Cara: The Breakthrough
Cara is a product which divided opinion, because of its industrial ‘come or I’ll fetch you’ aesthetic. Some loved it, others weren’t so sure. But its sound – or should we say, its absence of a sonic signature was not controversial. Transparency, fluidity, detail, subtlety, spaciousness, delicacy, at the right time, with the requisite speed to stay on top of the most dynamic musical events, Cara was welcomed into the audiophile world as a benchmark product, excitedly discussed, shared, slotted into systems comprising the finest music reproduction products available.
Cara is superseded by Christine, our reference preamplifier, but we include Cara here in tribute to a breakthrough preamplifier into which we poured everything we have learned about delivering the music – not the nth degree of this or that sound quality, but beyond the nth: the vital musical cues that are spontaneously created by human musicians in real time and space.
You might bump into Cara on your travels in the high end, perhaps in the home of a reviewer who simply couldn’t part company with the review sample! If you do definitely make some time to get acquainted.
Cara: the breakthrough
|Input Voltage:||+/- 10V|
|Output Voltage:||+/- 12V|
|Frequency Response:||8Hz to 200kHz 0.1dB|
|Inputs:||4 inputs with individual gain presets|
|Outputs:||2 outputs with individual level presets|
|Volume range:||-99db to + 15dB (0 to +115)|
|Input Preset Range:||+/- 12dB|
|Output Preset Range:||0 to 115dB|
|Preset Max volume level:||0 to 115dB|
|Preset Min Volume level:||0 to 115 dB|
|Display Brightness settings:||1 to 9, and off|
|Display delay dim time range:||5 sec to 25 sec|
|Display Size:||1.25″ high x 6″ wide, blue LED dot matrix|
|Other||Permanently saved settings|
|External Power Supply with 110V/240V|