Cary Audio Design SLI 80 Owner`s manual

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OWNER’S MANUAL
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SLI-80
Integrated Stereo Amplifier
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
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 4
Specifications ............................................................................................................................................. 5
Features ...................................................................................................................................................... 7
Installation
Unpacking ................................................................................................................................................. 8
Warranty Card ........................................................................................................................................... 8
Placement ................................................................................................................................................. 8
Power Requirements ................................................................................................................................... 8
Cables ....................................................................................................................................................... 8
Operation
4/8 OHM Switch ......................................................................................................................................... 9
AC Off/Operate Switch ................................................................................................................................ 9
Headphone/Output Switch........................................................................................................................... 9
Break-In Period .......................................................................................................................................... 9
Bias Measurement ...................................................................................................................................... 9
Service and Care
Tube Replacement..................................................................................................................................... 10
Factory Service ......................................................................................................................................... 10
Non-Warranty Repairs................................................................................................................................ 10
Troubleshooting Guide .............................................................................................................................. 11
Charts and Drawings
Bias Adjustments....................................................................................................................................... 12
Tube Placement Chart................................................................................................................................ 13
4/8 OHM Switch Settings ............................................................................................................................ 13
RC-10 Remote Control ............................................................................................................................... 14
Limited Warranty....................................................................................................................................... 15
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: The triangle with the lightning flash symbol
displayed on the unit advises the user of dangerous uninsulated voltage inside the product’s enclosure.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
remove the cover. There are no user-serviceable 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.
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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
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.
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.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
17. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE:
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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 turnon 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.
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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.
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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
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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:
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CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Cary
Audio Design could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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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.
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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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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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:
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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.
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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.
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations!
You have purchased one of the most exotic integrated stereo audio amplifiers available. Within its power
range, the SLI 80 displays the operating characteristics of a true "high-end" amplifier. Careful design,
parts selection and proper circuit topologies contribute to incredible reliability and enjoyment.
For the technically minded, a review of the circuit in your new SLI 80 is in order. Your new SLI 80
integrated stereo amplifier operates in a class A/B-1 mode utilizing a negative fixed bias supply. The KT88/6550 output tubes are configured in push-pull. The triode mode provides 40 watts/channel of output
audio power and switching to the ultra-linear mode yields 80 watts/channel of output power. In the
opinion of the designer the triode mode sounds the best.
The output transformers in your SLI 80 are the most important component in the amplifier and have
been specifically designed by Cary Audio Design for use in the SLI 80. Negative feedback is derived from
a separate winding on the output transformer. This feedback winding and circuitry is used to reduce the
noise floor and improve the speaker damping characteristics. Only 4 dB of feedback is utilized. The phase
inverter is a self-balancing split load configuration utilizing the 6SN7 octal base dual triode. The
preamplifier circuit is a resistive coupled Class A triode voltage amplification stage. The power supply in
the SLI 80 features a 200% duty cycle EI laminate power transformer.
The high voltage section features full wave vacuum tube (CV-729/5U4) rectification (not cheap voltage
doublers used in many amplifiers) to a PI-L capacitive network. The input signal from the volume control
is direct coupled (DC) to the first grid of the 6922. There are no coupling capacitors in line with the input
signal on the SLI 80. The sub-woofer output is derived from a voltage divider network on the input stage
of the SLI 80.
A great deal of attention during design of your new SLI 80 was concentrated on the "overload recovery"
ability of the amplifier. The ability of an amplifier to instantly recover from clipping is much more
important than is commonly believed. In the power war of amplifier manufactures the mentality is
focused on high and then even higher power output to solve the clipping problem. When in reality the
most critical aspect is how fast a recovery an amplifier can achieve after overload. Most of the music
being listened to in an average listening room is only requiring about 3 watts of power. It is on the
transients of loud low frequency program material that tremendous signal voltages will appear at the
input of the amplifier. It is in this situation that the overload recovery ability of an amplifier is of critical
concern. The SLI 80 will overload symmetrically at any frequency in the audio band-pass. The SLI 80 will
also yield faithful reproduction of extremely low frequencies at full output levels. Power transformer,
power supply regulation and output transformer design and careful shaping of the overall frequency
response curve all play a very important part in the ability of the SLI 80 to recover quickly when
overloaded. The high voltage rail will fluctuate no more than a volt between soft and loud passages.
Another technical feature of your new SLI 80, aside from how compact and gorgeous it looks, is the
delightful, sensual beauty of the music it recreates. The first thing that will strike you about the SLI 80
integrated amplifier is the incredible transparency and resolution of detail in the music. The SLI 80's
sensual nature is best revealed in the sense of life it displays in female vocalists.
The SLI 80 integrated presents music with such presence and directness, you'll be drawn into the music
hour after musically satisfying hour. This is the result of circuit techniques, which eliminate any
discernible crossover notch at low levels, and also contributes to the freedom from listening fatigue. The
SLI 80 will draw you in even further as you realize how lucid and utterly uncolored neutrality reveals
delicate nuances in the sound stage.
Enjoy the music and of course please read this complete manual for a complete understanding of trouble
free operation.
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SPECIFICATIONS
This section describes the basic specifications of the SLI 80 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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CIRCUIT TYPE
Push-Pull Ultra-linear Amplification in Pure Class A/B-1
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POWER OUTPUT
40 watts - Triode
80 watts – Ultra-linear
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INPUT SENSITIVITY
.45 volts for full output
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INPUT IMPEDANCE
100,000 ohms
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NOISE AND HUM
82db below rated output
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FREQUENCY RESPONSE
19Hz to 23Khz +/- .5db at full power output
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TUBES
2 - 6922 Input Buffer Preamp
2 - 6SN7 Pre-Driver/Phase Inverter
4 – KT88 Output tubes (or 6550, EL34, 6CA7, 6L6, KT66, KT77,
6V6, KT90)
2 - CV729/5U4 Rectifiers
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POWER TRANSFORMERS
1 - EI laminated, 200% duty cycle
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OUTPUT TRANSFORMERS
2 - EI laminated, Silicon Impregnated
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RESISTORS
1% metal film
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CAPACITORS
Polypropylene
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POWER SUPPLY CAPACITORS
2 - 1200 µF @ 450 VDC
6 - 10 µFD @ 400 VDC film & foil
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AC CORD
3 conductor shielded, Detachable
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AC POWER REQUIREMENTS
117/234 volts AC @ 50/60Hz
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POWER CONSUMPTION
166 watts - Operation
83 watts - Standby
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SPECIFICATIONS
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WARM-UP TIME
3 minutes
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BREAK-IN PERIOD
100 hours of music playing time
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FINISH
Textured black steel chassis with PowderCoat semi-gloss black
finish. Optional DELUXE finishes available. (additional charge)
Front Panel is machined black anodized aluminum
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DIMENSIONS
7" H x 17" W x 16" D
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WEIGHT
42 lbs.
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FEATURES
Front Panel
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POWER OFF SWITCH
Rotary switch turns on AC mains and high voltage on "in
operate" position
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LED
Indicates high voltage on
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VOLUME
Dual precision potentiometer controlling volume of both channels
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BALANCE
Dual precision potentiometer to balance between left and right
channel
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SELECTOR
Selection of line inputs for listening. CD, AUX 1, & AUX 2
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HEADPHONE JACK
Jack for headphones
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OUTPUT/HEADPHONE SWITCH
To switch between headphones and main out
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Rear Apron
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INPUTS CD, AUX1, & AUX 2
Signal input connection via shielded interconnect cable
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4/8 OHM SWITCH
Toggle switch for 4 and 8 ohm taps
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SUB-WOOFER OUTPUT
Voltage Divider Linear Network for Driving Active Sub-Woofers
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SPEAKER OUTPUT
5-way binding posts provide output to speakers. Red = +, Black
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AC
3- conductor shielded power detachable cord to AC power mains
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AC FUSE
This is an overcurrent protection fuse for the SLI 80. Never
replace with any other fuse than 3 AMP SLOW BLOW! 250 VOLT!
(2 AMP SLOW BLOW ON 220 VAC OPERATION)
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TUBE FUSE
This is a protection fuse for the output tubes. Never replace with
any other fuse than a .5 amp fast blow! 250 volt
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CAUTION
• EQUIPMENT DAMAGE MAY OCCUR WITH IMPROPER FUSES.
• NEVER REMOVE / INSERT AC LINE CORD WHEN THE UNIT IS ON.
WARNING
• MAKE NO ATTEMPT TO PUT THE SLI 80 AMPLIFIER IN SERVICE WITHOUT
THE BOTTOM PLATE ATTACHED - CONTACT WITH VOLTAGE IN THE SLI 80
CAN BE FATAL.
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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 amplifier
from damage should you wish to store it or ship it for after-sales service.
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
In general, the location of your new SLI 80 is not critical. Certain precautions must be taken to ensure
optimum performance. Avoid extremely hot locations such as near radiators or other heating units. Keep
the top of the SLI 80 clear of books, paper or other equipment to protect against overheating! DO NOT
place your SLI 80 in a closed bookcase - overheating will damage the amplifier! Allow 8 to 10 inches
above the unit for proper ventilation.
Power Requirements
The SLI 80 is designed to operate from house current mains. The design voltage is 117 VAC at 50/60Hz.
(Foreign units 234 VAC at 50/60Hz.)
Cables
The speaker cables from the output posts of the SLI 80 to the speaker system can be any convenient
length your set-up requires. Select speaker cables of sufficient size to preserve the outstanding
performance capabilities of your SLI 80. Heavy gauge #16 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.
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OPERATION
Signal input connection is made via the input jacks on the rear of the SLI 80 located on the rear panel.
The interconnect cables from the output of the CD player, tuner, etc. can be any convenient length your
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.
Your new SLI 80 is ready for operation after the speaker and interconnect cables have been installed.
(Refer to the tube placement sheet in Charts and Drawings for proper installation)
4/8 OHM Switch
Select the proper impedance that is called for in you speaker specification. Make sure that both left and
right channels are the same. An improper setting may not yield peak performance. Listen carefully to
each setting and choose the setting that matches your speakers best.
AC Off/Operate Switch
Simply turn the rotary switch to the "operate" position. Observe that all 10 tubes are lit (filaments).
Headphone/Output Switch
Make this selection based on which output you want to use. If you are using headphones it would be best
to have the headphones installed before switching to headphones. If the music is playing loud and you
switch to headphones without headphones in place it may damage the unit.
Break-In Period
The tubes, capacitors and output transformers take approximately 100 hours of music playing to fully
settle in for peak performance. The SLI 80 will sound good from the start and after the first couple of
hours you will notice increased depth and tighter bass. This break-in period defies all engineering theory,
but is true with high performance vacuum tube audio amplifiers.
Bias Measurement
The bias is factory preset. It is a good idea to measure it during the initial setup to make sure it is set to
the specifications provided at the end of this manual. The AC voltage may be different from one area to
the next. Follow the instructions provided. You will need a meter that allows you to read up to 100mA.
WARNING
• MAKE SURE AMPLIFIER IS UNPLUGGED FROM AC MAINS BEFORE
SERVICING.
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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
preamplifier. 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.
Tube Replacement
If it becomes necessary to replace the tubes in the SLI 80 amplifier, a matched quartet set of output
tubes of the same brand should be used. A new tube kit is available from Cary Audio Design. You should
get a few years or more from the output tubes with everyday usage and many, many years of use from
the 6922 & 6SN7 input tubes.
Factory Service
Careful consideration has been given to the design of this product to keep maintenance problems to a
minimum. If the problem is not easily solved, we suggest that you contact our Customer Service
Department by phone at (919) 355-0010, 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 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 SLI 80 IN SERVICE WITH THE BOTTOM
PLATE REMOVED. 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
CHANGE TUBES OR 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 SLI 80 WILL RESULT IN TUBES OVERHEATING AND
DAMAGE TO THE AMPLIFIER
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
REMEDY
Hum or "Buzzing" through
speakers
Ground Loop
Install 2-pin adapter on
A.C. cord to float the
Ground
Intermittent or poor connection
of interconnect ground
Replace interconnect
Noisy tube
If noise is in one channel,
through the speaker swap one
section of tubes at a time until
the noise swaps channels.
Replace noisy tube.
"Popping or Spitting" noise
Check bias of output tubes. If
high or fluctuating rapidly,
replace output tube.
(See Bias Adjustment, p 11)
AC fuse blows
Tube fuse blows
Line voltage surge
Replace fuse
CV729 shorted
Replace CV729/5U4
Shorted output tube
Replace tube
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DIAGRAMS
Bias Adjustment
Set bias for both sides of the amplifier to 75mA.
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Insert meter plug into bias jack.
Adjust for 7mA reading on DC current meter.
Re-adjust to 75mA after SLI 80 is warmed up for 10 minutes.
Remove plug and enjoy the music!
Note: Bias is factory preset; Bias should be reset when installing replacement KT-88 / 6550 tubes.
Bias Meter Jack
Bias Adjust
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DIAGRAMS
Tube Placement Chart
4/8 OHM Switch Settings
Rear of Amplifier
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DIAGRAMS
RC-10 Remote Control
1. VOLUME UP
2. VOLUME DOWN
3. MUTE
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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.
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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.
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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.
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