McIntosh has unveiled and made available their new 2-channel solid state preamplifier in the form of the C53 equipped with a DA2 Digital Audio Module and the ability to support up to DSD512 files, 8 band analog equalizer and offering 16 total inputs 9 of which are analog and 7 digital.
The DA2 builds upon the DA1 offering 2 x coaxial, 2 x optical, 1 x USB and 1x proprietary MCT for use with our MCT series of SACD/CD Transports and audio-only HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)1 connection. Enabling owners to connect the C53 to TVs with a compatible HDMI (ARC) output.
“The C53 Preamplifier is ready to serve in your home audio system for many years – even decades – all while delivering unmatched audio quality. Following the digital audio precedent set in our current solid state integrated amplifiers, the C53 stereo preamplifier features an upgradeable digital audio module. But unlike our integrated amplifiers that use our DA1 Digital Audio Module, the C53 is the first to use our new, more advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module. “
“In addition to the 7 digital inputs found in the DA2 module, the C53 also has 9 analog inputs, giving it a nearly inexhaustible number of 16 total inputs for connecting all your music sources. The analog inputs consist of 3 balanced and 4 unbalanced connections, plus 1 Moving Coil and 1 Moving Magnet phono inputs for plugging in your trusted turntable. Outputs include 3 variable balanced and unbalanced connections along with 1 fixed unbalanced connection.”
For more information and full specifications jump over to the McIntosh C53 product page.
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