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McIntosh C2600 Preamplifier

The C2600 incorporates the best of the previous models while adding an advanced digital audio section and upgraded tube circuitry design.

$7000.00

The C2600 is a versatile preamplifier with an expansive set of 16 inputs to connect virtually all your analog or digital music sources. For audio purity, the analog and digital sections are housed separately in our dual chassis design to prevent signal corruption. Analog inputs include 3 balanced, 4 unbalanced plus 1 each dedicated Moving Magnet and Moving Coil phono inputs. Digital inputs consist of 3 optical, 2 coax, 1 USB and 1 McIntosh exclusive MCT connection. Three sets of balanced and unbalanced analog outputs will connect the C2600 to your amplifier.

Electronic Specifications
Total Harmonic Distortion

0.08%
Frequency Response

+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
+0, -3dB from 15Hz to 100,000Hz
Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced)

16/8 V RMS
Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)

44K ohm, 22K ohm
Phono Voltage Gain

Moving Magnet: 40dB
Moving Coil: 60dB
High Level Voltage Gain

To Main Output: 15dB
To Fixed Output: 0dB
Signal To Noise Ratio

100dB
Dual Mono Power Supply

No
Dual Mono, Fully Balanced

No
Connectivity
Balanced Input

3 Stereo
Unbalanced Input

4 Stereo + 2 Phono
Phono Input Moving Coil

1 (adjustable)
Phono Input Moving Magnet

1 (adjustable)
Digital Coaxial Input

2
Digital Optical Input

3
Digital MCT (DIN) Input

1
Digital USB Input

1 (accepts PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz; supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 plus DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz)
Digital AES/EBU Input

0
Balanced Fixed Output

0
Balanced Variable Output

3 Stereo
Unbalanced Fixed Output

1 Stereo
Unbalanced Variable Output

3 Stereo
Headphone Output

1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
Record Processor Loop

No
Input Level Match

Yes, +/- 6dB
Home Theater PassThru

Yes
Unbalanced Analog Connector Type

Premium gold-plated solid brass
Control
Tone Controls

Bass and Treble
Tone Bypass and Input Assign

Yes
RS232 Control Input

Yes
Power Control Output

1 Main, 4 Trigger
Rear Panel Data Port

6
Rear Panel IR Sensor Input

Yes
General Specifications
Multi-Chassis or Single

Single, two layer
Output Meters

Yes
Vacuum Tube or Solid State

Tube, 5 ea. 12AX7a and 1 ea. 12AT7
Power Consumption (On)

50 Watts
Weights & Dimensions
Dimensions (W x H x D)

17.5" (44.45cm) x 7.625" (19.37cm) x 18" (45.72cm)
Weight

29.5 lbs (13.4kg)
Shipping Weight

45 lbs (20.4kg)