Cary Audio CAD-120S MKII

Cary Audio
The CAD-120S MkII is a fully balanced stereo tube amplifier that masterfully blends power with precision for an unparalleled auditory experience. Holding a place in the hearts of audiophiles, this amplifier offers unparalleled versatility, allowing you to switch between pure Class A mode at 60 watts per channel for a lush, warm sound, and Class AB mode at 120 watts per channel for more dynamic, bass-heavy playback. With just the push of a button, you can customize your listening experience to match your mood—whether you're in the mood for a soft, intimate musical backdrop or want to feel the full energy of your favorite tracks.

Designed to pair seamlessly with any preamplifier, the CAD-120S MkII elevates your music, enveloping you in a sound that encourages you to lose yourself in the nuances of the tracks. Kick back, unwind, and let the CAD-120S MkII whisk you away to a realm of sonic perfection.


"Even so, I heard enough to suggest these Cary Audio products will slot beautifully into a mountain load of systems. What I can’t tell you is why their addictive sound works on the senses the way it does. And trust me, they’ll have the same effect on a horde of listeners.

All I can say with any certainty is the Cary SLP-05 preamplifier and CAD-120S MkII amplifier have the same thing all of the great, classic audio components are graced with and it’s an audio essential called, Soul."
Peter Familiar, StereoNET Australia


Product Type: Amplifier

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

Inputs: XLR balanced or RCA single-ended

Frequency Response: 17 Hz – 25 KHz flat @ 1 watt

Input Impedance: 100K both RCA and Balanced

Sensitivity: 1.24v

Power Transformer(s): EI High voltage & bias supply EI laminate

Warm-Up Time: 3 Minutes

Break-In Time: 100 hours of playing time

Finish: Anthracite black chassis with silver or black aluminum faceplate

Noise and Hum: -80 dB

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

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

Gain: 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

lwh: 203x432x356

Weight: 26000g

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