Cary Audio SLAM 100 monoblocks for sale. I am the second owner and have for 12 years (and still do) deeply enjoyed these very fine amps which perform way beyond the expectations of their price point. As has been noted online, to produce amps of this quality today would cost 3x their original price in 2000 ($5,000., as it is, with inflation, $7.5k today). These amps were upgraded by the original owner with oil-filled capacitors, the chrome chassis, etc., which added approx. $1000. to the cost of each. These deliver 165 w/ch @ 8 ohms of superb, sublime and (when appropriate) slamming sonics. (If you're into the rock, there's a reason these are called SLAMs.) Whether Black Sabbath or Ravi Shankar, Sviatoslav Richter or Cecil Taylor, Dylan, Hawkwind, Coltrane, George Jones, Haggard, Beethoven symphonies or John Cage's prepared piano -- these amps deliver. Totally natural music and very detailed without being coldly analytic. As can be seen, these amps are almost as beautiful looking as sounding. WAF is off the charts. I'm selling because I've just purchased a Pass monster to power some beastly speakers I intend to buy. They look, operate totally fine. No scratches, and the chrome can be shined up beautifully if you want to invest the elbow grease. Original factory double boxes, manual, also including a bias meter and LOTS of extra tubes (probably at least 10 of the larger, 6 of the smaller). Outfitted with Gold Lion KT-88s and Sylvania 6SN7s with about a year of moderate use. These amps have been babied, never over-driven and should provide many years of deeply satisfying performance.
Though I prefer local pick-up (NYC), I will ship, but buyer must set up (and pay) for shipping. The shipping specs provided are for one amp, so whatever the calculator comes up with, double that, plus figure insurance, direct signature, etc. Please contact me to coordinate.
From mid-Dec. to Jan. 15 I will be out of the country, therefore unable to ship or have pick up during such time.
Update: I've received and hooked up a Pass Labs X 350.5. Sounds great and is indeed in most respects sonically superior to these Cary amps. But not by all that much and there are certain aspects of the Carys I'm missing. So I'd be willing to sell this Pass amp for $6,000. and keep the Cary amps, in case you're interested.