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The McIntosh C2700 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier delivers an unparalleled audio experience, seamlessly blending advanced digital capabilities with the classic warmth of vacuum tube technology. With 16 inputs, including 7 digital inputs with HDMI (ARC), and support for high-resolution DSD512 files, this preamplifier caters to both digital and analog enthusiasts. Its meticulous design, featuring six visible vacuum tubes and precision controls, coupled with McIntosh's renowned craftsmanship, ensures an audiophile-grade performance that elevates any home audio system to new heights.
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NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2
Inputs
16 inputs (9 analog + 7 digital)
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.08%
Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz +0, -3dB from 15Hz to 100kHz
Vacuum Tube
Vacuum Tube (5) 12AX7a and (1) 12AT7
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.5" (44.45cm) x 7.625" (19.37cm) x 18" (45.72cm)
NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2
Inputs
16 inputs (9 analog + 7 digital)
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.08%
Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz +0, -3dB from 15Hz to 100kHz
Vacuum Tube
Vacuum Tube (5) 12AX7a and (1) 12AT7
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.5" (44.45cm) x 7.625" (19.37cm) x 18" (45.72cm)

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The McIntosh C2700 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier seamlessly merges cutting-edge digital capabilities with classic vacuum tube warmth, providing an unparalleled audio experience. With 16 inputs, including HDMI (ARC) and support for DSD512 files, its meticulous design and audiophile-grade performance make it a standout choice for enthusiasts seeking top-tier sound quality.

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McIntosh C2700 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

Elevate your audio experience with the McIntosh C2700, a 2-channel vacuum tube preamplifier that seamlessly merges cutting-edge digital capabilities with the timeless performance of vacuum tube technology.

McIntosh C2700 Key Features:

  • 16 Inputs (9 Analog + 7 Digital) for versatile connectivity
  • (5) 12AX7A and (1) 12AT7 Vacuum Tubes for rich, warm sound
  • Supports up to DSD512 files for high-resolution audio
  • DA2 Digital Audio Module installed for advanced digital music capabilities

Digital Excellence: The C2700 comes equipped with the advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module, featuring 7 digital inputs, including HDMI (ARC) for connecting your TV's audio to your home audio system. With support for Dolby® and DTS® formats, the DA2 ensures expert conversion to 2-channel audio for optimal playback. The USB input now offers enhanced DSD playback support up to DSD512.

Audiophile-Grade Performance: Powered by a Quad Balanced 8-channel DAC, the DA2 delivers superior dynamic range and lower total harmonic distortion. Coaxial and optical inputs support high-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192kHz. The McIntosh exclusive MCT input ensures a secure DSD connection for SACD/CD Transports.

Versatile Connectivity: For analog enthusiasts, the C2700 boasts 9 inputs, including balanced and unbalanced connections, along with Moving Coil and Moving Magnet phono inputs for turntable enthusiasts. The dual-chassis design separates analog and digital sections, preserving signal integrity.

Precision Controls: Fine-tune your audio with 2dB incremental adjustments to bass and treble tone controls. The High Drive Headphone Amplifier powers the ¼” headphone jack, offering an immersive personal listening experience. Home Theater Pass Through seamlessly integrates the C2700 into your home theater system.

Intuitive Design: Featuring the timeless McIntosh design, the C2700 showcases a black glass front panel with LED lighting, blue meters, rotary knobs, an illuminated logo, aluminum end caps, and a polished stainless steel chassis. The six visible vacuum tubes add a touch of elegance.

McIntosh C2700 Specifications:

  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.08%
  • Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced): 16V RMS / 8V RMS
  • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced): 900mV / 450mV
  • Signal To Noise Ratio: High Level - 100dB, Moving Coil - 80dB, Moving Magnet - 82dB
  • Voltage Gain: High Level - 15dB, Moving Coil - 60dB, Moving Magnet - 40dB

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)
  • HDMI (ARC) Input: 1
  • Balanced Variable Output: 3
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output: 1
  • Unbalanced Variable Output: 3
  • Headphone Output: 1/4" High Drive with HXD®
  • Home Theater PassThru: Yes

Control:

  • Tone Controls: Bass and Treble
  • 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: Vacuum Tube (5) 12AX7a and (1) 12AT7
  • Power Consumption (On): 50 Watts

Weights & Dimensions:

  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): 17.5" x 7.625" x 18"
  • Unit Weight: 29.5 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 45 lbs

Immerse yourself in the McIntosh C2700 experience – where cutting-edge technology meets timeless design.

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The McIntosh C2700 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier delivers an unparalleled audio experience, seamlessly blending advanced digital capabilities with the classic warmth of vacuum tube technology. With 16 inputs, including 7 digital inputs with HDMI (ARC), and support for high-resolution DSD512 files, this preamplifier caters to both digital and analog enthusiasts. Its meticulous design, featuring six visible vacuum tubes and precision controls, coupled with McIntosh's renowned craftsmanship, ensures an audiophile-grade performance that elevates any home audio system to new heights.
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NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2
Inputs
16 inputs (9 analog + 7 digital)
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.08%
Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz +0, -3dB from 15Hz to 100kHz
Vacuum Tube
Vacuum Tube (5) 12AX7a and (1) 12AT7
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.5" (44.45cm) x 7.625" (19.37cm) x 18" (45.72cm)
NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2
Inputs
16 inputs (9 analog + 7 digital)
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.08%
Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz +0, -3dB from 15Hz to 100kHz
Vacuum Tube
Vacuum Tube (5) 12AX7a and (1) 12AT7
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.5" (44.45cm) x 7.625" (19.37cm) x 18" (45.72cm)
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The McIntosh C2700 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier seamlessly merges cutting-edge digital capabilities with classic vacuum tube warmth, providing an unparalleled audio experience. With 16 inputs, including HDMI (ARC) and support for DSD512 files, its meticulous design and audiophile-grade performance make it a standout choice for enthusiasts seeking top-tier sound quality.

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Details

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McIntosh C2700 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

Elevate your audio experience with the McIntosh C2700, a 2-channel vacuum tube preamplifier that seamlessly merges cutting-edge digital capabilities with the timeless performance of vacuum tube technology.

McIntosh C2700 Key Features:

  • 16 Inputs (9 Analog + 7 Digital) for versatile connectivity
  • (5) 12AX7A and (1) 12AT7 Vacuum Tubes for rich, warm sound
  • Supports up to DSD512 files for high-resolution audio
  • DA2 Digital Audio Module installed for advanced digital music capabilities

Digital Excellence: The C2700 comes equipped with the advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module, featuring 7 digital inputs, including HDMI (ARC) for connecting your TV's audio to your home audio system. With support for Dolby® and DTS® formats, the DA2 ensures expert conversion to 2-channel audio for optimal playback. The USB input now offers enhanced DSD playback support up to DSD512.

Audiophile-Grade Performance: Powered by a Quad Balanced 8-channel DAC, the DA2 delivers superior dynamic range and lower total harmonic distortion. Coaxial and optical inputs support high-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192kHz. The McIntosh exclusive MCT input ensures a secure DSD connection for SACD/CD Transports.

Versatile Connectivity: For analog enthusiasts, the C2700 boasts 9 inputs, including balanced and unbalanced connections, along with Moving Coil and Moving Magnet phono inputs for turntable enthusiasts. The dual-chassis design separates analog and digital sections, preserving signal integrity.

Precision Controls: Fine-tune your audio with 2dB incremental adjustments to bass and treble tone controls. The High Drive Headphone Amplifier powers the ¼” headphone jack, offering an immersive personal listening experience. Home Theater Pass Through seamlessly integrates the C2700 into your home theater system.

Intuitive Design: Featuring the timeless McIntosh design, the C2700 showcases a black glass front panel with LED lighting, blue meters, rotary knobs, an illuminated logo, aluminum end caps, and a polished stainless steel chassis. The six visible vacuum tubes add a touch of elegance.

McIntosh C2700 Specifications:

  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.08%
  • Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced): 16V RMS / 8V RMS
  • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced): 900mV / 450mV
  • Signal To Noise Ratio: High Level - 100dB, Moving Coil - 80dB, Moving Magnet - 82dB
  • Voltage Gain: High Level - 15dB, Moving Coil - 60dB, Moving Magnet - 40dB

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)
  • HDMI (ARC) Input: 1
  • Balanced Variable Output: 3
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output: 1
  • Unbalanced Variable Output: 3
  • Headphone Output: 1/4" High Drive with HXD®
  • Home Theater PassThru: Yes

Control:

  • Tone Controls: Bass and Treble
  • 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: Vacuum Tube (5) 12AX7a and (1) 12AT7
  • Power Consumption (On): 50 Watts

Weights & Dimensions:

  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): 17.5" x 7.625" x 18"
  • Unit Weight: 29.5 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 45 lbs

Immerse yourself in the McIntosh C2700 experience – where cutting-edge technology meets timeless design.

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