McIntosh C-32 Solid State Preamp


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.

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