McIntosh C26 Preamp - All Analog with Phono - Super Clean!

$2,499

Great vintage preamp from McIntosh and a great foundation to your system. Would pair up well with the MR78 tuner and MC2105 amplifier we also just listed.

This model is well equipped including dual phono inputs and tone controls to get the most out of your vintage speakers.

In overall good cosmetic condition, although the pictures show some dust on the glass which is difficult to photograph properly.

Tested and working as it should. All controls are quiet, and all bulbs are working.

We can also add a matching wooden case for an additional $250.

Please see the linked owners manual for full technical specifications:

McIntosh C26 Preamplifier Manual

The SkyFi Testing Process for Preamplifiers:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure there are no signs of stress or aging. Capacitors are checked for telltale sings of bulging or leaking, resistors are checked for signs of overheating or cracking, and transistors are checked for signs of stress or damage. Special attention is paid to the power supply which is the most common source of failure for preamps. We then power up the unit and run a simple 1k sine wave while monitoring the low voltage output on an oscilloscope for signs of distortion or noise to get a baseline.

At this point we will lubricate and clean all switches and potentiometers (that are not sealed) with a high quality contact cleaner, and then re-test all functions for any signs of noise or scratching.

Final testing involves putting actual music through the preamplifier We have learned over time that some issues are only noticeable to a trained ear while listening to a familiar source material. Our test bench has reference vintage KEF speakers that we are super familiar with which will quickly reveal any discrepancies. Some preamps will then move into the listening room where they will be tested with our in-house reference system.

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Item

Included

Original Box

No

Manual

Online

Remote

N/A

Cables

Yes - Power

Physical Condition

7

Working Condition

 10

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