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McIntosh C53 Solid State Pre-Amp

McIntosh C53
McIntosh C53 Solid State Pre-AmpPurchase OnlinePrice per item: $16,995.00 Christchurch 330 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Central Christchurch New Zealand 172.6476606 -43.5364992
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Extraordinarily Flexible Reference Pre-Amp

 

The C53 Preamplifier is ready to serve in your home audio system for many years – even decades – all while delivering unmatched audio quality. Following the digital audio precedent set in their current solid state integrated amplifiers, the C53 stereo preamplifier features an upgradeable digital audio module. The C53 is the first to use our new, more advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module.

 

In addition to the 7 digital inputs found in the DA2 module, the C53 also has 9 analog inputs, giving it a nearly inexhaustible number of 16 total inputs for connecting all your music sources. The analog inputs consist of 3 balanced and 4 unbalanced connections, plus 1 Moving Coil and 1 Moving Magnet phono inputs for plugging in your trusted turntable. Outputs include 3 variable balanced and unbalanced connections along with 1 fixed unbalanced connection.

 

Tone controls include an 8-band analog equalizer; each band can be adjusted ± 12dB so you can fine tune your music just the way you like. Our High Drive Headphone Amplifier can power virtually any pair of headphones, while Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) can bring an added dimension to your music. Home Theater Pass Through lets the C53 be seamlessly integrated into your home theater system. Power Control ports let you easily turn other connected McIntosh components on and off, while the Data Ports can send remote control commands to connected source components.

 

The C53 is one of many McIntosh products to receive Roon Tested designation from Roon Labs. It has been profiled and tested by both Roon and McIntosh for maximum compatibility. Roon will recognize it and send it audio optimized for its capabilities. No fiddling with checkboxes or dropdowns, Roon Tested devices are automatically identified and configured out of the box for a superior customer experience.

 

All this audio technology is packaged inside the C53’s classic McIntosh design featuring a black glass front panel backlit by direct LED lighting, blue meters, rotary knobs, an illuminated logo and aluminum end caps. An attractive polished stainless steel chassis finishes the distinguished look. It can be paired with an assortment of amplifiers, CD players, turntables, tuners, media streamers, room correction devices and speakers to complete your home audio system. Contact your local dealer to learn more.

 

For more detailed information have a look at the brochure - McIntosh C53 Pre-Amp Brochure

 

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: 3
  • Unbalanced Input: 4
  • Phono Input Moving Coil: 1 (adjustable)
  • Phono Input Moving Magnet: 1 (adjustable)
  • Upgradeable Digital Audio Module: Yes: DA2
  • Digital Coaxial Input: 2
  • Digital Optical Input: 2
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input: 1
  • Digital USB Input: 1
  • HDMI (ARC) Input: 1
  • Digital AES/EBU Input: 0
  • Balanced Fixed Output: 0
  • Balanced Variable Output: 3
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output: 1
  • Unbalanced Variable Output: 3
  • Headphone Output: 1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
  • Input Level Match: Yes, +/- 6dB
  • Home Theater PassThru: Yes
  • Unbalanced Analog Connector Type: Premium gold-plated solid brass
  • Service Port: 1

Control:

  • Tone Controls: 8 band (each band adjustable ± 12dB )
  • 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: Solid State
  • Power Consumption (On): 30 Watts

Weights & Dimensions:

  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): 44.45cm x 19.37cm x 45.72cm
  • Unit Weight: 12.5 kg
  • Shipping Weight: 19.7 kg

 

The C53 preamplifier from McIntosh features an upgradable DA2 digital audio module.  Try the C-53 stereo preamp knowing it can keep up with modern connectivity. Available online or at The Listening Post Christchurch and Wellington. The C53 preamplifier from McIntosh features an upgradable DA2 digital audio module.  Try the C-53 stereo preamp knowing it can keep up with modern connectivity. Available online or at The Listening Post Christchurch and Wellington. The C53 preamplifier from McIntosh features an upgradable DA2 digital audio module.  Try the C-53 stereo preamp knowing it can keep up with modern connectivity. Available online or at The Listening Post Christchurch and Wellington. The C53 preamplifier from McIntosh features an upgradable DA2 digital audio module.  Try the C-53 stereo preamp knowing it can keep up with modern connectivity. Available online or at The Listening Post Christchurch and Wellington. The C53 preamplifier from McIntosh features an upgradable DA2 digital audio module.  Try the C-53 stereo preamp knowing it can keep up with modern connectivity. Available online or at The Listening Post Christchurch and Wellington. The C53 preamplifier from McIntosh features an upgradable DA2 digital audio module.  Try the C-53 stereo preamp knowing it can keep up with modern connectivity. Available online or at The Listening Post Christchurch and Wellington. The C53 preamplifier from McIntosh features an upgradable DA2 digital audio module.  Try the C-53 stereo preamp knowing it can keep up with modern connectivity. Available online or at The Listening Post Christchurch and Wellington.
The C53 preamplifier from McIntosh features an upgradable DA2 digital audio module.  Try the C-53 stereo preamp knowing it can keep up with modern connectivity. Available online or at The Listening Post Christchurch and Wellington.

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