McIntosh C22 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Mk V

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Models Available For Demo: MC275, MTI100, C2700, MC462, MCD600, MQ112, MA12000, C49, MCD12000, MA451, MX100, MA257, MPC1500

The McIntosh C22 Mk V Vacuum Tube Preamplifier stands as a pinnacle of audiophile excellence, blending classic retro aesthetics with state-of-the-art analog circuitry.
$6,500.00
$6,500.00

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McIntosh C22 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Mk V

McIntosh C22 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Mk V

$6,500.00

McIntosh C22 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Mk V

$6,500.00

McIntosh C22 Mk V: The Premier Tube Preamplifier

The McIntosh C22 Mk V Vacuum Tube Preamplifier stands as a pinnacle of audiophile excellence, blending classic retro aesthetics with state-of-the-art analog circuitry. Succeeding the celebrated C70 Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier, the C22 Mk V inherits the prestigious C22 model number, showcasing a timeless design with its signature glass and aluminum facade.

At its heart, the C22 Mk V employs a sophisticated vacuum tube array, including one 12AT7 and five 12AX7A tubes, visible through the unit's transparent top panel. This setup not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also enriches your audio experience with unparalleled warmth, depth, and clarity.

Flexibility in connectivity is paramount with the C22 Mk V, offering an extensive selection of inputs: two balanced, three unbalanced, alongside dedicated Moving Coil and Moving Magnet phono inputs, totaling seven connections for diverse device integration. It also provides dual output channels for balanced and unbalanced connections, facilitating seamless signal transmission to multiple power amplifiers.

Front-panel bypassable bass and treble controls ensure precise audio customization, complemented by adjustable impedance and capacitance settings for phono inputs to optimize sound quality. Additionally, the unit features a High Drive headphone amplifier with McIntosh's proprietary Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) technology, enhancing headphone listening by simulating the spaciousness of speaker playback.

Incorporating McIntosh's Power Control technology, the C22 Mk V seamlessly integrates with other McIntosh components, offering automatic power management across the system. The preamplifier's polished stainless steel chassis, illuminated McIntosh logo, and elegant controls underscore its luxurious appeal, making it a statement piece in any home audio setup.

Key Features

  • All-analog design featuring one 12AT7 and five 12AX7A vacuum tubes
  • Seven inputs including two balanced, three unbalanced, and dedicated phono inputs
  • Bypassable bass and treble tone controls for tailored sound
  • High Drive headphone amplifier with HXD® technology for enhanced headphone listening
  • Power Control technology for automated system integration

Technical Specifications

Specification Detail
Number of Channels 2
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.08%
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 100dB (High Level), 75dB (Phono)
Voltage Gain (High Level / Moving Coil / Moving Magnet) 15dB / 60dB / 40dB
Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced) 44K ohm / 22K ohm

Connectivity

Balanced Input 2
Unbalanced Input 3
Phono Input (Moving Coil / Moving Magnet) 1 (adjustable) each
Headphone Output 1/4" High Drive with HXD®

Control Features

Tone Controls Bass and Treble
Power Control Output 2 Main, 2 Switched
Rear Panel Data Port 5
Rear Panel IR Sensor Input Yes

General Specifications

Chassis Polished Stainless Steel
Vacuum Tube or Solid State Vacuum Tube
Power Consumption (On) 50 Watts

Weight & Dimensions

Unit Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.5" x 6" x 18"
Unit Weight 25 lbs

For further details, explore the McIntosh C22 Mk V Product Page.

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