McIntosh C55 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier (In-Store Purchase Only)

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McIntosh C55 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier (In-Store Purchase Only)

Experience Sonic Excellence with the McIntosh C55 Preamplifier

Step into a world of unparalleled audio sophistication with the McIntosh C55 Preamplifier. Designed for audiophiles, music enthusiasts, and dedicated McIntosh aficionados, the C55 sets a new standard of sonic excellence. Building upon the legacy of its acclaimed predecessor, the multi award-winning C53, the C55 elevates your home audio experience to unprecedented levels of audio nirvana.

1. Abundant Inputs: Featuring an impressive 16 inputs (9 analog and 7 digital), the C55 serves as the nerve center of your audio universe. With 3 balanced and 4 unbalanced analog connections, plus 2 phono inputs configurable for Moving Coil or Moving Magnet cartridges, this preamplifier seamlessly integrates your turntable(s) into your setup.

2. DA2 Digital Audio Module: The heart of the digital section, powered by a Quad Balanced, 8-channel, 32-bit DAC, ensures pristine audio conversion. Enjoy an array of connections including HDMI ARC for immersive TV sound integration and decoding of Dolby® and DTS® formats for a captivating two-channel listening experience.

3. Innovative Outputs: Connect effortlessly to your power amplifier(s) with 3 sets of variable balanced and unbalanced outputs, providing advanced connection flexibility. Bi-amping support and adjustable filtering capabilities optimize amplifier performance to your speaker's specifications.

4. Processor Loop Integration: Reintroducing the Processor Loop feature, the C55 allows seamless integration of external signal processors or devices, enhancing performance and convenience without compromising audio quality.

5. Network Connectivity: Unlock enhanced control options with the McIntosh Connect app, available for Android and Apple devices. Control key functions including volume, input/output selection, and source control for select McIntosh components, bringing added convenience to your setup.


Why Choose McIntosh C55:
Industry-leading craftsmanship and precision engineering.
Unmatched connectivity and flexibility with abundant inputs and innovative outputs.
Return of the Processor Loop for enhanced performance and convenience.
Seamless integration with the McIntosh Connect app for enhanced control options.
Elevate your audio experience to new heights with the McIntosh C55 Preamplifier, where innovation meets sonic excellence.

McIntosh Connect App
Each supported McIntosh product offers a tailored in-app experience that highlights and grants access to key features such as:
• Product Discovery and Onboarding
• Volume Control
• Input Selection
• Tone Control
• Output Switching
• Balance Adjustment
• Input Trim Level
• Network Setup and Configuration
• Firmware Updates

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McIntosh Connect includes a dedicated interface for indirect control of other select McIntosh source components. The source component(s) must be connected to a Data Port on the Supported Product and properly configured in order to receive commands from the app. Please consult the Supported Product's Owner's Manual for additional information.

  • 16 inputs: 7 analog, 2 phono, 7 digital
  • Dedicated Subwoofer output
  • Controllable by McIntosh Connect app
  • Includes Processor Loop and 8-band analog equalizer
  • Supports 24-bit/192kHz and DSD512 files
  • Roon Tested