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. Unprecedented dynamic headroom, vanishing distortion and precision control of speaker cone excursion. These are some of the rewards of the new technology to be found in the Basic M1. A patented Kenwood technology, the DLD power circuit brings together the best features of a top quality medium power amplifier and a high power amplifier, totally sidetracking their disadvantages. Thus, you can get the enormous power needed to amplify the most dynamic music signal peaks.Simultaneously, you can hear the kind of smooth, evenly balanced tonal quality extending throughout the audible range you would normally expect only from a first rate medium power amplifier. There are no size, weight, heat or thermal instability problems. Dynamic peaks are handled easily and are so clearly perceptible they will satisfy the most hypercritical listener. Highly reactive speaker loads and crest value music signals that exceed rated output are taken fully in stride by the Basic M1. This amplifier can comfortably handle the highest dynamic peaks, even at rated listening levels, and can operate fully with speaker impedances that fall as low as 2 ohms. The amplifier is designed for a frequency response accurate to within +-3dB from 1 Hz to 300kHz, ensuring that all signals falling within the audible range are reproduced perfectly. Power output: 105 watts per channel into 8O (stereo). Frequency response: 1Hz to 300kHz. Total harmonic distortion: 0.005%. Signal to noise ratio: 120dB.
Speaker load impedance: 4O to 16O. Dimensions: 440 x 112 x 324mm. Unit is in good cosmetic condition. The top of the case and the sides are on good cosmetic condition but some scratches on the top cover.
The front face is clean. All buttons and knobs are clean and work as intended and all of the illumination works.
Fully tested and great working condition. Good working order please check all the pictures for the unit condition. I TEST ALL MY ELECTRONICS EXTENSIVELY TO SHOW THEY FUNCTION 100%.
I TRY MY BEST TO GIVE A HONEST CONDITION OF ALL THE ELECTRONICS I SELL. THIS UNIT FUNCTIONS FULLY WITH ALL FEATURES.ALL SOUNDS WORK & ALL BUTTONS WORK & THERE IS NO CORROSION. This item is pre-owned and may show some slight signs of wear due to normal use. This item is in good condition overall. Tested and is 100% fully functional. Please look at the photos to make your own determination of this items condition.
Great working condition, good condition. Check my other listings for more vintage audio gear.
Tested working great all the controls respond like should. We strive to take pictures and describe items as thoroughly and accurately as possible, but please don't hesitate to ask any questions that you may have. It's secondhand, old, dirty, have wear and tear, and may have defects or modifications. Same condition as when I acquired. This is an as-is sale recommended to be serviced before using.
The unit just came out of storage. The unit powers up and works and sounds excellent, nice and smooth. The unit is the original condition maybe the need some clenning. This is a vintage item and should not be compared to today's electronic products. Please make sure you are OKAY with.
Please make sure to open the package as soon as the item arrives to ensure the condition and all contents are as described. I strive for the best service possible. If you have any issues, please contact me first before opening a case so we can work out a pleasant resolution.
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