McIntosh C41 All Analog Preamp with Remote and Phono Input
This is a gorgeous and completely analog preamp from McIntosh, back from the time before they started embedding DAC's and other noisy devices that quickly get outdated.
A full function preamp capable of connecting to a full sized system. It even has a set of XLR inputs AND Outputs for connecting your very best source and amp.
Plus this uses real potentiometers for volume and balance - just how we like it.
Complete set including remote, power cord, and manual.
McIntosh C41 Original Sales Brochure
20Hz to 20kHz, +0 / -0.5dB
Rated Voltage Output
2.5Vrms (balanced and unbalanced)
Maximum Voltage Output
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.002% maximum from 20Hz to 20KHz
Phono: 2.5mV for rated output
High level: 250mV for rated output
Maximum Input Signal
High level: 10V
A-Weighted Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Phono: 90dB below 10mV input
High level: 103dB below rated output
Phono: 47k ohms, 65pf
High level: 22k ohms
Phono to tape: 40dB
Phono to main: 60dB
High level to tape: 0dB
High level to main: 20db
Bass: ±12dB @ 20Hz
Treble: ±12dB @ 10kHz
120V 50/60Hz, 20W
Dimensions (h x w x d)
inch: 5.44 x 17.5 x 17.5
cm: 13.8 x 44.5 x 44.5
includes clearance for connectors
Knob clearance: 0.75" (1.9 cm)
23 lbs. (10.5kg) net
40 lbs. (18.2kg) shipping
The SkyFi Audio 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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