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McIntosh C2600

Valve Preamplifier

Condition: New
Warranty: 3 Years
Colour: Black
HTFH Cat. No.: EB253
  • One of the most admired McIntosh vacuum tube preamplifiers
  • 16 analog and digital inputs
  • 32-bit/384kHz, DSD digital-to-analog-converter
  • 5 x 12AX7a and 1 x 12AT7 Vacuum tubes
  • Roon Tested
£9,600.00 Each

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Overview

The C2300 was one of the most admired McIntosh vacuum tube preamplifiers ever made. Its successor the C2500 has been even more popular. Building upon those successes is the C2600 which incorporates the best of the previous models while adding our advanced digital audio section and upgraded tube circuitry design.

Features

Ins & Outs

The C2600 is a versatile vacuum tube preamplifier with an expansive set of 16 inputs to connect virtually all your analog or digital music sources. For audio purity, the analog and digital sections are housed separately in our dual chassis design to prevent signal corruption. Analog inputs include 3 balanced, 4 unbalanced plus 1 each dedicated Moving Magnet and Moving Coil phono inputs. Digital inputs consist of 3 optical, 2 coax, 1 USB and 1 McIntosh exclusive MCT connection. Three sets of balanced and unbalanced analog outputs will connect the C2600 to your amplifier.

The DAC

The C2600 features a 32-bit/384kHz, DSD digital-to-analog-converter (DAC). The optical and coax inputs will decode digital music at up to 24-bit/192kHz for high resolution audio playback. The C2600 is also capable of decoding and playing DSD files; the USB input accepts PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 plus DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz. When paired with the MCT500 SACD/CD Transport, the proprietary MCT input offers a secure DSD connection for playback of the high definition audio found on SACDs in order to deliver the purest possible sound quality.

A functional System With A Classic Look

With the C2600, all inputs can be renamed to your preference and are available all of the time, giving you more freedom to configure your system. The outputs have also been updated to be easier to operate when bi-amping or tri-amping so that your highs and/or lows are not accidentally turned off. Bass and treble tone controls can adjust individual sources as needed. For headphone listening, the addition of Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) brings an added dimension to your music. The Home Theater Pass Through feature allows for seamless integration into your multi-channel home theater system. The C2600 features classic McIntosh design cues that not only blend with existing systems but also with any room décor. It can be paired with a variety of amplifiers, speakers, room correction devices, CD players, turntables and tuners to make a complete home audio system.

Technical Specification

McIntosh C2600

Total Harmonic Distortion
0.08%

Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
+0, -3dB from 15Hz 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: 15dB
To Fixed Output: 0dB

Signal To Noise Ratio
100dB

Dual Mono Power Supply
No

Dual Mono, Fully Balanced
No

Connectivity

Balanced Input
3 Stereo

Unbalanced Input
4 Stereo + 2 Phono

    Phono Input Moving Coil
1 (adjustable)

Phono Input Moving Magnet
1 (adjustable)

Digital Coaxial Input
2

Digital Optical Input
3

Digital MCT (DIN) Input
1

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 AES/EBU Input
0

Balanced Fixed Output
0

Balanced Variable Output
3 Stereo

Unbalanced Fixed Output
1 Stereo

Unbalanced Variable Output
3 Stereo

Headphone Output
1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)

Record Processor Loop
No

Input Level Match
Yes, +/- 6dB

Home Theater PassThru
Yes

Unbalanced Analog Connector Type
Premium gold-plated solid brass

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
Tube, 5 ea. 12AX7a and 1 ea. 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
C2600
Colour
Black
Total weight
13kg
Length
46cm
Width
44cm
Height
19cm
Voltage
220v / 240v Only

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