Canary Audio CA 706 Amplifiers

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

The CA-706 is power amplifier around four EL34 tubes in an ultra-linear circuit that could provide 40 watts of subtly textured music. The custom wound output and power transformers were specially designed to extend the bass and highs. Neatly laid out Teflon wires, carefully thought through grounding paths. The chassis is thick steel, the binding posts clamp down on speaker wire for solid contact.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Audio_Mister a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Canary is a little known audio manufacturer located in California. They have a reputation for quality hand built, clean sounding units. I was in the market for a tube amplifier having decided that my old NAIM (NAP 110, NAC 42.5)gear had to go. I won the amp on eBay..new in the box..with warranty. Unpacking the unit was fun, as it should be, and I was immediately struck by the solid construction and very clean wiring. This amp weighs in a 55lbs. It's beautiful. It has a gold faceplate (the blue faceplate seen on their website is from earlier units). It uses 4 X EL 34's (Ei Big Bottle) and 4 X 6SN7GTB's. I hooked it up to a Sonic Frontiers Line 1 (another eBay find) and wired them up with TMC Tellow Label. Speakers are Canadian manufactured Angstrom Radix 400's..discontinued but well worth the price when I bought them years ago. I use TMC Gold Reference for the hookup. The front end used is an Esoteric CD-Z5000...another oldie but a goodie for the price way back when, but it will have to go soon, possibly an Aero Prima..
Conclusion: This is an excellent amplifier bordering on great ! It does everything well. Bass response is excellent for a tube amp..(destroys the old NAIM units). The soundstage is now very large bordering on huge on some recordings. Depth was good but would probably be better with a newer CD player(Aero Prima ?).. Mids are gorgeous with beautiful rendition of string instruments and horns. The human voice is rendered with a beautiful warmth and clarity. High frequencies are clean and free of harsh grain. Lots of air. Overall, with any kind of music(I listen to everything) you get a silky smooooooth and well balanced sound with lots of extension at both frequency extremes. On good recordings it provides a sense of being "there" with the musicians. For the price I paid it's a steal. You'd have to pay upwards of 4-5K to get much better. Highly Recommended

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   eBay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Audio_Mister a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Canary is a little known audio manufacturer located in California. They have a reputation for quality built, clean sounding units. I was in the market for a tube amplifier having decided that my old NAIM (NAP 110, NAC 42.5)gear had to go. I won the amp on eBay..new in the box..with warranty. Unpacking the unit was fun, as it should be, and I was immediately struck by the solid construction and very clean wiring. This amp weighs in a 55lbs. It's beautiful. It has a gold faceplate (the blue faceplate seen on their website is from earlier units). It uses 4 X EL 34's (Ei Big Bottle) and 4 X 6SN7GTB's. I hooked it up to a Sonic Frontiers Line 1 (another eBay find) and wired them up with TMC Tellow Label. Speakers are Canadian manufactured Angstrom Radix 400's..discontinued but well worth the price when I bought them years ago. I use TMC Gold Reference for the hookup. The front end used is an Esoteric CD-Z5000...another oldie but a goodie for the price way back when, but it will have to go soon, possibly an Aero Prima..
Conclusion: This is an excellent amplifier bordering on great ! It does everything well. Bass response is excellent for a tube amp..(destroys the old NAIM units). The soundstage is now very large bordering on huge on some recordings. Depth was good but would probably be better with a newer CD player(Aero Prima ?).. Mids are gorgeous with beautiful rendition of string instruments and horns. The human voice is rendered with a beautiful warmth and clarity. High frequencies are clean and free of harsh grain. Lots of air. Overall, with any kind of music(I listen to everything) you get a silky smooooooth and well balanced sound with lots of extension at both frequency extremes. On good recordings it provides a sense of being "there" with the musicians. For the price I paid it's a steal. You'd have to pay upwards of 4-5K to get much better. Highly Recommended.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   eBay Auction




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