Monaural Vacuum Tube Preamplifier (1955-59)
The McIntosh Audio Compensator is a complete control unit for professional or home entertainment systems.
The Audio Compensator supplies the necessary gain and equalization for use with low level phonograph cartridges as well as the high output of radio tuners.
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.3%
Input sensitivity: 5mV (MM), 500mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 80dB (line)
Output: 500mV (line), 2.5V (Pre out)
Dimensions: 10-1/8 x 3-9/16 x 7-1/2 inches
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Reviewed Feb 09th, 2015 by firstpreamp
I was a teenager in Quebec city and I could not afford to buy, so I ordered parts from Montreal, cut a metal enclosure in Laval University shop and built a C8. I used it with a 20Watt Kenwood amplifier I also built. I built an enclosure for the best Warfedale speaker (max field strength) available at the time which I still own. I used a GE variable reluctance cartridge. I enjoyed that system for very many years JPR