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McIntosh Tube Preamplifier

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  • Experience the best of digital and analog playback with this McIntosh C2500 preamplifier, which utilizes six 12AX7a dual-triode tubes for quality audio with a vintage feel and delivers up to 32-bit/192kHz high-resolution playback for crisp, detailed sound. Home theater pass-through makes it easy to create a full A/V setup.


    Six 12AX7a dual-triode tubes

    Bring music to life with a vibrant, vintage-inspired tone.

    Up to 32-bit/192kHz high-resolution playback

    Reproduces audio in crystal clarity with precise detail.

    Home theater pass-through

    Enables use as part of a multichannel sound system with support for DVD-audio and SACD formats and home theater movies.

    Precision tracking volume control

    With a multistage precision digitally controlled attenuator system for accurate operation. Variable-rate volume and balance controls make exact adjustments simple.

    Electronic tone controls with bypass

    Utilize electronic bass and treble circuitry for high- and low-frequency volume adjustments in 1dB steps. Memory allows simple recall of options selected for each input.

    Processor loop

    Supports connection of an external analog signal processor (not included) and can be switched in or out of the signal path of any assigned input.

    Fully regulated power supplies

    Along with an R-Core power transformer deliver noiseless operation.

    High Drive headphone amplifier

    Offers striking sound through headphones (not included) connected via the 1/4" output.

    Electromagnetic input switching with level trim adjustment

    Makes it easy to switch between audio sources with minimal noise or distortion and no abrupt changes in volume levels.

    Alphanumeric fluorescent display

    Provides a clear view and adjustable intensity to suit your preferences.

    Stainless steel chassis

    Isolates the analog audio section from the power supply and control circuitry for a clean, clear signal. Glass front panel and super mirror finish offer a sleek, stylish look.

    15 inputs

    With moving coil and moving magnet phono inputs and RIAA Correction Equalization Circuitry for simple connectivity and quality sound.


    Product Brand McIntosh
    Model Number C2500
    Color Black/Stainless Steel
    Color Category Black
    Product Depth 18
    Product Length 7.7
    Product Weight 30.5
    Product Width 17.5
    Manufacturers Warranty Labor 3 years limited
    Manufacturers Warranty Parts 3 years limited
    Condition NEW
    Box Contents C2500 Tube Preamplifier
    Additional Accessories Included Remote
    Headphone Jack true
    Inputs Optical Digital Audio
    Maximum Frequency Response 10
    Minimum Frequency Response 10
    Total Harmonic Distortion 0.08