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McIntosh C2700

Valve Preamplifier

Condition: New
Warranty: 3 Years
Colour: Black
HTFH Cat. No.: EB726
  • One of the most admired McIntosh vacuum tube preamplifiers
  • DA2 Digital Audio Module
  • Supports up to DSD512 files
  • 5 x 12AX7A and 1 x 12AT7 vacuum tubes
  • Roon Tested
£10,495.00 Each

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Overview

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

Features

Ins & Outs

A worthy successor to our 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.

The DAC

The DA2 is powered by a next generation, audiophile-grade, Quad Balanced, 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) that has improvements in both dynamic range and total harmonic distortion compared to the DA1. The coax and optical inputs in the DA2 can decode digital music up to 24-bit/192kHz for playback of high resolution audio. Finally, the DA2 has a McIntosh exclusive MCT input that offers a secure DSD connection to any of our MCT series of SACD/CD Transports to deliver the best possible sound quality of the high definition audio from your SACDs. 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. Bass and treble tone controls are included and can be adjusted in 2dB increments. The ¼” headphone jack is powered by our High Drive Headphone Amplifier which can power almost any pair of headphones; Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) is included and brings an added dimension to your personal listening session when activated. Home Theater Pass Through allows the C2700 to be seamlessly integrated into your home theater system. Power Control ports let you easily turn other connected McIntosh components on and off, while the Data Ports can send remote control commands to connected source components.

A functional System With A Classic Look

All the C2700’s audio technology is packed inside the timeless McIntosh design highlighted by a black glass front panel backlit by direct LED lighting, blue meters, rotary knobs, an illuminated logo, aluminum end caps and a polished stainless steel chassis. The 6 alluring vacuum tubes can be viewed through a glass panel located on the top of the preamplifier. It can be paired with an assortment of amplifiers, CD players, turntables, tuners, media streamers, room correction devices and power controllers, and speakers to complete your home audio system.

Technical Specification

McIntosh C2700

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)
80dB

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

Connectivity

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

Control

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

Multi-Chassis or Single
Single, two layer

Output Meters
Yes

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 7.625" (19.37cm) x 18" (45.72cm)

Weight
29.5 lbs (13.4kg)

Shipping Weight
45 lbs (20.4kg)

Warranty
3 Years
Manufacturer
McIntosh
Model Number
C2700
Colour
Black
Total weight
30kg
Length
46cm
Width
45cm
Height
19cm
Voltage
220v / 240v Only

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