McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier - McIntosh-Audio-Exchange
McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier - McIntosh-Audio-Exchange
McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier - McIntosh-Audio-Exchange
McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier - McIntosh-Audio-Exchange
McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier - McIntosh-Audio-Exchange
McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier - McIntosh-Audio-Exchange
McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier - McIntosh-Audio-Exchange
McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier - McIntosh-Audio-Exchange
McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier - McIntosh-Audio-Exchange
McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier - McIntosh-Audio-Exchange
McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier - McIntosh-Audio-Exchange

McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

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Models Available For Demo: C22, C48, C49, MA12000, MQ112, MCD600, McIntosh 275, MPC1500, MCD12000, and MC451 Monoblocks

The McIntosh C12000, a pinnacle of audio engineering, is a two-chassis preamplifier designed for unmatched stereo separation and sonic purity.
$16,000.00
$16,000.00
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McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier - McIntosh-Audio-Exchange

McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

$16,000.00

McIntosh C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

$16,000.00

McIntosh C12000: Two-Chassis Preamplifier Mastery

The McIntosh C12000, a pinnacle of audio engineering, is a two-chassis preamplifier designed for unmatched stereo separation and sonic purity. Comprising the C12000 Controller module and the C12000 Preamplifier module, connected via high-performance umbilical cables, it embodies the ultimate in sound performance and operational ease.

The C12000 offers an impressive array of 12 analog inputs, including six balanced, four unbalanced, and two configurable phono inputs, ensuring comprehensive connectivity. Phono inputs can be tailored for Moving Coil or Moving Magnet cartridges, with adjustable loading and gain settings, catering to audiophiles' specific preferences.

Featuring McIntosh's Hybrid Drive™ technology, the C12000 marries vacuum tube and solid-state outputs, offering selectable audio paths to suit different media, components, and listener preferences. High-level preamplification is powered by six tubes, while a discrete balanced op-amp handles solid-state output, ensuring exceptional audio fidelity across the board.

Key Features

  • Hybrid Drive™ technology for optimal sound performance
  • Separate audio and control sections for noise isolation
  • 12 analog inputs with flexible phono input configuration
  • Dual output paths: vacuum tube and solid-state
  • Fully balanced circuitry for pristine sound quality

Technical Specifications

Specification Value
Number of Channels 2
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.005% (High Level), 0.05% (Phono)
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz (+0, -0.5dB); 10Hz to 100kHz (+0, -3dB)
Max Output (Balanced / Unbalanced) 20V RMS / 10V RMS
Sensitivity (High Level / MC / MM) 900mV / 0.25–2.5mV / 5–10mV
SNR (High Level / MC / MM) 107dB / 79dB / 83dB
Voltage Gain (High Level / MC / MM) 15dB / 58–64dB / 40–46dB
Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced) 50K ohms / 25K ohms

Connectivity

Feature Details
Balanced Inputs 6
Unbalanced Inputs 4
Phono Inputs (MC / MM) Up to 2 configurable
Headphone Output 1/4" with HXD®; Selectable impedance

Other Specifications

Feature Details
RS232 Control Input Yes
Power Control Outputs 1 Main, 2 Output, 4 Trigger
Multi-Chassis Configuration C12000C + C12000ST
Output Meters Yes (C12000ST only)
Tube or Solid State Both (user selectable)
Power Consumption 75 watts
Dimensions per Module 17.5" x 6" x 18"
Weight (C12000C / C12000ST) 27 lbs / 25 lbs

Discover the exceptional McIntosh C12000 for unparalleled audio experiences. For more details, visit the McIntosh C12000 Product Page.

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