McIntosh C29 Vintage Preamp/Controller
Vintage McIntosh is worth every penny. They sound great, are reliable and conservatively engineered, and parts and service support is available even after 50+ years! Many McIntosh components made in the 1950's, 1960's, and 1970's are still in daily use today. They are Heirloom quality, built to last generations.
The McIntosh C29 solid state preamp is an absolute beauty and pairs incredibly well with many different types of power amplification, but of course is right at home with McIntosh solid state and tube amps of the same era. The C29 provides a very smooth, uncolored sound making it easy to setup and enjoy. New for the C29 when it was released in 1978, was the use of a combination of integrated circuits and traditional Op-Amps to improve the accuracy and sound quality of the on-board phono stage.
This C29 also sports inputs galore with provision for (2) turntables using its excellent redesigned phono stage, (2) aux inputs, mic input and or up to (2) tape recording units. The C29 also uses a variable loudness control to allow for greater EQ flexibility for low-volume or FM listening.
This C29 has been gone through extensively by our in-house tech and is now ready for the next owner to enjoy for many years. Physically, this unit is in very presentable condition with a few wear marks here and there from age. We'd rate it a 7/5 out of 10. In terms of sound, it's fantastic!
Demos are highly encouraged in Lawrence, MA.
$1,499 (plus applicable sales tax)