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Kenwood Basic C2

Stereo Control Amplifier (1984-90)

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Kenwood Basic C2


Frequency response: 1Hz to 350kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.001%

Input sensitivity: 0.2mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 73dB (MC), 73dB (MM), 79dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line), 1V (Pre out)

Dimensions: 440 x 78 x 320mm

Weight: 4.5kg

Year: 1984


service manual   English - bernhard_m

instruction/owners manual   English - HRSCR

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Reviewed Mar 12th, 2016 by denisbri

Got mine used and in bad condition two years ago. Really good device with a great phono section. Cd entry is very good too, output level a little bit low as regards today standards.
I would describe sound as neutral on whole frequencies, whith a very good dynamic. Associated with an Atoll AM 80 and Monitor Audio RX6 silver, tweaked Rotel RCD-02, Luxman PD 277 and Audio technicacAT 440 MLB does a great job! Would not change for anything else.

Reviewed Feb 13th, 2015 by guest

Very nice looking Pre with a great phono input section.
Works nice with M2 or M2a. I used it to drive Klipsch LaScala and I liked the performance and reliability. Did find upgrades on the web but never moved off of OEM design.

Reviewed May 09th, 2014 by wallshaker

For the money you cant beat this pre amp . paired with m2a amp and wooooow get blown away by some nice sound and huge power!



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