C50 Preamplifiers

C50 is the first McIntosh preamplifier to combine stereo analog sources with four assignable digital inputs. Music stored on popular computer programs are available through dedicated USB input. Programmable Eight band tone controls allow for personalized audio shaping. C50 may be combined with a multi-channel system using the Home Theater Pass Through function.

Electronic Specifications

Ultra Low Distortion

0.002%

Frequency Response, +0, -3dB

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

Headphone Output

Yes 1/4"

Inputs Unbalanced

6 Stereo + 2 Phono

Inputs Balanced

2 Stereo

Variable Outputs Unbalanced

3 Stereo

Variable Outputs Balanced

3 Stereo

Digital USB Input

1 (2.0, 32/192 Asynchronous)

Digital Coaxial Input

2

Digital Optical Input

2

Phono Moving Magnet

Yes, adjustable

Phono Moving Coil

Yes, adjustable

Record Processor Loop

Yes

Input Level Match

Yes, +/- 6dB

Home Theater Pass Through

Yes

Control

Tone Controls

Yes, 8 band

Tone Bypass and Input Assign

Yes

RS232 Control Input

Yes, 9 pin

Power Control Output

1 Main, 2 Switched, 2 Trigger

Rear Panel Data Ports

Yes, 8

Rear Panel IR Sensor Input

Yes

General Specifications

Multi-Chassis or Single

Single, two layer

Output Meters

Yes

Tube or Solid State

Solid State

On, Power Consumption

30 watts

Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)

17.5" (44.45cm) x 7.6" (19.37cm) x 18" (45.72cm)

Weight

28.5 lbs (12.9 kg)

Shipping Weight

44 lbs (20 kg)

Products In This System

MC601

1-Channel Amplifier

  • 600 Watt Monoblock
  • Quad Balanced

C50

2-Channel Preamplifier

  • Advanced digital inputs including USB
  • USB DAC with 32bit, 192kHz (96kHz) interface

MT10

2-Channel Precision Turntable

  • Belt Drive
  • MC Cartridge

MR88

AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner

  • Classic dial meter display
  • 20 presets per tuning mode

MCD1100

2-Channel SACD/CD Player

  • Advanced SACD/CD/WMA/MP3 Player
  • Five additional Digital Inputs, USB

MEN220

Room Correction System

  • Works on 1/12 Octaves
  • 2-Way Electronic Crossover for Bi-amping

MPC1500

Power Controller

  • Isolation Transformer to Shield Components
  • Connect up to 12 components

XRT1K

Floor Standing Loudspeaker System

  • 1,200 Watts Power Handling
  • Ported, 3-Way design
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  • 3-Way Loudspeaker
  • Custom Made 8" LD/HP Driver

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MPC1500

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  • Connect up to 12 components