Accuphase make some of the finest equipment in the world and we can't recommend them highly enough. All of their components will deliver a marked improvement to any system and are a fantastic base to a new build or an unparalleled upgrade to an existing one. Accuphase amplifiers will deliver all the power you need with very low noise levels.
Inside the preamplifier, circuits and components are securely mounted to a sturdy 8 mm thick aluminum frame and kept completely separate for the left and right channels. This reliably prevents unwanted mutual interference, resulting in further improved electrical characteristics and perfectly pure sonic performance.
Turning the volume knob on the front panel causes the actual volume level position to be detected. The corresponding combination of weighted amplifiers then in turn adjusts the volume. The volume sensor mechanism is made of a massive aluminum block extruded and finished with utmost precision. The knob provides an exquisite tactile feel when rotated and ensures extremely accurate position detection. The entire mechanism is supported by a floating suspension using insulators, which also allows extremely quiet motor-driven operation when the remote commander is used.
The power supply circuitry not only acts as the energy source of an amplifier, it also has a dramatic influence on its sound. The C-2850 features a newly developed type of high-efficiency toroidal transformer in a cast-aluminum case with thermal dissipation fins. Each channel has its own transformer, along with a pair of custom-made electrolytic filtering capacitors rated for high capacity and excellent sonic properties. This arrangement provides ample power reserves for effortless operation.
Frequency Response: BALANCED/LINE INPUT, 3 - 200,000Hz +0 -3.0 dB, 20 - 20,000Hz +0 -0.2 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (for all inputs): 0.005%
Input Sensitivity: BALANCED 252mV, 0.5V Output 63mV. LINE 252mV, 05.V Output 63mV
Input Impedance: BALANCED 40 kilohms. LINE 20 kilohms
Rated Output Voltage, Output Impedance: BALANCED/LINE OUTPUT 2 V 50 ohms, RECORDER REC (with AD input) 252 mV 200 ohms
S/N Ratio, Input-converted Noise (gain selector: 18 dB): BALANCED 111 dB, S/N ratio (EIA) 110 dB. LINE 111 dB, S/N ratio (EIA) 110 dB
Maximum Output Level (0.005% THD, 20 - 20,000 Hz): BALANCED/LINE OUTPUT: 7.0 V, RECORDER REC (with AD input): 6.0 V LINE
Maximum Input Level: BALANCED/LINE INPUT: 6.0 V
Minimum Load Impedance: BALANCED/LINE OUTPUT: 600 ohms, RECORDER REC: 10 kilohms
Gain: (gain selector: 18 dB)＊Gain switchable to 12/18/24 dB: BALANCED INPUT → BALANCED OUTPUT: 18 dB, BALANCED INPUT → LINE OUTPUT: 18 dB, LINE INPUT → BALANCED OUTPUT: 18 dB, LINE INPUT → LINE OUTPUT: 18 dB
Loudness Compensation: 1: +2 dB (100 Hz), 2: +4 dB (100 Hz), 3: +6.5 dB (100 Hz)
Attenuator: -20 dB
Headphone Jack: Suitable impedance: 8 ohms or higher, Output level: 2 V (40 ohms)
Subsonic Filter: 10 Hz: -18 dB/octave
Power Requirements: 230 V AC, 50 Hz (Voltage as indicated on rear panel)
Power Consumption: 40 Watts
Maximum Dimensions: Width 477 mm, Height 156 mm, Depth 412 mm
Mass: 24.5 kg, 31.0 kg in shipping carton
The Accuphase C-2850 was more fun than I ever thought a preamp could be to review. That’s because when you combine its excellent sound with its rich feature set and stunning appearance, you wind up with a product that’s beautiful to listen to, a pleasure to use, and a joy to look at. The C-2850 embodies the best of what a high-end hi-fi component is about—quality in every respect. more...