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McIntosh C-32 Solid State Preamp

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Mcintosh C-32 Solid State Preamp Preamplifier

McIntosh C-32 Solid State Preamp

SkyFi 479

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479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


This is one of the best vintage tuners from McIntosh just about on par with the C33.

Fully featured with so many neat features including a low wattage monitor amplifier and dual phono inputs.

Mechanically this unit is in absolute perfect condition. It was serviced years ago and to a tune of $400 and has seen little use since.

Cosmetically it’s not perfect but I believe the new owner would be pleased. There are a few scratches and some imperfections in the glass. However it's quite nice for its age.

Matching MC2205 also available.

Technical Specifications:

ELECTRICAL: Response 20-20kHz (+0 -0.5dB). Distortion 0.05%. Noise and hum -90dB aux, -80dB phono. Output rated 2.5v. Output impedance 220 ohms. Load impedance 5k. Input sensitivity and impedance: aux 0.25V at 50k, phono 2mV at 47k and 65pF. Program equalizer: 30, 150, 500, 1500 and 10,000Hz boost or cut 12dB. Headphone amplifier 12W/ch into 8 ohms at 0.1% distortion. LF filter 50Hz at 12dB/octave. HF filter 7kHz at 12dB/octave. Voltage gain 20dB aux, 62dB phono.

FRONT PANEL: Glass panel. Illuminated. Listen selector: aux, tuner, tape 1, tape 2, tape 3, phono. Mode selector: L to L+R, R to L+R, stereo rev, stereo, mono (L+R), L+R to L and L+R to R. Program equalizer: 30, 150, 500, 1500 and 10k, Volume, Record selector: aux, tuner, tape 1, tape 2, tape 3, phono. Pushbutton switches with indicator lights: phono 1 or 2, record monitor, EQ out, LF and HF filter: in or out, speaker/output 1 and 2: in or out. Power: on or off. Headphone jacks, Tape 3 input and output jacks. Expander control: 1.0 to 2.0 with on-off switch, Balance, Loudness.

TOP PANEL: Monitor amplifier controls: left and right gain, input switch: record or listen. Expander controls: level match, speed: fast, norm and slow.

BACK PANEL: Outputs: 1, 2, main, line, tape 3, tape 2, tape 1, Monitor amplifier speaker push terminals. Speaker control relay socket. Inputs: tape 3, tape 2, tape 1, tuner, aux, phono 2, phono 1. Ground binding post. AC outlets: 4 switched, 2 switched (turntable auto-on). Auto-manual switch. Fuses: turntable and main. Panloc mounting.

Size 5-7/16"H, 16"W and 13"D behind panel. Weight 27 lb. Sold from 1977-1981.

SKU: McIntosh C-32