BRAND: McIntosh

SERIES: C2600 Tube Preamplifier
TYPE: Preamplifier


The MC2301 or MC275 Tube Amplifiers, MCT450 SACD/CD Transport, MT10 Turntable, MR88 AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner, MEN220 Room Correction System and XRT1K or XR100 Loudspeakers are

  • The C2600 builds upon the C2300 and C2500 – two of the most successful McIntosh vacuum tube preamplifiers – while adding our advanced digital audio section for DSD and DXD support and an upgraded tube circuitry design.
  • A versatile preamplifier with an expansive set of 16 inputs to connect virtually all analog or digital music sources.
  • The analog and digital sections are housed separately in our dual chassis design to prevent signal corruption.
  • Bass and Treble tone controls can adjust individual sources as needed.
  • Up to three stereo amplifiers may be connected at one time; two of them can be switched on and off to simplify your whole house audio distribution.
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Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
+0, -3dB from 15Hz to 100kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion
0.08% Maximum from 20Hz to 20kHz

7 Digital (see Digital Section)
4 Unbalanced
3 Balanced
1 Moving Coil (adjustable)
1 Moving Magnet (adjustable)

3 Unbalanced
3 Balanced

Maximum Output Voltage
Balanced: 16 Vrms
Unbalanced: 8 Vrms

Tone Controls
Bass and Treble

Digital Section
3 Optical 2 Coax 1 MCT 1 USB input accepts PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 plus DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz McIntosh Digital Engine is 32-bit/384kHz, USB 2.0 asynchronous

Overall Dimensions (W x H x D) 
17-1/2” (44.45cm) x 7-5/8” (19.37cm) x 18” (45.72cm)

29.5 lbs (13.4kg) net, 45 lbs (20.4kg) in shipping carton