Wednesday, October 6, 2010

McIntosh C48 and C50 Stereo Preamplifiers


































C48 $4500
C50 $6500



C48 and C50 Technology Features:
* Both units feature advanced digital decoding, 
which uses the latest 32 bit/192kHz Digital to Analog conversion. All digital data is asynchronously re-sampled up to 32 bit/192kHz making the data independent of its source and jitter free, resulting in analog sound quality from digital sources. USB source data rates to 32 bit/192kHz are supported.


* Both feature eight analog inputs, two of which are phono, plus Moving Magnet and Moving Coil, both having trim adjustments from the remote control. In the C48, four additional digital inputs may be assigned to any of the eight inputs. One fixed digital USB input, combined with the eight analog inputs result in a total of nine inputs. The C50 features two additional balanced inputs and four digital inputs may be assigned to any of the eight inputs. One fixed digital USB input, eight analog inputs and one processor loop combine for ten total inputs.
* McIntosh' proprietary USB digital audio input allows music that is downloaded, ripped from CD, or streamed from a music service or internet radio station to be enjoyed on the home audio system. Once a MAC or PC is connected and a favorite audio program is running, the C50 remote control will control the music being played on the computer.


* The C48 and C50 have both been designed so that all digital circuitry and power supplies are mounted below the plane of the steel chassis and all analog circuitry is mounted above. This separation allows the electrical shielding of steel to enhance C48 performance close to that of a two chassis preamp design.


* The C50 features one processor loop, which provides the addition of a 2- channel processor or record device monitor loop to the system. The processor circuits are located immediately after the source selection and before the volume and equalizer, allowing the C50 to operate most effectively. Both the C50 and C48 have built-in dedicated high performance headphone amplifiers, which remain active for personal listening when the main preamp outputs are muted.

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