McIntosh - C49 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier
You can be prepared for future digital music technologies with the C49 Preamplifier. It features our DA1 Digital Audio Module, which can be replaced by new removable modules as new digital audio technologies are developed. This will let you to keep your C49 up to date with digital music formats and be viable well into the future.
The unit comes with a multitude of inputs. For analog: it has 2 balanced/XLR & 3 unbalanced/RCA, along a MM & MC input for a turntable. On the digital side, it has six inputs housed in the DA1 module. The inputs are: 2 coaxial, 2 optical, 1 USB, & 1 proprietary MCT connections. The DA1 is powered by an 8-channel, 32-bit D-to-A Converter (DAC) that is used in Quad Balanced mode. It will support up to DSD256 / DXD 384kHz for playback of High Res audio.