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The McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Preamplifier is a true marvel, seamlessly blending the warmth of vacuum tubes with the precision of solid-state technology through its Hybrid Drive™ innovation. Its two-chassis design achieves unparalleled audio purity by isolating the control and sound sections, delivering a sound experience that transcends expectations. With 12 analog inputs, dual mono operation, and the flexibility to choose between vacuum tube and solid-state output, the C12000 stands as a pinnacle in audio engineering, offering audiophiles an exquisite blend of versatility and uncompromised sound quality.
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NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2
Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz, +0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100kHz
Signal To Noise Ratio:
High Level: 107dB, Moving Coil: 79dB, Moving Magnet: 83dB
Balanced Input:
6
Unbalanced Input:
4
Vacuum Tube or Solid State:
Both (user selectable)
NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2
Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz, +0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100kHz
Signal To Noise Ratio:
High Level: 107dB, Moving Coil: 79dB, Moving Magnet: 83dB
Balanced Input:
6
Unbalanced Input:
4
Vacuum Tube or Solid State:
Both (user selectable)

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The McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Preamplifier redefines audio excellence with its innovative Hybrid Drive™ technology, seamlessly integrating the warmth of vacuum tubes and the precision of solid-state components. Its two-chassis design, 12 analog inputs, and the option to choose between vacuum tube and solid-state output make it a versatile and uncompromising choice for audiophiles seeking the ultimate in sound quality.

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Brand Manager

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Unlock the Ultimate in Sound Performance with McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Preamplifier

Immerse yourself in the pinnacle of audio quality with the McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Preamplifier. This revolutionary preamplifier combines cutting-edge technology and precision engineering to deliver an unparalleled audio experience. Whether you're a seasoned audiophile or a music enthusiast, the C12000 will redefine your expectations of sound.

McIntosh C12000 Key Features:

  • Hybrid Drive™ Technology: Integrating the best of vacuum tubes and solid-state technology for exceptional sound performance.
  • Two-Chassis Design: Absolute separation of audio and control sections for pure and uncompromised sound reproduction.
  • 12 Analog Inputs: Including 2 configurable phono inputs, offering flexibility for your turntable(s), cartridge(s), and vinyl collection.
  • Dual Mono Operation: Achieve ultimate stereo separation and sonic purity with electrically and mechanically isolated left and right channels.
  • Vacuum Tube and Solid State Output: Choose between vacuum tube or solid-state output based on your musical preference and system configuration.

McIntosh C12000 Specifications:

  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: High Level: 0.005%, Phono: 0.05%
  • Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz, +0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100kHz
  • Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced): 20V RMS / 10V RMS
  • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced): 900mV / 450mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil): 0.25 – 2.5mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet): 5 – 10mV
  • Signal To Noise Ratio: High Level: 107dB, Moving Coil: 79dB, Moving Magnet: 83dB
  • Voltage Gain: High Level: 15dB, Moving Coil: 58 – 64dB, Moving Magnet: 40 – 46dB

Connectivity:

  • Balanced Input: 6
  • Unbalanced Input: 4
  • Phono Input Moving Coil: Up to 2 (configurable)
  • Phono Input Moving Magnet: Up to 2 (configurable)
  • Headphone Output: 1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)

Control and Customization:

  • Tone Controls: No
  • RS232 Control Input: Yes
  • Power Control Output: 1 Main, 2 Output, 4 Trigger
  • Selectable Headphone Impedances: 16 ohms - 40 ohms, 40 - 150 ohms, 150 - 600 ohms
  • Home Theater PassThru: Yes

General Specifications:

  • Multi-Chassis or Single: Multi-Chassis (C12000C plus C12000ST)
  • Vacuum Tube or Solid State: Both (user selectable)
  • Power Consumption (On): 75 watts

Weights & Dimensions:

  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): Each module: 17.5" x 6" x 18"
  • Unit Weight: C12000C: 27 lbs, C12000ST: 25 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: C12000C: 42 lbs, C12000ST: 40 lbs

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Product Description

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The McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Preamplifier is a true marvel, seamlessly blending the warmth of vacuum tubes with the precision of solid-state technology through its Hybrid Drive™ innovation. Its two-chassis design achieves unparalleled audio purity by isolating the control and sound sections, delivering a sound experience that transcends expectations. With 12 analog inputs, dual mono operation, and the flexibility to choose between vacuum tube and solid-state output, the C12000 stands as a pinnacle in audio engineering, offering audiophiles an exquisite blend of versatility and uncompromised sound quality.
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Features & Specs Line Circle

NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2
Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz, +0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100kHz
Signal To Noise Ratio:
High Level: 107dB, Moving Coil: 79dB, Moving Magnet: 83dB
Balanced Input:
6
Unbalanced Input:
4
Vacuum Tube or Solid State:
Both (user selectable)
NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2
Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz, +0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100kHz
Signal To Noise Ratio:
High Level: 107dB, Moving Coil: 79dB, Moving Magnet: 83dB
Balanced Input:
6
Unbalanced Input:
4
Vacuum Tube or Solid State:
Both (user selectable)
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Expert Insight

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The McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Preamplifier redefines audio excellence with its innovative Hybrid Drive™ technology, seamlessly integrating the warmth of vacuum tubes and the precision of solid-state components. Its two-chassis design, 12 analog inputs, and the option to choose between vacuum tube and solid-state output make it a versatile and uncompromising choice for audiophiles seeking the ultimate in sound quality.

Expert Img
Nate M
Brand Manager
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Details

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Unlock the Ultimate in Sound Performance with McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Preamplifier

Immerse yourself in the pinnacle of audio quality with the McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Preamplifier. This revolutionary preamplifier combines cutting-edge technology and precision engineering to deliver an unparalleled audio experience. Whether you're a seasoned audiophile or a music enthusiast, the C12000 will redefine your expectations of sound.

McIntosh C12000 Key Features:

  • Hybrid Drive™ Technology: Integrating the best of vacuum tubes and solid-state technology for exceptional sound performance.
  • Two-Chassis Design: Absolute separation of audio and control sections for pure and uncompromised sound reproduction.
  • 12 Analog Inputs: Including 2 configurable phono inputs, offering flexibility for your turntable(s), cartridge(s), and vinyl collection.
  • Dual Mono Operation: Achieve ultimate stereo separation and sonic purity with electrically and mechanically isolated left and right channels.
  • Vacuum Tube and Solid State Output: Choose between vacuum tube or solid-state output based on your musical preference and system configuration.

McIntosh C12000 Specifications:

  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: High Level: 0.005%, Phono: 0.05%
  • Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz, +0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100kHz
  • Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced): 20V RMS / 10V RMS
  • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced): 900mV / 450mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil): 0.25 – 2.5mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet): 5 – 10mV
  • Signal To Noise Ratio: High Level: 107dB, Moving Coil: 79dB, Moving Magnet: 83dB
  • Voltage Gain: High Level: 15dB, Moving Coil: 58 – 64dB, Moving Magnet: 40 – 46dB

Connectivity:

  • Balanced Input: 6
  • Unbalanced Input: 4
  • Phono Input Moving Coil: Up to 2 (configurable)
  • Phono Input Moving Magnet: Up to 2 (configurable)
  • Headphone Output: 1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)

Control and Customization:

  • Tone Controls: No
  • RS232 Control Input: Yes
  • Power Control Output: 1 Main, 2 Output, 4 Trigger
  • Selectable Headphone Impedances: 16 ohms - 40 ohms, 40 - 150 ohms, 150 - 600 ohms
  • Home Theater PassThru: Yes

General Specifications:

  • Multi-Chassis or Single: Multi-Chassis (C12000C plus C12000ST)
  • Vacuum Tube or Solid State: Both (user selectable)
  • Power Consumption (On): 75 watts

Weights & Dimensions:

  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): Each module: 17.5" x 6" x 18"
  • Unit Weight: C12000C: 27 lbs, C12000ST: 25 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: C12000C: 42 lbs, C12000ST: 40 lbs
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