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Cary Audio was founded in 1989 with a firm commitment to producing the very highest quality two-channel vacuum tube equipment, and we continue to innovate and lead the industry in this market sector. Our dedication to accurate and lifelike reproduction of music has led to many awards and rave reviews all over the world. Our efforts are guided by the knowledge that we sell not just audio gear, but rather a means to enjoy music and video entertainment.

After spending many years in research and development, Cary Audio brought out a line of digital home theater products to complement our music systems. Sharing the same hallmark sound quality, whether used for surround sound or stereo music, these processors and amplifiers quickly garnered a reputation as the finest sounding home theater systems in the world. With the same fanatical insistence on achieving low noise and low distortion, selecting the best quality parts and the very latest in digital signal processing for both audio and video, sourced from the most respected suppliers, Cary Audio has succeeded in once again not only raising the bar, but setting a new standard for entertainment systems. Taking digital design a step further, Cary Audio is now introducing a new generation of source components that allow streaming of music to and from a network, easy archiving and enjoying a large CD collection, and accessing the myriad of music available via Internet radio.

By our unswerving insistence on quality and performance, and by constantly listening to our consumers, Cary Audio stays at the leading edge of our fast-developing industry. As we have evolved from strictly two-channel purist music systems into cutting-edge digital home theater and streaming solutions, we have remained true to our dedication to produce the finest high performance products on the planet. Whether you listen to a brand new digital to analog converter (DAC), streamer, or a tube preamplifier and amplifier that were developed 20 years ago, you’ll experience the comfort of knowing that you have invested in Cary Audio, the very best!


Cary Audio SLP-05

Cary Audio’s finest preamplifier has been the recipient of many awards and glowing reviews. It consists of one enclosure housing the preamplifier itself, and a second separate power supply to keep noise out of the musical signal path and provide a more stable electrical foundation. Like most Cary Audio products it is fully differential-balanced in construction to further reduce electronic noise, and uses no global feedback for faster response. The SLP-05 features three pairs of RCA inputs plus a tape loop, as well as two pairs of XLR balanced inputs, and includes a Cinema Bypass mode so you can share sources between the music system and a home theater processor without worrying about degrading the signal path or having to readjust volume.

A set of hand-matched tubes is provided with your SLP-05, as well as a matched pair that simply power a built-in headphone amplifier. All of this technology simply means that you will be listening to music that is lifelike in its richness and clarity, and full of the tiny details that raise the SLP-05 from simply good to world-class. Cary Audio’s attention to detail in circuit design, parts quality, and a superb finish, makes this truly an investment in musical enjoyment and pride of ownership.