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For over two decades, Cary Audio has proudly offered the SLP-98 and its predecessors, maintaining its musical excellence.


Hand-built and hand-wired in North Carolina, it employs matched tubes and zero feedback for precise musical reproduction. Like its sibling, the SLP-05, the SLP-98 features an external power supply and enclosure to isolate high voltage electrical noise from sensitive circuits.


With five inputs, the SLP-98 accommodates complex systems and offers remote volume control for convenience. Embracing the resurgence of vinyl, we provide an optional built-in phono stage for MM cartridges, enhancing its value and versatility (models: SLP-98P with phono stage, SLP-98L as line-stage only).


Whether enjoying vinyl, tape, CDs, or digital sources, the SLP-98 elevates your audio to newfound heights, exceeding expectations.

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

R130 600,00Price

Circuit Type:
Class A Triode

Rated 2 volts, 12 volts maximum

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

4 ea – 6SN7 Line Stage
2 ea – 12AX7 Phono Stage
2 ea – 12AU7 Phono buffer

Power Transformer(s):
EI Laminate, 200% Duty Cycle

1% Metal Film

Polypropylene Film with hand soldered copper terminals (optional upgrades available)

Power Supply:
Capacitors 4 ea – 560µF @ 400 VDC

AC Cord:
3 Conductor, Detachable

AC Power Requirements:
117/234 VAC @ 50/60 Hz

44 watts – Operation

Warm-Up Time:
3 Minutes

Break-In Time:
100 hours of playing time

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