McINTOSH C33 STEREO PREAMPLIFIER/INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER
TESTED 100% OPERATIONAL CONDITION
CLASSIC OLD SCHOOL MAC
This listing is for a vintage McIntosh C33 stereo preamplifier/integrated amplifier. This item has been tested and is in 100% operational condition. Both channels are clean and clear with no hum, buzz, noise, or distortion. All functions, features, lamps, and indicators are working correctly. All switches and potentiometers are smooth and quiet. Superb phono section as well. Other than the power cord end plug being replaced the unit is factory original.
I have been listening to this piece in my main system and find no faults. The C33 has a built in 20-watt per channel monitor amplifier that sounds fantastic. You can connect a pair of speakers directly to the C33.
I have sold countless MAC pieces in the last 18 years including many C33 and C34V units they are some of my favorite MAC items.
I have often paired my ADS L1230 speakers and B&W 800 series speakers to the amplifier section of these units with astonishing results. Many 805, 804, 803 Nautilus and Diamond versions and even an 800D pair that was an insight to the subtle nuance of my recordings. While not being able to fill an auditorium or very large room but what you hear is quality vs quantity. IME low powered amplifiers can have more of an organic texture to the music.
Obviously using an external power amplifier puts it into another category as well. Audio reproduction is on par with some of the finest gear I have used. Certainly one of the superlative sounding preamps in the solid-state 1964 to 1987 series.
Cosmetic condition is very good with minor signs of wear. No cracks or broken pieces to the glass, the illumination is superb, no rust or corrosion, all graphics and labeling intact, some light marks on the chrome end caps. This example is physically clean with no dirt or nicotine contamination. Another fine unit no question. This item has been expertly double box packed with all new heavy duty ULINE packing materials. Please see my feedback profile for references and rest assured this has been done correctly.
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