SERIES: C2700 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
TYPE: Preamplifier

Tube Preamplifier

Following a long line of revered McIntosh vacuum tube preamplifiers comes the C2700 Tube Preamplifier.



Using our well-established vacuum tube topology, the C2700 features our advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module technology to combine cutting edge digital music capabilities with time tested vacuum tube performance.

As new digital audio technologies are developed, the DA2 can be replaced by future modules, keeping your preamplifier 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 deliver better TV sound.

Complete with McIntosh technologies including Bass & Treble Tone Controls, Home Theater PassThru, High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) and Power Control.

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Power Output:
250 Watts into 8 Ohm speakers
300 Watts into 4 Ohm speakers

Total Harmonic Distortion:
0.025% maximum from 20Hz to 20kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio:

Dynamic Headroom:
8 Ohms: 2.5dB
4 Ohms: 3.5dB

Damping Factor:
8 Ohms: >85
4 Ohms: >45

Frequency Response:
+0, -0.9dB from 20Hz to 20kHz


4 Balanced
4 Unbalanced

Overall Dimensions (W x H x D):
17-1/2” (44.45cm) 19” (48.3cm with mounting ears)) x 4-5/16” (11cm) x 21” (53.3cm)

23.5 lbs (10.7kg) net, 40 lbs (18.1kg) in shipping carton

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