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Preamplifiers

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  • VT-500

    Cary Audio has always supported playback of vinyl records, and today there is a revival of the LP as a serious format, both for audiophiles and for the general music public. With the new VT-500, even the most demanding vinyl enthusiast will realize this exotic unit is dedicated to nothing short of incomparable vinyl playback.

    The VT-500 is a vacuum tube stereo phono preamplifier utilizing four (4) 6SL7 dual triode tubes. The RIAA equalization curve is derived from a passive RC circuit located between the two gain stages. The VT-500 uses a fully regulated power supply housed in a large separate heavy-duty external power supply chassis ensuring an extremely quiet operation. The MC section uses two high quality step-up transformers providing enough gain for use with any MC cartridge with a very low noise floor. The VT-500 offers inputs and selectable loading to match almost any moving-magnet or moving-coil phono cartridge. This will optimize the response to best match your cartridge.

    For the analog lover, the VT-500 is a magical blend of art and technology that will add to your music listening enjoyment hour after hour. You’ll hear subtle shadings and exciting dynamic contrasts on all types of music. If you are serious about your vinyl music collection and your turntable, the VT-500 should be part of your system.

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  • SL-100

    As our entry-level preamplifier, the SL-100 offers outstanding performance far above what its price suggests. Like all Cary Audio products, the SL-100 punches way above its price point offering build and sound quality that exceeds even the highest of expectations. While the SL-100 is a solid state design, you’ll swear we hid tubes in there somewhere. Voiced to sound “tube like,” the SL-100 produces a lush midrange, sweet highs and solid bass response while always sounding warm and rich to just the perfect degree without losing any of the detail.

    Inside you’ll find a dual mono design and circuit layout with two separate power supplies, one for each channel. Virtually unheard of at this price. To round out this highly capable preamplifier, it includes 5 inputs (4 RCA, 1 XLR) plus a Home Theater Bypass input and 3 sets of outputs (2 RCA, 1 XLR). As if this wasn’t enough, it also includes a full function IR remote control, adjustable front panel display, all housed in a gorgeous hefty 25 lbs. steel chassis with brushed aluminum face plate. For those who want style and simplicity without sacrificing performance, the SL-100 is a natural choice.

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    $1,995.00

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  • SLP-98L

    Cary Audio has offered this preamplifier and its predecessors for over 20 years, and it is still as musically satisfying today as it was then. Continuing to be hand-built and hand-wired in North Carolina, and utilizing matched tubes and zero feedback for the most accurate musical presentation. What’s more, the SLP-98 uses an external power supply and enclosure, like its big brother the SLP-05, to keep any high voltage electrical noise away from the circuits that handle the delicate musical reproduction.

    With five inputs, the SLP-98 can manage an elaborate system, and gives you the convenience of remote volume control. With turntables and vinyl making a big comeback, we even offer an optional built-in phono stage for MM cartridges, truly making it a value for its level of performance (model SLP-98P with phono stage, SLP-98L as a line-stage only). Regardless of whether you listen to vinyl records, tape, CDs, or any of today’s digital sources, the SLP-98 will elevate your sources to levels you didn’t think were possible.

    *** LINE STAGE ONLY ***

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  • SLP-98P

    Cary Audio has offered this preamplifier and its predecessors for over 20 years, and it is still as musically satisfying today as it was then. Continuing to be hand-built and hand-wired in North Carolina, and utilizing matched tubes and zero feedback for the most accurate musical presentation. What’s more, the SLP-98 uses an external power supply and enclosure, like its big brother the SLP-05, to keep any high voltage electrical noise away from the circuits that handle the delicate musical reproduction.

    With five inputs, the SLP-98 can manage an elaborate system, and gives you the convenience of remote volume control. With turntables and vinyl making a big comeback, we even offer an optional built-in phono stage for MM cartridges, truly making it a value for its level of performance (model SLP-98P with phono stage, SLP-98L as a line-stage only). Regardless of whether you listen to vinyl records, tape, CDs, or any of today’s digital sources, the SLP-98 will elevate your sources to levels you didn’t think were possible.

    *** WITH PHONO STAGE ***

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  • SLP-05

    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.

    The Ultimate Upgrade is now available for the SLP-05 and consists of changes to the power supply as well as the line stage circuit. Click here to learn more. 

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