Accuphase C-2120 Preamplifier
Accuphase’s ground-breaking AAVA (Accuphase Analog Vari-gain Amplifier) volume control, first introduced in the model C-2800, has been continually further refined and improved. AAVA operates fully in the analog domain, but it eliminates all potentiometers from the signal path. This has a number of advantages, such as (1) outstanding S/N ratio, (2) extremely low distortion, (3) virtually no change in frequency response and sound quality at any listening level, (4) minimal left/right level differences (tracking errors), and (5) minimal left/right crosstalk. The result is a volume control that far surpasses conventional concepts.
A range of sophisticated option boards opens up even more possibilities. The newly developed Digital Input Board DAC-40 features a USB port and support for high-bit, high-sampling frequency signals up to 192 kHz/24 bits.
The newly developed Analog Disc Input Board AD-30 is also available, ideal for high-grade reproduction of analog records using either MC or MM phono cartridges.
AAVA volume control for high performance and outstanding sound
Separate power transformers for left and right channels
Selectable preamp gain
Fully modular construction with individual left/right amplifier units on motherboard
Logic-controlled relays for shortest signal paths
Independent phase selection for each input position
Tone controls designed for optimum sound quality
Option board slots provide additional versatility for digital input handling or analog record playback