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McIntosh C2800  Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
McIntosh C2800  Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
McIntosh C2800  Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
McIntosh C2800  Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
McIntosh C2800  Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

McIntosh C2800 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

Rs. 999,900.00

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·         16 inputs: 7 analog, 2 phono, 7 digital

·         4 Vacuum Tubes: (3) 12AX7A and (1) 12AT7

·         Dedicated Subwoofer output

·         Controllable by McIntosh Connect app

·         Includes Processor Loop

·         Supports 24-bit/192kHz and DSD512 files

·         Roon Tested

The C2800 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier is a masterpiece of audio passion and engineering precision. Crafted for discerning audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike, performance has been woven into the very fabric of this audio treasure. The C2800 has proudly earned the McIntosh name.

At the heart of the C2800 lies methodically designed vacuum tube circuitry. Leveraging the latest designs to all but eliminate noise and distortion, the C2800 reduces them to minuscule levels. Its four vacuum tubes, or valves, deliver a listening experience that transcends expectations.


With its 9 analog and 7 digital inputs (16 total inputs), the C2800 will become the nucleus of your home audio system. There are 3 balanced and 4 unbalanced analog inputs, plus 2 phono inputs that can be configured for either Moving Coil or Moving Magnet phono cartridges to connect your turntable(s). Both phono inputs feature adjustable Gain in 6dB steps from 40dB to 64dB as well as RIAA equalization.

Our DA2 Digital Audio Module houses the 7 digital inputs and is powered by an audiophile-grade Quad Balanced, 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). The DA2 offers a variety of inputs, including an audio-only HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)1 input that will give your TV sound new life when played through your home stereo system. Multi-channel audio formats from Dolby® and DTS® will be expertly converted to two-channel audio for an enthralling listening experience.


The C2800 features the return of the Processor Loop, something not available on the last few generations of McIntosh preamplifiers. The Processor Loop allows you to insert an external signal processor (such as our MQ112 Environmental Equalizer or MEN220 Room Correction System), dynamic range expanders, or other devices without having to place it between the preamplifier and power amplifier(s). This is usually more convenient and can allow for better performance.


In addition to using the included remote control or the front panel controls, the C2800 can be connected to your network which will unlock control options offered through our complimentary Connect app. Designed for both Android and Apple devices, the Connect app can be used to control key functions of the C2800 including Volume control as well as Input and Output selection.


·         Electronic bass and treble circuitry allows for adjustments of low and high frequencies in precise 1dB steps. The C2800 remembers your tone control circuitry bypass setting for each input.

·         High Drive Headphone Amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) technology brings an added dimension to headphone listening.

·         Home Theater PassThru for seamless integration into your home theater system.

·         Has received Roon Tested designation from Roon Labs.

·         Power Control lets you easily turn other connected McIntosh components on and off.

·         Data Ports can send remote control commands to connected source components.

·         Electromagnetic Input Switching for reliable, noiseless, and distortion-free switching.

·         Level Trim Adjustment for matching analog input levels to prevent abrupt changes in volume levels.

·         Precision balanced, digitally controlled attenuator system for accurate volume control with 0.1dB accuracy.

·         Fully regulated power supplies and a special R-core power transformer for stable, noise-free operation.

·         Eco-friendly Power Management System that will turn the unit off after 30 minutes of inactivity (can be disabled).


·         Number of Channels - 2

·         Total Harmonic Distortion - 0.08%

·         Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced) - 16V RMS / 8V RMS

·         Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced) - 900mV / 450mV

·         Balanced Input - 3

·         Unbalanced Input - 4

·         Upgradeable Digital Audio Module - Yes: DA2

·         Tone Controls - Bass and Treble

·         RS232 Control Input - Yes

·         Power Consumption (On) - 75 Watts

·         Unit Dimensions (W x H x D) - 17.5" (44.45cm) x 7.625" (19.4cm) x 16.5" (41.9cm)

·         Unit Weight - 28 lbs (12.5kg)


·         McIntosh C2800 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

·         Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty

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