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McIntosh - C49 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier

McIntosh - C49 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier

The McIntosh C49 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier offers exceptional audio performance with modern versatility, making it an essential component for any high-end audio system. Combining advanced technology with McIntosh's renowned craftsmanship, the C49 delivers a pure, detailed sound that will satisfy the most discerning audiophiles.

Build Quality and Design

The C49 features McIntosh’s iconic design, with a robust stainless steel chassis and a polished mirror finish. The front panel is adorned with the classic McIntosh black glass, illuminated logo, and easy-to-read blue LED indicators. Precision-crafted knobs and controls ensure a smooth and satisfying user experience, while the durable construction guarantees long-lasting performance.

Circuit Design

The C49 is designed with advanced solid-state circuitry, ensuring superior audio fidelity and reliability. It includes a high-quality phono stage for both moving magnet (MM) and moving coil (MC) cartridges, making it an excellent choice for vinyl enthusiasts. The modular design allows for future upgrades, ensuring the C49 remains at the cutting edge of audio technology.

Key Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.005%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 105dB
  • Inputs: 6 analog (3 balanced, 3 unbalanced), 6 digital (2 coaxial, 2 optical, 1 USB, 1 MCT), 1 MM phono, 1 MC phono
  • Outputs: 2 balanced (XLR), 2 unbalanced (RCA), 1 fixed (RCA)
  • Dimensions: (W x H x D)17.5" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.2cm) x 18" (45.72cm)
  • Weight: 25 lbs

Sound Quality

The C49 delivers an incredibly transparent and dynamic sound, faithfully reproducing every detail of your music. Its solid-state design ensures minimal distortion and noise, providing a clean and precise audio signal. Whether you're listening to vinyl records, digital music, or streaming services, the C49 brings your music to life with stunning clarity and depth.

Why Choose the C49?

The McIntosh C49 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier is perfect for audiophiles seeking superior sound quality and modern versatility. Its advanced circuit design, exceptional build quality, and iconic McIntosh aesthetics make it a standout component in any high-end audio system. Elevate your listening experience with the McIntosh C49.