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SLP-98 Preamplifier with Phono Stage (SLP-98L & SLP-98P)

  • SLP-98 Preamplifier with Phono Stage (SLP-98L & SLP-98P)
  • SLP-98 Preamplifier with Phono Stage (SLP-98L & SLP-98P)
  • SLP-98 Preamplifier with Phono Stage (SLP-98L & SLP-98P)
  • SLP-98 Preamplifier with Phono Stage (SLP-98L & SLP-98P)
  • SLP-98 Preamplifier with Phono Stage (SLP-98L & SLP-98P)
  • SLP-98 Preamplifier with Phono Stage (SLP-98L & SLP-98P)
  • SLP-98 Preamplifier with Phono Stage (SLP-98L & SLP-98P)
  • SLP-98 Preamplifier with Phono Stage (SLP-98L & SLP-98P)
  • SLP-98 Preamplifier with Phono Stage (SLP-98L & SLP-98P)

About the SLP-98 Preamplifier

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.

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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 Polystyrene, Film and Foil
(Optional Oil-Filled)
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
Weight 22 lbs
Dimensions 5″ H x 12.5″ W x 12″ D

Resources

Owner's Manual
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AVAILABLE UPGRADES: Cardas Caps, Jensen Caps, .22/600 Audio 1 Caps, Hexfreds
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AVAILABLE MODIFICATIONS: Home Theater Bypass, Phono Stage, and Lundahl MC Transformers
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Review by Jim Swantko on Home Theater Review
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Review by Art Dudley on Stereophile
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Review by Michel Dallaire on TED Magazine
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