The C2300 has been replaced by the new McIntosh C2500, which features improved sound quality and a fantastic new digital section!
The C2300 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier combines a suite of potent engineering enhancements with smart, user-programmable features to deliver a truly extraordinary audio preamplifier. Each input may have the bass, treble, and mono/stereo mode adjusted and stored in memory. When individual inputs are selected, these settings will engage as preset by the listener. All adjustments may be made either from the frontpanel or remote control.
Two 12AX7a Vacuum Tubes are used for each of three sections: the Moving Magnet phono section, the Moving Coil section, and the high-level preamp section. Its phono sections are fully adjustable “on the fly,” so the listener may change impedance or loading settings as the record plays. A high performance headphone amplifier with a 1/4″ headphone jack is included.
McIntosh C2300 Tube Preamplifier Features
All eight source elections accommodate unbalanced inputs while four of the either also accommodate balanced inputs.
Any of 12 standard names can be assigned to a source selection and the panel display can be customized to indicate only available sources.
Signal routing is accomplished through digitally controlled electromagnet switching devices.
Precision switch contacts, isolated from environmental contamination inside inert gas-filled glass tubes, provide the most reliable, quietest and lowest distortion switching possible.
The output attenuator controls volume over 214 steps of .5dB each with accuracy within .1dB.
Six Vacuum Tube Design.
Variable Rate Volume with Multi-Stage Precision Digitally Controlled Attenuator.
Vacuum Tube Moving Coil and Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifiers.
Custom R-Core Power Transformer.
McIntosh C2300 Tube Preamplifier Specifications
Bandwidth: 10 Hz to 100 kHz.
Sound to Noise: 93 dB, Phono: 80 dB.
Phono Gain: MM: 40 dB, MC: 60 dB.
Dimensions: 7 1/8" x 17 1/2" x 14 1/2", 29.5 lbs.