Cary Audio Design | SLP 90 | Owner`s manual | Cary Audio Design SLP 90 Owner`s manual

o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
OWNER’S MANUAL
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
SLP 05
Pure Balanced Vacuum Tube
Preamplifier
NOTE: Before installing your new component, please read this manual
carefully as it will inform you of the product specifications, proper
installation and correct operating procedures for your unit. Also included
in this manual are guidelines on how to service and care for your new
Cary Audio Design product.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Safety Instructions ............................................................................................................2
Welcome
Product Overview ................................................................................................................................4
Circuitry .............................................................................................................................................5
Unpacking and Installation ...................................................................................................................6
Specifications
General Specifications ..........................................................................................................................7
Features .............................................................................................................................................8
Controls
Front Panel Preamplifier .......................................................................................................................9
Rear Panel Preamplifier ...................................................................................................................... 11
Front Panel Power Supply ................................................................................................................... 12
Front Panel Power Supply ................................................................................................................... 13
Remote Control ................................................................................................................................. 14
Operation
Basic Operation ................................................................................................................................. 15
Headphone Listening ......................................................................................................................... 15
Service and Care
Care and Cleaning ............................................................................................................................. 16
Factory Service ................................................................................................................................. 16
Non-Warranty Repairs........................................................................................................................ 16
Tube Placement Chart ....................................................................................................................... 17
Limited Warranty............................................................................................................................... 18
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: The triangle with the lightning flash
symbol displayed on the unit advises the user of
dangerous un-insulated voltage inside the product’s
enclosure.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do
not remove the cover. There are no userserviceable parts inside; it is recommended that only qualified personnel service this component.
ALERT: The triangle with the exclamation point symbol on the component suggests that the owner refer to
important operating and maintenance instructions in the owner’s manual.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
OWNER’S MANUAL: Before powering up the equipment, read all safety and operating instructions and follow
them as instructed. Retain the safety and operating instructions for future reference.
ATTACHMENTS: Use only those attachments recommended by the unit manufacturer, as others may cause
hazards.
ACCESSORIES: Do not place the unit on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The unit may fall,
causing injury to a person or damage to the unit. Mount the unit according to the manufacturer’s instructions with
the suggested mounting accessory.
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING: Mount the unit to a wall or ceiling only in the manner recommended by the
manufacturer.
WATER AND MOISTURE: Do not use the unit near water (for example, near a swimming pool, bath tub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub) or in a damp environment (like a basement or outside in the rain).
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY: Do not push objects of any kind into the unit through openings as they could touch
dangerous voltage points and short-out parts, possibly resulting in a fire or electric shock. Avoid spilling liquid of any
kind on the unit. If water or any metal object (such as a paper clip, coin, or staple) accidentally falls inside the unit,
disconnect it from the AC power source immediately and contact Cary Audio Design for further instructions.
HEAT: Position the unit away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other units (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
VENTILATION: Slots and openings in the cabinet create ventilation to protect the component from overheating.
These openings on the top and bottom panels must remain unobstructed. Allow at least 6 inches (16cm) of clearance
above the unit and an opening behind the unit for airflow. Do not place the unit on a bed, sofa, rug, built-in
bookcase, or rack without adequate ventilation.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION: As a safety feature, the unit may be equipped with a polarized alternating
current line plug in which one blade is wider than the other. This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. If
you cannot insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug still will not fit, contact a licensed
electrician to update your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
POWER SOURCES: Operate the unit only from the power source indicated on the marking label. If you are
unsure of the type of power supplied to your home, consult your unit dealer or local power company.
POWER CORD PROTECTION: Arrange power supply cords so that they do not suffer from foot traffic or pinching
by items placed on or against them. Pay close attention to cords where plug enter the AC outlet and where they exit
from the unit.
LIGHTNING: For added protection during a lightning storm or when is the component is idle for long periods of
time, unplug the unit from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will help protect the
unit from lightning and power line surge damage.
POWER LINES: Do not locate an outside antenna system in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric
light or power circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, take extreme care to avoid touching the power
lines or circuits; contact with them could be fatal.
OVERLOADING: Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this
increases the risk of fire or electric shock.
2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
15. REPLACEMENT PARTS: When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or those having the same characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
16. SAFETY CHECK: Upon completion of any service or repairs to the unit, ask the service technician to perform
safety checks to ensure the unit is in proper operating condition.
17. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE:
•
Before connecting a new product such as the CD 303T to your audio or home theater system, turn off all other
equipment (preferably unplugging them from the AC power source). Many audio components feature automatic
turn-on circuits that may activate during an installation, potentially causing damage to electronic components
and/or speakers. This type of damage is not covered by product warranties, and Cary Audio specifically disclaims
responsibility for any such damage.
•
Power Cord: The removable power cord provided with your player was specifically designed
for use with this product, but other AC cords may be used. Consult your dealer for advice on AC
power cords and high quality wire in your system.
•
AC Fuse: The fuse is located inside the chassis and is not user serviceable. If the unit does not
power up, contact an authorized service representative
•
Wiring: Cables running inside walls should have the appropriate markings to indicate compliance and listing by
the UL, CSA or other standards required by the UL, CSA, NEC or your local building code. Questions about
cables inside of walls should be referred to a qualified custom installer, a licensed electrician, or low-voltage
contractor.
18. RECORDING COPYRIGHT: Recording of copyrighted material for other than personal use is illegal without
permission of the copyright holder.
19. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to
article 820-40 of the NEC, ANSI/NFPA 70, which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies
that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry
as practical.
20. FCC INFORMATION FOR USER:
•
CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Cary
Audio Design could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
•
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
•
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from where the receiver is
connected.
21. OUTDOOR ANTENNA INSTALLATION/SAFE ANTENNA AND CABLE CONNECTION:
•
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the equipment,
be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded in order to provide
protection against built-up static charges and voltage surges. Article
810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 (in Canada, Part 1
of the Canadian Electrical Code) provides information regarding
proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of
the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes and requirements for the grounding electrode.
•
Outside antenna system should be located well away from power
lines, electric light or power circuits and where it will never come into
contact with these power sources if it should happen to fall. When
installing an outside antenna, extreme care should be taken to avoid
touching power lines, circuits or other power sources as this could be fatal. Because of the hazards involved,
antenna installation should be left to a professional
3
WELCOME
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
We at Cary Audio Design would like to thank you for purchasing the new SLP 05
preamplifier.
The following is an overview of the design characteristics of the SLP 05.
The SLP 05 employs a fully balanced circuit topology, from input-to-output, that actively cancels
external electrical and radio frequency noise picked up by audio cables. The sonic result is a
greatly improved signal-to-noise level ratio with palpable, three-dimensional images of
instruments and vocalists in a natural acoustic space. Balanced operation also ensures more than
adequate output voltage to drive any balanced amplifier throughout the entire audio range with
the all-too-rare combination of vibrancy, immediacy and control. An added feature of the new SLP
05 permits “balanced to single-ended” and “single- ended to balanced” audio connections for the
greatest flexibility of use in your system.
Listeners today have more choices of playback sources than ever before, and the SLP 05 offers
complete flexibility to accommodate them. In addition to three RCA unbalanced line level inputs,
there are two balanced XLR stereo inputs along with a dedicated tape input as well. Included is
a pair of cinema processor inputs for either RCA single-ended or XLR balanced connections.
Outputs include both RCA single-ended and Balanced XLR connections. The XLR balanced in and
out connections follow the “Cannon plugs” pin out wiring standard. Pin #1 is the shield, pin #2
is the normal-phase (hot lead) and pin #3 is the inverted signal.
The special Cinema Bypass feature routes the balanced or unbalanced cinema inputs directly to
their corresponding outputs, bypassing all the SLP 05 circuitry and turning over control to the
user’s cinema processor. The cinema bypass circuitry may be engaged by toggling the Cinema
bypass switch on the front panel of the preamplifier. If the SLP 05 power switch is turned to the
off position, the SLP 05 automatically defaults to the cinema bypass mode.
All switches in the SLP 05 are gold-contact types to ensure signal purity and high resistance to
wear and oxidation over years of use. Single-throw toggle switches and solid-seating rotary
switches along the machined aluminum front panel are easy to use and provide unambiguous
indication even in low light. All source inputs and the audio mute function are switched through
hermetically sealed, gold plated contact relays. Listening level (volume) is controlled with a
high-precision Alps potentiometer that is mechanically driven by command from the infrared
remote control. A front-panel mute/operate switch offers additional convenience when
switching cables or changing a record. Remote muting is also possible by switching the SLP 05
remote handset button to the mute position. The remote handset now takes over the control of
this feature.
Reflecting the growing popularity of high performance headphones, the SLP 05 features a state of
the art headphone amplifier stage based on the popular 6SN7 vacuum tube. This is a “zero
feedback” circuit design and is transformer-coupled, guaranteeing extended, uniform frequency
response regardless of the headphone driver type. Sufficient drive current is available to power
headphones with impedance’s from 30 to 300 ohms. A front panel toggle switch allows use of the
onboard headphone amplifier.
4
WELCOME
CIRCUITRY
The SLP 05 is a no compromise line stage and headphone amp. The power supply is vacuum
tube rectified and has a 5AR4 vacuum tube rectifier lying on its side inside the unit. The 5AR4
tube has a separate cathode from the filament so any position of mounting is proper. It was
horizontally mounted to keep the power supply the same height as the preamplifier. The
rectifier tube provides the high-voltage (B+) plate voltage. Two separate filter chokes and a fully
regulated shunt coupling capacitor ensure stable and ripple-free voltage resulting in a very low
noise and spacious sound stage.
The preamplifier has eight (8) 6SN7 dual triodes octal socket vacuum tubes. Four (4) of the
6SN7's act as the true balanced main line section. Two (2) of the 6SN7's are operating in the
front end ahead of the gain stage as balanced plus/minus 180 degree input buffer stage. The
remaining two (2) 6SN7's function as a ‘Class A’ push-pull zero feedback headphone amplifier.
This headphone section amplifier has two on board output transformers to transform the high
impedance of the 6SN7's to low impedance for driving the headphones.
There are two power switches to control the AC input voltage to the preamplifier. The large
knob on the power supply is the mains power switch. If one places the power supply in another
location, the main power switch is turned on. A blue LED in the knob indicates the power
supply can be activated by the preamplifier section. Turning the preamplifier power switch
sends 12 volts DC to the power supply relay to turn on the main power transformer that powers
the tube rectification along with all other voltages required to place the SLP 05 in operation.
The two meters on the front of the power supply indicate the B+ plate voltage (210 VDC) along
with the plate current (60 ma.). You will always know at a glance if all is OK with the operating
conditions.
The SLP 05 is engineered and built to provide a lifetime of musical enjoyment with facilities
and features that ensure future compatibility and audiophile performance for many years to
come. This preamplifier is a future collector’s item and deserves to be installed with the finest
ancillary equipment available, such as the CD 306 SACD Pro disc player or the CAD 211FE
power amplifiers.
5
WELCOME
UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION
Unpacking
Your Cary Audio Design product was shipped in a carton particularly designed to protect its
contents, and special care has been taken to prevent damage during shipping.
Carefully remove your new component from its packing carton and examine it closely for signs of
shipping damage. If shipping damage is discovered, document the damage with photographs,
contact the transport carrier immediately, and retain the packing as evidence.
We strongly recommend saving all original packing cartons to protect your component for
storage or future shipping.
Power Requirements
The SLP 05 Preamplifier is designed to operate from AC mains current. The specified
AC voltage is either 110-120 volts or 220-240 volts AC at 50-60 Hz.
Warranty Card
If you are the original purchaser of this unit and you purchased it in the United States, fill out the
enclosed warranty registration card and return it to Cary Audio Design within 15 days of your
purchase. Warranty restrictions apply. Consult the warranty section of this manual for details.
Please keep a copy of the original sales receipt from your Authorized Cary Audio Design dealer to
validate the warranty if necessary.
6
SPECIFICATIONS
Operating the SLP 05 Preamplifier is a simple procedure since each unit is designed for longterm stability in virtually any home operating situation. However, if the unit is operated outside
the parameters outlined in this owner’s manual, damage may occur. Please read this manual
carefully before operating your new SLP 05 Preamplifier.
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
................................................................................................................................................
Circuit Design
Class A Triode Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Design
................................................................................................................................................
Output Voltage
2 Volts rated, 12 Volts maximum
................................................................................................................................................
Overall Gain
17dB Single-Ended RCA
24dB Balanced Operation
................................................................................................................................................
Rated Distortion
0.03 % THD
................................................................................................................................................
Noise and Hum
-90 dB below full output
................................................................................................................................................
Input Impedance
50,000 Ohms - RCA
100,000 Ohms - XLR
................................................................................................................................................
Output Impedance
400 Ohms
................................................................................................................................................
Frequency Response
5 Hz to 250,000 Hz
................................................................................................................................................
Vacuum Tubes
8 ea - 6SN7 tubes for the balanced, headphone and gain
stages
1 ea - 5AR4 Rectifier Tube in Power Supply
................................................................................................................................................
Power Transformers
R Core 200% Duty Cycle
................................................................................................................................................
Resistors
1% Metal Film
................................................................................................................................................
Capacitors
Polystyrene, Film and Foil
................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply Capacitors
2 ea – 560 µF @ 400 VDC
................................................................................................................................................
AC Cord
3 Conductor, Detachable
................................................................................................................................................
7
SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
................................................................................................................................................
AC Power Requirements
117 or 234 VAC @ 50 or 60 Hz
................................................................................................................................................
Consumption
75 Watts – Operation, 25 Watts - Standby
................................................................................................................................................
Warm-Up Time
3 Minutes
................................................................................................................................................
Break-In Time
100 Hours of Playing Time
................................................................................................................................................
Chassis Finish
Silver Anodized Aluminum Faceplate Std, Black Optional
Jaguar® Anthracite Black Finish on Chassis
................................................................................................................................................
Net Weight
16 lbs. – Preamplifier
19 lbs. – External Power Supply
................................................................................................................................................
Dimensions
6.25” H x 17” W x 12” D – Preamplifier
4.5” H x 17” W x 12” D – Power Supply
About 10.5” H Stacked Together
FEATURES
Features of the SLP 05 include:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Fully Balanced Design
Motorized remote volume control and muting
One (1) Cinema Bypass
One (1) tape monitor loop (RCA Connections)
Two (2) XLR balanced stereo inputs
Three (3) RCA stereo inputs
One (1) XLR balanced preamplifier output
One (1) RCA preamplifier output
The matching ‘chassis size’ external power supply comes with 5AR4 vacuum tube voltage
rectification and has two front panel meters for the circuit voltage and the current bias readings.
The SLP 05 has a timer warm up circuit that allows safe use with “rapid turn on” solid state
power amplifiers. The headphone power amplifier, using two 6SN7 octal vacuum tubes, is
coupled through audio transformers to produce 1/2 watt per channel to drive your favorite high
quality headphones.
8
CONTROLS
FRONT PANEL PREAMPLIFIER
1. POWER LED (blue)
The blue power LED will light to indicate that the 12 VDC voltage is applied to the input
and output selector PC boards. The PC boards control the operation of the SLP 05.
2. READY LED (red)
Indicates that the SLP 05 preamplifier has gone through the initial bias timing delay
and is now ready to operate. Generally this action will take about 60 to 90 second to
complete after initial turn on.
3. POWER SWITCH
This switch controls the main power relay control system in the external power supply.
Turning it to the ON position will power up the 5AR4 rectifier tube in the external power
supply while providing the DC filament voltage for the eight (8) 6SN7 vacuum tubes on
the SLP 05. You will notice this switch also lights the front panel meters on the power
supply.
4. SELECTOR
The selector switch controls the input, gold plated relays that route the appropriate rear
panel inputs to the volume control.
5. OPERATE/MUTE
This bat handle switch will either mute the output of the SLP 05 or allow the signal to
flow to the basic power amplifier in the system. In the MUTE position the external
hand held remote unit will take over the mute/operate function. In other words, the
default position for remote hand set operation is in the mute mode. If set to Operate, it
cancels the MUTE function in the remote handset.
9
CONTROLS
6. TAPE/MONITOR
In the UP position this bat handle switch will activate the input jack on the rear panel
labeled tape-in. This may be used for a tape recorder or for any other line level input..
7. ON/HEADPHONES
In the UP position will engage the headphone amplifier in the SLP 05. You should
turn off your power amplifier when listening to the headphone section. Headphones
in the 30 to 300 ohm impedance range will work well with the transformer coupled
headphone section.
8. PREAMP/CINEMA
This toggle switch will provide a complete pass through of the Cinema inputs on the rear
panel to the power amplifier or amplifiers hooked to the SLP 05. The down position
creates this pass through. In the up position, the SLP 05 signals are active to the
matching power amplifiers. (Please note: with the power turned off, the default will be
Cinema by-pass).
9. LISTENING LEVEL
The large knob with the blue LED will control the input level to the preamplifier input
section. This controls the output level of the SLP 05 to the basic amplifier or amplifiers
attached to the SLP 05. This control is a motorized analog potentiometer. Depending on
the input sensitivity of the mating power amplifiers this listening level control may be
used in any position. Do not be concerned if,
for instance, you have the control up at say, 3:00 o’clock or even all the way up. This
does not stress the SLP 05 in any fashion. The SLP 05 is a Class A operating circuit and in
reality is running at full potential at all times. The listening level control simply controls
the input voltage level flow.
10. INPUT LEVEL
These two individual controls are used for individual left and right channel balancing.
In the full clockwise position these controls are basically out of the circuit and allow
full input levels to flow to the listening level (volume) control potentiometer.
11. HEADPHONES
Use dynamic 30-300 ohm headphones.
10
CONTROLS
REAR PANEL PREAMPLIFIER
Special Note: The balanced input and output XLR connectors follow the ITT Cannon pin out
configuration. This pin-out calls for the shield to be wired to pin #1. The normal- phase (hot) is
wired to pin #2. Pin #3 is the inverted phase.
1.
CINEMA INPUT FROM PROCESSOR – RIGHT RCA
2.
CINEMA INPUT FROM PROCESSOR – RIGHT XLR
3.
TAPE INPUT– RIGHT RCA
4.
TAPE OUTPUT– RIGHT RCA
5.
SERIAL NUMBER
6.
TAPE OUTPUT– LEFT RCA
7.
TAPE INPUT– LEFT RCA
8.
CINEMA INPUT FROM PROCESSOR – LEFT XLR
9.
CINEMA INPUT FROM PROCESSOR – LEFT RCA
10.
XLR1 INPUT – RIGHT CHANNEL
11.
XLR2 INPUT – RIGHT CHANNEL
12.
AUX1 INPUT – RIGHT CHANNEL RCA
11
CONTROLS
13.
AUX2 INPUT – RIGHT CHANNEL RCA
14.
AUX3 INPUT – RIGHT CHANNEL RCA
15.
XLR OUTPUT– RIGHT CHANNEL
16.
RCA OUTPUT– RIGHT CHANNEL
17.
POWER SUPPLY– 6 FOOT CABLE CONNECTOR
18.
RCA OUTPUT– LEFT CHANNEL
19.
XLR OUTPUT– LEFT CHANNEL
20.
AUX3 INPUT – LEFT CHANNEL RCA
21.
AUX2 INPUT – LEFT CHANNEL RCA
22.
AUX1 INPUT – LEFT CHANNEL RCA
23.
XLR2 INPUT – LEFT CHANNEL
24.
XLR1 INPUT – LEFT CHANNEL
FRONT PANEL POWER SUPPLY
1. PLATE VOLTAGE METER (210 VDC) NOMINAL
2. PLATE CURRENT METER (60Ma) NOMINAL
3. MAIN POWER SWITCH
12
CONTROLS
REAR PANEL POWER SUPPLY
1. REMOTE TRIGGER +14 VOLTS FOR POWER AMPLIFIERS
2. REMOTE TRIGGER +14 VOLTS FOR POWER AMPLIFIERS
3. 1A SLOW BLOW FUSE
4. AC POWER JACK
5. 1A SLOW BLOW FUSE
6. CONNECTION TO PREAMPLIFIER
7. 120v/50Hz-60Hz
8. 240v/50Hz-60Hz
9. SERIAL NUMBER
13
CONTROLS
REMOTE CONTROL
1. VOLUME UP
2. VOLUME DOWN
3. MUTE
14
OPERATION
BASIC OPERATION
The operation of your new SLP 05 is straight forward and not complicated. You may wish to
stack the preamplifier on top of the matching power supply. Indentations on the top panel of
the SLP 05 power supply will accommodate this set up. You certainly may separate the two
units as well. The multi-conductor power cable is 6 foot in length to allow a separate location
of the power supply.
Operation can start after all interconnects and power cables have been installed. The large knob
on the power supply is the mains power switch. If one places the power supply in a remote
location the main power switch is turned on. A blue LED in the knob indicates the power supply
can be activated by the preamplifier section. Turning the preamplifier power switch sends 12 volts
DC to the power supply relay to turn on the main power transformer that powers the tube
rectification along with all other voltages required to place the SLP 05 in operation. The two
meters on the front of the power supply indicate the B+ plate voltage (210 VDC) along with the
plate current (60 ma.). You will always know at a glance if all is OK with the operating conditions.
The large main power supply power switch maybe left in the ON position continuously.
When you activate the preamplifier power on switch you will notice a blue LED showing at the
left lower side of the front panel. This indicates the SLP 05 is receiving the necessary power from
the matching supply. After approximately 60 to 90 seconds please observe the red LED labeled
ready. The SLP 05 is ready to operate into the matching basic power amplifiers at this time.
Operating the SLP 05 from the remote hand set will allow volume level changes. The remote
handset sends an infrared signal to the receiver on the left lower portion of the front panel.
This signal is then received and directs the internal processor to send DC voltage to the motor
attached to the rear of the volume control potentiometer. If you would also like to have the
feature of the remote mute function simply place the mute- operate switch into the lower
mute position. Now the remote hand set will control the mute-operate function.
HEADPHONE LISTENING
If you choose to listen with headphones simply turn off the system power amplifiers.
Then flip the headphone switch on the front panel to the up position. Plug in any 30 to
300 ohm set of headphones into the ¼ inch stereo jack. The regular functions of the SLP
05 still apply when listening with headphones. After a listening session utilizing the
headphone amplifier in the SLP 05 once again toggle the headphone switch to the lower
position. You can then switch back on the main system amplifiers.
15
SERVICE AND CARE
CARE AND CLEANING
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. Clean the cabinet housing and front panel of
the SLP 05 with a soft cloth and a glass cleaner (such as Windex). The frequency of cleaning will
vary based on the cleanliness of the environment and the number of hours the SLP 05 is
operated. Do not use solvents or harsh chemicals to clean the preamplifier. They may remove the
labels or lettering from the chassis. Avoid letting the component become dusty or wet. A ‘feather
duster’ type cleaner will also work well for cleaning the component when the unit is cool.
FACTORY SERVICE
Careful consideration has been given to the design of your SLP 05 to keep maintenance
problems to a minimum. Any problems or requests for service should be referred to our
Customer Service Department at 919.355.0010. Do not return the SLP 05 to the factory without
a return authorization number (RA) from the Customer Service Department. Refer to the next
section for details about returning equipment to Cary Audio Design.
Should the unit be lost or damaged in shipment, Cary Audio Design will assume no
responsibility if the shipping company refuses to pay for damage due to your improper packing
or lack of insurance. Please use the original shipping carton for shipping the player.
NON-WARRANTY REPAIRS
Cary Audio will provide repair service for its products charging on a time and expense basis.
At this time, the standard non-warranty service bench fee is $125 for the first hour and $95
per hour thereafter. Parts used for repairs as well as return shipping are additional. This may
change and is not a quote for service. Please call us at 919-355-0010 for more information
about out-of-warranty service and repair fees.
WARNINGS
• Make no attempt to put the SLP 05 Preamplifier in service with the
chassis open - Contact with high voltages found in the unit can be fatal.
• Completely remove AC power plug from the wall and allow 30 minutes
for the high voltage capacitors to discharge through bleeder resistors
before attempting to clean the inside of the component.
CAUTIONS
• Never remove/insert AC plug when the unit is on or the AC power switch is
in the “ON” position.
16
SERVICE AND CARE
TUBE PLACEMENT CHART
Refer to the diagram below for the location of the tubes and their functions.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
6SN7
6SN7
6SN7
6SN7
6SN7
6SN7
6SN7
6SN7
tube –
tube –
tube –
tube –
tube –
tube –
tube –
tube –
left channel positive phase gain – buffer
right channel positive phase gain – buffer
left channel balanced input buffer
left channel negative phase gain – buffer
right channel negative phase gain – buffer
right channel balanced input buffer
right channel headphone amplifier
left channel headphone amplifier
17
LIMITED WARRANTY
Cary Audio Warrants to the original United States purchaser for use in the United States
the Following Cary Audio Products for the Periods Indicated:
1. Power Amplifiers, Integrated Amplifiers, Surround Sound Processors, and Preamplifiers have
a three (3) year parts and labor warranty from the date of the original purchase from Cary
Audio.
2. CD or SACD players, DVD players, or Music Servers have an eighteen (18) month parts and
labor warranty from the date of the original purchase from Cary Audio.
3. Vacuum tubes, if any are used in the component, are offered a 90-day exchange policy
against defects with the exception of the CAVT 300B vacuum tube that has a one (1) year
exchange policy from the date of the original purchase from Cary Audio.
What is Covered and What is Not Covered
Except as specified below, this warranty covers parts and labor to correct all defects in materials and
workmanship. The following are not covered by the warranty:
1. Damage, deterioration, malfunction or failure to meet performance specifications resulting
from:
a. Accident, acts of nature, misuse, abuse, neglect or unauthorized product
modifications
b. Improper installation, removal or maintenance, or failure to follow instructions
supplied with the product.
c. Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by Cary Audio to repair the
product.
d. Any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier).
e. Any cause other than a product defect.
2. Cleaning, initial set-up, check-ups with no defects found, or charges incurred for installation,
removal or reinstallation of the product.
3. Any product, on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
4. Batteries.
5. Accessories, including but not limited to, batteries, cables, mounting hardware and brackets,
cleaning accessories, antenna and detachable power cords.
6. Warranty is void if purchase was made from anyone other than an authorized Cary Audio
dealer.
Who May Enforce the Warranty?
This warranty extends to products purchased directly from Cary Audio or an authorized Cary Audio
dealer. Purchasers should inquire of the dealer regarding the nature and extent of the dealer’s
warranty, if any.
To obtain such warranty service, the original purchaser must complete and send in the Warranty
Registration Card within 15 days of purchase.
18
LIMITED WARRANTY
What Will We Pay For?
We will pay for all labor and material expenses for items covered by the warranty. Payment of
shipping charges is discussed in the next section of this warranty.
How You Can Get Service?
In the event that the owner needs to return the unit to Cary Audio for service or repair of a possible
defect, he must follow the following steps:
1. Contact Cary Audio at 919-355-0010 to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA)
number prior to shipping; include this number with the package
2. Submit a copy of the original sales receipt; blank receipts will not validate the limited
warranty for service by Cary Audio. The original sales receipt must contain the following
information:
a. The authorized Cary Audio dealer’s name
b. The date of purchase
c. The unit’s sales price
d. The buyer’s name and address
e. Describe in detail the problem.
f. Note the unit’s model number and serial number.
3. Deliver by either of these methods:
a. With all freight and insurance charges prepaid and in its original packing container
or equivalent, ship the component to Cary Audio, 1020 Goodworth Drive Apex, NC
27539.
b. Hand-deliver the product to Cary Audio (address noted above) or the nearest
authorized service facility.
Limitation of Implied Warranties
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purchase, are
limited in duration to the length of this warranty.
Exclusion of Damages
Cary Audio’s liability for any defective product is limited to repair or replacement of the product at
Cary Audio’s option. Cary Audio shall not be liable for damage to other products caused by any
defects in Cary Audio products, damages based upon inconvenience or loss of use of the product, or
any other damages, whether incidental, consequential, or otherwise.
19
LIMITED WARRANTY
How State Law Relates to the Warranty
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions
may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
International Purchasers (Export Markets)
Cary Audio warrants its merchandise to purchasers within the United States exclusively for use
within the United States. It provides no other warranties, expressed or implied. If you are living
outside of the United States, please consult your local dealer or distributor to determine the details
of your local warranty.
20
1020 Goodworth Drive, Apex, NC 27539
phone 919-355-0010
fax 919-355-0013
www.caryaudio.com
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
CARY AUDIO DESIGN
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Download PDF