This vintage McIntosh C 32 stereo preamplifier has been used by one owner, and I've kept it in safe storage since 1991. It was meticulously maintained when in use, undergoing regular McIntosh Performance Certifications, most recently in 1987.
When the MC C 32 was produced from 1977 to 1981, it provided the most comprehensive range of functions and control options of its time, along with legendary sound of McIntosh.
McIntosh described the C 32 as follows:
"The C 32 is a "dual" stereo preamplifier with a built-in monitor power amplifier. There are two totally independent left and right stereo program lines running through the preamplifier. One program line is the listen program line, the other is the record program line. Each program line can select its own program source from any connected input signal—i.e. phono, tuner, aux, or tapes 1, 2 or 3 without interference with the other pro- gram line.
The output of the listen program line is affected by all the front panel controls (except the record switch) and is fed to the output main and/or output 1 and 2 jacks as selected by front panel pushbuttons. The output of the record program line is not affected by front panel controls (except the record switch) and is fed to all output record jacks.
The monitor amplifier program may be selected from either the listen or record program lines. Separate gain controls for left and right monitor amplifier are located on the top panel. The signal selected for the monitor amplifier is fed to the front panel headphone jacks and the rear panel output lines and monitor output connectors."
A link for the C 32 owner's manual is www.berners.ch/McIntosh/Downloads/C32_own.pdf
This classic 'battleship' will be shipped with extra care - double boxed and the knobs will be removed and bubble wrapped to protect the stunning glass front panel.