Cary Audio CAD-805RS monoblock power amplifier Specifications

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Description: Single-ended, tubed monophonic power amplifier. Tube complement (each amp): two 6SN7, one 300B, one 845 or one 211. Inputs: 2 single-ended (1 RCA, 1 XLR). Output power with 845 power tube: 27W (class-A, 14.3dBW), 50W (class-A2, 17dBW). Output power with 211 power tube: 27W (class-A, 14.3dBW), 70W (class-A2, 18.45dBW). Input impedance: 150k ohms. Output impedance: separate connectors for 4, 8, 16 ohms. Signal/noise: >80dB below rated output. Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz, ±0.5dB, at full power output.
Dimensions: 12.25" (310mm) W by 10" (255mm) H by 24" (610mm) D. Weight: 85 lb (38.6kg).
Finish: Anthracite Black, black or silver front panel.
Serial numbers of units reviewed: 180218, 180219.
Price: $15,995/pair. Approximate number of dealers: 25. Warranty: 3 years (tubes, 90 days).
Manufacturer: Cary Audio, 6301 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607. Tel: (919) 355-0010. Web:

Cary Audio
6301 Chapel Hill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 355-0010

Bogolu Haranath's picture

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Bogolu Haranath's picture

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cgh's picture

These are old Dennis Had designs. They were great amps and a bit noisy. Surprised that small improvements weren't made in the years since Had left assuming the company intended to go back to their roots. The AES Six Pacs had to be the best value monoblocks to have ever been produced. I still have a pair in a closet somewhere with an SLP98 pre.

Bogolu Haranath's picture

May be AD or JA could review the Carver Crimson/Raven 350 tube mono-bloc amps ($10,000) for comparison? ...... They are rated 350 WPC :-) ...........

mrkaic's picture

This amp looks good without the protective net, but boring with the net on. The price (you can get a decent used car for this much money) and the measured THD are astronomical. In sum, a perfect toy for audiophiles swimming in money.