Cary Audio DesignSLP-05Cary Audio Design SLP-05 Balanced tube preamp-Superb reviewsI have a very clean new version trade-in Cary SLP-05 preamp for sale. Conservatively rated at 8/10 as it is super clean per the photos.It features 5 inputs (2 XLR and 3 RCA) and a tape monitor as w...3790.00

Cary Audio Design SLP-05 Balanced tube preamp-Superb reviews [Expired]

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I have a very clean new version trade-in Cary SLP-05 preamp for sale. Conservatively rated at 8/10 as it is super clean per the photos.

It features 5 inputs (2 XLR and 3 RCA) and a tape monitor as well as a theater bypass. There are also level controls for each channel to act as a balance control.

This was The Absolute Sound Product of the Year

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.

A set of hand-matched tubes is provided with your SLP-05, as well as a matched pair that simply power a built-in headphone amplifier. All of this technology simply means that you will be listening to music that is lifelike in its richness and clarity, and full of the tiny details that raise the SLP-05 from simply good to world-class. Cary Audio’s attention to detail in circuit design, parts quality, and a superb finish, makes this truly an investment in musical enjoyment and pride of ownership.

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Circuit Type: Class A Triode vacumn tube 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 Resistors 1% Metal Film Capacitors 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 Consumption 75 watts – Operation / 25 watts – Standby Warm-Up Time 3 Minutes Break-In Time 100 hours of playing time Finish Anthracite black chassis w/ silver aluminum faceplate Features Remote volume control and muting
One Cinema Bypass
One tape monitor loop
One XLR balanced stereo input
Three RCA stereo inputs
One XLR balanced and two RCA pairs of preamplifier outputs Weight 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

We have a new set of headphone amp tubes coming as one broke during shipment.

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