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The new Precision Stereo Preamplifier C-3850 continues the challenge
and raises the bar even further, bringing together the entire wealth of
preamplifier know-how gained by Accuphase over the years. In
construction as well as circuit design, it incorporates latest
technology realized with components selected through a thorough review
process including extended listening tests. The result is an audio
instrument that admits no compromise in the pursuit of peerless
performance for musical mastery.
The C-3850 features a further evolved version of this principle,
called “Balanced AAVA”, with two AAVA circuits driven in a parallel
balanced configuration. AAVA does not “turn down” the volume in the
ordinary sense. Rather, it switches a combination of V-I amplifiers as
required in order to directly change the amplifier gain and thereby
achieve the desired volume. This revolutionary approach eliminates
impedance changes as well as adverse effects from noise and other
The entire path for all signals from the input connectors to the
outputs is fully balanced, and signal purity is further elevated by the
use of ultimate-quality parts and materials, ensuring electrical
characteristics and sonic excellence of the highest order. With its
no-holds-barred use of resources, and its bold realization of latest
circuit design, the C-3850 is an analog preamplifier that redefines the
state of the art and points the way towards the future.
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