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. 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). 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 ***
Products purchased with an upgrade(s) are not eligible for return or credit, and sales are final. A 30-day audition does not apply.
Factory Direct $3,746.00
The following section describes the SLP-98L basic specifications. The specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
|Circuit Type||Class A Triode|
|Output||Rated 2 volts, 12 volts maximum|
|Gain||20dB – Line Stage
43 dB – Phono Stage (SLP 98P only)
|Noise and Hum||-88 dB below full output|
|Input Impedance||50,000 Ohms – Line
47,000 Ohms – Phono
|Output Impedance||440 Ohms|
|Frequency Response||5 Hz to 163,000 Hz|
|Tubes||4 ea – 6SN7 Line Stage
2 ea – 12AX7 Phono Stage
2 ea – 12AU7 Phono buffer
|Power Transformer(s)||EI Laminate, 200% Duty Cycle|
|Resistors||1% Metal Film|
|Capacitors||Polypropylene Film with hand soldered copper terminals (optional upgrades available)|
|Power Supply Capacitors||4 ea – 560µF @ 400 VDC|
|AC Cord||3 Conductor, Detachable|
|AC Power Requirements||117/234 VAC @ 50/60 Hz|
|Consumption||44 watts – Operation|
|Warm-Up Time||3 Minutes|
|Break-In Time||100 hours of playing time|
|Finish||Anthracite black chassis with silver or black aluminum faceplate|
|Dimensions||5″ H x 12.5″ W x 12″ D|