Cary Audio Design Cinema 5
This 5.1 channel power amplifier from Cary shall become the beating heart and velvet rock in the core of your home theater setup, at great value since it normally RETAILS FOR $5,500.
"Our Multichannel Amp of the Year honor goes to Cary Audio for the outstanding Cinema 5. A high-end company that seems equally at home with tube or solid-state designs, Cary has recently expanded its line of home-theater gear, and are we glad they did! The (solid-state) Cinema 5 delivers a healthy 200Wpc into 8 ohms and 350Wpc into 4 ohms. But there are plenty of amps out there that can match the Cary’s power rating. What few of them even come close to matching is this model’s superb sound—and believe us when we tell you that the few that do (or that can better it) cost a whole lot more. The Cinema 5’s trademarks are its immediacy and transparency, and an overall balance that sounds “right” with both music and film. Expect to hear a warm easy presentation, rich harmonic structure, silky extended highs, and a powerful, controlled, and visceral bottom end. And its natural, beautifully articulated midrange makes dialogue both clear and easy to understand. Most importantly, the Cinema 5 sounds alive in a way that removes the sense that you’re listening through a box of electronics. Whether you’re a fan of art house films, high-octane action flicks, music, or all three, the Cary’s combination of delicacy and power is sure to please. (Reviewed by Wayne Garcia in Issue 50)"
200 WPC into 8 ohms; 350 WPC into 4 ohms
Dimensions: 17.7" x 6.25" x 19.75"
Weight: 80 lbs