C49 Pre-Amplifier

Pre-Amplifiers by ARCAM
ARCAM C49 Pre-Amplifier - Grahams Hi-Fi


C49 Pre-Amplifier

  • Arcam’s highest performing pre-amp ever
  • Balanced (XLR) and Un-Balanced (RCA) inputs
  • Balanced (XLR) and Un-Balanced (RCA) outputs
  • Phono MM input

Arcam’s C49 pre-amplifier represents the pinnacle of their audio engineering. They have incorporated almost 40 years audio engineering experience to deliver a pre-amplifier that provides class leading sound quality for the best possible reproduction of your music.

The C49 features dual mono volume controls and a balanced signal path all the way though the product for the cleanest sound without crosstalk or noise.

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Technical Specifications:

Inputs - Phono (MM) cartridge

  • Input sensitivity at 1kHz - 5mV
  • Input impedance - 47kΩ +100pF
  • Frequency response (ref. RIAA curve) - 20Hz-20kHz +/- 1dB
  • Signal/noise ratio (Awtd) 50W, ref. 5mV input - 80dB
  • Overload margin, 5mV at 1kHz - 20dB


  • 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)
  • Output impedance - 47Ω (RCA), 200Ω (XLR)

Headphones output

  • Maximum output level into 600Ω - 4Vrms
  • Output impedance - 1Ω
  • Load range - 16Ω-2kΩ


  • Power consumption (standby) - <0.5W

Dimensions & Weights

  • W x D (inc. speaker terminals) x H (inc. feet) - 433 x 410 x 171mm
  • Weight (net) - 8.7kg
  • Weight (packed) - 10.4kg