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Old 10-11-2015, 11:10 AM
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Had one and sold it thinking it was my problem, sold it and soon discovered it was my highly reviewed Preamp. A wonderful piece!
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:03 AM
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:04 PM
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Current Cary AE units I have in hand are: Constellation x2, Hercules x2, Lightning x1, and Nighthawk x1.


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Old 02-17-2020, 07:16 PM
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Default I have Constellation x2, Hercules x2, and Nighthawk x1

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Rocket 88 with 7581a outputs.

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Got this when I retired in 2011. My first preamp.
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Speakers........Dynaudio Contour 1.8 Mk II
Amp...............Pass Labs X150.5
PreAmp..........Cary SLP-03
Sources..........Music Hall MMF 9.3 Walnut w/ Goldring
Eroica LX MC Cartridge
Phono Pre...…..Sutherland Insight

CD Player Rotel RCD-1072
Record Cleaning Machine...….Okki Nokki
DAC................Bryston BDA-1
Headphones......Sennheiser HD 600/ HiFiMan HE-560
Headphone Amp.....Channel Island VHP-2
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Jack - excellent preamp. I had an SLP-03 in black and really thought highly of it. Great sound and flexibility.

And, Cary Direct made me the proverbial 'too good to be true (or at least turned down)' offer, which, of course, I did not turn down, on the SLP-98P I've been wanting for some time. I did go for the Hexfred power supply upgrade and will decide on the coupling caps after everything is fully broken-in. Will post a system pic after the SLP-98P arrives Saturday p.m.

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Old 04-25-2020, 12:13 AM
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Glenn, peek inside, many of them had upgraded caps in them, some Jensen oilers and the Mundorfs did not come til later. Looking at the knobs and stenciling it's one of the newer preamps for sure. Good for you, glad you finally got a '98!
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Will do. Will be interested what the 'stock' caps are if they have not been upgraded. Will have to swap the speaker cables as the '98 inverts the signal, but no big deal as I'l been using the banana plugs and am happy with them.
Have also ordered a K&K SUT (LL1931 xformers) for the phono-stage. That should be fun, as well.
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Found the small black 'dimples' near the edge of the face on each knob to be almost impossible to see without bright-light and leaning in close. Quite bothersome. So, I got a bright yellow paint-stick and filled them in. Now I can see where they are set and easy to adjust.

Caps are "Cary" labelled, made by Clarity. Sounds good to me.
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