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McIntosh C8 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier
McIntosh C8 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier
McIntosh C8 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier
McIntosh C8 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier

McIntosh C8 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier

Rs. 474,900.00

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  • 5 analog inputs (1 balanced, 2 unbalanced, 2 phono)

  • (4) 12AX7a vacuum tubes

  • High Drive headphone amplifier

  • Optional dealer installed upgrade to DA2 Digital Audio Module available

The C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier has an open chassis industrial design similar to our popular MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier, and MA252 and MA352 Integrated Amplifiers. When combined with an amplifier (like the matching MC830 Amplifier), source components such as a turntable, CD player (see the matching MCD85 SACD/CD Player) or streaming music player, and a pair of speakers, it can help deliver a lifelike audio experience in your home.

Similarly sized to our MA252 Integrated Amplifier, the C8 is powered by four 12AX7a vacuum tubes housed inside stylish protective cages. For inputs, the C8 comes with 1 balanced and 2 unbalanced analog inputs, plus 1 Moving Coil and 1 Moving Magnet phono inputs with adjustable loading to play cherished vinyl collections. All inputs can be given user-friendly names in order to simplify user control. Bass and treble tone controls help fine tune your music to your personal preferences. For outputs, it has 1 balanced and 2 unbalanced; 1 of the unbalanced outputs can be configured as a subwoofer output for use with a powered subwoofer to further enhance low frequencies.


  • 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

  • Voltage Gain (High Level) - 15dB

  • Phono Input Moving Magnet -1 (adjustable)

  • Headphone Output - 1/4" High Drive

  • RS232 Control Input - Yes

  • Power Control Output - 1 Main, 2 Trigger

  • Power Consumption (On) - 50 Watts

  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D) - 12-9/32" (31.2cm) x 7-5/8" (19.4cm) x 16-1/4" (41.3cm)

  • Unit Weight - 18 lbs (8.2 kg)


  • McIntosh C8 2-Channel Solid State Preamplifier

  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty


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High-Fidelity Audio

Delving into the realm of unparalleled audio experiences, enthusiasts invest in top-quality source components, amplification, and precision-engineered speakers or headphones. With advancements like DSP and wireless technologies, audiophiles passionately pursue an authentic, true-to-life sound journey.

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Our products prioritize ergonomic design, offering customized fits, lightweight materials, and adjustable features. From earphones with tailored ear tips to Speakers with even weight distribution, our products strive to enhance user comfort for prolonged, enjoyable listening experiences.
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