C49 Solid State 2-channel Preamplifier

Be prepared for future digital music technologies with the C49 Preamplifier. The C49 features our DA1 Digital Audio Module, which can be replaced...

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  • C49 Solid State 2-channel Preamplifier
  • C49 Solid State 2-channel Preamplifier
  • C49 Solid State 2-channel Preamplifier
  • C49 Solid State 2-channel Preamplifier
  • C49 Solid State 2-channel Preamplifier
  • C49 Solid State 2-channel Preamplifier

AU $8,995.00


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Be prepared for future digital music technologies with the C49 Preamplifier. The C49 features our DA1 Digital Audio Module, which can be replaced by new modules as new digital audio technologies are developed. This will allow you to keep your C49 up to date with digital music formats and viable well into the future.


FEATURES:

  • DA1 Digital Audio Module
  • Supports DSD64, DSD128 & DSD256 files
  • 7 analog and 6 digital inputs


The C49 comes with a multitude of inputs. For analog, it has 2 balanced and 3 unbalanced, along with 2 phono inputs (comprised of 1 Moving Coil and 1 Moving Magnet) for connecting turntables. On the digital side, it has 6 inputs housed in the DA1 module. The inputs are: 2 coaxial, 2 optical, 1 USB and 1 proprietary MCT (for use with our MCT series of SACD/CD Transports). The DA1 is powered by an 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) that is used in Quad Balanced mode; it supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz for playback of high resolution audio. In total, the C49 has 13 inputs, and each can be given user-friendly names to simplify system setup and control.

For connecting to your amplifier and the rest of your home audio system, the C49 has 2 balanced variable outputs, 2 unbalanced variable outputs, and 1 unbalanced fixed output. The outputs are designed for easy use when bi-amping your speakers so that neither your highs or lows are inadvertently turned off. Your audio sources can be fine tuned via the bass and treble tone controls. The C49 can be seamlessly integrated into your home theater system via Home Theater Pass Through. Power Control ports allow for the easy turn on/turn off of other connected McIntosh components, while the Data Ports can send remote control commands to connected source components.

Our High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) is also included.


McIntosh C49 Preamplifier The C49 comes complete with classic McIntosh design staples such as a black glass front panel, knobs, an illuminated logo and aluminum end caps. Pair it with a variety of amplifiers, turntables, CD players, tuners, speakers, power controllers and room correction devices to make a complete home audio system.

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Number of Channels
2

Total Harmonic Distortion
0.005%

Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
+0, -3dB from 15Hz 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)
100dB

Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil)
80dB

Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet)
82dB

Voltage Gain (High Level)
15dB

Voltage Gain (Moving Coil)
60dB

Voltage Gain (Moving Magnet)
40dB

Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)
44K ohm, 22K ohm

Connectivity

Balanced Input
2

Unbalanced Input
3

Phono Input Moving Coil
1 (adjustable)

Phono Input Moving Magnet
1 (adjustable)

Upgradeable Digital Audio Module
Yes: DA1

Digital Coaxial Input
2

Digital Optical Input
2

Digital MCT (DIN) Input
1

Digital USB Input
1

HDMI (ARC) Input
0

Digital AES/EBU Input
0

Balanced Fixed Output
0

Balanced Variable Output
2

Unbalanced Fixed Output
1

Unbalanced Variable Output
2

Headphone Output
1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)

Input Level Match
Yes, +/- 6dB

Home Theater PassThru
Yes

Unbalanced Analog Connector Type
Standard

Service Port
1

Control

Tone Controls
Bass and Treble

Tone Bypass and Input Assign
Yes

RS232 Control Input
Yes

Power Control Output
1 Main, 2 Trigger

Rear Panel Data Port
4

Rear Panel IR Sensor Input
Yes

General Specifications

Multi-Chassis or Single
Single, two layer

Output Meters
No

Vacuum Tube or Solid State
Solid State

Power Consumption (On)
30 Watts

Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.5" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.2cm) x 18" (45.72cm)

Weight
23 lbs (10.4 kg)

Shipping Weight
37.5 lbs (17 kg)


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