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McIntosh C45 Audio Controller / Pre Amp

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The C45 is the perfect choice for those who wish to enjoy multi-channel audio in addition to pure stereo. While the C45 contains no decoders, two sets of 6-channel inputs enable use with source components, such as DVD players, that contain built-in decoders for the latest formats, including DVD-A, SACD, Dolby Digital, DTS, etc. Each 6-channel input may be assigned to any of the eight source inputs.
The C45 Audio Control Center was designed for the music lover. Ultrashort signal paths and use of sealed, gas-filled switching nodes prevent preamp noise from entering the signal path. Volume for each of the six channels is controlled individually by a precision attenuator, part of a sophisticated 2-stage circuit design, to ensure accuracy, maximize dynamic range and eliminate the effects of mechanical wear. Other source inputs include a high-performance phono stage for your turntable. An expansion slot enables internal installation of an optional AM/FM stereo tuner module by an Authorized Dealer. The tuner module delivers the same high-quality AM/FM performance as McIntosh component tuners.

Features & Benefits

  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0 / -0.5dB.
  • MAXIMUM VOLTAGE OUTPUT: 8V (unbalanced), 16V (balanced).
  • TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: 0.002% max. from 20Hz to 20kHz.
  • SENSITIVITY: Phono: 4.5mV for rated output.
    High Level: 450mV for rated output (unbalanced).
    900mV for rated output (balanced).
    Phono: 86dB
    High Level: 96dB
    Phono: 50mV
    High Level: 5V (unbalanced) 10V (balanced)
    Phono: 47k ohms, 65pf
    High Level: 22k ohms (unbalanced), 50k ohms (balanced)
  • OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 250 ohms (unbalanced), 500 ohms (balanced)
    Phono to Tape/VCR out: 40dB
    Phono to Output (Main): 55dB
    High Level to Tape/VCR Out: 0dB
    High Level to Output (Main): 15dB
  • Weight: 9.53kg.


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