February 13, 2012
The C1000 is a three-chassis design that offers the ultimate in flexibility. C1000 preamplifier consists of C1000C control unit combined with C1000t and , or C1000t preamplifiers. The listener chooses between a solid-state preamplifier, vacuum tube preamplifier, or both. All three modules can be combined with each source available through either preamplifier module, selectable at the push of a remote control button. For ultimate stereo fidelity the preamplifier modules employ Dual Mono topologies yielding over 130 dB of channel separation.
The C1000C controller has knobs for Volume, Balance (remember that?), Source selection, and the Record Out selector, and provides power and control signals to one or both preamplifiers via individual umbilical cords for each channel of each preamp.
Aside from the amplification methodology, the C1000T (tube) and C1000P (transistor) preamps are identical, offering nine sources each, including both moving-coil (MC) and moving-magnet (MM) inputs. There are three sets of balanced inputs and four sets of unbalanced, not including the unbalanced MM/MC inputs. Three sets of balanced outputs allow for convenient triamping, if you’re so inclined. Two unbalanced outputs allow for biamping in unbalanced mode. Because each preamp has its own inputs and outputs, double runs of cables are required for each amplifier channel, for a total of four for a conventionally amplified system, or twelve cables for a balanced triamplified stereo system. Both preamps convert unbalanced signals to balanced, and vice versa. Each preamp has a headphone jack mounted in the center of its front panel.
McIntosh’s balanced power amplifiers, intended for use with the C1000, have two balanced inputs. McIntosh supplies combiner modules for single-input balanced amps. These also allow two balanced inputs to be converted to three, allowing for a long pair of balanced cables for each channel to be run from the preamplifiers, and, for each channel, short runs from the modules to the three amplifiers of a triamped system.
If you think such a piece of hi-fi equipment would be a perfect addition for your audio system, here’s a recommendation:
Martin Anderson UK is an independent retailer dedicated to providing the best high end hi-fi products that can be found from around the world. We are pleased to announce that we now have McIntosh C1000 in stock. Therefore, you can now buy McIntosh C1000 online for 6950 GBP.
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