Cary Audio SL-100 Entry-level Preamplifier

Cary Audio

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SL-100 Preamplifier

As our entry-level preamplifier, the SL-100 offers outstanding performance far above what its price suggests. Like all Cary Audio products, the SL-100 punches way above its price point offering build and sound quality that exceeds even the highest of expectations. While the SL-100 is a solid state design, you’ll swear we hid tubes in there somewhere. Voiced to sound “tube like,” the SL-100 produces a lush midrange, sweet highs and solid bass response while always sounding warm and rich to just the perfect degree without losing any of the detail.

Inside you’ll find a dual mono design and circuit layout with two separate power supplies, one for each channel. Virtually unheard of at this price. To round out this highly capable preamplifier, it includes 5 inputs (4 RCA, 1 XLR) plus a Home Theater Bypass input and 3 sets of outputs (2 RCA, 1 XLR). As if this wasn’t enough, it also includes a full function IR remote control, adjustable front panel display, all housed in a gorgeous hefty 25 lbs. steel chassis with brushed aluminum face plate. For those who want style and simplicity without sacrificing performance, the SL-100 is a natural choice.

The following section describes the SL-100 basic specifications. The specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Preamplifier Inputs 1 pair balanced XLR connections
6 pair single-ended RCA connections
Preamplifier Outputs 1 pair balanced XLR connections
2 pair RCA connections
Controller Connectors (1) 3.5mm “mini plug” jack for IR input
(3) 3.5mm “mini plug” jack for trigger out
RS 232 full remote configuration interface
Volume Control Range 63.0 dB
Gain Resolution 1.0 dB
Input Impedance 100 k Ohms on RCA
200 k Ohms on XLR
Rated Output RCA – 1 Volt (8 volts maximum)
XLR – 2 Volts (16 volts maximum)
THD+N <0.001%
Frequency Response +0.1 dB from 5 Hz to 100 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 120 dB “A” weighted
Voltage Gain 26.8 dB
Power Input 110/117 or 220/234 Volts AC @ 50-60 Hz
Power Consumption 50 watts
Break-In Time 100 hours of playing time
Finish Black powder coated matte chassis with silver or black aluminum faceplate
Weight 22 lbs
Dimensions 4.5″ H x 17″ W x 13″ D


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