The first McIntosh preamplifier to have the new DA2 digital module which features HDMI (ARC) connection
The flagship preamplifier from McIntosh is as sonically brilliant as it is packed with connections.
Dynamics are the buzz word with the C53 offering detail and bass that you didn't realise where in the recordings,
prepare yourself to re-discover your whole music collection !
Featuring an 8 band graphic equaliser for ultimate customisation, the C53 is a staggering performer.
Featuring no less than 16 inputs :
3 pairs of Balanced XLR
4 Line-level RCA
1 x Moving Magnet turntable input
1 x Moving Coil turntable input
2 x Optical Digital
2 x Coaxial Digital
1 x USB - For computer connection
1 x HDMI - Audio Channel Return
1 x MCT - McIntosh proprietary connection for use with a suitable McIntosh SACD/CD Player
The HDMI connection will work with suitable ARC compatible TV's and will decode most of the popular
Dolby and DTS formats and convert them into stereo.
Using the latest generation of 8 channel DAC (running in quad mode) the C53 can now decode DSD up to DSD512
The DA2 chipset has improved dynamic range and an improved total harmonic distortion.