Near perfect Cary-SLP-98 in Jaguar Red w/ "Silver" face plate ... STRIKING appearance

Functionally perfect

Cosmetically, near perfect. 8/10 by 'Gon stds. IMHO it's 9/10

I'll post pix tomorrow

I picked-up this sweet thing about 6 yrs ago from a Dr in OH and haven't looked back, until now . . .

It's time to move on. I'd keep her, if I had room. But what I'd like to do is up-my-game in another area

Although this stock pre sounded amazing, 5 yrs ago I decided to go the Upgrade Path and sent it to Cary for the HT by-pass, Hexfreds and direct coupled (I think that's the equivalent of the optional F1 upgrade)

NOTE: Cary CS can be hit or miss, depending. So my receipt shows the above EXCEPT the direct coupled caps. But they claim it's been done . . . Any who, Sounds Amazing

Prior to sending it in for the upgrades, I had a custom shipping box made.

Included is a Revelation Audio Labs Cryo-Silver Reference umbilical cord that makes a Big Diff

This pre responds very well to tube rolling, especially in the 2 front positions. But the other 2 positions are responsive as well
It takes 4 - 6SN7 tubes

The "silk screening" print still looks good. See pix forthcoming

Comes with 4 stock EH tubes, custom shipping box, original umbilical, RAL umbilical, original owners manual and my receipts from RAL and the Cary for the upgrades

Local pick-up is much preferred. Traveling an hour or so 1/2 way is doable

Theres a reason they call this SLP-98 a "Sweet Little Pre" . . . because it IS

My zip is 48098

Payment method is negotiable

Net $2,500 to me
Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
DAC North Star Design Supremo
Source PSA PWT & Oppo 205
Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
LCD Samsung LN46B750
Mains Salk HT2-TL
Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
Center Salk HT2C
Wires MIT S3.3
PSA PC AC-12

Comments

  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,856
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    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 205
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 1,835
    Did Joey make you happy? Just curious. GLWTS
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,856
    edited March 3
    WagnerRC wrote: »
    Did Joey make you happy?

    Not sure I wanna go there . . . lol

    yeah, we were able to see eye-to-eye

    the 05 is just like/SIMILAR to the 98, but on steroids. The 05 has on been on for 2 hrs now, and whilst warming up I heard distinct New Sounds from another room

    Honestly, coupled with the Rogue tubed monos .. .. . MUCH too tooby, IMHO

    Listenable, but can you say Northern Canadian Maple Syrup?
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 205
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,856
    Jimmy Crickets . . . I may have to pull the trigger on the SS BAT VK-600 se

    but cash may run out!!!!!!
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 205
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,850
    Droollll wish i was as flush with cash as I am with 6sn7 tubes :D
  • verbverb Posts: 5,572
    Well Dog, in the short period of time I had with that sweet little pre, it was amazing! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Bottlehead SEX 2.1 Integrated Amp, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
    Spares VTL 2.5 Pre, EAR 834L Pre, Rotel RC1580 Pre, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Carver TFM35x Amp, (2) Dayens Ampino Integrated, (2) SDA 1C's, Monitor 10's, Monitor 5Jr's, Polk TSi200's, Rega RP1 TT, Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,867
    Very nice, anyone looking to up their game needs to get ears on this. The Jag. red is also stunning to look at . Good luck on the sale and I know the new owner will not be disappointed.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,876
    Glenn

    I noticed you keep the balance knobs to the middle, per Cary the knobs turned all the way to the side to max puts them out of the circuit.

    You may have noticed my 05 knobs were maxed.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,850
    Are they gain knobs? I was a wondering
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 435
    Damn beautiful piece of gear, probably sounds even better
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,856
    edited March 3
    Joey_V wrote: »
    I noticed you keep the balance knobs to the middle, per Cary the knobs turned all the way to the side to max puts them out of the circuit.

    You may have noticed my 05 knobs were maxed.

    Yeah, I tried it both ways . . . Removed from the circuit is better!

    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Are they gain knobs? I was a wondering

    Yep, Gain control
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 205
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 1,835
    What tubes are you using in the slp? Just curious. I use a pass xa30.5 for ss with the o5 and it’s agreat combo
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,856
    edited March 4
    WagnerRC wrote: »
    What tubes are you using in the slp? Just curious. I use a pass xa30.5 for ss with the o5 and it’s agreat combo

    I bet IT IS!

    I take it you're referring to the 05 and Not the one FS . . .

    Tonight is the 3rd night in use. I started with all the stock EH to get a baseline. The plan was to do that for at least a week. But last night I notice a hum/noise coming from the left. There are 3 Left tubes to consider. I started with #1 and Bingo, humming noise vanished. So I installed another 1944 VT-231 in the #4 position. (labeled Ken Rad)

    Plan is to clean the pins this weekend and also install a pair of 1942 Tung Sols in the #2 & #5 positions.
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 205
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,856
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    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 205
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,850
    those are stellar tubes and not remotely cheap

    very nice
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,856
    Current prices are CRAZY

    Koray wants $455 for a matched pair. I refuse!

    See 1st listing

    http://www.nostubestore.com/search/label/6SN7GT/6SN7WGT/5692/B65/VT-231
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 205
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,856
    Hump-day bump
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 205
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,876
    Come on... someone buy this
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,856
    One missing descriptive item has been brought to my attention by a prospective buyer ...

    This is a Line Stage preamp . . . oops

    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 205
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,856
    At one point, the Dr I bought this from, compared the Cary 98 to the 05 . . .

    The new factory tubes are fine (most like them a lot) but lack the richness & fullness of the NOS, especially with good source material and a quality system. The SLP98 with the NOS tubes sounds better than an SLP-05 with factory tubes and is also more musical (rich, full, texture). BTW, this SLP98 with the NOS tubes blew away my Audio Note M3 (w/galahad power supply!) in a side by side comparison. Dave

    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 205
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,867
    Can't believe this is still here. Guys, suck this bad boy up, you won't regret a thing. Helps too she's a beauty to look at.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • verbverb Posts: 5,572
    Agree. I had this bad boy on loan for a while, and would have snagged it if not for the SLP-05. I can attest this thing is in mint condition. :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Bottlehead SEX 2.1 Integrated Amp, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
    Spares VTL 2.5 Pre, EAR 834L Pre, Rotel RC1580 Pre, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Carver TFM35x Amp, (2) Dayens Ampino Integrated, (2) SDA 1C's, Monitor 10's, Monitor 5Jr's, Polk TSi200's, Rega RP1 TT, Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer
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