Stereo Pre Amplifier (1970-75)
The McIntosh C26 is a glass fronted pre-amplifier featuring two phono, one tuner and one auxiliary input, and two tape loops.
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%
Gain: 62dB (MM), 20dB (line)
Input sensitivity: 2mV (MM), 250mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 74dB (MM), 85dB (line)
Output: 250mV (line), 2.5V (Pre out)
Semiconductors: 18 x transistors, 3 x diodes
Dimensions: 406.4 x 138.1 x 330mm
Finish: anodized gold and black
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Reviewed Dec 11th, 2014 by hlferg
What it lacks in audio it makes up for in looks many times over, impressive, beautiful preamplifier. Above average. Does have a bit of tinny quality to it on the high side. Low side is a more thumpy than I like, but over all one of the best preamps, yes it has been serviced...Not quite up to my NAD1600 or the preamp section of my Marantz 1090, (not as full).
This is not a negative...do you buy a pretty car or an effecient car?