McIntosh C12000 Tube/Solid State Preamplifier (In Store Purchases Only)

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McIntosh C12000 Tube/Solid State Preamplifier

The C12000 Preamplifier is the next generation of our acclaimed two-chassis preamplifier design. The two-chassis design allows the audio section to be completely separated from the control and power sections. The absolute isolation of a preamplifier's two main functions – control and sound – is achieved by this unusual but effective design. Splitting these primary purposes of a preamplifier up into separate chassis will deliver the purest sound reproduction possible.

The C12000 includes our Hybrid Drive™ technology that uses the best of vacuum tubes and solid state to produce the best sound performance. The C12000 Preamplifier module offers both vacuum tube and solid state output, allowing you to decide which to use based on the music being played, the audio components in the rest of your home audio system, and your sound preferences. All outputs are driven by discrete amplifiers. For vacuum tube output, six tubes or valves power the high-level preamplifier section with two 12AT7 tubes and one 12AX7A tube assigned to each the left and right channel. Solid state output is via a discrete balanced op-amp

With classic McIntosh black glass front panels, blue meters, knobs, stainless steel chassis, illuminated logos, and custom machined brushed aluminum handles, the C12000 makes a visual statement in addition to its audio prowess. It can be paired with a variety of McIntosh amplifiers, speakers, room correction devices, CD players, turntables, tuners, media streamers and other source components to make a complete home audio system.

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Features:
- Includes our Hybrid Drive™ technology that uses the best of vacuum tubes and solid state to produce the best sound performance
- Separate audio & control sections
- 12 analog inputs including 2 configurable phono inputs
- Offers both solid state and vacuum tube output
- Fully balanced circuitry

Specifications
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • - Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz +0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100kHz
  • - Maximum Volts Out: (Balanced / Unbalanced) 20V RMS / 10V RMS
  • - Sensitivity High Level: (Balanced / Unbalanced) 900mV / 450mV
  • - Input Impedance: (Balanced / Unbalanced) 50K ohms, 25K ohms
  • - Multi-Chassis or Single Multi Chassis (C12000C plus C12000ST)
  • - Power Consumption (On) 75 watts
Weight & Dimensions

- Unit Dimensions (W x H x D):
Each module: 17.5" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) x 18" (45.7cm)
- Unit Weight:
C12000C: 27 lbs (12.3 kg)
C12000ST: 25 lbs (11.3 kg)
- Shipping Weight:
C12000C: 42 lbs (19.5 kg)
C12000ST: 40 lbs (17.7 kg)

Connectivity

- Balanced Input: 6
- Unbalanced Input: 4
- Phono Input Moving Coil:
Up to 2 (unit has 2 Phono inputs; each is user configurable as either Moving Coil or Moving Magnet)
- Phono Input Moving Magnet:
Up to 2 (unit has 2 Phono inputs; each is user configurable as either Moving Coil or Moving Magnet)
-Balanced Variable Output: 2 (1 for Solid State, 1 for Vacuum Tube)
- Unbalanced Fixed Output: 1
- Unbalanced Variable Output: 1
- Service Port: 1