CAD-120S MKII Vacuum Tube Power Amplifier
Cary Audio has almost always offered stereo tube power amplifiers, and the CAD-120S MkII is the latest in this long line of award-winning, top-rated amplifiers. The new MkII version of our most popular power amplifier features a boosted sensitivity and reduced level of global feedback, allowing it to be used with a wider variety of other preamplifiers to produce a larger soundstage with more apparent musical detail.
Fully differentially balanced, like most Cary Audio products, the CAD-120S MkII offers both RCA single-ended and XLR balanced inputs to match any associated equipment. Front panel meters continually monitor the bias current to the tubes, helping you easily keep the amplifier operating at its peak efficiency. A huge power supply provides plenty of current storage to handle the peak demands of your music. It can be switched on the fly from triode mode (Class A) at 60 watts per channel to ultra-linear mode (Class AB) at 120 watts per channel. This lets you enjoy the greatest possible minute details of your more delicate music or ask for much more power when you want to turn it up a few notches. The CAD-120S MkII can make almost any system sound the best in your home.
Products purchased with an upgrade(s) are not eligible for return or credit, and sales are final. A 30-day audition does not apply.
The CAD-120S MkII will take 2-3 weeks to ship from the date of order.
Factory Direct $4,871.00
The following section describes the CAD-120S MkII basic specifications. The specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
|Circuit Type||Class AB, push-pull amplifier, Ultralinear or Triode mode operation with a front panel selector switch|
|Power Output||Ultralinear – 120 watts per channel
Triode – 60 watts per channel
|Inputs||XLR balanced or RCA single-ended|
|Noise and Hum||-80 dB|
|Input Impedance||100K both RCA and Balanced|
|Frequency Response||17 Hz – 25 KHz flat @ 1 watt|
|Tubes||2 – 6SN7 input gain stage
2 – 6SN7 driver tubes
8 – KT 88 output tubes
|Power Transformer||EI High voltage & bias supply EI laminate|
|Output Transformer(s)||Special bifilar wound 150 watt rating unit in each channel|
|Power Supply Capacitors||4 x 560µF|
|Speaker Posts||Cary gold plated copper, 5-way binding|
|AC Cord||3 Conductor Shielded, Detachable|
|AC Power Requirements||117 VAC @ 50/60 Hz
234 VAC @ 50/60 Hz
|Warm-Up Time||3 Minutes|
|Break-In Time||100 hours of playing time|
|Finish||Anthracite black chassis with silver or black aluminum faceplate|
|Dimensions||8″ H x 17 ” W x 14″ D|
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