Cary Audio Design CAD 120S Stereo Amplifier User 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
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
CAD 120S
Stereo Power Amplifier
NOTE: Before installing your new CAD 120S power amplifier, 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
Thank You ................................................................................................... 5
Product Features .......................................................................................... 6
Unpacking and Installation .......................................................................... 7
Specifications
Specifications ............................................................................................... 8
Controls & Displays
Front Panel .................................................................................................. 9
Top Panel...................................................................................................... 9
Rear Panel ................................................................................................. 10
Operation
Speaker Binding Posts ...............................................................................
Triode or Ultra-Linear Mode Switch ...........................................................
Power ON/OFF Switch ...............................................................................
Bias Measurement and Adjustment ...........................................................
Break-In Period ..........................................................................................
Tube Replacement .....................................................................................
11
11
11
11
12
12
Service and Care
Care and Cleaning ..................................................................................... 13
Factory Service .......................................................................................... 13
Non-Warranty Repairs ............................................................................... 13
United States Limited Warranty .......................................................... 14
1
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this appliance to rain or moisture. The lightning
flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of un-insulated
dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may
be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover. There are no user serviceable parts inside.
Please refer to qualified personnel for service.
ALERT: The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user of the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the component.
1.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS: All the safety and operating instructions of your Cary Audio equipment should be read
before power is applied to the equipment.
2.
RETAIN OWNER'S MANUAL: These safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
3.
HEED WARNING: All warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS: All operating and use instructions should be followed.
5.
CLEANING: Unplug the unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. The unit should be cleaned only as recommended
by the manufacturer.
6.
ATTACHMENTS: Do not use attachments not recommended by the unit manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
7.
WATER AND MOISTURE: Do not use the unit near water - for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink,
or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool.
8.
ACCESSORIES: Do not place the unit on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The unit may fall,
causing serious injury to a child, an adult, or damage to the unit. Mounting of the unit should follow the
manufacturer's instructions and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
9.
VENTILATION: Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the
unit and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The top or bottom panel
openings should never be blocked by placing the unit on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. The unit should
not be installed in a built-in location such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided. There should
be free space of at least 6 inches (16cm) above the unit and an opening behind the unit.
10. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION: The unit may be equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a
plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you cannot insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should fail to fit, contact
a licensed electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
11. POWER SOURCES: The unit should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of power supplied to your home, consult your unit dealer or local power
company.
12. POWER CORD PROTECTION: Power supply cords should be routed so that they are unlikely to be walked on or
pinched by items placed on or against them. Pay close attention to cords where they enter a plug, or a convenience
receptacle, and the point where they exit from the unit.
13. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING: If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the unit, be sure the
antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, NSI/NFPA 70, 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.
2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
14. LIGHTNING: For added protection for the unit during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused
for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent
damage to the unit due to lightning and power line surges.
15. POWER LINES: An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, take extreme care to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be
fatal.
16. OVERLOADING: Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
17. OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY: Never push objects of any kind into the unit through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the unit.
18. SERVICING: Do not attempt to service the unit yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
19. REPLACEMENT PARTS: When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
20. SAFETY CHECK: Upon completion of any service or repairs to the unit, ask the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the unit is in proper operating condition.
21. WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING: The unit should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the
manufacturer.
22. HEAT: The unit should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other units
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
23. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Before connecting a new component to your audio or home theater system it is
always good practice to make certain that all components are turned off, and preferably unplugged from their AC
power source. Many modern electronics products feature automatic turn-on circuits that may be activated during an
installation, causing the potential for damage to electronic components and/or speakers. Such damage is not
covered by product warranties and Cary Audio specifically disclaims responsibility for any such damage.
Power Cord: The removable power cord that is shipped with the player is specifically designed to be used with this
product. Other AC cords may be used, so 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 power does not
come on, contact your authorized service representative.
Wiring: Cables that run inside of walls should have the appropriate markings to indicate
compliance with, 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, or a licensed
electrician or low-voltage contractor.
Do Not Open the Cabinet: There are no user serviceable components inside this product. Opening the cabinet
may present a shock hazard, and any modification to the product will void your warranty. 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 for further instructions.
24. RECORDING COPYRIGHT: Recording of copyrighted material for other than personal use is illegal without
permission of the copyright holder.
25. 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.
3
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
26. FCC INFORMATION FOR USER:
CAUTION: ANY changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance 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, 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.
27. 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 so as to
provide protection against built up static charges and voltage surges,
Section 810 of the national Electrical Code, ANSI/NFP A70 (in Canada,
part 1 of the Canadian Electrical Code) provides information with respect
to 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.
Keep Antenna Clear of High Voltage Power Lines or Circuits
An 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.
4
WELCOME
THANK YOU
Dear Cary Audio Customer:
I am so pleased and excited about the Cary Audio Design CAD 120S stereo vacuum tube power
amplifier. I have spent countless hours designing and refining this very special vacuum tube
power amplifier. The CAD 120S started life in September of 2006 as a 60 watt ultra-linear push
pull amplifier. Billy Wright, my business partner, was concerned that we needed more output
power for difficult loudspeaker loads. At this time, I had just completed the new Cary Audio SLP
03 preamplifier as well. Gregg Dunn, our Sales Director came to me in the lab with a suggestion.
He suggested that a 120 watt per channel power amplifier made to match the new SLP 03
balanced vacuum tube preamplifier would be a nice combination. I thought this idea had merit
and began percolating the design in my head.
In November of 2006, three months after the initial prototype, I had the cosmetic package
complete. I needed to have this new baby on display at the January 2007 CES Show. During the
CES Show it became evident we had a winner of a product. Countless people wanted to listen to
the CAD 120S. The only problem was there was nothing inside. All the circuitry was in my head!
My only response to the question of “How does it sound?”, was “You’re going to love it!”
I am once again an excited “design-boy” proudly displaying the CAD 120S, which went into full
production in May 2007 at our “toy” shop in Apex, North Carolina. I can now answer the
question: “How does it sound?” “Amazing, I love it, I love it!!!!!!”
Enjoy the music in your home with your CAD 120S and thank you for your support.
God Bless you and your family.
Dennis and the Cary Audio Team
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.
5
WELCOME
PRODUCT FEATURES
The stereo vacuum tube power amplifier has a great history at Cary Audio Design. The previous
generation Rocket 88 R and the V 12R power amplifiers garnered fantastic reviews for stable
power output, incredible value for the money and sound quality along with ‘Best Buy’ and ‘Class
A’ ratings from magazines and reviewers worldwide. Building on this storied legacy, we are
releasing the CAD 120S stereo vacuum tube power amplifier. This innovative stereo power
amplifier is rated at 60 watts per channel in triode mode and 120 watts per channel in ultra linear
mode into an 8 ohm speaker load.
Full rated output power is from 17 Hz to 23 kHz with less than 1% total harmonic distortion. The
output stage may be switched ‘on the fly’ from triode mode to ultra linear mode by using a front
panel selector button. There are LED lights above the mode selection button to show which mode
the power amplifier is working in for visual confirmation. Another nice feature is that the
amplifier has an operating mode memory. The CAD 120S will remember either the triode or
ultra-linear mode selection when the amplifier is turned to the off position.
The vacuum tubes in each channel consist of one (1) 6SN7 for the input gain, one (1) 6SN7 for
the driver stage and four (4) KT 88 output power tubes. The circuit is a balanced design with
separate RCA and XLR inputs. A soft start turn on circuit is built-in for long life and easy turn on
in large systems. The power supply features 1,120 micro farads of capacitance for ample
reserves in demanding usages. The output transformers and the power transformer have a single
cover painted to match the chassis.
The backlit front panel meters indicate the bias setting for each channel and visually indicate
proper operation for the CAD 120S amplifier.
6
WELCOME
UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION
This section describes the unpacking and installation procedures for your new component.
Unpacking
All Cary Audio Design shipping cartons 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 at a later date.
In the Box
When unpacking your CAD 120S power amplifier, make sure the following accessories are
included. You should find the following items:
•
•
•
•
Power Cable
Owner’s Manual
Warranty Card
Spare Fuses
Warranty Card
If you are the original purchaser of this unit and you purchased it in the United States, you
should 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 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.
7
SPECIFICATIONS
Operating the CAD 120S is a simple procedure. It is designed for long term stability in virtually
any home operating environment. However, if the unit is operated outside the parameters
outlined in this owner's manual, damage may result. Please read this manual carefully before
putting your new CAD 120S amplifier into operation.
The following section describes the CAD 120S amplifiers’ basic specifications. The specifications
are subject to change without notice or obligation.
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Circuit Type
Class AB, push-pull amplifier, Ultra linear or Triode mode
operation with a front panel selector switch
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Power Output
Ultra linear - 120 watts per channel
Triode - 60 watts per channel
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Inputs
XLR balanced or RCA single-ended
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Noise and Hum
-80 dB
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Input Impedance
100K both RCA and Balanced
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Frequency Response
17 Hz - 25 KHz flat @ 1 watt
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Tubes
2 - 6SN7 input gain stage
2 - 6SN7 driver tubes
8 - KT 88 output tubes
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Power Transformer
EI High voltage & bias supply EI laminate
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Filament Transformer
2 – EI laminate 6.3 VAC @ 12 amp CCS
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Output Transformer(s)
Special bifilar wound 150 watt rating unit in each channel
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Resistors
1% precision metal film
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Capacitors
Kimber Kaps
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply Capacitors
4 x 560 Micro farads
...........................................................................................................................................................................
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
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Warm-Up Time
3 minutes
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Break-In Time
100 hours of playing time
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Finish
Jaguar Anthracite black with clear coat finish, silver anodized
aluminum faceplate standard (black optional)
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Weight
65 lbs
...........................................................................................................................................................................
Dimensions
8" H x 17" W x 14" D
8
CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
FRONT PANEL
1. POWER
• Press once to turn the power ON.
• Press again to turn the power OFF.
2. LEFT CHANNEL BIAS
• Indicates a proper DC current of between 130 to 150 ma.
3. RIGHT CHANNEL BIAS
• Indicates a proper DC current of between 130 to 150 ma.
4. MODE
• Press this button to change between Triode and Ultralinear modes.
TOP PANEL
The following illustration shows the tube placements on the CAD 120S.
9
CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
REAR PANEL
1. RIGHT CHANNEL OUTPUT – NEGATIVE LEAD
2. RIGHT CHANNEL OUTPUT – POSITIVE LEAD
3. RIGHT CHANNEL INPUT – XLR INPUT
4. RIGHT CHANNEL INPUT – RCA INPUT
5. TUBE FUSE ½ AMP FAST BLOW RIGHT CHANNEL
6. BIAS ADJUST POTENTIOMETER RIGHT CHANNEL 130 – 150 ma.
7. AC POWER MAIN FUSE 4 AMP SLOW BLOW
8. TUBE FUSE ½ AMP FAST BLOW LEFT CHANNEL
9. BIAS ADJUSTMENT POTENTIOMETER LEFT CHANNEL 130 – 150 ma.
10. LEFT CHANNEL INPUT – RCA INPUT
11. LEFT CHANNEL INPUT – XLR INPUT
12. LEFT CHANNEL OUTPUT – POSITIVE LEAD
13. LEFT CHANNEL OUTPUT – NEGATIVE LEAD
10
OPERATION
Your new CAD 120S power amplifier is ready for operation after the speaker, interconnect cables
and the vacuum tubes have been installed into their proper sockets. Refer to the labeling on the
chassis for placement and proper tube installation.
SPEAKER BINDING POSTS
The CAD 120S will drive loudspeaker loads from as low as 2 ohms to a high of 16 ohms without
any adjustment. Please remember to keep the proper phase on each channel when connecting
the loudspeaker cables. Red is positive and black is the negative lead.
TRIODE OR ULTRA-LINEAR MODE SWITCHES
The push button located on the lower right side of the front panel will toggle from triode to ultralinear modes. There is a blue LED indicator lamp located above the switch. When this blue LED
is illuminated the CAD 120S is in the triode mode. Push the button again and the red LED will
appear. The CAD 120S is now in the ultra-linear mode. This mode selector system has a
memory feature. The amplifier can be powered down (turned off) and the amplifier operating
mode will remain in the last position. The absolute default mode is triode if the amplifier is
unplugged from the AC wall outlet.
POWER ON / OFF SWITCH
The front panel push button located to the lower left is a power on power off selector. With the
CAD 120S plugged into the wall AC outlet this button will engage the soft-start system and bring
the amplifier to the full operate mode. You will notice that the two DC current meters on the
front panel will light up blue. The vacuum tubes will light as well. To power down (turn off)
simply push the power button once again and the soft start system will remove the main AC
power from the power supply in the CAD 120S.
BIAS MEASUREMENT
Setting the operating bias levels on the CAD 120S is a rather simple matter thanks to the built in
front panel DC current meters. These two meters indicate the DC current being drawn by each
channel. The meter to the left reflects the operating current for the left channel. The
corresponding meter to the right indicates the operating bias level of the right channel. From the
factory the bias has been set to approximately 140 ma. DC current on each channel. This read
out will vary with different AC wall voltages.
On the rear panel of the CAD 120S is a bias adjustment potentiometer for each channel. This is
a screwdriver slotted shaft control. After the amplifier has been powered up for a few minutes
observe the meter readings. The proper reading should be 140 ma. plus or minus 10 ma. To
make the bias adjustment insert a flat bladed screwdriver into the rear mounted bias adjustment
potentiometer and turn clockwise to raise the bias or counter clockwise to lower the bias reading.
There is some interaction between channels. Adjust the right and left channel bias a few times
until you have an equal reading (plus or minus a few ma) on each channel. The bias reading
level is not critical in respect to a range of a low reading of 125 ma. to a high reading of 170 ma.
The preferred reading should be approximately 140 ma. plus or minus 10 ma. The DC bias
current value will fluctuate with varying in house AC wall voltage. As air conditioning systems
11
OPERATION
cycle and power loads in the neighborhood change, the bias reading will fluctuate a bit. This is
normal and therefore not critical.
Another word about the meter readings. The louder you play the CAD 120S the more current it
will draw. Playing loud, especially in the ultra-linear mode will peg the meters at 200 ma. This is
normal and there is a protection circuit built into the metering circuit to prevent damage to the
analog meters. Pegging the meters is fun!
BREAK-IN PERIOD
The tubes, capacitors and output transformers take approximately 100 hours use to settle in for
peak performance. The CAD 120S will sound good right out of the box but it will improve within a
short time. After the first 50-100 hours you will notice increased depth and tighter bass. This
break-in period is true with quality vacuum tube audio amplifiers.
TUBE REPLACEMENT
If it becomes necessary to replace the tubes in the amplifier, a matched set of output tubes of
the same name brand should be used. A new tube kit is available from Cary Audio. You should
get years of service from the rugged KT-88 output tubes. The input and driver 6SN7 tubes can
last even longer. Other output tubes may be used in the CAD 120S power amplifier; 6L6, 6CA7,
KT-66, 6550C, KT-90, KT-99 or EL-34 tubes are all acceptable for use in the output stage of the
CAD 120S. Use the same current setting for any of these tubes as described in the bias set up.
12
SERVICE AND CARE
CARE AND CLEANING
The cabinet housing and front panel of the CAD 120S may be cleaned with a soft cloth and
Windex or a window cleaner. The frequency of cleaning will be governed by how many hours the
CAD 120S is operated and by the cleanliness of the operating environment.
FACTORY SERVICE
Careful consideration has been given to the design of your CAD 120S 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 CAD 120S to the factory
without a Return Authorization number (RA) from the Customer Service Department.
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 should the unit be lost or damaged in
shipment. Please retain and always use the original shipping carton for shipping the player.
NON-WARRANTY REPAIRS
Cary Audio Design will provide repair service for its products charging on a time and expense
basis. The standard non warranty service bench fee is $125, plus charges for parts and materials.
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.
CAUTION - Never remove or insert the back panel AC plug when the unit is on or the
ac cord is plugged into the wall.
13
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
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.
14
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
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