For sure, Accuphase is not a brand that will wet everyone’s appetite. That is only because we are no longer dealing with audio gears that are priced under $2,500 or $5,000 or even $10,000 and was made to cater the masses. This is pinnacle territory and when you are dealing at the top of the food chain, it is a ground that few have footholds on and the difference between each brands are as polarizing as the likes of summer and winter.
The C-2810 is one preamp that you either like or dislike. And if your do dislike it, its also the very same reason why the next person likes it so much. The C-2810 is a precision preamp. Very much like a scalpel used in surgery. It cuts through music without any hesitation or deliberation. Feed any kind music from your source unit and it dissects the music unforgivingly. Any weakness in your source unit will be revealed. Good or bad, this is a preamp that demands the best to sound its best. Transparency is absolutely “white” in color and there is almost no hint of coloration in its tonality. To those who dislike it, you might grumble at its lack of coloration and clinical sound but if you want your music as honest as possible and you have top notch components both upstream and downstream, you definitely need to audition the C-2810. This is a line level only preamp. Phono module was an $1800 option but previous owner skipped this as he was a full digital audiophile.
Cosmetically, the unit is in very good condition. Very good cabinet with the high gloss finish intact. Previously owned in NYC. Remote control will be included and unit will be securely packed for safe shipping. This is as good as anything to come out from the land of the rising sun! Built quality is World class as always.