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Nakamichi CA-5

Stereo Control Amplifier (1987-89)

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Nakamichi CA-5


Frequency response: 1.5Hz to 100kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.002%

Input sensitivity: 0.17mV (MC), 2.4mV (MM), 200mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 72dB (MC), 81dB (MM), 90dB (line)

Channel separation: 66dB (MM), 62dB (MC), 74dB (line)

Output: 200mV (line), 2V (Pre out), 16V (Pre out Max)

Dimensions: 435 x 63 x 289mm

Weight: 3.7kg


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Reviewed Apr 10th, 2018 by lucu5108

superb design and constructio.Great functionality and fidelity.Makes an excellent match with my Nakamichi PA5-II power amplifier.
I have it for 25 years and so far works perfectly , great reliability.

Reviewed Sep 19th, 2015 by lordrob

This is serious phono pre like it a lot



re: CA-5

Reporting a pair of typos on the Main PCB schematic in the Service Manual for the original CA-5:

Labels for D105 and D106 are switched (Left channel line amp)
Labels for D205 and D206 are switched (Right channel line amp)

Also, at least for my unit, the Balance pot is an Alps 5461 20K MN. Schematic and Parts List show 50K.

My serial no: 06529

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