McIntosh C500T & C500CusedMcIntosh  C500C & C500T: Phono Stage Tube Preamp Gorgeous System with Beautiful Sounds.220mohm output ImpedanceThis sale is for a pair of fully functional McIntosh C500C & C500T with Phono Stage. 8 Tubes It is in fully functional condition. The sale is with the original double boxes, a “Brand New” H...6500.00

McIntosh C500C & C500T: Phono Stage Tube Preamp Gorgeous System with Beautiful Sounds.220mohm output Impedance [Expired]


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This sale is for a pair of fully functional McIntosh C500C & C500T with Phono Stage. 8 Tubes

 

It is in fully functional condition. The sale is with the original double boxes, a “Brand New” HR093 Universal remote, an Audiophile XLR Balanced Interconnect Cable, an Oxygen Free RCA Interconnect cable, a 12V trigger cable, a Heavy Duty AC power Cable, and two McIntosh C500 interconnect cables.

It was a part of my system with MS300 and Pass Labs XA100.5 monos.

Sound quality is exceptional.  One of the best feature of the C500T is the low output impedance at 220mohm (unbalanced and balanced) even even if it is a tube pre that allow you connect virtually almost all power amplifiers on the market including Pass Labs XA module.  My XA100.5 has 30K ohm input impedance.  The minimum input impedance of your power amps should be 10X of the output impedance of the preamp.

Also, it has a great phono stage preamp. I never used the phono stage, so it is one of the reasons I decided to sell. It’s a little overkill to my system. It has a total of 8 tubes, 4 for preamp and 4 for phono stage. 

Please check below brief spec and internet to find out this gorgeous Reference grade two chase McIntosh preamp.

No known defect or noticeable blemishes.  Overall it is in good shape. However, buyers, please see photos very carefully. Sorry for some photos are blurry and dark due to low light. 

Systems are packed and ready to go..

 

Sale includes:

1. (1 Pair) Fully working McIntosh C500C & C500T system that was fully checked by an authorized McIntosh service center in August 2019 (the receipt and invoice for the service will be included). Purchased in October 2007.  Never shipped after the purchase other than a move.

2. (2) McIntosh System Interconnect cables

3. (1) McIntosh Remote HR093 Universal: It is a “brand new”.  The original remote disappeared during the moving.  Some print on key does not match with the selection, but it is a fully compatible

4. (2) Audio-Technica Ceramics XLR Balanced Interconnect cables (3 feet). Made in Japan. ~$250/ pair used price. 

5. (1) PETRA Oxygen Fee Copper RCA Interconnect cable (6 feet).  Has both left and right connectors.

6. (1) Heavy Duty 15A 110V AC Power Cable .

7. (1) McIntosh 12V Trigger cable (6 feet)

8. (2) Original matching shipping boxes.

 

Some details of items:

1. C500C SN: YR1107

2. C500T SN: YT1040

 

Sale DOES NOT include:

1. Original Remote, but a New universal McIntosh HR093 is included.

2. Original Manual (Easy download in internet)

 

Some Technical details:

1. C500T

a. Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB from 10Hz to 20,000Hz

b. Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.05% maximum from 20Hz to 20,000Hz

c. Signal To Noise Ratio: High Level, 93dB Phono, 80dB

d. Maximum Voltage Output: 10V RMS Unbalanced (Spkr1 and Spkr2 Outputs), 20V RMS Balanced (Main, Spkr1 and Spkr2 Outputs)

e. Output Impedance: 220 ohms (Unbalanced and Balanced Outputs)

f. Sensitivity: High Level, 450mV for 2.5V rated output, Phono MM, 4.5mV for 2.5V rated output, Phono MC, 0.45mV for 2.5V rated output

g. Input Impedance: High Level: 22K ohms, Phono: MM, 47K ohms; 50 to 750pF, in 50pF steps, MC: 25, 50, 100, 200, 500 or 1,000 ohms; 100pF

h. Maximum Input Signal: High Level: 5V Unbalanced & 10V Balanced, Phono: MM, 50mV & MC, 5mV

i. Voltage Gain: High Level Input to Record Output: 0dB, High Level Input to Main Output: 15dB, Phono (Moving Magnet) to Record j. Output: 40dB, Phono (Moving Coil) to Record Output: 60dB

k. Tube Compliment: Phono Circuitry: 4 - 12AX7A, High Level Circuitry: 4 - 12AX7A

2. C500C:  

110 Volts, 50/60Hz at 75 watts

 

 

International buyers! Please contact me if you are interested in the item.  I can sell it through eBay global shipping service, but I am selling only AS-IS with NO Return and NO Refund policy to International buyers.

 

Thanks for looking.