Extraordinarily Flexible Reference Pre-Amp
The C53 Preamplifier is an amp that you can be proud to use for decades, all while delivering unmatched audio quality. Following the digital audio precedent set in McIntosh's current solid state integrated amplifiers, the C53 stereo preamplifier features an upgradeable digital audio module. But unlike their integrated amplifiers that use the DA1 Digital Audio Module, the C53 is the first to use the new and more advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module.
- DA-2 Digital Audio Module
- Quad Balanced, 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC),
- Home Theater Bypass
- 9 analog and 7 digital inputs
- Supports up to DSD512 files
- 8 band analog equalizer
The DA2 builds upon the DA1 with an expanded set of capabilities. In addition to having all the same connections as the DA1 (2 coaxial, 2 optical, 1 USB and 1 proprietary MCT for use with McIntosh MCT series of SACD/CD Transports), a new audio-only HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) connection is included on the DA2. This allows it to be connected to TVs with a compatible HDMI (ARC) output to bring your TV sound to a new level of audio performance by listening to it through your home stereo system. Popular multi-channel audio formats from Dolby® and DTS® are supported and will be expertly converted to 2-channel audio for proper playback through the C53.
Otherwise you can expect the legendary performance that McIntosh is renowned for. Come in store to have a listen to this amazing amplifier.
For more detailed information have a look at the brochure - McIntosh C53 Pre-Amp Brochure