It's Still Got That Signature Glow

Audiophiles and Home Theater Buffs Will Love McIntosh’s Gorgeous New Preamp


August 15, 2019 Tech By
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The just-announced McIntosh C2700 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier is really neat because it combines the best components of a stereo preamp and an AV receiver. Its new DA2 replaceable digital input module has a number of inputs (2 coaxial, 2 optical, 1 USB and 1 MCT), so it can be integrated into your current hi-fi setup, plus McIntosh added an HDMI ARC connection so you can hook it up to your TV, thus having your TV’s sound play through your hi-fi system.

The sound quality is where the C2700 really shines. Thanks to the integration of McIntosh’s vacuum tube technology, it’s delivering that warm and wonderful audio experience that audiophiles adore. And then on the TV side, the C2700 also supports immersive multi-channel audio formats from Dolby and DTS; it just converts it so it works with a stereo system.

The great sound quality, integration with your hi-fi and home theater systems, and the gorgeous signature glow that McIntosh components are known for – it comes at a pretty steep price (but you likely already expected that). The McIntosh C2700 costs $8,000 and is available now at Authorized McIntosh dealers.

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Tucker Bowe

Tucker Bowe has been on Gear Patrol's editorial team since 2014. As a Tech Staff Writer, he tracks everything in the consumer tech space, from headphones to smartphones, wearables to home theater systems. If it lights up or makes noise, he probably covers it.

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