Cary CAD-1610-SE monoblock power amplifier Specifications

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Description: Single-ended shunt-feed class-A monoblock. Inputs: one balanced (XLR), one single-ended (RCA), switch-selectable. Outputs: one pair WBT binding posts, 4/8 ohm selectable transformer taps. Tube complement: one KR T-1610, two 6SN7, two 6BL7, two 5R4, one KRBXL 300B. Power transformers: 8 separate EI Laminate, 200% duty cycle. Output transformer: 100W custom design for T-1610 output tube, 200% duty cycle. Resistors: 1% metal-film. Capacitors: oil-filled. Filter chokes: EI Laminate PI-L configuration. Power-supply capacitors: 12 by 1200µF at 450V. Power output: 55W RMS (steady-state continuous) into 8 ohms (17.4dBW), 100W Peak Envelope Power (PEP). Frequency response: 15Hz–23kHz, ±0.75dB. Input sensitivity: 2V for full output. Noise and hum: –85dB below full output. Power consumption: 400W (120W in standby).
Dimensions: 13½" W by 22½" H by 18½" D. Weight: 130 lbs each.
Serial numbers of units reviewed: 1075, 1076.
Price: $40,000/pair (2000). Approximate number of dealers: 70.
Manufacturer: Cary Audio Design, 111-A Woodwinds Industrial Court, Cary, NC 27511. Tel: (919) 481-4494. Fax: (919) 460-3828. Web:

111-A Woodwinds Industrial Court
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 481-4494