McIntosh C48 Preamplifier

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McIntosh C48 Preamplifier

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The C48 redefines what a preamp should be. Moving coil and Moving Magnet Phono sections combine with assignable digital inputs in the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary music sources.

The C48 is the perfect entry into McIntosh’s fully featured Pre-Amplifiers.

In C48 a dedicated USB input allows access to computer sourced music. Five band programmable tone controls allow personalized music correction. With a McIntosh C48 Audio Preamplifier you can be counted among the most discerning music listeners.

The MC48 Offers 8 analog sources, including phono inputs, 4 additional programmable digital inputs along with the dedicated USB computer music input.

The moving coil and moving magnet phono sections are fully adjustable from the remote
control volume control.

Unique features include home theater pass through, amplifier meter light control
and RS232 software upgradability.


  • Balanced – Single Ended
  • Chassis Cover Panels – Inverted Stainless Steel
  • Balanced Input – 2
  • Digital Inputs – 2 Coaxial, 2 Optical, 1 USB
  • Balanced Outputs – 2
  • MM Phono – Yes, Adjustable Loading
  • MC Phono – Yes, Adjustable Impedance

The best single box pre-amplifier available under $10,000. 

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