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McIntosh C2700 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

Model: C2700 UPC: 842548109049 Item: 174049

Product Information

Following in a long line of revered McIntosh vacuum tube preamplifiers is the C2700 Tube Preamplifier. Using their well-established vacuum tube topology, the C2700 also features the advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module technology to combine cutting edge digital music capabilities with time tested vacuum tube performance.

DA2 Digital Audio Module

A worthy successor to the popular DA1 Digital Audio Module, the DA2 features an expanded set of capabilities. The DA2 offers 7 digital inputs including all the same connections found on the DA1 (2 coaxial, 2 optical, 1 USB and 1 MCT) plus a new audio-only HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)1 connection. TVs with a compatible HDMI (ARC) output can be connected to the C2700 to enjoy your TV’s sound through your home audio system. Popular multi-channel audio formats from Dolby® and DTS® are supported and will be expertly converted to 2-channel audio for proper playback. The C2700 remote can control the TV’s power and volume when CEC communication is enabled in both the preamplifier and the TV. Besides these new HDMI (ARC) features found in the DA2, its USB input has increased DSD playback support up to DSD512 compared to the DSD256 limit of the DA1.

Analog Flexibility

For analog music, the C2700 has 9 inputs comprised of 3 balanced connections, 4 unbalanced connections, along with 1 Moving Coil and 1 Moving Magnet phono inputs for connecting a turntable or two. With a total of 16 inputs, the C2700 has a virtually infinite number of inputs to connect all your music sources. Our dual chassis design keeps the analog and digital sections separate to prevent signal corruption. Outputs include 3 variable balanced and 3 variable unbalanced plus 1 fixed unbalanced connection.

Specifications

Specifications

  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.08%
    • +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHzFrequency Response:
    • +0, -3dB from 15Hz to 100kHz
  • Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced):16V RMS / 8V RMS
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil): 0.45mV
  • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced): 900mV / 450mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet): 4.5mV
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level): 80dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil): 100dB
  • 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
  • Balanced Input: 3
  • Unbalanced Input: 4
  • Phono Input Moving Coil: 1 (adjustable)
  • Phono Input Moving Magnet: 1 (adjustable)
  • Upgradeable Digital Audio Module: Yes: DA2
  • Digital Coaxial Input: 2
  • Digital Optical Input: 2
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input: 1
  • Digital USB Input: 1
  • HDMI (ARC) Input: 1
  • Digital AES/EBU Input: 0
  • Balanced Fixed Output: 0
  • Balanced Variable Output: 3
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output: 1
  • Unbalanced Variable Output: 3
  • Headphone Output: 1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
  • Input Level Match: Yes, +/- 6dB
  • Home Theater PassThru: Yes
  • Unbalanced Analog Connector Type: Premium gold-plated solid brass
  • Service Port: 1
  • Tone Controls: Bass and Treble
  • Tone Bypass and Input Assign: Yes
  • RS232 Control Input: Yes
  • Power Control Output: 1 Main, 4 Trigger
  • Rear Panel Data Port: 6
  • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input: Yes
  • General Specifications: Output Meters
  • Power Consumption (On): 50 Watts
  • Multi-Chassis or Single: Single, two layer
  • Vacuum Tube or Solid State: Vacuum Tube, (5) 12AX7a and (1) 12AT7
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17.5" (44.45cm) x 7.625" (19.37cm) x 18" (45.72cm)
  •  Weight: 29.5 lbs (13.4kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 45 lbs (20.4kg)

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • McIntosh C2700 Preamplifier
  • Power Cord

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