Or, better yet. Suggest someone who could perform a full blown out modification to this piece.
Scottht, you will find that changing out the stock caps will make a dramatic difference in the sound. I have a Cary SLP98 that had the upgraded paper-in-oil caps from Cary and the sound was thick, somewhat slow, bloated.
After reading many posts here and on AA about the caps that Cary uses and their not so superior sound quality, I knew they had to go. Replaced the pio caps with Hovland Musicaps and the SLP98 has never sounded better. I called and talked to Kirk at Cary about the caps----short story is that he uses Hovlands in his own personal SLP98, and Cary doesnt even sell them as a upgrade.
Change those caps out and you will be amazed at what you will hearing. Diamond in the rough. Let us know of your progress.