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McIntosh C49

Solid State Preamplifier

Condition: New
Warranty: 3 Years
Colour: Black
HTFH Cat. No.: EB254
  • 7 analog inputs & 6 digital inputs
  • decode and play back high fidelity DSD files via the USB input
  • Decode digital music at up to 24-bit/192kHz for high resolution audio playback
  • 2 balanced variable outputs, 2 unbalanced variable outputs, and 1 unbalanced fixed output
  • Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
£5,495.00 Each

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Overview

This replaces the McIntosh C47. Be prepared for future digital music technologies with the wonderful C49 Preamplifier.

Features

Upgradeable DAC module

The C49 features McIntosh’s DA1 Digital Audio Module, which can be replaced by new modules as new digital audio technologies are developed. This will allow the customer to keep your C49 up to date with digital music formats and viable well into the future.

A multitude of inputs

On the digital side, it has 6 inputs housed in the DA1 module. The inputs are: 2 coaxial, 2 optical, 1 USB and 1 proprietary MCT (for use with the McIntosh MCT series of SACD/CD Transports). 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) in Quad Balanced mode The DA1 is powered by an 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) that is used in Quad Balanced mode; it supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz for playback of high resolution audio. In total, the C49 has 13 inputs, and each can be given user-friendly names to simplify system setup and control.

A multitude of inputs, facilities and options

For connecting to your amplifier and the rest of your home audio system, the C49 has 2 balanced variable outputs, 2 unbalanced variable outputs, and 1 unbalanced fixed output. The outputs are designed for easy use when bi-amping your speakers so that neither your highs or lows are inadvertently turned off. Your audio sources can be fined tuned via the bass and treble tone controls. The C49 can be seamlessly integrated into your home theater system via Home Theater Pass Through. Power Control ports allow for the easy turn on/turn off of other connected McIntosh components, while the Data Ports can send remote control commands to connected source components. McIntosh’s High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) is also included.

Classic McIntosh in every sense of the word

The C49 comes complete with classic McIntosh design staples such as a black glass front panel, knobs, an illuminated logo and aluminum end caps. Pair it with a variety of amplifiers, turntables, CD players, tuners, speakers, power controllers and room correction devices to make a complete home audio system.

Technical Specification

McIntosh C49

Electronic Specifications

Number of Channels
2

Total Harmonic Distortion
0.005%

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
2

Unbalanced Input
3

Phono Input Moving Coil
1 (adjustable)

Phono Input Moving Magnet
1 (adjustable)

Upgradeable Digital Audio Module
Yes: DA1

Digital Coaxial Input
2

Digital Optical Input
2

Digital MCT (DIN) Input
1

Digital USB Input
1

HDMI (ARC) Input
0

Digital AES/EBU Input
0

Balanced Fixed Output
0

Balanced Variable Output
2

Unbalanced Fixed Output
1

Unbalanced Variable Output
2

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

Input Level Match
Yes, +/- 6dB

Home Theater PassThru
Yes

Unbalanced Analog Connector Type
Standard

Service Port
1

Control

Tone Controls
Bass and Treble

Tone Bypass and Input Assign
Yes

RS232 Control Input
Yes

Power Control Output
1 Main, 2 Trigger

Rear Panel Data Port
4

Rear Panel IR Sensor Input
Yes

General Specifications

Multi-Chassis or Single
Single, two layer

Output Meters
No

Vacuum Tube or Solid State
Solid State

Power Consumption (On)
30 Watts

Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.5" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.2cm) x 18" (45.72cm)

Weight
23 lbs (10.4 kg)

Shipping Weight
37.5 lbs (17 kg)

Warranty
3 Years
Manufacturer
McIntosh
Model Number
C49
Colour
Black
Total weight
17kg
Length
45cm
Width
44cm
Height
15cm
Voltage
220v / 240v Only

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