Retro Design Preamplifier

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 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

  • ULTRA LOW DISTORTION 0.08%
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE 
    • +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
    • +0, -1dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz
  • MAXIMUM VOLTS OUT (BALANCED / UNBALANCED) 16/8 V RMS
  • INPUT IMPEDANCE (BALANCED / UNBALANCED) 20K ohm, 20K ohm
  • PHONO VOLTAGE GAIN 60dB
  • HIGH LEVEL VOLTAGE GAIN 15dB
  • SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO 98dB
  • DUAL MONO POWER SUPPLY No
  • DUAL MONO, FULLY BALANCED No

CONNECTIVITY

  • HEADPHONE OUTPUT Yes 1/4"
  • INPUTS UNBALANCED 6 Stereo + 2 Phono
  • INPUTS BALANCED 2 Stereo
  • VARIABLE OUTPUTS UNBALANCED 3 Stereo
  • VARIABLE OUTPUTS BALANCED 1 Stereo
  • DIGITAL USB INPUT 0
  • DIGITAL COAXIAL INPUT 0
  • DIGITAL OPTICAL INPUT 0
  • DIGITAL DIN INPUT 0
  • PHONO MOVING MAGNET Yes, adjustable loading
  • PHONO MOVING COIL Yes, adjustable loading
  • RECORD PROCESSOR LOOP Yes
  • INPUT LEVEL MATCH No
  • HOME THEATER PASS THROUGH No

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 PORTS Yes, 8
  • REAR PANEL IR SENSOR INPUT No

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • MULTI-CHASSIS OR SINGLE Single
  • OUTPUT METERS No
  • TUBE OR SOLID STATE Tube, 6 ea. 12AX7a
  • ON, POWER CONSUMPTION 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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