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Carver C-5

Dual Zone Pre Amplifier (1990)

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Carver C-5


First and foremost the C-5 is a superb preamplifier with moving magnet phono stage and inputs for up to eight sound sources (six regular inputs plus two tape monitor loops).

Distortion and noise are exceptionally low. Dynamic headroom is high enough to handle the most aggressively recorded CD or LaserDisc. Moreover, we think that you'll be impressed with the C-5's overall sound, a subjective quality that otherwise defies quantification.

The C-5 is a dual zone preamplifier. That means that two different zones can be played simultaneously in different parts of your home.


Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.008%

Input sensitivity: 1.25mV (MM)

Signal to noise ratio: 78dB (MM), 95dB (line)

Output: 6V (Pre out)

Dimensions: 19 x 1-3/4 x 10 inches

Year: 1990


instruction/owners manual   English - S. Allen

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Reviewed Nov 22nd, 2015 by servizio90

Top Performance pre-amp. Sound better than many High-End pre system. Cons : Only MM Phone input no MC.



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