McIntosh C52 Preamplifier Control Center

Model: C52 UPC: 842548100879 Item: 165128

McIntosh C52 Preamplifier Control Center Overview

Connecting all of your analog and digital music sources into one revolutionary sound system has never been easier, thanks to the McIntosh C52 Preamplifier Control Center. Designed for ultimate flexibility and convenience when configuring your home sound system, this stereo amplifier features three balanced and four unbalances inputs plus a Moving Coil and Moving Magnet phono input, all of which allows you to connect your various analog music devices such as your CD player and turntable to the system. This audio amplifier is also compatible with digital devices, featuring three optical, two coaxial, and one USB input, making it simple to connect your mobile devices, TV and computer so you can play digital audio without sacrificing quality. An exceptional feature of this stereo amplifier: all of these inputs are available for use at the same time, allowing you to ensure your devices are always connected, balanced and available without needing to fiddle with cords and cables when switching devices. 

Product Information

Product highlights

  • Input impedance: 44K Ohm (balanced), 22k Ohm (unbalanced)
  • Signal to noise ratio: +/- 100 dB
  • Inputs (balanced): 3 stereo
  • Inputs (unbalanced): 4 stereo + 2 phono (allowing for turntable connection)
  • Digital inputs: 1 x USB, 2 x coaxial, 3 x optical, 1 x DIN
  • Input level match: +/- 6 dB
  • Home theater pass through allows for seamless connection to home theater system and surround sound speakers
  • All stereo amplifier inputs available at the same time, allowing for custom audio settings for individual devices without changing settings 
  • 8-Band analog equalizer allows you to fine-tune various music sources for custom configurations through audio amplifier 
  • 0.25" Headphone output with Headphone Crossfeed Director for exceptional sound quality
  • Classic black glass front panel and custom machined brushed aluminum end caps
  • Dimensions: 7.6" H x 17.5" W (including feet) x 18" D (including front panel and cables)
  • Weight: 27.5 lbs.
  • Warranty: 3 Years - World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

A Master Control System for all of Your Music

Compatible with virtually any analog and digital device, this stereo amplifier acts as a master control system for all of your music, making it the hub of your home audio system. Featuring three balanced and four unbalanced inputs, this stereo system can be assigned to any of your analog devices, including CD players, cassette players and any other medium of music you enjoy. The Moving Coil and Moving Magnet phono inputs allow you to connect your turntable, so you can enjoy your records with the highest sound quality possible. 

For digital devices, this audio amplifier features three optical, two coaxial, and one USB input. From your smartphone and your laptop to your satellite dish and SmartTV, connecting your digital devices to this sound system is simple and convenient. This system will decode digital music and other audio up to 24 bit/192 kHz, resulting in high resolution audio playback that is both clear and crisp at any volume level.

Fully-Customizable, Intuitive Sound System

Once all of your preferred devices are connected to this audio amplifier, you can also connect a series of speakers to create a home theater surround sound system with ease. Not only that, but each of your devices is available at the same time, allowing you to seamlessly transition from watching a movie to playing vinyl records through your high-powered sound system, all without struggling with cords and cables or having to fiddle with settings. 

Each input can be assigned to certain devices and then synced with custom settings. The eight-band analog equalizer allows you to fine-tune your settings with various music sources, ensuring that each device has custom audio that is sure to sound great. From adding bass to your CD player input to accentuating the high end of your SmartTV for enhanced dialogue, the custom settings through this stereo amplifier will provide you with optimal sound on every individual device. 

Enhanced Audio in any Format

With a signal to noise ratio of 100 dB, this stereo amplifier is designed to process of various analog and digital devices and offer enhanced audio playback through your home theater system without sacrificing the sound quality in its original format. This quality will remain when bi-amping and tri-amping your device, ensuring the highs and lows are balanced even when switching between audio devices and speaker systems. As a result, you will always be able to play high-resolution audio through this home amplifier, regardless of the analog or digital format. 

Gorgeous, Elegant Design

Featuring a black glass front panel, blue meters, smooth knobs, brushed aluminum caps and an illuminated McIntosh logo, this stereo system looks as sophisticated as it sounds. The polished stainless steel chassis offers a timeless look, giving your stereo system the classic aesthetic of something from the 1970s. For seasoned audiophiles, this audio amplifier combines vintage aesthetics with bold, innovative modern technology that will allow you to create a sound system to tailored to your individual taste. 

Specifications

McIntosh C52 Preamplifier Control Center Specifications:

Electronic

  • TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: 0.003%
  • 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 Main Output and Outputs 1 & 2: 15dB
    • To Fixed Output: 0dB
  • SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO: 100dB
  • DUAL MONO POWER SUPPLY: No
  • DUAL MONO, FULLY BALANCED: No

Connectivity

  • HEADPHONE OUTPUT: Yes 1/4", High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD)
  • INPUTS BALANCED: 3 Stereo
  • INPUTS UNBALANCED: 4 Stereo + 2 Phono
  • VARIABLE OUTPUTS BALANCED: 3 Stereo
  • VARIABLE OUTPUTS UNBALANCED: 3 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: 2
  • DIGITAL OPTICAL INPUT: 3
  • DIGITAL DIN (SACD) INPUT: 1
  • PHONO MOVING MAGNET: Yes, adjustable
  • PHONO MOVING COIL: Yes, adjustable
  • RECORD PROCESSOR LOOP: No
  • INPUT LEVEL MATCH: Yes, +/- 6dB
  • HOME THEATER PASS THROUGH: Yes

Control

  • TONE CONTROLS: Yes, 8 band
  • TONE BYPASS AND INPUT ASSIGN: Yes
  • RS232 CONTROL INPUT: Yes
  • POWER CONTROL OUTPUT: 1 Main, 4 Trigger
  • REAR PANEL DATA PORTS: Yes, 6
  • REAR PANEL IR SENSOR INPUT: Yes

General

  • MULTI-CHASSIS OR SINGLE: Single, two layer
  • OUTPUT METERS: Yes
  • TUBE OR SOLID STATE: Solid State
  • ON, POWER CONSUMPTION: 30 watts
  • DIMENSIONS (W X H X D): 17.5" (44.45cm) x 7.6" (19.37cm) x 18" (45.72cm)
  • WEIGHT: 27.5 lbs (12.5 kg)

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