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The C52 is the most advanced, single chassis solid state preamplifier we’ve ever made. This feature packed stereo preamp lets you connect virtually any of your analog components and digital music sources – including those that play the latest high resolution​ formats such as DSD files – to one easy-to-use device to enjoy them all. 


"You will rule your world with the C52. Cool as all this is, it sounds fantastic too. No one combines just the right amount of bling and performance as McIntosh – that’s why they are a legend." - Tone Audio 


For connecting analog devices, it includes 3 balanced and 4 unbalanced fully assignable inputs plus 1 each of Moving Coil and Moving Magnet phono inputs for connecting a turntable and enjoying your vinyl collection. On the digital side, it has 3 optical, 2 coaxial and 1 USB input. The optical and coax inputs will decode digital music at up to 24-bit/192kHz for high resolution audio playback. The C52 is also capable of decoding and playing back DSD files for the latest in high fidelity performance; the USB input accepts PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 plus DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz. An MCT input offers a secure, custom DSD connection for playback of the high definition audio found on SACDs when paired with the MCT450 SACD/CD Transport​ to deliver the purist possible sound quality from your CD library. The C52 features a 24-bit/192kHz, DSD digital-to-analog-converter (DAC). 


"Smooth? You bet. Realistic timbre? Check. Instruments and voices sound staggeringly realistic with no edge or glare whatsoever? Got it." - Tone Audio 


"While this preamp provides a tidal wave of sound, it also shows off a good amount of detail... I keep hearing more stuff packed into the crevices of the music." - New Record Day (video review) 


New to the C52 is that all inputs are available all of the time – even if you assign certain inputs to certain devices, giving you more freedom to configure your system the way you want. The outputs have also been updated to be easier to operate when bi-amping or tri-amping so that your highs and/or lows are not inadvertently turned off. An 8 band analog equalizer allows you to fine tune your various music sources just the way you like. For headphone listening, an added dimension can be brought to your music with the addition of Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®). The Home Theater Pass Through feature allows for seamless integration into your multi-channel home theater​ system. 


This "battleship of a preamplifier" has all the connections one could want "and then some... McIntosh has taken the term 'comprehensively equipped' and run with it, for maximum flexibility and future proofing... If you're looking to indulge in your music instead of the sound it makes, then the C52 and MC301​ are 'strongly recommended.'" - Hi-Fi+ 


The C52’s classic black glass front panel, blue meters, knobs, illuminated logo and brushed aluminum end caps are all housed in an attractive polished stainless steel chassis that delivers a timeless look. It can be paired with a variety of amplifiers​, speakers, room correction devices, CD players, turntables, tuners and other source components to make a complete home audio system. Contact us to learn more.

FEATURES
BALANCED INPUT3 Stereo
BALANCED VARIABLE OUTPUT3 Stereo
DIGITAL COAXIAL INPUT2
DIGITAL MCT (DIN) INPUT1
DIGITAL OPTICAL INPUT3
DIGITAL USB INPUT1 (accepts PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz; supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 plus DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz)
DUAL MONO POWER SUPPLYNo
DUAL MONO, FULLY BALANCEDNo
HOME THEATER PASSTHRUYes
INPUT LEVEL MATCHYes, +/- 6dB
OUTPUT METERSYes
PHONO INPUT MOVING COIL1 (adjustable)
PHONO INPUT MOVING MAGNET1 (adjustable)
POWER CONTROL OUTPUT1 Main, 4 Trigger
REAR PANEL DATA PORT6
REAR PANEL IR SENSOR INPUTYes
RECORD PROCESSOR LOOPNo
RS232 CONTROL INPUTYes
TONE BYPASS AND INPUT ASSIGNYes
TONE CONTROLS8 band
UNBALANCED ANALOG CONNECTOR TYPEPremium gold-plated solid brass
UNBALANCED VARIABLE OUTPUT1 Stereo
Technical Details
BALANCED FIXED OUTPUT0
DIGITAL AES/EBU INPUT0
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)17.5" (44.45cm) x 7.6" (19.37cm) x 18" (45.72cm)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz +0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz
HEADPHONE OUTPUT1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
HIGH LEVEL VOLTAGE GAINTo Main Output and Outputs 1 & 2: 15dB To Fixed Output: 0dB
INPUT IMPEDANCE (BALANCED / UNBALANCED)44K ohm, 22K ohm
MAXIMUM VOLTS OUT (BALANCED / UNBALANCED)16/8 V RMS
MULTI-CHASSIS OR SINGLE SingleSingle, two layer
PHONO VOLTAGE GAINMoving Magnet: 40dB Moving Coil: 60dB
Power Consumption30 Watts
SHIPPING WEIGHT43 lbs (19.5 kg)
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (HIGH LEVEL)100dB
TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION0.003%
UNBALANCED INPUT4 Stereo + 2 Phono
VACUUM TUBE OR SOLID STATESolid State
WEIGHT27.5 lbs (12.5 kg)

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Mcintosh C52 2-CHANNEL PREAMPLIFIER

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  • ₹899,999.0
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