BRAND: McIntosh

SERIES: C47 Stereo Preamplifier
TYPE: Preamplifier

The MC152 Amplifier, MCT450 SACD/CD Transport, MT5 Turntable, MHP1000 Headphones and XR50 Loudspeakers are logical companions for the C47 Stereo Preamplifier. Your Authorized Dealer can provide additional information on other McIntosh product combinations.


  • A versatile solid state preamplifier with an expansive set of inputs to connect virtually any of your analog and digital music sources.
  • Supports many of the latest high resolution file formats including DSD files.
  • Offers a secure, custom DSD connection for playback of SACDs when paired with the McIntosh MCT450 SACD/CD Transport.
  • Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) brings lifelike depth and spatiality to your music for your personal listening enjoyment.
  • Home Theater Pass Through allows for seamless integration into your existing multi-channel home theater system.
  • Incorporates classic McIntosh design cues, including a black glass front panel, knobs, illuminated logo and brushed aluminum end caps.
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Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
+0, -3.0dB from 10Hz to 100kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion
0.003% maximum from 20Hz to 20kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio (High Level)

Rated Output Voltage 
Balanced 5 Vrms
Unbalanced 2.5 Vrms

Maximum Voltage Output:
Balanced 16 Vrms
Unbalanced 8 Vrms

Digital Section
2 optical and 1 coaxial inputs decode digital music at up to 24-bit/192kHz; 1 USB input accepts PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 plus DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz

Overall Dimensions (W x H x D)
17-1/2” (44.45cm) x 6” (15.2cm) including feet x 18” (45.72cm) including the front panel, knobs and cables.

23 lbs (10.4kg) net, 37.5 lbs (17kg) in shipping carton