McIntosh C49 Stereo Preamplifier
McIntosh C49 Stereo Preamplifier McIntosh C49 Stereo Preamplifier

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The McIntosh C49 Stereo Preamplifier is a future-proof investment with its DA1 Digital Audio Module that can be easily replaced with new modules as digital music technologies advance. Stay up to date and enjoy the latest and most advanced digital audio formats with the C49.

  • Home Theater PassThru
Number of Channels 2
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.005%
Frequency Response
  • 20Hz - 20kHz - +0, -0.5dB
  • 10Hz - 100kHz - +0, -3dB
Analog Inputs
  • 2x Balanced
  • 3x Unbalanced
  • 1x Moving Magnet Phono (RCA) - Adjustable Loading
  • 1x Moving Coil Phono (RCA) - Adjustable Loading
Digital Inputs
  • 2x Coaxial (RCA)
  • 2x Optical (Toslink)
  • 1x MCT
  • 1x USB (Type-B)
  • 2x Balanced Variable
  • 1x Unbalanced Fixed
  • 2x Unbalanced Variable
  • 1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD)
DAC Type 8-Channel, 32-bit/384kHz PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced
Sample Rate
  • Coaxial - 24-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz
  • Optical -     24-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz
  • MCT - 16-bit/44.1kHz (CD), DSD64 (SACD)
  • USB - 32-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz (PCM), DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DXD352.8kHz, DXD384kHz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17 1/2" (44.5cm) x 6" (15.2cm) x 18" (45.7cm)
Weight 23lbs (10.4kg)