Now that high quality MC cartridges are becoming more affordable, the freedom to select a cartridge to suit the needs of the music is an important advantage in a preamplifier. The Basic C1 adjusts to the preferred cartridge automatically, according to the input selector that is activated. This system is realized through a new high gain, high stability phono equalizer amplifier that has a dual-input function. Its input stage employs two high-gain FET's while the output is a new low noise IC.In addition, optimum noise and distortion ratings are maintained for both types of cartridge. Many preamplifier designs are disappointing when it comes to actual listening tests, in spite of apparently good performance data. But the Basic C1 preamplifier is one model that will shine out in any such test. S/N ratios and RIAA accuracy are, of course, excellent. But it is the ability of the preamplifier to process signals transparently and smoothly, without any trace of harshness or coloration, that makes it outstanding. It can provide a wealth of musical fine detail especially in the very high frequency range, which is often a disaster zone for preamplifiers. Yet it can handle highly complex and heavy dynamic music cleanly, too.
At the center detent position, totally flat response is obtained. At a point 30dB below maximum vol¬ume level, a 100Hz signal can be boosted from zero dB to 9dB for fine tonal balancing when listening at average to low volume levels. To prevent shock noise when the control amplifier is turned on or off, a relay circuit at the output releases the signal only after all circuits are stabilized. The Basic C1 is equipped with every control that you will need for the maximum enjoyment of every music source.
There are two tape inputs (with independent circuits for each) and two tape monitors. Dubbing is accomplished from Tape A to Tape B, Aux and Tuner selectors and Phono MM and MC cartridge selectors, as well as Tape selectors, each have an LED indicator above them. The control panel is simplicity itself, reflecting the clear thinking that exists at Kenwood about what control amplifier priorities really are. The panel is laid out for easy use. And inside, the same philosophy of simpler the better holds for the circuitry.
Frequency response: 1Hz to 250kHz. Total harmonic distortion: 0.004%. Input sensitivity: 0.25mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line).
Signal to noise ratio: 70dB (MC), 87dB (MM), 108dB (line). Output: 1V (Pre out), 5V (Pre out Max). Dimensions: 440 x 78 x 326mm. Check out my other items too!Buyers with negative or private feedback will have the sale cancelled. Communication expected within 24 hours of winning the sale. My customers' satisfaction means everything to me. Thank you for being a valued customer! This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Stereo Receivers". The seller is "gearandparts" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.