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    C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

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    Re: C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

    My goodness.

    Looks terrific.

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    Re: C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

    I need to hear the new McIntosh pieces. Love the fact that this is both tube and solid state in one preamp.

    For connecting the C12000 to your amplifier(s) and the rest of your home music system, there are four total outputs: one balanced vacuum tube; one balanced solid-state; one fixed unbalanced; and one programmable unbalanced (can be either vacuum tube or solid-state).
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    Re: C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

    Looks to be really versatile.

    A few companys offer the tube or SS option in same component. Cary does it and Peachtree used to. I have mixed feelings, it's nice to have that choice but I'd think a person would end up preferring one or the other, it adds to the expense. Then again, we seem to change gear at times so could be handy again.
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    Re: C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

    Certainly an interesting product. Imagine the SolidState/Tube versatility with a pair of 901's.
    Think I'll continue to "slum" it with my system as is.
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    Re: C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

    Is that the C1100T replacement ?
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    Re: C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ View Post
    Certainly an interesting product. Imagine the SolidState/Tube versatility with a pair of 901's.
    Think I'll continue to "slum" it with my system as is.
    Slum it ... would love to slum it with a c1100 .
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    Re: C12000 2-Channel Solid State and Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    Slum it ... would love to slum it with a c1100 .
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    it's amazing how we all can get up-grade-bug when something new appears. I for one am doing my best "know nothing" for a while (hopefully).
    That said, really curious to check out those new 3500 mk II some time.

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