McIntosh-C1100T 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

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C1100

2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

  • Separate audio & control sections
  • 12 analog inputs including Moving Coil & Moving Magnet phono

he C1100 preamplifier brings a new level of performance and luxury to McIntosh’s heralded preamplifier offerings – evidenced by its high level inputs having the lowest noise of any McIntosh preamplifier ever produced. It utilizes a two-chassis design where the control and power sections are completely separate from the audio section. Absolute isolation of a preamplifier”s two main functions – control and sound – is achieved by this unusual but effective design and will provide you with the purest sound reproduction possible for generations of listening enjoyment.

  • Number of Channels
    2
  • Total Harmonic Distortion
    High Level: 0.005%
    Phono: 0.05%
  • Frequency Response
    +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
    +0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100kHz
  • Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced)
    20V RMS / 10V RMS
  • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced)
    900mV / 450mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil)
    0.45mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet)
    4.5mV
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level)
    107dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil)
    79dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet)
    77dB
  • Voltage Gain (High Level)
    15dB
  • Voltage Gain (Moving Coil)
    60db
  • Voltage Gain (Moving Magnet)
    40dB
  • Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)
    50K ohms, 25K ohms

CONNECTIVITY

  • Balanced Input
    6
  • Unbalanced Input
    4
  • Phono Input Moving Coil
    1 (adjustable)
  • Phono Input Moving Magnet
    1 (adjustable)
  • Upgradeable Digital Audio Module
    No
  • Digital Coaxial Input
    0
  • Digital Optical Input
    0
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input
    0
  • Digital USB Input
    1 (for system update only)
  • HDMI (ARC) Input
    0
  • Digital AES/EBU Input
    0
  • Balanced Fixed Output
    0
  • Balanced Variable Output
    2
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output
    1
  • Unbalanced Variable Output
    1
  • Headphone Output
    1/4″ High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
    Selectable headphone impedances of: 16 ohms – 40 ohms, 40 – 150 ohms, 150 – 600 ohms
  • Input Level Match
    Yes, +/- 6dB
  • Home Theater PassThru
    Yes
  • Unbalanced Analog Connector Type
    Premium gold-plated solid brass
  • Service Port
    1

CONTROL

  • Tone Controls
    No
  • Tone Bypass and Input Assign
    No
  • RS232 Control Input
    Yes
  • Power Control Output
    1 Main, 2 Output, 4 Trigger
  • Rear Panel Data Port
    8
  • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input
    Yes

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Multi-Chassis or Single
    Multi Chassis (C1100C plus C1100T)
  • Output Meters
    C1100C: No
    C1100T: Yes
  • Vacuum Tube or Solid State
    Tube, (6) 12AX7a and (6) 12AT7
  • Power Consumption (On)
    75 watts

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
    Each chassis:
    17.5″ (44.45cm) x 6″ (15.24cm) x 18″ (45.7cm)
  • Unit Weight
    C1100C: 27 lbs (12.3 kg)
    C1100T: 25 lbs (11.3 kg)
  • Shipping Weight
    C1100C: 43.5 lbs (19.7 kg)
    C1100T: 39.5 lbs (17.9 kg)

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