Cary Audio Xciter Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

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High Points
- The Cary Audio Xciter integrated amplifier is a major over-achiever with the ability to fill large rooms with beautiful, rich music.

- The amplifier is beautiful to look at and it's solidly constructed to last a lifetime.
- The circuit design will completely auto-bias for other tubes such as the 6V6, 5881 or EL-34, which allows for painless experimentation with different tubes.
- Cary Audio offers legendary customer support. Should you ever need any assistance with the Xciter, you can rest assured that you will be taken care of with no hassles.

Low Points
- I wish the remote control offered more functionality such as power and input selection. It's not an issue if you keep it on your desktop but if you don't it can get tiresome having to get up to change inputs.
- A possible low point may be the size of the output tubes. If you need something to fit in a vertically challenged spot the Xciter might not be for you.

Conclusion
If you are one of those people who are just beginning the journey of high-end audio, especially those who use their computers as an audio server, you must check out the Cary Xciter line. The vacuum tube integrated amplifier is perfect for your office desktop or bedroom system, but equally at home in your dedicated listening room. It offers the performance of bulky separates in a tidy package and is absolutely beautiful to look at. What else could one ask for?

Additional Resources
• Learn more about Cary Audio on this resource page.
• Read a review of the Cary Audio Cinema 11a AV Preamp here.

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HTR Product Rating for Cary Audio Xciter Integrated Amplifier

Criteria Rating

Performance

4

Value

4.5

Overall

4.5

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