C47 Pre-amplifier

C47 Pre-amplifier Enjoy your music the way you want with this versatile stereo preamplifier. With a total of 12 inputs, you can connect...

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  • C47 Pre-amplifier
  • C47 Pre-amplifier
  • C47 Pre-amplifier

AU $7,995.00

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C47 Pre-amplifier

Enjoy your music the way you want with this versatile stereo preamplifier. With a total of 12 inputs, you can connect most if not all of your music sources. It even plays many of the latest high resolution digital formats - including DSD files.

For analog audio, it includes 2 balanced and 3 unbalanced fully assignable inputs plus 1 Moving Coil and 1 Moving Magnet phono input for connecting a turntable. The digital inputs are comprised of 2 optical, 1 coaxial and 1 USB input. The optical and coax inputs will decode digital music at up to 24-bit/192kHz for high resolution audio playback. The C47 can also decode and play back high fidelity DSD files via the USB input, which accepts signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 along with DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz. To enjoy the high definition audio found on SACDs, you can connect the C47 to the MCT450 SACD/CD Transport via the MCT input to create a secure and custom DSD connection.

All inputs are available all of the time on the C47 - even if certain inputs are assigned to certain devices, giving you the freedom to configure your system your way. The outputs have also been redesigned for easier use when bi-amping so that your highs or lows are not accidentally turned off. Bass and treble tone controls allow for some fine tuning of your audio sources. Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) brings added dimension to your headphone listening, while Home Theater Pass Through permits seamless integration into your multi-channel home theater system.

The C47 incorporates classic McIntosh design cues, including a black glass front panel, knobs, an illuminated logo and brushed aluminum end caps. It can easily be paired with a variety of amplifiers, speakers, room correction devices, CD players, turntables, tuners and other source components to make a complete home audio system.

Electronic Specifications:

Total Harmonic Distortion


Frequency Response

+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
+0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz

Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced)

16/8 V RMS

Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)

44K ohm, 22K ohm

Phono Voltage Gain

Moving Magnet: 40dB
Moving Coil: 60dB

High Level Voltage Gain

To Outputs 1 & 2: 15dB
To Fixed Output: 0dB

Signal To Noise Ratio


Dual Mono Power Supply


Dual Mono, Fully Balanced



Headphone Output

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

Inputs Balanced

2 Stereo

Inputs Unbalanced

3 Stereo + 2 Phono

Variable Outputs Balanced

2 Stereo

Variable Outputs Unbalanced

2 Stereo

Digital USB Input

1 (accepts PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz; supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 plus DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz)

Digital Coaxial Input


Digital Optical Input


Digital DIN (SACD) Input


Phono Moving Magnet

Yes, adjustable

Phono Moving Coil

Yes, adjustable

Record Processor Loop


Input Level Match

Yes, +/- 6dB

Home Theater Pass Through



Tone Controls

Bass and Treble

Tone Bypass and Input Assign


RS232 Control Input


Power Control Output

1 Main, 2 Trigger

Rear Panel Data Ports

Yes, 4

Rear Panel IR Sensor Input


General Specifications:

Multi-Chassis or Single

Single, two layer

Output Meters


Tube or Solid State

Solid State

On, Power Consumption

30 watts

Weights & Dimensions:

Dimensions (W x H x D)

17.5" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.2cm) x 18" (45.72cm)


10.4 kg (23 lbs)

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