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2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier

Model # C49

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In total, the C49 has 13 inputs, and each can be given user-friendly names to simplify system setup and control.

"Better detail, better soundstage, better coherence... Whether I was listening to my CD collection or some hi-res, the music sounded much more lush and full of body than my current setup. It was more organic and more real." - Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity


For connecting to your amplifier and the rest of your home audio system, the C49 has 2 balanced variable outputs, 2 unbalanced variable outputs, and 1 unbalanced fixed output. The outputs are designed for easy use when bi-amping your speakers so that neither your highs or lows are inadvertently turned off. Your audio sources can be fine tuned via the bass and treble tone controls. The C49 can be seamlessly integrated into your home theater system via Home Theater Pass Through. Power Control ports allow for the easy turn on/turn off of other connected McIntosh components, while the Data Ports can send remote control commands to connected source components. Our High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD ® ) is also included.


The C49 is one of many McIntosh products to receive Roon Tested designation from Roon Labs. It has been profiled and tested by both Roon and McIntosh for maximum compatibility. Roon will recognize it and send it audio optimized for its capabilities. No fiddling with checkboxes or dropdowns, Roon Tested devices are automatically identified and configured out of the box for a superior customer experience.


The C49 comes complete with classic McIntosh design staples such as a black glass front panel, knobs, an illuminated logo and aluminum end caps. Pair it with a variety of amplifiers , turntables , CD players , tuners , speakers , power controllers and room correction devices to make a complete home audio system. Contact your local dealer to learn more.


Electronic 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 (Balanced / Unbalanced) 16V RMS / 8V RMS
Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced) 900mV / 450mV
Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil) 0.45mV
Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet) 4.5mV
Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level) 100dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil) 80dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet) 82dB
Voltage Gain (High Level) 15dB
Voltage Gain (Moving Coil) 60dB
Voltage Gain (Moving Magnet) 40dB
Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced) 44K ohm, 22K ohm
Connectivity
Balanced Input 2
Unbalanced Input 3
Phono Input Moving Coil 1 (adjustable)
Phono Input Moving Magnet 1 (adjustable)
Upgradeable Digital Audio Module Yes: DA1
Digital Coaxial Input 2
Digital Optical Input 2
Digital MCT (DIN) Input 1
Digital USB Input 1
HDMI (ARC) Input 0
Digital AES/EBU Input 0
Balanced Fixed Output 0
Balanced Variable Output 2
Unbalanced Fixed Output 1
Unbalanced Variable Output 2
Headphone Output 1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD ® )
Input Level Match Yes, +/- 6dB
Home Theater PassThru Yes
Unbalanced Analog Connector Type Standard
Service Port 1
Control
Tone Controls Bass and Treble
Tone Bypass and Input Assign Yes
RS232 Control Input Yes
Power Control Output 1 Main, 2 Trigger
Rear Panel Data Port 4
Rear Panel IR Sensor Input Yes
General Specifications
Multi-Chassis or Single Single, two layer
Output Meters No
Vacuum Tube or Solid State Solid State
Power Consumption (On) 30 Watts
Weights & Dimensions
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.5" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.2cm) x 18" (45.72cm)
Unit Weight 23 lbs (10.4 kg)
Shipping Weight 37.5 lbs (17 kg)

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