Cary Audio DesignCAD-805 AECary Audio Design CAD-805 AE with extra Sophia TubesCary 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. Neg...5000.00

Cary Audio Design CAD-805 AE with extra Sophia Tubes

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Ships fromPickens, SC, 29671
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensions27.0" × 14.0" × 15.0" (50.0 lbs.)
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Cary bias Meter
Sophia new 845 Tubes
Rear of amps
Left Amp - no flaws (ignore reflections in paint)
Both amps together
Right amp - has 2 small chips rt side (ignore reflections)

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 tube set is included and sounds very nice. However, also included is a full matched set of Sophia Electric 300B Princess Mesh plate tubes and also a matched set of 845 tubes (These are a relatively new addition to the Sophia lineup)
The Sophia tubes have about 250 hrs on the 300B, the 845 are new/unused except for testing.
The original Cary tubes have about 300 hours on the 300B tubes and 200 on the 845 and 100 hrs on the 211.
I found the Sophia 300B to give a slightly warmer, smoother sound overall compared to using the Cary and 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.
Their are two small 1/16-3/32" spots on the right side of the right hand unit where the paint got slightly chipped while removing them from the shelves. I touched them up, the rest is in great cosmetic shape. (The thin white line on the right side edge is a reflection, NOT a mark)
The rest of the units are in excellent 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 $1000.
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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