The C-5000 features fully balanced and discrete circuit transmission across all stages of the signal path at Tone Defeat.
The patented floating design is adopted across the phono EQ, input amp and line amp stages – removing the influence of ground noise from the signal.
The folding-book design for the pre-amplifier PCB mirrors the left and right signal paths for precise matching and layout.
With each channel physically identical, the C-5000 is capable of the most accurate reproduction of audio which is both wide and deep.
Further, the ground loop is minimized when other components are connected.
The C-5000 was designed from the ground up to deliver the ultimate in listening experiences – down to its aesthetic and even its touch.
The knobs and lever switches feature original designs to communicate both innovation and craftsmanship.
The volume knob is both rigid and precise – employing ball-bearings and precision-cut aluminum to achieve its touch while the lever switches have also been refined for enhanced operation.
Every aspect of the C-5000 was carefully considered when designing this flagship model. Its construction exudes master craftsmanship and reflects an obsession with achieving the highest levels of performance.
The feet are no exception. Like the M-5000, the custom heavy-duty brass feet function either as fully supported spikes or with a scratch guard base for use on delicate surfaces.