McIntosh C712 Preamp with Remote and Phono Input


Great "vintage on the cusp of modern" System Control Center / Preamp from McIntosh.  Overall simple operation and includes a phono preamp which was rare in this era. 

Serviced and working perfectly.  No scratches or any signs of use.

Total of eight sets of RCA unbalanced inputs (one is a dedicated phono MM/Moving-Magnet input), three RCA unbalanced outputs, and it even has a set of balanced XLR outputs that is rare at this price point.  

In addition to the standard volume and source selector knobs, there are tone controls, balance, and loudness controls directly and easily accessible from the front panel.  Plus a headphone output with a low impedance recommendation per the manual, and a mono pushbutton to sum the left and right channel signals together for mono signals at the Main Balanced and Unbalanced Outputs.

Includes the original box, C712 McIntosh remote, manual... and original receipt!

Connect a Mclntosh W102 Tuner Control Cable from the TUNER CONTROL connector to a connector on a compatible Mclntosh tuner such as the MR7083. This allows you to select and control tuner operating functions with the C712 hand held remote controller transmitting to a C712 IR sensor.

Connect a Mclntosh Model W101 CD control cable from the CD1 or CD2 CONTROL connector to a matching connector on a Mclntosh CD player or changer. This allows you to control CD player functions with the C712 remote controller transmitting to a C712 IR sensor. You could use CD1 for a single play CD player and CD2 for a CD changer.

The eight DATA PORTS provide data signals to be fed to compatible audio and video accessories. This allows you to control the accessory components with their own remote controllers transmitting to a C712 IR sensor.

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Frequency Response:  20Hz to 20kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion:  0.002%
Gain:  40dB (MM), 20dB (line)
Input Sensitivity:  2.5mV (MM), 250mV (line)
Signal to Noise Ratio:  90dB (MM), 105dB (line)
Output:  2.5V (Pre out), 8V (Pre out Max)
Dimensions:  17.5" x 3.62" x 17.5" 
Weight:  17 lbs.
Years:  1994 - 1997

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Original Box



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