Arcam C49 Audiophile Stereo Pre-Amplifier

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    Arcam’s C49 pre-amplifier represents the pinnacle of Arcam’s audio engineering. They set out to incorporate everything they have learnt in almost 40 years to deliver a pre-amplifier that will set new standards and provide class leading sound quality for the best possible reproduction of your music.

    Drawing on the many years of amplifier design experience at Arcam, the C49 uses the best quality components and engineering practice to produce a product that will give many years of musical pleasure and reliable service.

    The C49 features dual mono volume controls and a balanced signal path all the way though the product together with distortion nulling input multiplexers. Rest assured you will be hearing the music just as the artist intended.

    There have been great strides made in improving audio sources and loudspeakers in recent years and the time is right to match them in the field of amplifier design. This ground breaking pre-amplifier is a must audition product for music lovers.

    The C49 has been designed with system building flexibility in mind, allowing for the “ultimate” system of a C49 with six bridged P49s tri-amping the speakers.


    • Phono (MM) Cartridge: Input sensitivity at 1kHz - 5mV
    • Phono (MM) Cartridge: Input impedance - 47kΩ +100pF
    • Phono (MM) Cartridge: Frequency response (ref. RIAA curve) - 20Hz-20kHz +/- 1dB
    • Phono (MM) Cartridge: Signal/noise ratio (Awtd) 50W, ref. 5mV input - 80dB
    • Phono (MM) Cartridge: Overload margin, 5mV at 1kHz - 20dB
    • Power consumption (standby) - <0.5W
    • Nominal sensitivity - 1V (RCA), 2V (XLR)
    • Input impedance - 10kΩ
    • Maximum input - 4.6V (RCA), 8.2V (XLR)
    • Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.05dB
    • Signal/noise ratio (Awtd) 50W, ref 1V input - 105dB
    • Preamplifier Output: Nominal output level - 1.15V (RCA), 2.3V (XLR)
    • Preamplifier Output: Output impedance - 47Ω (RCA), 200Ω (XLR)
    • Headphones Output: Maximum output level into 600Ω - 4Vrms
    • Headphones Output: Output impedance - 1Ω
    • Headphones Output: Load range - 16Ω-2kΩ
    • W x D (inc. speaker terminals) x H (inc. feet) - 433 x 410 x 171mm
    • Weight (net) - 8.7kg
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