C52 Stereo Preamp

The C52 is the most advanced, single chassis solid state preamplifier we’ve ever made. This feature packed stereo preamp lets you connect virtually...

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  • C52 Stereo Preamp
  • C52 Stereo Preamp
  • C52 Stereo Preamp
  • C52 Stereo Preamp

AU $13,995


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The C52 is the most advanced, single chassis solid state preamplifier we’ve ever made.

This feature packed stereo preamp lets you connect virtually any of your analog components and digital music sources – including those that play the latest high resolution formats such as DSD files – to one easy-to-use device to enjoy them all.

For connecting analog devices, it includes 3 balanced and 4 unbalanced fully assignable inputs plus 1 each of Moving Coil and Moving Magnet phono inputs for connecting a turntable and enjoying your vinyl collection. On the digital side, it has 3 optical, 2 coaxial and 1 USB input. The optical and coax inputs will decode digital music at up to 24-bit/192kHz for high resolution audio playback. The C52 is also capable of decoding and playing back DSD files for the latest in high fidelity performance; the USB input accepts PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 plus DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz. An MCT input offers a secure, custom DSD connection for playback of the high definition audio found on SACDs when paired with the MCT450 SACD/CD Transport​ to deliver the purist possible sound quality from your CD library. The C52 features a 24-bit/192kHz, DSD digital-to-analog-converter (DAC).

New to the C52 is that all inputs are available all of the time – even if you assign certain inputs to certain devices, giving you more freedom to configure your system the way you want. The outputs have also been updated to be easier to operate when bi-amping or tri-amping so that your highs and/or lows are not inadvertently turned off. An 8 band analog equalizer allows you to fine tune your various music sources just the way you like. For headphone listening, an added dimension can be brought to your music with the addition of Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®). The Home Theater Pass Through feature allows for seamless integration into your multi-channel home theater​ system.

The C52’s classic black glass front panel, blue meters, knobs, illuminated logo and brushed aluminum end caps are all housed in an attractive polished stainless steel chassis that delivers a timeless look. It can be paired with a variety of amplifiers​, speakers, room correction devices, CD players, turntables, tuners and other source components to make a complete home audio system.

Specifications

ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
0.003%
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
+0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz
MAXIMUM VOLTS OUT (BALANCED / UNBALANCED)
16/8 V RMS
INPUT IMPEDANCE (BALANCED / UNBALANCED)
44K ohm, 22K ohm
PHONO VOLTAGE GAIN
Moving Magnet: 40dB
Moving Coil: 60dB
HIGH LEVEL VOLTAGE GAIN
To Main Output and Outputs 1 & 2: 15dB
To Fixed Output: 0dB
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
100dB
DUAL MONO POWER SUPPLY
No
DUAL MONO, FULLY BALANCED
No


CONNECTIVITY

HEADPHONE OUTPUT
Yes 1/4", High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
INPUTS BALANCED
3 Stereo
INPUTS UNBALANCED
4 Stereo + 2 Phono
VARIABLE OUTPUTS BALANCED
3 Stereo
VARIABLE OUTPUTS UNBALANCED
3 Stereo
DIGITAL USB INPUT
1 (accepts PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz; supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 plus DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz)
DIGITAL COAXIAL INPUT
2
DIGITAL OPTICAL INPUT
3
DIGITAL DIN (SACD) INPUT
1
PHONO MOVING MAGNET
Yes, adjustable
PHONO MOVING COIL
Yes, adjustable
RECORD PROCESSOR LOOP
No
INPUT LEVEL MATCH
Yes, +/- 6dB
HOME THEATER PASS THROUGH
Yes


CONTROL

TONE CONTROLS
Yes, 8 band
TONE BYPASS AND INPUT ASSIGN
Yes
RS232 CONTROL INPUT
Yes
POWER CONTROL OUTPUT
1 Main, 4 Trigger
REAR PANEL DATA PORTS
Yes, 6
REAR PANEL IR SENSOR INPUT
Yes


GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

MULTI-CHASSIS OR SINGLE
Single, two layer
OUTPUT METERS
Yes
TUBE OR SOLID STATE
Solid State
ON, POWER CONSUMPTION
30 watts


WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
17.5" (44.45cm) x 7.6" (19.37cm) x 18" (45.72cm)
WEIGHT
27.5 lbs (12.5 kg)
SHIPPING WEIGHT
43 lbs (19.5 kg)


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