Accuphase C2420 + A47


I own a Accuphse A47 to push Dynaudio Countour 1.3SE, I am intending to find a pre-amplifer to replaced the old pre-amplifier which is a tube one. On the budget wise, do you think C-2420 is a good choice.  My preference is clasical music. I like thick, solid, not too fast sound.
faust168
I have not heard the A47 but I'm familiar with the C-2420 and it makes tough guys cry. It will be thick and solid but as you know with your class A amp, it's going to be as sweet as a Grand Marnier soufflé.
 

Dear Donjr,

Thanks a lot for your kind reply.  You mean you own a C-2420. Am I correct? Which power amp. do you have? How's the combination sounds like?


great preamp, i wish i could afford 1, it is way overpriced here in the us. anyway, it should go great with the a-47. i can't see why it wouldn't...
Faust, I actually have the E-600 integrated. I've heard some of the other separates though. 

Dear donj,

In fact, when I bought my A-47, the dealer demo the E-600 to push one of the Taoc HI end bookshelf speaker (The one had been chosen by the leading choice for the Stereophile which cost about US$20,000/pair.). Together with the Burmester CD player and Burmester DAC. The overall sound is quite great with details, transparency, clean and very musical interpretation.  I am using an old tube Pre which made by my former friend. He improve the AR's SP-3 somewhat about 30 years ago. It still sounds good except the parts are getting older and some times the sound is not balance (one side is bigger, one side with smaller volume.).

The overseas Accuphase selling price are much higher than those in Japan....  But we have not much choice, sometimes, the using of 2nd hand is one of the choice with affordable price. 

Hi, Dave,

As you said, the C-2420 is not cheap, that is why I am careful to ask some users or someone with more experience in audio to provide their opinions..........Thank you for your understanding.