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Carver C-1 Preamplifier


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At the heart of the C-1 is a high-performance console preamplifier with precise RIAA phono equalization for moving-magnet and moving coil cartridges, extremely low noise and distortion, high slew rate, wide dynamic range, and a high degree of control flexibility.

The built-in Sonic Hologram generator distinguishes the C-1 from all other fine preamplifiers, breaking through the limitations of listening room acoustics and the conventional two-channel stereo medium itself to provide remarkable three dimensional you are there realism, with a sonic image which extends far beyond the loudspeakers in breadth and depth.


Frequency response: 5Hz to 200kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.04%

Signal to noise ratio: 86dB (MC), 82dB (MM), 96dB (line)

Dimensions: 3.5 x 19 x 10 inches

Weight: 2.7kg