Cary Audio SLP-05 Preamp
Cary Audio SLP-05 Preamp

Cary Audio SLP-05 Preamp


Cary Audio


Stereo Preamplifier


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Cary Audio SLP-05 Preamp

The Cary Audio SLP-05 is a Class A Triode Vacuum Tube preamplifier. This is a Reference Grade 2-piece Preamplifier.

The SLP-05 is fully differential-balanced in construction to further reduce electronic noise. The SLP-05 features three pairs of RCA inputs plus a tape loop, as well as two pairs of XLR balanced inputs. There is also a Cinema Bypass mode for sources sharing between the music system and a home theater processor without worrying about degrading the signal path or having to readjust volume.

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Features & Specifications

Circuit Type Class A Triode Vacuum Tube Preamplifier 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 with silver or black aluminum faceplate
Features Remote volume control and muting
One Cinema Bypass (XLR balanced or RCA)
One tape monitor loop
Two XLR balanced stereo inputs
Three RCA stereo inputs
One XLR balanced and two RCA pairs of preamplifier outputs
Weight (kg) 33 — preamplifier
42 — external power supply
Dimensions (mm) 159 H x 432 W x 305 D — preamplifier
115 H x 432 W x 305 D — power supply