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Cary Audio 120s


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Cary Audio has almost always offered stereo tube power amplifiers, and the CAD-120S is the latest in this long line of award-winning, top-rated amplifiers. The new MkII version of our most popular power amplifier features a boosted sensitivity and reduced level of global feedback, allowing it to be used with a wider variety of other preamplifiers to produce a larger soundstage with more apparent musical detail.

Fully differentially-balanced, like most Cary Audio products, the CAD-120S offers both RCA single-ended and XLR balanced inputs to match any associated equipment. Front panel meters continually monitor the bias current to the tubes, helping you easily keep the amplifier operating at its peak efficiency. A huge power supply provides plenty of current storage to handle peak demands of your music. It can be switched on the fly from triode mode (Class A) at 60 watts per channel, to ultralinear mode (Class AB) at 120 watts per channel. This lets you enjoy the greatest possible minute details of your more delicate music, or ask for much more power when you want to turn it up a few notches. The CAD-120S MkII can make almost any system sound its very best in your home.

Circuit Type
Class AB, push-pull amplifier, Ultralinear or Triode mode operation with a front panel selector switch

Power Output
Ultralinear – 120 watts per channel
Triode – 60 watts per channel

XLR balanced or RCA single-ended

Noise and Hum
-80 dB

Input Impedance
100K both RCA and Balanced

Frequency Response
17 Hz – 25 KHz flat @ 1 watt

2 – 6SN7 input gain stage
2 – 6SN7 driver tubes
8 – KT 88 output tubes

Power Transformer
EI High voltage & bias supply EI laminate

Output Transformer(s)
Special bifilar wound 150 watt rating unit in each channel

28 dB


Power Supply Capacitors
4 x 560µF

Speaker Posts
Cary gold plated copper, 5-way binding

AC Cord
3 Conductor Shielded, Detachable

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

Warm-Up Time
3 Minutes

Break-In Time
100 hours of playing time

Anthracite black chassis with silver or black aluminium faceplate

65 lbs

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