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Introducing the CAD-805RS Vacuum Tube Monoblock Power Amplifier!

Voted one of “The Ten Most Significant Amplifiers of All Time” by The Absolute Sound magazine, the CAD-805 vacuum tube monoblock power amplifier has been in continuous production since 1993. The CAD-805 has experienced several generational updates in its long, storied history. To CARY on the tradition (pun intended), we are introducing the latest generation of the CAD-805, the CAD-805 Reference Series (RS). As many of you know, Single-ended Triode …Read More

Vacuum Tube vs. Solid-State

The whole tube or solid-state dilemma is somewhat of a misnomer. Once you accept the reality that a tube amp and a solid-state amp are very different in how they operate, you’ll perhaps better understand that each have their own traits.

As We See It: Neutral Bad, Color Good

You read it all the time, “this was the most neutral amplifier we’ve ever heard.” We hear this all the time, “I’m looking for a neutral preamplifier, amplifier, whatever.” We call BS on neutral as well as the ability to hear and judge neutral. Nothing in an audio system is neutral. Not your room, not your flooring, not your ceiling, not your walls, not your furniture, not your speakers, not …Read More

Introducing the SA-200.2 ES & SA-500.1 ES Power Amplifiers

The introduction of the SA-200.2 ES and SA-500.1 ES solid-state power amplifiers represent the next generation of the SA design. They embody a modular approach that ensures consistency in performance, and ease of manufacture and serviceability. In implementing the new designs, we have dramatically improved performance and current-handling capacity over the previous models while still maintaining the highest levels of sonic quality.

Mario’s System & Review

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No, this is not a dealer showroom! This is the home and personal listening room of Cary Audio Customer, Mario. Not only is Mario’s fantastic system built around the Cary Audio SLP-05 preamplifier, CAD-805AE amplifiers, and DAC-200ts digital to analog converter, but also includes some state-of-the-art, if not artistic, acoustical room treatments. Mario was kind enough to send us some photos of his incredible system. Here is what he has to …Read More