MM + MC Valve
Double Shipping Box
The C220 is so
advanced that it even lets you trim every input level to
better match each source you have in your system with
different outputs more accurately. Without a doubt, this
is by far the best sounding and most advanced
Pre-Amplifier you can buy for under $5K in my opinion.
Looks even better at night. Turn up the volume and
let the good times roll.
The amazing quality
of components is second to none.
This is the reason why McIntosh is
the biggest name in Vacuum Tube Hi-Fi today. The
performance for the price is not only industry leading
when you consider the brilliant smooth and dynamic Line
Stage but when you also factor in the amazing Vacuum
Tube Phono Stage, it makes this whole deal even sweeter.
Uses 2 x 12AX7
Vacuum Tubes for the Phono Stage.
New Electro-Harmonix Gold Pins are
Sounds amazing with MM and also MC
have tried this unit on the Phono Stage with the
Rondo Bronze MC with only 0.5mV output and
the gain was
more than enough to blow you out of the room without
even trying. The overall Phono performance was
staggering, if you love your vinyl collection then you
will want this Pre-Amplifier in your system. I am so
impressed I would class it's performance equal to a
$2,000.00 separate Vacuum Tube Phono Stage.
The Line Stage uses 2 x 12AX7 Vacuum Tubes.
New Electro-Harmonix Gold Pins are installed.
Clear and dynamic with that vacuum tube smoothness.
McIntosh Green LED Tube Glow can be turned On / Off for
that retro Vacuum Tube look that was ever popular in the
ventilation in the top panel gives you a clear view of
what makes this unit so special.
You are blessed
with one pair of BAL outputs as well as 2 pairs of BAL
Inputs along with all the standard S/E stuff. Outrageous
value for the price.
4 x Electro-Harmonix
12AX7 Vacuum Tubes
Remote Control & Owner's Manual.
The C220 Vacuum Tube
Preamplifier possesses all the flexibility modern systems require while
maintaining the highest-quality two-channel performance. All signal
switching is done electromagnetically with switch contacts sealed inside
glass cylinders filled with an inert gas. Locating these switches
adjacent to the input/output jacks virtually eliminates crosstalk, and
their sealed construction guarantees trouble-free operation.
The C220 allows for electronic, independent level adjustment for each of
the eight source inputs via the front panel or remote control. Channel
balance is electronically adjusted and stored in memory. A moving magnet
phono stage incorporates time-proven 12AX7 Vacuum Tubes, for simplicity
and superior performance. Low-distortion bass and treble controls,
invaluable for older recordings, provide a wide range of tonal
adjustment and may be bypassed when not needed.