Hz to 250,000 Hz
Vacuum Tubes
8 ea – 6SN7 octal tubes for the balanced, headphone and gain stages
1 ea – 5AR4 Rectifier Tube in Power Supply
Power Transformer(s)
R CORE 200% Duty Cycle
1% Metal Film
Polystyrene, Film and Foil
Power Supply Capacitors
2 ea – 560µF @ 400 VDC
AC Cord
3 Conductor, Detachable
AC Power Requirements
117 or 234 Volts AC @ 50 or 60 Hz
75 watts – Operation
25 watts – Standby
Warm-Up Time
3 Minutes
Break-In Time
100 hours of playing time
Anthracite black chassis with silver or black aluminum faceplate
Remote volume control and muting
One Cinema Bypass (XLR balanced or RCA)
One tape monitor loop
Two XLR balanced stereo inputs
Three RCA stereo inputs
One XLR balanced and two RCA pairs of preamplifier outputs
16 lbs – preamplifier
19 lbs – external power supply
6.25″ H x 17″ W x 12″ D – preamplifier
4.5″ H x 17″ W x 12″ D – power supply

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