The The C-2102 is the matching pre-amplifier for the B-2102 power amp. I use the C-2102 as the pre-amp to provide signals to my C-2102 and C-2101 for horizontal bi-amping.
One of the unique features is of the C-2102 is the use of parametric equalisers for tone control. It is known to possess a good phono stage.
Caps used include Panasonic ECA and FC, Wima, silver mica, EPCOS and OSCON.
Update - 24Mar2012
Took the C-2102 out to partner the B-2101. Was initially disappointed by it's performance - sounded reserved and the high's did not flow naturally.
Hence I replaced the OSCON with a Nichicon on the motherboard. Replaced the WIMA 0.022uF at C26 with a Russian Paper-In-Oil (PIO) 0.047uF (back to original value) as it is in a tonal ladder.
|Close-up of motherboard area with changes|
In addition, removed the previous bypass under the motherboard and place a Philips BC 0.026uF bypass to C26 as the highs required a slight adjustment.
The results in a word - WOW!!!