I am the original owner of this C45. It has the optional McIntosh TM-1 AM/FM tuner card installed (a $750 value).
The unit is approximatley 2 years old, is in perfect condition, and has been gently used in a smoke-free, child-free and dog-free environment. It comes with the McIntosh backlit remote and original manual and will be shipped in the original McIntosh boxes.
Please add 3% for Paypal, and shipping will be charged at whatever the direct cost. For any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No low ball bidders please. I am not desperate to sell. My price is fair and firm.
Additional Information on the C-45:
McIntosh C45 multi-channel preamplifier. Designed for the dedicated music lover, the C45 features ultra-short signal paths in conjunction with state-of-the-art silent electromagnetic switching to virtually eliminate preamp noise. A low noise, high-performance phono preamplifier is included. Dual six-channel inputs allow control of the latest multi-channel audio formats, including DVD-Audio, SACD, Dolby Digital and DTS Audio/Video. The C45’s mid-size remote is backlit, and it works with other McIntosh components like their DVD players.
The C45 features a 2-stage electronic volume control, a large, easy-to-read frontpanel display, and an assignable balanced input. Input level trims and fiber-optic / LED front panel illumination provide complete, convenient control. The C45 was named as one of Stereophile Magazine's Recommended Components for 2005 and 2006 and still appears as a current model on the McIntosh web site.
A reviewer from Home Theater Magazine said, "The McIntosh’s enriched realism is, well, more musical, and not just in the sweetened, richer tonal hues. This preamp’s old-skool charms continually pushed my pleasure buttons. The C45’s transparency was put to its ultimate test when I played Franz Liszt’s Dante Symphony SACD from Telarc. Oh my, the orchestra’s sweep was truly a breathtaking sight—well, sound— and the music’s unbridled intensity caught me by surprise. The lush string tone raised goosebumps, and the sense of concert-hall acoustics surrounding the orchestra was as real as I’ve ever heard it at home. The old McIntosh magic was there in spades."
SELECTABLE INPUT TITLES
The displayed name of each input of the C45 may be changed to match the available sources. Names are chosen from a selection of 14 different titles. Additionally, the sensitivity for each input is adjustable to enable a uniform volume level between source components.
Master volume control for all channels is achieved through a sophisticated optical encoder. Utilizing light pulses ensures accuracy and eliminates effects of mechanical wear.
BASS AND TREBLE CONTROLS
Precision tone shaping circuitry is provided to enable adjustment of the acoustic balance of the sound. A bypass switch completely removes the tone controls from the audio signal path.
WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL
An IR remote control is included. Remote keypads and external sensors are available.
A high quality headphone amplifier is built in for private listening.
• Phono Input (MM)
• CD Input x 2 Pair
• DVD Input
• SAT Input
• Optional TM-1 Tuner Module
• 6-Channel Inputs x 2 Sets
• Balanced Input
• 6-Channel Outputs:
• 1 set balanced, 1 set unbalanced
• 8 Data Ports
• IR and Keypad Inputs
• Dual Record Outputs