The C53 Preamplifier is ready to serve your home audio needs for years or even decades to come. It’s the first product to feature our advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module.
As new digital audio technologies are developed, the DA2 can be replaced by future modules, keeping your preamplifier current for many years.As new digital audio technologies are developed, the DA2 can be replaced by future modules, keeping your C53 current for many years.
Powered by a next generation, audiophile-grade Quad Balanced, 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), the DA2 supports high resolution digital music up to DSD512 and DXD 384kHz.
Includes a new audio-only HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)1 input that allows it to be connected to TVs with a HDMI (ARC) output to bring your TV sound to the next level.
Includes a nearly inexhaustible 9 analog and 7 digital inputs for connecting all your music sources.
Complete with McIntosh technologies including 8-Band Tone Controls, Home Theater PassThru, High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) and Power Control.
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
+0, -3.0dB from 15Hz to 100kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion:
0.005% maximum from 20Hz to 20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio (High Level):
Maximum Voltage Output:
Balanced: 16 Vrms
Unbalanced: 8 Vrms
1 Moving Coil
1 Moving Magnet
1 HDMI (ARC)
Overall Dimensions (W x H x D):
17-1/2” (44.45cm) x 7-5/8” (19.4cm) including feet x 18” (45.72cm) including the front panel, knobs and cables
28 lbs (12.5kg) net,
43.5 lbs (19.7kg) in shipping carton
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