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McIntosh C12000ST 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

$8,000.00

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Description

C12000ST

2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

  • The C12000 Preamplifier is the next generation of our acclaimed two-chassis preamplifier design. The two-chassis design allows the audio section to be completely separated from the control and power sections. The absolute isolation of a preamplifier’s two main functions – control and sound – is achieved by this unusual but effective design. Splitting these primary purposes of a preamplifier up into separate chassis will deliver the purest sound reproduction possible.

     

     

    The C12000 is comprised of the C12000 Controller module and the C12000 Preamplifier module. All power control, data ports, and external control connections are located in the C12000 Controller. Dual isolated power supplies drive the left and right channels, while a dual microprocessor gives robustness to the control system. The C12000 Preamplifier houses the audio connections and circuitry. Inside each, the left and right channels are electrically and mechanically isolated from each other to allow true dual mono operation – resulting in the ultimate stereo separation and sonic purity. The two units are connected together via a pair of specially designed, high performance umbilical cables that are shielded to prevent outside noise from leaking into the audio signal. Although they are two separate units, when connected they act as one and are easy to control and operate from the included remote control or the C12000 Controller front panel.

ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS

  • 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)
    0.25 – 2.5mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet)
    5 – 10mV
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level)
    107dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil)
    79dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet)
    83dB
  • Voltage Gain (High Level)
    15dB
  • Voltage Gain (Moving Coil)
    58 – 64dB
  • Voltage Gain (Moving Magnet)
    40 – 46dB
  • Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)
    50K ohms, 25K ohms

CONNECTIVITY

  • Balanced Input
    6
  • Unbalanced Input
    4
  • Phono Input Moving Coil
    Up to 2 (unit has 2 Phono inputs; each is user configurable as either Moving Coil or Moving Magnet)
  • Phono Input Moving Magnet
    Up to 2 (unit has 2 Phono inputs; each is user configurable as either Moving Coil or Moving Magnet)
  • Upgradeable Digital Audio Module
    No
  • Digital Coaxial Input
    0
  • Digital Optical Input
    0
  • Digital MCT Input
    0
  • Digital USB Input
    0
  • HDMI (ARC) Input
    0
  • Digital AES/EBU Input
    0
  • Balanced Fixed Output
    0
  • Balanced Variable Output
    2 (1 for Solid State, 1 for Vacuum Tube)
  • 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 (C12000C plus C12000ST)
  • Output Meters
    C12000C: No
    C12000ST: Yes
  • Vacuum Tube or Solid State
    Both (user selectable)
  • Power Consumption (On)
    75 watts

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
    Each module: 17.5″ (44.45cm) x 6″ (15.24cm) x 18″ (45.7cm)
  • Unit Weight
    C12000C: 27 lbs (12.3 kg)
    C12000ST: 25 lbs (11.3 kg)
  • Shipping Weight
    C12000C: 42 lbs (19.5 kg)
    C12000ST: 40 lbs (17.7 kg)

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