Solid State Stereo Pre Amplifier
The McIntosh C32 preamplifier provides the most comprehensive range of functions and control options. Many of these are new in a preamplifier.
The C32 is a dual stereo preamplifier with a built-in monitor power amplifier. There are two totally independent left and right stereo program lines running through the preamplifier. One program line is the listen program line. the other is the record program line. Each program line can select its own program source from any connected input signal i.e. phono, tuner, aux or tapes 1, 2 or 3 without interference with the other program line.
The output of the listen program line is affected by all the front panel controls (except the record switch) and is fed to the main output and/or output 1 and 2 jacks as selected by front panel push buttons. The output of the record program line is not affected by front panel controls (except the record switch) and is fed to all output record jacks.
The monitor amplifier program may be selected from either the listen or record program lines. Separate gain controls for left and right monitor amplifier are located on the top panel. The signal selected for the monitor amplifier is fed to the front panel headphone jacks and the rear panel output line and monitor output connectors.
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.05%
Gain: 62dB (MM), 20dB (line)
Input sensitivity: 2mV (MM), 250mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 90dB (MM), 100dB (line)
Output: 250mV (line), 2.5V (Pre out)
Semiconductors: 67 x transistors, 35 x IC, 62 x diodes, 2 x field effect transistors, 1 x SCR
Dimensions: 406 x 138 x 330mm
Finish: front panel is anodized gold and black with special gold/teal nomenclature illumination
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Reviewed Oct 24th, 2016 by Dannysjones
After a year of listening thru this C-32, it's clear why it is so well regarded.
Clean & crisp.
Excellent quiet switching.
Perfect control array.
A pleasure to use and a treat for the eyes when lit in low light.
Find one & BUY IT.
Reviewed Dec 10th, 2015 by hvg
love the sound and the box!!