A McIntosh C52 2-channel stereo preamplifier was a demonstration
model. Original box and packaging come with C52. The amplifier is a 9 out of 10
condition. Warranty comes with the unit under certain conditions and can be explained to the buyer.
Shipping – Included
with purchase of the unit within most contiguous US states(lower 48 states) only.
Shipping cost is added to buyers in Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam and Virgin Islands.
The C52 is the most advanced, single chassis solid state
preamplifier we’ve ever made. This feature packed stereo preamp lets you
connect virtually any of your analog components and digital music sources –
including those that play the latest high resolution formats such as DSD files
– to one easy-to-use device to enjoy them all.
For connecting analog devices, it includes 3 balanced and 4
unbalanced fully assignable inputs plus 1 each of Moving Coil and Moving Magnet
phono inputs for connecting a turntable and enjoying your vinyl collection. On
the digital side, it has 3 optical, 2 coaxial and 1 USB input. The optical and
coax inputs will decode digital music at up to 24-bit/192kHz for high
resolution audio playback. The C52 is also capable of decoding and playing back
DSD files for the latest in high fidelity performance; the USB input accepts
PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 plus DXD
352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz. An MCT input offers a secure, custom DSD connection
for playback of the high definition audio found on SACDs when paired with the MCT500 SACD/CD
Transport to deliver the purest possible sound quality from your CD library. The
C52 features a 24-bit/192kHz, DSD digital-to-analog-converter (DAC).
New to the C52 is that all inputs are available
all of the time – even if you assign certain inputs to certain devices, giving
you more freedom to configure your system the way you want. The outputs have
also been updated to be easier to operate when bi-amping or tri-amping so that
your highs and/or lows are not inadvertently turned off. An 8 band analog
equalizer allows you to fine tune your various music sources just the way you
like. For headphone listening,
an added dimension can be brought to your music with the addition of Headphone
Crossfeed Director (HXD®). The Home
Theater Pass Through feature allows for seamless integration into your
multi-channel home theater system.
The C52’s classic black glass front panel, blue
meters, knobs, illuminated logo and brushed aluminum end caps are all housed in
an attractive polished stainless steel chassis that delivers a timeless look.
It can be paired with a variety of amplifiers, speakers, room correction devices, CD players, turntables, tuners and other
source components to make a complete home audio system.