TAS 2016 High End Audio Buyers Guide
The Cary SA-200.2 Solid State Power Amplifier is a two channel power amplifier rated at 200 watts per channel into an 8 ohm load and 350 watts per channel into a 4 ohm load.
The SA200.2 is an amazing value outperforming solid state amps at twice the price. It has all the benefits of solid state that is free from grain and glare, while offering the positive attributes of tubes.
“The SA-200.2 amplifier immediately impresses with great dynamics: it is very punchy and impactful. This includes the bass where consistent power across the entire bass range is necessary to properly deliver the foundation of all genres of music.”
“The bass quality is very good. The lower frequencies have a trace of tube-like character which gives the lower bass some extra richness”
“Overall, the bass character is tuneful and sufficiently “tight” without ever sounding lean or dry. This is consistent with the "Cary Sound".
“Cary Audio initially become known for their excellent vacuum tube amplifiers, and the midrange of the SA-200.2 clearly shows the tube heritage. The harmonic density – often called color saturation when described as a visual quality – is excellent.”
“One measure of the audio quality of a component is how long it takes to consider concluding the audition. In this measure, the Cary amplifier scored much better than a BAT VK-250SE, Pass X250.5, and Parasound JC-1, and just a bit better than a Bryston 4BSST2. That the Cary amplifier earned these positive impressions with the microscope-like resolution of the YG Acoustics Kipod II Signature Main Modules, an absolutely state-of-the-art 2-way monitor speaker, should not be a surprise given that the amplifier comes from a company noted for making very musical tube amplifiers. Offered at a very competitive price, the Cary SA-200.2 provides excellent sound.”
Cary Audio Design:
EastEnd Hi-Fi is the premier New York Retailer for Cary Audio, and has a full line of Cary equipment for demonstration!
When placing an order for Cary Audio equipment, please click on the carydirect.com link here, and select East End Hi-Fi at checkout as your retail rep.
The Cary CAD-211 FE’s are a world class Class A / AB all Triode tube Mono Blocks with 6CA7 current source, 6SL7 input tube, 300B driver tubes and 845 output tubes. Built in bias meter on front panel. Speaker terminals for 4, 8 or 16 ohm speakers. ZERO feedback design.
Cary Audio has been in business for over 25 years, and has made some of the most enduring tube electronics the industry has seen. They have been recognized in high-end journals over the years for producing some of the highest quality products in high-end audio.
Cary CAD-211 FE Mono Block Amplifiers **available for demo At East End Hi-Fi**
Cary Audio Design:
The Cary SLP-05 is a Class A, all tube, fully balanced preamplifier with (8) 6SN7 tubes for the balanced, headphone and gain stages. It has a separate power supply with 5AR4 rectifier tube. It has received many awards over the years.
Cary SLP-05 Preamplifier **available for demo at East End Hi-Fi**
Cary SA-200.2 Solid State Amplifier **available for demo at East End Hi-Fi**.