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    McIntosh C2700













    Announcing the
    C2700 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier


    Cutting edge digital music capabilities with time tested vacuum tube performance.

    Following in a long line of revered McIntosh vacuum tube preamplifiers comes the new C2700 Tube Preamplifier. Using our well-established vacuum tube topology, the C2700 also features our advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module technology to combine cutting edge digital music capabilities with time tested vacuum tube performance.



    A worthy successor to McIntosh's popular DA1 Digital Audio Module, the DA2 features an expanded set of capabilities. The DA2 offers 7 digital inputs including all the same connections found on the DA1 plus a new audio-only HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) connection. TVs with a compatible HDMI (ARC) output can be connected to the C2700 to enjoy your TV's sound through your home audio system. Besides the new HDMI (ARC) input, the USB input has increased DSD playback support up to DSD512 compared to the DSD256 limit of the DA1.



    The DA2 is powered by a next generation, audiophile-grade, Quad Balanced, 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) that has improvements in both dynamic range and total harmonic distortion. The coax and optical inputs in the DA2 can decode digital music up to 24-bit/192kHz for playback of high resolution audio.



    For analog music, the C2700 has 9 inputs to go along with its 7 digital inputs for a total of 16 inputs - a virtually infinite number to connect all your music sources. Outputs include 3 variable balanced and 3 variable unbalanced plus 1 fixed unbalanced connection.



    All the C2700's audio technology is packed inside the timeless McIntosh design. The 6 alluring vacuum tubes can be viewed through a glass panel located on the top of the preamplifier. It can be paired with an assortment of amplifiers, CD players, turntables, tuners, media streamers, room correction devices and speakers to complete your home audio system. Visit the McIntosh website to learn more about the new C2700 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier.



    The C2700 can now be ordered at your local authorized dealer with shipping expected to begin this month to the United States and the rest of the world very soon. Contact your dealer today for ordering information.













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    Re: McIntosh C2700

    I bet this is a wonderful preamp.
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    Re: McIntosh C2700

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    I bet this is a wonderful preamp.
    Agree, I think they have a good one on their hands


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    Re: McIntosh C2700

    Still no Ethernet, so no Roon, DLNA, Spotify connect etc. Hopefully DA3 will fix that.
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    Re: McIntosh C2700

    And with being able to replace the module in the future, it makes more sense now to jump into new McIntosh preamps. I love seeing new McIntosh gear.


    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    Still no Ethernet, so no Roon, DLNA, Spotify connect etc. Hopefully DA3 will fix that.
    Joe

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    Re: McIntosh C2700

    That is true. But it is still surprising to see a major company introducing a brand new DAC module in 2019 without the Ethernet input. HDMI with ARC is a nice addition though.
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    Re: McIntosh C2700

    I totally agree. Still baby steps for them.
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    Re: McIntosh C2700

    I think I will stick with my C2600 for now.
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    Re: McIntosh C2700

    Still a great preamp. Newer isn’t always better.

    Quote Originally Posted by hikerneil View Post
    I think I will stick with my C2600 for now.
    Joe

    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Job INTegrated, Naim Supernait 2 w/ HiCap-DR.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3, Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos.

    Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ upgrades.

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    Re: McIntosh C2700

    I looked at one of these when visiting our son up in Walnut Creek. The Magnolia store had one on display, but frustrated the heck out of me in how they were displaying it.... covered with a huge layer of dust, dirt, and grime.
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