McIntosh C53 Stereo Preamplifier
McIntosh C53 Stereo Preamplifier McIntosh C53 Stereo Preamplifier

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The McIntosh C53 Stereo Preamplifier delivers unmatched audio quality and is ready to serve in your home audio system for many years to come. Featuring an upgradeable digital audio module and a new, advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module, this preamplifier sets a new standard in digital audio technology.

  • Home Theater PassThru
  • 8-Band Equalizer
Number of Channels 2
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.005%
Frequency Response
  • 20Hz - 20kHz - +0, -0.5dB
  • 10Hz - 100kHz - +0, -3dB
Analog Inputs
  • 3x Balanced
  • 4x 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)
  • 1x HDMI Arc
  • 3x Balanced Variable
  • 1x Unbalanced Fixed
  • 3x 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, DSD512, DXD352.8kHz, DXD384kHz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.5" (44.5cm) x 7.6" (19.4cm) x 18" (45.7cm)
Weight 28lbs (12.5kg)