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THE McINTOSH C1100 IS "A FANTASTIC PREAMPLIFIER ANY WAY YOU LOOK AT IT"


Like sitting in a darkened stadium with only the glow of the Marshall amps visible as the crowd awaits the band's first note, Tone Audio's Jeff Dorgay eagerly reviewed the C1100 two-channel vacuum tube preamplifier. Comparing it to the previous C1000, Dorgay asks when the last time you purchased a new car and it offered more performance at a lower price than the old model because "that's exactly what McIntosh has done with the C1100." He states the C1100 is quiet, "sonically unobtrusive" and confidently goes about its business regardless of the source(s) used. It delivers "dynamic impact and extension at both ends of the frequency spectrum."

"The C1100 is outstanding. The phonostage is incredible, as is the headphone amplifier... Factor in reputation, dealer support and all the other things that make a Mac a Mac, and the C1100 is a fantastic preamplifier any way you look at it. Highly recommended if you are a lover of the brand, and if you aren't, this is the perfect piece to start your journey."

Click here for the full review.

(by Jeff Dorgay / Tone Audio / October 2016)


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