A vintage classic, this is a later, rarer model C-34V. It has a wider faceplate (a W variant of the C-34V model), newer metal end caps, and all gold RCA connections. This unit is very similar to the C-32 preamp, but was intended to also incorporate video integration (although very minimally). The benefit over the C-32, is the lack of ribbon cables which was a common fault on the C-32. The unit is in great condition and has seen little use. It is fully functional and all original. Features a monitor amp to power speakers, but also used in the headphone section for a powerful, low distortion headphone amp.

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ELECTRICAL: Response 20-20kHz (+0 -0.5dB). Distortion 0.01%. Noise and hum -100dB aux, -90dB phono. Output rated 2.5V. Maximum output 10V. Input sensitivity and impedance: high level 0.25V (10V max) at 50k, phono 2mV (100mV max) at 47k and 65pF. Program equalizer: 30, 150, 500, 1500 and 10,000Hz boost or cut 12dB. LF filter 50Hz at 12dB/octave. HF filter 7kHz at 12dB/octave. Voltage gain 20dB aux, 62dB phono. Compandor ratios from 1:2 compress to 2:1 expand. Monitor Amplifier: 20W/ch into 8 ohms at 0.01% distortion, response 20-20kHz (+0 -0.2dB), sensitivity 0.75V, input impedance 27k, Power Guard, signal to noise A weighted 100dB.

FRONT PANEL: Glass panel. Illuminated. Listen selector: laser/t3, vcr/t2, vcr/t1, tv, cd, tuner, phono. Mode selector: L to L+R, R to L+R, stereo rev, stereo, mono (L+R), L+R to L and L+R to R. Equalizer frequency: 30, 150, 500, 1500 and 10k, volume, Record selector: laser/t3, vcr/t2, vcr/t1, tv, cd, tuner, phono. Pushbutton switches with indicator lights: compandor: listen or record, rec equal: in or out, rec monitor: in or out, LF and HF filter: in or out, speaker/output 1 and 2: in or out. power: on or off. Headphone jacks, Tape 3 input and output jacks. Compandor switch: expand, off or compress. Ratio 1 to 2, Balance, Loudness: flat to max.

TOP PANEL: Monitor amplifier controls: left and right gain, input switch: external, listen or record. Compandor controls: level match, speed: fast, norm and slow.

BACK PANEL: Outputs: switched: 1 and 2, main, tape 3, vcr 2/tape 2, vcr 1/tape 1, Monitor Amplifier: speaker push terminals, ext input, output. Speaker control relay socket. Inputs: laser/tape 3, vcr 2/tape 2, vcr 1/tape 1, tv, cd, tuner, phono. Ground binding post. External processors: listen: to and from, record: to and from. Video control connector. AC outlets: 3 switched, 2 unswitched, 1 switched (turntable auto-on). Fuse. Panloc mounting.

SizeĀ 5-7/16″H, Front panel width was 16-1/8″ in early units and 17-1/2″ in later units. 13″D behind panel. Weight 26 lb. Sold from 1985-1992. Last retail price $2499.00