McIntosh C8 Tube Pre-amplifier

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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 McIntosh C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier has an open chassis industrial design similar to the popular MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier, and MA252 and MA352 Integrated Amplifiers. When combined with an amplifier, source components such as a turntable, CD player or streaming player, and a pair of speakers, it can help deliver a lifelike audio experience in your home.

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. 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.

The C8 comes with McIntosh's High Drive headphone amplifier that has plenty of power and flexibility to drive a wide range of headphones. Power Control ports allow for easy system power up and shutdown by sending power on/off signals to other connected McIntosh components

Available at our Glasgow Audio store exclusively.

Technical Specifications:

  • ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS

    • Number of Channels
      2
    • Total Harmonic Distortion
      0.08%
    • Frequency Response
      +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
      +0, -3dB from 15Hz to 100kHz
    • Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced)
      16V RMS / 8V RMS
    • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced)
      900mV / 450mV
    • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil)
      0.45mV
    • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet)
      4.5mV
    • Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level)
      95dB
    • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil)
      75dB
    • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet)
      80dB
    • Voltage Gain (High Level)
      15dB
    • Voltage Gain (Moving Coil)
      75dB
    • Voltage Gain (Moving Magnet)
      55dB
    • Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)
      44K ohm, 22K ohm

    CONNECTIVITY

    • Balanced Input
      1
    • Unbalanced Input
      2
    • Phono Input Moving Coil
      1 (adjustable)
    • Phono Input Moving Magnet
      1 (adjustable)
    • Upgradeable Digital Audio Module
      Yes: DA2 can be installed
    • Digital Coaxial Input
      0
    • Digital Optical Input
      0
    • Digital MCT (DIN) Input
      0
    • Digital USB Input
      0
    • HDMI (ARC) Input
      0
    • Digital AES/EBU Input
      0
    • Balanced Fixed Output
      0
    • Balanced Variable Output
      1
    • Unbalanced Fixed Output
      0
    • Unbalanced Variable Output
      2
    • Headphone Output
      1/4" High Drive
    • Input Level Match
      Yes, +/- 6dB
    • Home Theater PassThru
      Yes
    • Unbalanced Analog Connector Type
      Standard
    • Service Port
      1

    GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

    • Multi-Chassis or Single
      Single
    • Output Meters
      No
    • Vacuum Tube or Solid State
      Vacuum Tube
    • Power Consumption (On)
      50 Watts

    WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

    • 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)
    • Shipping Weight
      25 lbs (11.3 kg)