C48 Preamplifiers

With unprecedented flexibility and control, C48 redefines what a value preamp should be. Moving coil and Moving Magnet Phono sections combine with assignable digital inputs in the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary music sources. In C48 Dedicated USB input allows access to computer sourced music. Five band programmable tone controls allow personalized music correction. McIntosh C48 Audio Preamplifier ranks you at the very top among discriminating music listeners.

Electronic Specifications

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.002%

Frequency Response

+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
+0, -3dB from 15Hz to 100,000Hz

Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced)

16/8 V RMS

Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)

44K ohm, 22K ohm

Phono Voltage Gain

60dB

High Level Voltage Gain

15dB

Signal To Noise Ratio

100dB

Dual Mono Power Supply

No

Dual Mono, Fully Balanced

No

Connectivity

Balanced Inputs

2 Stereo

Unbalanced Inputs

6 Stereo + 2 Phono

Phono Moving Coil Input

1 (adjustable)

Phono Moving Magnet Input

1 (adjustable)

Digital Coaxial Input

2

Digital Optical Input

2

Digital MCT (DIN) Input

0

Digital USB Input

1 (2.0, 32/192 Asynchronous)

Digital AES/EBU Input

0

Balanced Fixed Outputs

0

Balanced Variable Outputs

2 Stereo

Unbalanced Fixed Outputs

1 Stereo

Unbalanced Variable Outputs

2 Stereo

Headphone Output

1/4"

Record Processor Loop

No

Input Level Match

Yes, +/- 6dB

Home Theater Pass Through

Yes

Control

Tone Controls

5 band

Tone Bypass and Input Assign

Yes

RS232 Control Input

Yes, 9 pin

Power Control Output

1 Main, 1 ACC, 2 Switched

Rear Panel Data Ports

8

Rear Panel IR Sensor Input

Yes

General Specifications

Multi-Chassis or Single

Single, two layer

Output Meters

No

Tube or Solid State

Solid State

On, Power Consumption

30 watts

Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)

17.5" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) x 18" (45.72cm)

Weight

26.5 lbs (12.0 kg)

Shipping Weight

41 lbs (18.6 kg)

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