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McIntosh C22

Valve Preamplifier

Condition: New
Warranty: 3 Years
Colour: Black
HTFH Cat. No.: EB1081
  • Direct replacement to the highly regarded C70 Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
  • Two balanced inputs, three unbalanced inputs, one Moving Coil and one Moving Magnet phono inputs
  • Two pairs each of balanced and unbalanced output connections
  • 1 x 12AT7 and 5 x 12AX7A Vacuum tubes
  • Fits right in with McIntosh home audio systems of any era – from the 1950s to current day
£7,495.00 Each

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Overview

This newest version of our C22 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier – the Mk V – is the direct replacement to our highly regarded C70 Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier, which commemorated our 70th Anniversary that took place in 2019. The new C22 Mk V is the latest McIntosh vacuum tube preamplifier to carry the cherished C22 model number. 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

Ins & Outs

The C22 Mk V uses one 12AT7 and five 12AX7A vacuum tubes which can be seen through a glass panel located on the top of the preamp. Knobs and rocker switches operate all control functions while modern LED lights indicate input selection and volume level. The C22 Mk V has two balanced inputs, three unbalanced inputs, one Moving Coil and one Moving Magnet phono inputs, for a total of seven inputs. There are two pairs each of balanced and unbalanced output connections; the two outputs allow sending signals to two separate power amplifiers.

Control Your Listening

Bypassable bass and treble tone controls are located on the front panel and can be adjusted in 2dB increments via rotary knobs. Impedance and capacitance for the phono inputs can also be adjusted via separate rotary knobs. In addition to setting the listening level, the volume knob can also be used to adjust the relative volume balance between the left and right audio channels. The ¼” headphone jack is powered by our High Drive headphone amplifier and features our Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) technology. HXD improves the sound localization for headphone listening by restoring the directionality component of the sound stage that's normally only heard from loudspeakers.

Power Control Technology

Our Power Control technology is included with four ports that can automatically turn other connected McIntosh components such as amplifiers, CD players or turntables, on and off. Data ports are also present and can control basic functions of connected McIntosh source components via the included remote control.

Classic McIntosh Design

The C22 Mk V sits atop a stunning polished stainless steel chassis and features the timeless McIntosh illuminated logo, control knobs, and aluminum end caps. 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.

Technical Specification

McIntosh C22

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

Connectivity

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

Service Port
0

Control

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

General Specifications

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

Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.5" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) x 18" (45.72cm)

Weight
25 lbs (11.3kg)

Shipping Weight
41.4 lbs (18.8kg)


Warranty
3 Years
Manufacturer
McIntosh
Model Number
C22
Colour
Black
Total weight
11kg
Length
45cm
Width
44cm
Height
15cm
Voltage
220v / 240v Only

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