McIntosh C22 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Mk V

Model: C22MKV UPC: 842548109742 Item: 175192

Product Information


  • This is the newest version of McIntosh's C22 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier - the Mk V. It is the latest McIntosh vacuum tube preamplifier to carry the cherished C22 model number.
  • It's a direct replacement to the C70 Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. It has all the performance of the acclaimed C70 but with the hallowed C22 moniker and its signature glass and aluminum front panel design.
  • Features (1) 12AT7 and (5) 12AX7A vacuum tubes that are visible through a glass panel on the top cover.
  • Inputs consist of two balanced and three unbalanced inputs, one Moving Coil and one Moving Magnet phono inputs. There are two pairs each of balanced and unbalanced outputs.
  • Includes adjustable bass and treble tone controls, plus adjustable Impedance and capacitance for the phono inputs. All control operations are done via knobs and rocker switches. Modern LED indicators denote input selection and volume level.
  • McIntosh's High Drive headphone amplifier is included and features their Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) technology.
  • Power Control can automatically turn other connect McIntosh components on and off.
  • With its retro black glass and aluminum front panel design, the C22 Mk V will fit right in with McIntosh home audio systems of any era - from the 1950s to current day.



  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.08%
  • 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): 75dB
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet): 75dB
  • Voltage Gain (High Level): 15dB
  • Voltage Gain (Moving Coil): 60dB
  • Voltage Gain (Moving Magnet): 40dB
  • Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced): 44K ohm, 22k ohm
  • Balanced Input: 2
  • Unbalanced Input: 3
  • 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
  • HDMI (ARC) Input: 0
  • Digital AES/EBU Input: 0
  • Balanced Fixed Output: 0
  • Balanced Variable Output: 2
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output: 0
  • Unbalanced Variable Output: 2
  • Headphone Output: 1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
  • Input Level Match: No
  • Home Theater PassThru: No
  • Unbalanced Analog Connector Type: Premium gold-plated solid brass
  • Tone Controls: Bass and Treble
  • Tone Bypass and Input Assign:
    • Tone Bypass: Yes
    • Input Assign: No
  • RS232 Control Input: No
  • Power Control Output: 2 Main, 2 Switched
  • Rear Panel Data Port: 5
  • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input: Yes
  • Multi-Chassis or Single: Single, two layer
  • Output Meters: No
  • Vacuum Tube or Solid State: Vacuum Tube: (5) 12AX7A and (1) 12AT7
  • Power Consumption (On): 50 Watts
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17.5" x 6" x 18"
  • Weight: 25 lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Remote
  • Manual



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