Products - Cary Classic

CAD 805 AE
power amplifiers

The CAD 805 Anniversary Edition offers 50 watts per channel, Pure Class A Single Ended Triode Mono Blocks with dual 6SN7 input stage, 300B driver stage tube, includes both 845 and 211 output tubes. User selector switch for output tube. Jaguar Anthracite black chassis and top plate with clear coat finish, anodized aluminum front panel. ZERO feedback design.

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Circuit Type Single-Ended Class A1/A2
Power Output 50 watts
Input Sensitivity 1.0 Volt for full output
Noise and Hum -80 dB below full output
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 KHz +/- 0.75 dB
Inputs Single-Ended RCA (Optional Balanced XLR)
150 K Ohms input impedance
Tubes 2 ea - 6SN7 Input
1 ea - 300B Driver
1 ea - 845 Output + 1 ea - 211 Output
1 ea - 1629 'Cat Eye' output level tube
Power Transformer 1 ea - EI Laminate, 200% Duty Cycle
Output Transformer(s) 1 ea - EI Laminate, Air Gap, 200% Duty Cycle
4, 8 or 16 Ohm speaker connections
Resistors 1% Metal Film
Capacitors Oil-filled Coupling
Power Supply Capacitors 4 ea - 1500µF @ 450 VDC
AC Cord 3 Conductor, Detachable
AC Power Requirements 117/234 VAC @ 50/60 Hz
Consumption 230 watts - Operation
76 watts - Standby
Warm-Up Time 5 Minutes
Break-In Time 100 hours of playing time
Finish Silver Anodized Aluminum Faceplate,
Jaguar Anthracite Black chassis and top plate with clear coat finish, steel chassis
Weight 80 lbs
Dimensions 8.5" H x 12.25" W x 24 " D

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Reviewer Quote

Building on both a record of serious creative innovation and intensive product development and refinement over a period of years, the current CAD-805 Anniversary Edition amplifiers are at the heart of what the 'High-End' means, and what it aspires to be. The 805s stand alone and unique as a standard-bearer for the art and craft of true music re-creation. Superbly engineered and realized, designed with the ear of an artist and the insight of a master inventor operating at the highest levels of musical and technical aesthetics, the 805s bring new meaning to the art of critical listening.

Sasha Matson


The 805 is a 300SE with an afterburner. The 805 has been through many versions through the years, improving on what already proved to be an outstanding power amplifier. The new design for the Anniversary Edition came about with the goal to take those years of practical field experience, and put everything in the kitchen sink- including the ability to switch from the 211 (output) tube to the 845 (output) tube.