As our entry-level preamplifier, the SL-100 offers outstanding performance far above what its price suggests. Like all Cary Audio products, the SL-100 punches way above its price point offering build and sound quality that exceeds even the highest of expectations. While the SL-100 is a solid state design, you’ll swear we hid tubes in there somewhere. Voiced to sound “tube like,” the SL-100 produces a lush midrange, sweet highs and solid bass response while always sounding warm and rich to just the perfect degree without losing any of the detail.
Inside you’ll find a dual mono design and circuit layout with two separate power supplies, one for each channel. Virtually unheard of at this price. To round out this highly capable preamplifier, it includes 5 inputs (4 RCA, 1 XLR) plus a Home Theater Bypass input and 3 sets of outputs (2 RCA, 1 XLR). As if this wasn’t enough, it also includes a full function IR remote control, adjustable front panel display, all housed in a gorgeous hefty 25 lbs. steel chassis with brushed aluminum face plate. For those who want style and simplicity without sacrificing performance, the SL-100 is a natural choice.
The following section describes the SL-100 basic specifications. The specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
|Preamplifier Inputs||1 pair balanced XLR connections
6 pair single-ended RCA connections
|Preamplifier Outputs||1 pair balanced XLR connections
2 pair RCA connections
|Controller Connectors||(1) 3.5mm “mini plug” jack for IR input
(3) 3.5mm “mini plug” jack for trigger out
RS 232 full remote configuration interface
|Volume Control Range||63.0 dB|
|Gain Resolution||1.0 dB|
|Input Impedance||100 k Ohms on RCA
200 k Ohms on XLR
|Rated Output||RCA – 1 Volt (8 volts maximum)
XLR – 2 Volts (16 volts maximum)
|Frequency Response||+0.1 dB from 5 Hz to 100 kHz|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||120 dB “A” weighted|
|Voltage Gain||26.8 dB|
|Power Input||110/117 or 220/234 Volts AC @ 50-60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||50 watts|
|Break-In Time||100 hours of playing time|
|Finish||Black powder coated matte chassis with silver or black aluminum faceplate|
|Dimensions||4.5″ H x 17″ W x 13″ D|