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2-Channel Tube Preamplifier

Model # C22

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Featuring a cool, 1960s retro design, the C22 has been updated to modern standards to deliver a performance on par with any other McIntosh preamp . Electromagnetic input switching provides reliable, noiseless and distortion free operation. Low distortion levels of all types are less than 0.08%, allowing music to be presented with total transparency and accuracy.

"A beautiful 'you are there' quality to the music" - Enjoy The Music

A total of 10 inputs include 2 balanced and 6 unbalanced along with Moving Coil and Moving Magnet phono input sections with selectable resistance and capacitive loading so every phono cartridge and turntable can be perfectly matched to produce the best sound. Outputs are comprised of 1 set of balanced and 3 sets of unbalanced connections. Bass and Treble tone controls with bypass feature allow you to listen to your favorite songs at your preferred tonal balance. Power control outputs will turn a complete McIntosh system on or off using the front panel or remote control.

While featuring a retro look, timeless McIntosh design cues such as a partial black glass front panel, knobs and brushed aluminum end caps allows the C22 to seamlessly blend in with other McIntosh components to create one cohesive system.

Electronic Specifications
Number of Channels 2
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.08%
Frequency Response +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz +0, -1dB from 10Hz to 100kHz
Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced) 16V RMS / 8V RMS
Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced) 900mV / 450mV
Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil) 0.45mV
Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet) 4.5mV
Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level) 98dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil) 60dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet) 60dB
Voltage Gain (High Level) 15dB
Voltage Gain (Moving Coil) 60dB
Voltage Gain (Moving Magnet) 40dB
Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced) 20K ohm, 20K ohm
Connectivity
Balanced Input 2
Unbalanced Input 6
Phono Input Moving Coil 1 (adjustable)
Phono Input Moving Magnet 1 (adjustable)
Upgradeable Digital Audio Module No
Digital Coaxial Input 0
Digital Optical Input 0
Digital MCT (DIN) Input 0
Digital USB Input 0
Digital AES/EBU Input 0
Balanced Fixed Output 0
Balanced Variable Output 1
Unbalanced Fixed Output 1
Unbalanced Variable Output 2
Headphone Output 1/4"
Input Level Match No
Home Theater PassThru No
Unbalanced Analog Connector Type Premium gold-plated solid brass
Service Port 0
Control
Tone Controls Bass and Treble
Tone Bypass and Input Assign Bypass: Yes Input Assign: No
RS232 Control Input No
Power Control Output 2 Main, 2 Switched
Rear Panel Data Port 8
Rear Panel IR Sensor Input No
General Specifications
Multi-Chassis or Single Single
Output Meters No
Vacuum Tube or Solid State Tube, 6 ea. 12AX7a
Power Consumption (On) 75 watts
Weights & Dimensions
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.5" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) x 18" (45.72cm)
Weight 27 lbs (12.25kg)
Shipping Weight 43.4 lbs (19.68kg)

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