The preamplifier’s volume control is a vital component for maintaining vibrancy in the sound source.
Since its founding, Accuphase has spent 50 years in pursuit of creating the ideal volume control circuitry.
The C-2900’s Balanced AAVA system was designed using Accuphase's original AAVA volume control circuits to significantly improve sonic performance. The faithful reproduction of delicate musical performances
by the C-2900 makes it the perfect preamplifier for passionate audiophiles.

  • Balanced AAVA volume control
  • Logic-controlled relays for signal switching assure high sound quality and long-term reliability
  • Printed circuit boards for signal transmission use glass cloth fluorocarbon resin with low dielectric constant and minimum loss along with gold-plating on copper foil surfaces
  • Power supply circuits with separate toroidal transformers and filtering capacitors (10,000 μF × 4 pcs) for the left and right
  • Newly developed volume sensor construction for a quiet and smooth operation feel
  • Versatile arrangement of inputs and outputs (five line level inputs, two balanced inputs, two line level outputs, and two balanced outputs)
  • Line level input and output connectors for a recorder
  • Line level and balanced EXT PRE inputs for connection of an external preamplifier
  • Individual phase setting for each input
  • Switchable overall gain (12 dB / 18 dB / 24 dB)
  • Left / right balance control through Balanced AAVA
  • Stereo signal can be switched to monophonic operation
  • Volume attenuator to instantly reduce sound to as low as –20 dB
  • Loudness compensator for correcting the perceived spectral balance
  • Informative and easy to read input and volume level display with on / off switching
  • Discretely configured, high-quality headphone amplifier with parallel push/pull output stages
  • Subsonic filter that cuts off ultra-low frequency noise from record warping
  • Natural grain wood case with a mirror finish crafted by artisans using carefully selected virgin wood
  • High-carbon cast iron insulator feet with superior damping characteristics
  • Adding the AD-2900 to the C-2900 allows you to play analog discs.
  • Front panel switching function for using a phono equalizer expansion unit
    • MC/MM switching
    • MC load impedance switching (10 / 30 / 100 / 200 / 300 ohms)
    • Gain switching (MM: 34 / 40 dB, MC: 64 / 70 dB)


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 113 dB, S/N ratio (EIA) 110 dB. LINE 113 dB, S/N ratio (EIA) 113 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: 31 Watts

Maximum Dimensions: Width 477 mm, Height 156 mm, Depth 412 mm

Mass: 24.2 kg, 31.0 kg in shipping carton

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