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Accuphase C-47 Stereo Preamplifier


C-47 Stereo Preamplifier

The C-47 is the first phono amplifier of this series which realizes a fully balanced configuration from input to output. The resulting product not only is highly impervious to external noise, it also features a dedicated head amplifier optimized for the characteristics of MC and MM phono cartridges, and a high-accuracy equalizer amplifier, thereby ensuring precise equalization with a minimum of noise. A set of newly added dedicated balanced MC phono inputs enables balanced connection to the analog record player. By bringing out the full performance potential of each phono cartridge, the C-47 delivers a rich and deeply satisfying musical experience.

  • Low-noise fully balanced configuration
  • One dedicated balanced MC phono input and three sets of regular phono inputs
  • Separate settings memory for each input position
  • Balanced and line level output connectors
  • Balanced output polarity selector
  • Full mono construction
  • Separate toroidal power transformers for left and right channel
  • Low-noise regulated power supply circuitry unaffected by load fluctuations
  • High-accuracy phono equalizer with RIAA deviation of only ±0.3 dB
  • Load impedance settings for six MC and three MM phono cartridge types
  • 7-segment LED indicator shows load impedance
  • Gain selector for low-output phono cartridges
  • Built-in subsonic filter
  • Disc equalizer assembly using glass cloth fluorocarbon resin PCBs with low dielectric constant and low losses
  • Gold-plated printed circuit boards
  • Aluminum top plate with hairline finish
  • Elegant side panels with natural wood grain finish

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    RIAA Deviation
    MC 10 - 20000 HZ ±0.3 dB
    MM 10 - 20000 Hz   ±0.3 dB

    Total Harmonic Distortion

    (1kHz, at rated output)


    GAIN Selector

    OFF (Normal)

    MC 64dB 
    MM 34dB
    GAIN selector HIGH
    MC  70dB
    MM 40dB

    Input Sensitivity

    (1kHz, for rated output)

    64 dB 1.26 mV 
    70 dB 0.63 mV
    34 dB 40 mV
    40 dB  20 mV

    Maximum Input Voltage

    (1kHz, 0.005% THD)

    64 dB 5.7mV 
    70 dB 2.9 mV
    34 dB 180mV 
    40 dB

    90 mV

    Maximum Output Level

    (0.01% THD, 20-20000 Hz)

    Input Impedance
     MC 10 ohms, 30 ohms, 100ohms, 200ohms, 300ohms, 1kilohm
    MM 1kilohm, 47 kilohms, 100kilohms

    Rated Output Voltage, 

    Output Impedance

    BALANCED OUTPUT 2V 50 ohms
    LINE OUTPUT  2V 50 ohms
    S/N Ratio, Input-converted Noise
    Input Input Shorted (A-weighting)
    S/N ratio at rated output Input-converted noise 
    MC: 64dB
    97 dB -155 dBV 
    MC: 70dB 
    91 dB  -155 dBV

    MM: 34dB

     108 dB -136 dBV

    MM: 40dB

    102 dB  -136dBV
    Minimum Load Impedance BALANCED / LINE PUTPUT = 10kilohms 
    Crosstalk -90dB or less (10kHZ)

    Residual Noise

    (A-weighted, with input shorted)

    GAIN selector OFF (Normal)  
    MC  28.2  or less

    7.9 or less

    GAIN selector HIGH
    MC 56.2 or less 
    MM 15.8  or less
    Subsonic Filter -12 dB or less (10kHz)
    Power Requirements 120 V. 220V, 230V AC (voltage as indicated on rear panel), 50/60Hz
    Power consumption 21 W
    Maximum Dimensions

    Width: 465mm (18.31")

    Height: 114mm (4.49")

    Depth: 407mm (16.02")

     Net 14.8kg (32.6 lbs)
    In shipping carton 21.0kg (46.3 lbs)

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