Cary Audio SLI-100

Cary Audio
Experience high-end sound at its finest with the SLI-100 - one of the market's most extraordinary integrated stereo audio amplifiers. Our design philosophy, meticulous part selection, and advanced circuit topologies synergize to provide outstanding reliability and unmatched auditory satisfaction. This phenomenal piece of engineering operates in a Class AB1 mode, utilizing a negative fixed bias supply and pushing the boundaries of sound reproduction.

The heart of the SLI-100 lies in its unique KT150 output tubes, arranged in a push-pull configuration, offering an impressive 100 watts/channel of output power. Our output transformers, purposefully designed for use in the SLI-100, are the crowning element in this audio powerhouse. This is further amplified by a nuanced negative feedback circuitry drawn from the 8 ohm tap on the output transformer secondary, reducing the noise floor and enhancing speaker damping characteristics.

Beneath the surface, the SLI-100 features a self-balancing split load phase inverter, employing a 6SN7 octal base dual triode. We've implemented a Series Regulated Push-Pull (SRPP) Class A triode voltage amplification stage directly coupled to the phase inverter in the preamplifier circuit. With a 200% duty cycle EI laminate power transformer, the power supply within the SLI-100 ensures reliable, distortion-free sound.

Beyond its top-tier technology, the SLI-100 stands out with its strikingly compact and stylish design, ready to complement any modern interior. You'll be instantly captivated by the mesmerizing, lifelike audio it delivers. The SLI-100's astonishing transparency and detail resolution lay the foundation for a truly immersive listening experience. This amplifier effortlessly recreates the intimate, vibrant characteristics of female vocals and offers an unparalleled level of presence and directness in the music it reproduces.

With the SLI-100 integrated amplifier, every note carries an essence of purity and refinement. This is attributed to our cutting-edge circuit techniques that eliminate any noticeable crossover notch at low levels and prevent listening fatigue. Step into a world of sonic clarity and nuance - the SLI-100 promises a captivating, continually rewarding listening experience.


"I had quite the fun time with Cary Audio’s SLI-100. Yes, it steers into moderate midrange warmth while also exhibiting a modest fullness in the bass region. Lab coats aside, both those qualities – when done judiciously as it has been here – make for near-universal musical enjoyment on a subjective level. Rock and contemporary popular music, which are often (but not always) mediocre recordings, are somewhat tempered and made more enjoyable via the SLI-100’s generous full-bodied tonality. Ditto, orchestral fare which is presented with expressive dynamism and soundfield grandeur in all dimensions, again, providing musical enjoyment par excellence.

Given its considerable qualities, if straying only just off-centre of neutral into textured and full-bodied presentations be the food of music love, SLI-100 do play on…"
Edgar Kramer


Circuit Type: Push-Pull Ultra-linear Amplification in Pure Class AB1

Power Output: 100 watts/channel

Tube Complement: 2 – 6922 Input Buffer Preamp, 2 – 6SN7 Pre-Driver/Phase Inverter, 4 – KT150 Output Tubes

Input Sensitivity: 45 volts for full output

Input Impedance: 100,000 ohms

Noise and Hum: 82db below rated output

Frequency Response: 19Hz to 23Khz +/- .5db at full power output

Output Taps: 8 Ohms, 4 Ohms

Maximum Gain: 34dB

Power Consumption: 166 watts – Operation, 83 watts – Standby

Inputs: 4 Pairs Single-ended RCA

Outputs: 1 Pair Speaker Posts (Switch for 4 and 8 Ohm Selectable), 1 Pair RCA for Subwoofer, ¼” Headphone

Output Polarity: Non-Inverting (any input)

Warm-Up Time: Approximately 3 minutes

Break-In Time: 100 hours of music playing time

Finish: Black Powder Coated Matte Chassis with Silver or Black Aluminum Faceplate and Knobs.

Product Type: Amplifier

lwh: 200x440x405

Weight: 23g

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