McIntosh announces new C53 preamp with digital to analogue module



The first of its kind from the hi-fi aficionados.

McIntosh has unveiled a new preamp called the C53, reports What Hifi.

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The C53 will be the first McIntosh product that features the company’s DA2 DAC – which includes DSD512/DXD 384kHz playback over USB, audio-only HDMI ARC input, as well as HDMI ARC output.

It also has 16 connections – nine analogue inputs, six digital inputs, one USB input and one McIntosh MCT.

Retailing for £9995, the C53 is available now in the US, with the rest of the world to follow in August 2019.

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