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Cary Audio Design CAD 500 Owner`s manual
Solid State Power Amplifiers
Cinema 2 - Cinema 5 - Cinema 7B
Owner’s Manual
NOTE: Before installing your new component, please read this manual carefully as it will inform you of the
specifications, proper installation and operation procedures. Also included in this manual are guidelines on how to
service and care for your new Cary Audio Design product.
Contents ___________________________________________________________
Introduction.......................................................................................................................... 3
Specifications ...................................................................................................................4-5
Features.................................................................................................................................. 6
Installation ........................................................................................................................6-7
Operation .............................................................................................................................. 8
Service and Care ................................................................................................................. 9
Awards..................................................................................................................................10
Troubleshooting Guide ..................................................................................................10
Warranty .......................................................................................................................11-12
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INTRODUCTION____________________________________________________
Congratulations!
You have just purchased one of the finest solid state power amplifiers made. Whether two, five or seven
channels, your Cinema power amplifier is the perfect foundation for your home stereo or theater system.
In addition to the awesome power, the Cinema power amplifier delivers flawless reproduction of musical
detail and subtle special effects.
The Cinema Series solid state power amplifier features include:
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Remote trigger (works with + 4.2 to + 32 Volts DC, see page 5)
Short circuit protection
Thermal Protection circuits
DC offset protection
Matched 50 MHz multiple emitter output transistors
Soft start circuit prevents “Brown outs” when amplifier is turned on
The following is an overview of the design characteristics of our solid state power amplifiers:
The input of the amplifier is fed into a high quality Burr-Brown op-amp for Balanced to Single-Ended
conversion. This input circuit is connected to a constant current source, differential style with a current
mirror. The pre-drive circuit is constant current Single-Ended Class A. The output is a follower stage that
uses special “designed for audio” high speed power transistors that have excellent linearity characteristics.
The power supply consists of an 800, 1,000 or 1400 VA toroidal power transformer and either two or four
33,000 uFd @ 80V electrolytic capacitors or 6 x 10,000 uFd @ 63V in the Cinema 7B. Special attention was
paid to circuit stabilization and speed of the amplifier to reduce transient inter-modulation (TIM)
distortion.
The Cinema Series power amplifiers have three protection circuits to prevent damage to your speaker and
the power amplifier.
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AC Fuse - Fused with a 3.5A/7.5A for 240V and a 7.5A/15A for 120V.
Thermal protection - if a channel overheats its output is disconnected until it cools down to a safe
operating temperature.
DC offset sensor - If an amplifier malfunction or signal source malfunction occurs, the potential
exists for providing DC voltage to the loudspeaker. If this happens, the channel will automatically
shut down. No damage can occur.
In building the Cinema Series power amplifiers significant effort has been focused on building an amplifier
that delivers outstanding mechanical performance, is easy to use, and has sonic properties that will delight
the most demanding customer. Thank you for choosing Cary Audio Design and enjoy your new power
amplifier.
*Short circuit protection activates if load impedance is about 1.6 ohms or less. Constant tripping of short
circuit can degrade output transistors. To reset protection, turn the amplifier off, wait 10 seconds, then
turn the amplifier on.
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SPECIFICATIONS ___________________________________________________
This section describes the basic specifications of the Cinema 2, 5 and 7B power amplifiers at the time of
printing. Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation. When the following cautionary
terms are used in this manual, these definitions apply:
WARNING
Electrical hazard! Misuse or failure to follow instructions properly may result in personal injury
or death!
CAUTION
No risk or personal injury; however, misuse or failure to follow instructions may result in
damage to equipment.
NOTE
No risk of personal injury or equipment damage; however, misuse or failure to follow
instructions may prevent proper performance of the equipment.
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RATED POWER OUTPUT
Cinema 2, 5
200 watts/channel - 8 ohms, Class A/B
350 watts/channel – 4 ohms
Cinema 7B
100 watts/channel – 8 ohms Class A/B
160 watts/channel – 4 ohms
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DAMPING FACTOR
>100 @ 8 Ohms
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PEAK CURRENT
Cinema 2, 5 - 35 amps
Cinema 7B - 20 amps
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FREQUENCY RESPONSE
Cinema 2, 5
10 to 50 kHz +/-0.1 dB
Cinema 7B
5 Hz to 40 kHz +/-0 dB @ 1 watt
5 Hz to 100 kHz +0/-3 dB @ 1 watt
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INPUT POWER
117 or 234 VAC @ 50/60 Hz, depending on market
REQUIREMENTS
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POWER CONSUMPTION
Idling with no signal input:
Cinema 2 – 90 Watts, Cinema 5 – 155 Watts, Cinema 7B - 115 Watts
All channels, 8-ohm load, full power:
Cinema 2 – 1000 Watts, Cinema 5 – 2500 Watts, Cinema 7B - 1700 Watts
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INPUT IMPEDANCE
Cinema 2, 5
44 K ohms for single-ended RCA inputs
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91 K ohms, XLR inputs
Cinema 7B
44 K ohms, single-ended RCA inputs
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OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
4 to 16 ohms
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GAIN
27 dB
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THD
< 0.05 %, 20 Hz-20 kHz
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NOISE
> 100 dB below rated output, A-weighted
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SENSITIVITY
1.42 Volts for full output
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POWER SUPPLY CAPACITORS
Cinema 2, 5
4 or 2 - 33,000 μFd @ 80 Volts
Cinema 7B
6 – 10,000 μFd @ 63 Volts
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POWER TRANSFORMERS
1 – Toroidal, 200% duty cycle
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BREAK-IN PERIOD
100 hours of music playing time
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FINISH
Textured black chassis with silver anodized aluminum faceplate standard
(black faceplate optional)
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AC CORD
3 conductor shielded and detachable
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DIMENSIONS:
Cinema 2 - 6.25” H x 17.75” W x 14.5” D
Cinema 5 - 6.25” H x 17.75” W x 19.75” D
Cinema 7B - 6.25” H x 17.75” W x 18.5” D
Allow 2” D for binding post and front panel switch
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WEIGHT
Cinema 2 – 40 lbs.
Cinema 5 – 80 lbs.
Cinema 7B - 66 lbs.
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FEATURES __________________________________________________________
Front Panel
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POWER SWITCH
Main power switch for all channels
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LED 2, 5, 7
Indicates channels operating - The LED’s will not light if the power
amplifier is in protection mode or if the fuse is blown
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Rear Apron Features
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AC INLET
3 conductor detachable power cord connector
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INPUTS
7, 5, or 2 signal input connections via shielded interconnect cables either
single-ended RCA or XLR balanced
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OUTPUT
7, 5, or 2, 5-way binding posts provide output to the speaker system (4 or
8 ohm)
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FUSES
AC power fuse. Only replace with 15 AMP (Cinema-5), 10 AMP (Cinema
7B) or 7 AMP (Cinema-2) SLOW BLOW Fuse @ 250 VOLT! 7.5A/3.5A for
220V (Cinema 5, Cinema 2)
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RCA/XLR SWITCHES
Select single-ended or balanced operation for each channel
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REMOTE TRIGGER
1/8” connection jack - Set the front panel Main Power switch to OFF to
use the remote turn on/turn off feature with the remote trigger
controlled by an external switch
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INSTALLATION _____________________________________________________
This section describes the unpacking and installation procedures for your new component.
Unpacking
All Cary Audio Design shipping containers have been specially designed to protect their contents and
special care has been taken to prevent damage under normal shipping conditions. Mishandling should be
evident upon inspection of the shipping container. If shipping damage is found after visual inspection,
take care not to destroy the evidence. If necessary, document the damage with photographs and contact
the transport carrier immediately.
Carefully remove your new component from its packing carton and examine it closely for signs of shipping
damage. We strongly recommend saving all original packing cartons to protect your component from
damage should you wish to store it or ship it for after-sales service.
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Warranty Card
IN THE USA: If you are the original purchaser of a new unit from an AUTHORIZED CARY AUDIO DESIGN
DEALER, please fill out the enclosed warranty registration card and return it to Cary Audio Design within
15 days of your purchase. Cary Audio Design also suggests that you keep your original packing cartons in
case you ever need to ship the unit when moving to a new home. Warranty restrictions apply. Consult the
warranty section at the end of this manual for details. Please be certain to keep a copy of the original sales
receipt from your AUTHORIZED CARY AUDIO DESIGN DEALER to validate the warranty if ever needed. The
warranty is for the original purchaser only and does not transfer to any subsequent owner.
OUTSIDE THE USA: Your local Authorized Cary Audio Design Distributor will make his own warranty policy
for your country. Please check with them for the terms of warranty for your new amplifier.
Placement
The Cinema amplifiers are designed for use inside climate controlled rooms. It must be protected from the
elements and temperature extremes. For example, avoid placing the unit in extremely hot locations such
as near radiators or other heating units. Avoid installation where it might be damp or wet to avoid
potential shock hazards.
Power Requirements
The Cinema amplifiers are designed to operate from residential or commercial AC current mains. The
design voltage is 117 VAC at 50/60Hz for USA. (Export units 234 VAC at 50/60Hz or 117 VAC at 50/60 Hz)
Cables
The speaker cables from the output posts of the Cinema amplifier to the speaker system can be any
length, as your speaker set-up requires. Select speaker cables of sufficient size to preserve the outstanding
performance capabilities of your Cinema amplifier. Heavy gauge #14 wire is suitable for distances up to 10
feet, #12 for 25 feet. Most audio dealers will have proper speaker cable in stock for this purpose. Consult
your Authorized Cary Audio Design dealer for advice about wire.
Interconnects
Signal input connections are made via the input jack on the rear of the Cinema amplifier, either singleended or balanced. The interconnect cables from the output of the processor can be any convenient
length your installation set-up requires. The choice of a high quality interconnect cable is important. Once
again, your audio dealer will have the proper cables in stock for this purpose.
WARNING
Do not touch the speaker output binding posts during normal operation. You may be shocked.
Do not short-circuit the speaker output binding posts. Damage may occur or the fuse may blow.
Do not parallel or “bridge” the speaker output binding posts as this will damage the amplifier.
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OPERATION ________________________________________________________
Your new Cinema Series power amplifier is ready for operation after installing the AC power cord, speaker
and interconnect cables. Make sure the RCA/XLR switch is in the proper input selector position for your
particular installation.
On-Off Power Switch
Push the main power switch on the front panel to the “ON” position for normal use. (Set it to OFF for
remote turn on/off operation and it will be turned on and off by the trigger in the surround sound
processor.) When turned on, LED’s for each channel will light up. (Cinema 2 - 2, Cinema 5 - 5 and Cinema
7B – 7). You are ready at this point to play music or start the movie. Flip the main power switch to OFF for
normal shut down, and at this time one LED will light up for “standby” mode. This LED is located above the
ON/OFF switch.
Break In Period
The transistors and capacitors take approximately 100 hours of music playing to fully settle in for peak
performance. The power amplifier will sound good right out of the box and continue to improve as it goes
through ‘break in.’ After a couple of hours of play, you will notice increased depth and tighter bass.
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SERVICE AND CARE ________________________________________________
The chassis may be cleaned with a soft towel and Windex® (or a similar window cleaner). Spray it on the
cleaning cloth to moisten it, not on the component. Do not use solvents or harsh chemicals to clean the
amplifier. They may remove the labels from the chassis. The frequency and need of cleaning will be
governed by operating environmental conditions. Avoid letting the component become dusty or wet. A
‘feather duster’ type cleaner will also work well for cleaning the component.
Factory Service
Careful consideration has been given to the design of this product to keep maintenance problems to a
minimum. If problems arise, refer to the troubleshooting guide at the end of this manual. If the problem is
not easily solved, we suggest that you contact our Customer Service Department by phone at (919) 3550010, 1–5 pm Eastern Standard Time, to describe your problem in detail. Do not return the component to
the factory without a Return Authorization Number (RA) from the Customer Service Department.
Cary Audio Design assumes no responsibility if the transportation company refuses to pay a damage claim
due to your improper packing or lack of insurance should the unit be lost in shipment. We strongly
suggest using the original packing cartons for shipping any Cary Audio Design component.
Non-Warranty Repairs
Cary Audio Design 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 with all parts used for repair charged extra. This
may change with time 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 amplifier in service outside of the cabinet - Contact with
high voltages found in the unit can be fatal.
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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 amplifier.
CAUTIONS
• Never remove/insert AC plug when the unit is on or the AC power switch is in the
“ON” position
• Obstruction of the top portion of the amplifier will result in overheating
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AWARDS ___________________________________________________________
All of the Cinema Series amplifiers are derived from the CAD 500 T power amplifier that sold for $8,000 as
a multichannel audiophile power amplifier. We firmly believe that you will enjoy music as well as movies
with our Cinema Series power amplifiers. Thank you for your support of Cary Audio Design and our
Cinema Series product line. We suggest that a Cary Cinema DVD player or a Cinema surround processor
preamplifier would be a great match for your Cinema Series power amplifier.
The Cinema 5 power amplifier has been named the Multichannel Power Amplifier of the Year for The
Perfect Vision magazine in 2003. It was also chosen for an Editor’s Choice Award by The Absolute Sound
magazine for 2003! With an award winning amplifier like this in the family, you can rest assured that you
have purchased the right power amplifier for your home cinema system!
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ________________________________________
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
REMEDY
Hum or “Buzzing” through the
speakers
Ground loop
Install 2-pin adapter on AC cord to
float the ground
Intermittent or poor connection of
interconnect ground
Replace interconnect ground
RCA/XLR Switch not in correct
position
If using balanced inputs, make sure
switch is toward XLR connector and
toward RCA jack for RCA in
Reduced Output
RCA/XLR Switch not in correct
position
If using balanced inputs, make sure
switch is toward XLR connector and
toward RCA jack for RCA in
AC fuse blows
Overload
Playing very loud into very low
impedance. Replace fuse
Short at output
Make sure (+) and (-) of
binding post are not shorted
Protection circuit activated
Turn power off. Wait 10 seconds
and turn back on
LED out
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UNITED STATES LIMITED WARRANTY ______________________________
Cary Audio Design warrants to the original United States purchaser for use in the United States, that Cary
Audio Design vacuum tube or solid state power amplifiers, surround sound processors or preamplifiers
shall be free from defects in parts or workmanship for three (3) years from the date of the original
purchase. Vacuum tubes, if any are used in the component, are offered a 90 day from purchase date
exchange policy against defects with the exception of the CAVT 300B vacuum tube which has a (1) one
year from purchase date exchange policy. Any digital drive design, whether a Cary Audio Design CD or
SACD player or a Cary Cinema DVD player, has a limited one year parts and labor warranty against defects
in manufacture. This is a limited warrant, for the original purchaser only and does not transfer to any
subsequent owner.
During the limited warranty period, Cary Audio Design or an authorized Cary Audio Design service facility
will provide free of charge both parts and labor necessary to correct any defects in material or
workmanship.
To obtain such warranty service, the original purchaser must:
1.
Complete and send in the warranty Registration Card within 15 days of purchase.
2.
If claiming service the owner must send a fully filled in copy of the original sales receipt along
with any unit sent in for service showing the AUTHORIZED CARY AUDIO DESIGN DEALER’S
name, the new selling price, the buyer’s name, e-mail or phone number and address on the
receipt. Blank receipts will NOT validate the limited warranty for service.
3.
Notify Cary Audio Design as soon as possible after the discovery of a possible defect and
submit the following information to determine eligibility for warranty:
(a) The model number and serial number;
(b) A fully filled in copy of the original sales receipt showing the original selling price,
purchasers name and address filled in by an AUTHORIZED CARY AUDIO DESIGN DEALER with
the original date of purchase shown on the form;
(c) a detailed description of the problem.
4.
Deliver the product to Cary Audio Design or the nearest authorized service facility or ship with
all freight and insurance charges prepaid, in its original packing container or equivalent, to
Cary Audio.
Correct maintenance, repair and use are important to obtain performance from this product. Therefore,
please carefully read the Operating Manual. This warranty does not apply to any defect that Cary Audio
Design in its sole discretion determines is due to:
1. Improper maintenance or repair, including the installation of parts or accessories that do not
conform to the quality and the specifications of the original parts.
2. Misuse, abuse, neglect or improper installation.
3. Accidental or incidental damage.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
Except for the express warranties stated herein, Cary Audio Design disclaims all other warranties including,
without limitation, all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The
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foregoing constitutes Cary Audio Design’s entire obligation with respect to this product, and the original
purchaser and any user or owner shall have no other claim for incidental or consequential damages. Some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives legal rights and you may also have
other rights, which vary from state to state.
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the purchaser’s exclusive remedy for any breach of warranty, express or
implied, is limited to the repair or replacement of the defective unit or the refund of the purchase price, at
the option of Cary Audio Design. Under no circumstances is Cary Audio Design liable for incidental or
consequential damages. Any implied warranties imposed by law terminate one (1) year from the date of
purchase.
INTERNATIONAL PURCHASERS (Export markets)
Cary Audio Design warrants its merchandise to purchasers within the United States exclusively for use
within the United States of America. It provides no other warranties, expressed or implied. If you are living
outside the USA, please consult with your local dealer or distributor to determine the details of your local
warranty.
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Apex, North Carolina 27539
Tel: 919-355-0010
Fax: 919-355-0013
www.caryaudio.com
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