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Cary Audio CAD-300SEI Integrated Amplifier - [2x15W]

Regular price $10,999.00 AUD
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Tube aficionados have long known that the best possible realism and detail comes when an amplifier is run in SET mode or Single-Ended Triode. This lets one power tube handle both sides of each musical waveform, eliminating some of the most fatiguing distortions. It results in lower output power, naturally, but with high-efficiency speakers played at reasonable levels, its ultimate simplicity means the ultimate in musical naturalness.

While only offering 15 watts of pure class-A remote-controlled power, the CAD-300SEI does things that almost no other amplifier today can achieve. Its careful attention to design and construction means that it is extremely quiet, allowing the tiniest musical details to float against a background of dead silence. This will help you perceive more accurate soundstaging and imaging cues, as well as the most realistic harmonic structure of each instrument. You can tell a Steinway from a Bösendorfer piano, a Stradivarius from a Guarneri or Amati violin, or a Fender from a Gibson guitar. You’ll hear inner details of musical groups that you never knew were there. Sometimes the simplest IS the best, and the CAD-300SEI is a testament to that philosophy.

The following section describes the CAD-300SEI basic specifications. The specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Circuit Type Single-Ended Class A
Power Output 15 watts
Input Sensitivity .42 Volt for full output
Noise and Hum -90 dB below full output
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 23 KHz +/- .75 dB
Inputs CD, AUX1, AUX2, Headphone jack
Tubes 1 ea – 6SN7 Input
2 ea – 6SN7 Driver
2 ea – 300B Output
Power Transformer 1 ea – EI Laminate, 200% Duty Cycle
Output Transformer(s) 2 ea – EI Laminate Air Gap, 200% Duty Cycle
Resistors 1% Metal Film
Capacitors Polypropylene Film with hand-soldered copper terminals (optional upgrades available)
Power Supply Capacitors 2 ea – 1200µF@250 VDC
AC Cord 3 Conductor, Detachable
AC Power Requirements 117/234 VAC @ 50/60 Hz
Consumption 107 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 51 lbs
Dimensions 8″ H x 14″ W x 14″ D