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The McIntosh C55 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier is a true audiophile's dream, offering unparalleled connectivity, pristine audio quality, and intuitive control options. With its impressive array of inputs, including analog, phono, and digital connections, it serves as the nerve center of any home audio setup. From its sleek design to its precision engineering, the C55 elevates the listening experience to new heights, delivering rich, immersive sound that will satisfy even the most discerning music enthusiasts.
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NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.005%
Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
HDMI (ARC) Input
1
NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.005%
Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
HDMI (ARC) Input
1

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The McIntosh C55 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier redefines home audio with its exceptional connectivity, pristine audio quality, and intuitive control options. From its sleek design to its precision engineering, it delivers rich, immersive sound that will satisfy even the most discerning music enthusiasts.

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McIntosh C55 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier

McIntosh C55 Preamplifier. Crafted for discerning audiophiles and music aficionados, this masterpiece of sonic engineering builds upon the legacy of its award-winning predecessor, the C53, delivering unparalleled audio bliss and precision.

Key Features:

  • Exceptional Connectivity: Boasting an impressive array of 16 inputs, including 7 analog, 2 phono, and 7 digital connections, the C55 serves as the central hub of your audio setup.
  • Digital Audio Excellence: Powered by the cutting-edge DA2 Digital Audio Module, enjoy pristine audio quality with support for high-resolution formats up to 24-bit/192kHz and DSD512 files.
  • Customizable Outputs: With 3 stereo sets of variable balanced and unbalanced outputs, including a dedicated subwoofer output, tailor your listening experience to perfection.
  • Processor Loop: Rediscover versatility with the reintroduction of the Processor Loop, allowing seamless integration of external signal processors and recording devices.
  • Intuitive Control: Harness the power of the McIntosh Connect app for convenient control over volume, input selection, and more, right from your smartphone or tablet.

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: 16V RMS (Balanced) / 8V RMS (Unbalanced)
  • Sensitivity High Level: 900mV (Balanced) / 450mV (Unbalanced)
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil): 0.45mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet): 4.5mV
  • Signal To Noise Ratio: Up to 100dB
  • Voltage Gain: Up to 64dB
  • Input Impedance: 44K ohm (Balanced) / 22K ohm (Unbalanced)
  • Connectivity: See full list above.
  • Control: Tone Controls, RS232 Control Input, Power Control Output, Rear Panel Data Port, Rear Panel IR Sensor Input

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Unit Dimensions: 17.5" (W) x 7.625" (H) x 16.5" (D)
  • Unit Weight: 28 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 43.5 lbs

Experience the McIntosh C55 Preamplifier – where innovation meets sonic perfection. Unlock a new realm of auditory ecstasy today.

McIntosh C55 Preamplifier Downloads

McIntosh C55 Preamplifier Brochure
McIntosh C55 Preamplifier Spec Sheet
McIntosh C55 Preamplifier User Manual

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The McIntosh C55 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier is a true audiophile's dream, offering unparalleled connectivity, pristine audio quality, and intuitive control options. With its impressive array of inputs, including analog, phono, and digital connections, it serves as the nerve center of any home audio setup. From its sleek design to its precision engineering, the C55 elevates the listening experience to new heights, delivering rich, immersive sound that will satisfy even the most discerning music enthusiasts.
Get the Details
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Features & Specs Line Circle

NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.005%
Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
HDMI (ARC) Input
1
NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.005%
Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
HDMI (ARC) Input
1
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Expert Insight

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The McIntosh C55 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier redefines home audio with its exceptional connectivity, pristine audio quality, and intuitive control options. From its sleek design to its precision engineering, it delivers rich, immersive sound that will satisfy even the most discerning music enthusiasts.

Expert Img
Nate M
Brand Manager
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Details

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McIntosh C55 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier

McIntosh C55 Preamplifier. Crafted for discerning audiophiles and music aficionados, this masterpiece of sonic engineering builds upon the legacy of its award-winning predecessor, the C53, delivering unparalleled audio bliss and precision.

Key Features:

  • Exceptional Connectivity: Boasting an impressive array of 16 inputs, including 7 analog, 2 phono, and 7 digital connections, the C55 serves as the central hub of your audio setup.
  • Digital Audio Excellence: Powered by the cutting-edge DA2 Digital Audio Module, enjoy pristine audio quality with support for high-resolution formats up to 24-bit/192kHz and DSD512 files.
  • Customizable Outputs: With 3 stereo sets of variable balanced and unbalanced outputs, including a dedicated subwoofer output, tailor your listening experience to perfection.
  • Processor Loop: Rediscover versatility with the reintroduction of the Processor Loop, allowing seamless integration of external signal processors and recording devices.
  • Intuitive Control: Harness the power of the McIntosh Connect app for convenient control over volume, input selection, and more, right from your smartphone or tablet.

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: 16V RMS (Balanced) / 8V RMS (Unbalanced)
  • Sensitivity High Level: 900mV (Balanced) / 450mV (Unbalanced)
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil): 0.45mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet): 4.5mV
  • Signal To Noise Ratio: Up to 100dB
  • Voltage Gain: Up to 64dB
  • Input Impedance: 44K ohm (Balanced) / 22K ohm (Unbalanced)
  • Connectivity: See full list above.
  • Control: Tone Controls, RS232 Control Input, Power Control Output, Rear Panel Data Port, Rear Panel IR Sensor Input

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Unit Dimensions: 17.5" (W) x 7.625" (H) x 16.5" (D)
  • Unit Weight: 28 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 43.5 lbs

Experience the McIntosh C55 Preamplifier – where innovation meets sonic perfection. Unlock a new realm of auditory ecstasy today.

McIntosh C55 Preamplifier Downloads

McIntosh C55 Preamplifier Brochure
McIntosh C55 Preamplifier Spec Sheet
McIntosh C55 Preamplifier User Manual

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