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Cary 300SEI Integrated Amplifier

This was a challenging review to write. Not for some of the reasons you might imagine: faulty equipment – none!, system changes – frequent but not the issue; available time to listen to the amplifier – always in too-short supply; etc., etc. No, the challenge was deciding if the review would have any value considering the “law” that would be broken in the process.

Cary 500MB Power Amplifiers

This is a preliminary review (final thoughts below). The Cary 500MB power amplifier is such a superior music making audio product that I feel compelled to post an early report on my experiences with these wonderful amplifiers. The review could also be subtitled "The Golden Age of Tubes" because finally, with the Carys, the promise of solid state has been realized for a power amplifier.

Cary Audio DAC-200ts Digital-to-Analog Converter

The Cary Audio DAC-200ts, $3995, replaces the well-received DAC-100 and DAC-100t digital to analog converters. Where the DAC-100 is all solid state, and the DAC-100t offers a vacuum tube output stage, the DAC-200ts includes both technologies and the user chooses between solid state or tube outputs with a push of a button.

Cary Audio SA-200.2 Stereo Power Amplifier

The new Cary SA-200.2 solid-state stereo power amplifier does not build on the technology of the model 500MB which was reviewed here on 10 Audio in 2005. It is a new design that features modular construction.

Cary PH-302 Phono Preamplifier

Sometimes work and play are indistinguishable from each other. When you really enjoy your job, you look forward to going to work and the days seem to pass quickly. Even though 10 Audio is a free service, I do take it seriously and sometimes, for the sake of providing good information to my readers, suffer through listening to some gear so you won’t have to.

CAT SL-1 Ultimate Preamplifier

This review is much more than the result of a number of listening sessions over a two year period. It is really the story of one person’s quest for the attainment of the goal of having exceptional music reproduction available at the turn of a dial and the drop of a needle.

Classé CT-M300 Power Amplifier

The Classe CT-M300 monoblock solid state power amplifier is a nicely made component. They arrive double boxed and the inner box opens like a flower to reveal the very well protected contents. Included with each amplifier is a rack mount kit.

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