High End Stereo Preamplifier (2005-07)
The C-2000 inherits the design technology of the Accuphase C-2800 and C-2400, featuring the same AAVA type volume control.
AAVA (Accuphase Analogue Vari-gain Amplifier) is an innovative concept that differs radically from conventional variable-resistor type volume controls.
It tackles one of the most important aspects of a preamplifier, namely how it handles listening level adjustment.
In AAVA, amplification and volume control are fully unified, eliminating all mechanical contact points.
Pure analogue processing ensures optimum performance and superb sound.
Doing away with the variable resistor in the signal path has numerous advantages and brings the amplifier a significant step closer to absolute purity in signal transmission.
Another benefit of AAVA is that it is configured only with highly reliable semiconductor components.
This assures that performance and sound quality will remain undiminished for many years to come.
The large volume knob on the front panel employs a position detection method that combines superb precision with a smooth conventional feel.
The power transformer, filtering capacitors and all other parts of the power supply are duplicated for the left and right channel.
What's more, all unit amplifiers such as for line input, balanced output, and AAVA are also entirely separate for the two channels, arranged on a high-quality motherboard.
This fully monophonic construction prevents unwanted interaction both on the electrical and the physical plane.
The line amplifier with integrated volume control is a major aspect of the C-2000, but there are also a host of other attractive features in this superb analogue preamplifier.
Tone controls and loudness compensator allow fine tuning of the sound.
Tape recorder and copying facilities as well as an EXT PRE function provide connection flexibility.
A range of option boards allows the amplifier to handle digital input signals and to realize high-grade playback of analogue records.
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.05%
Input sensitivity: 252mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 108dB (line)
Output: 2V (Pre out)
Dimensions: 465 x 150 x 405mm
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