McIntosh C28 Solid State Preamp, "All the Mac Magic"
Vintage McIntosh preamplifiers and amps – I’m talking ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s – are imbued of a rarified authenticity for high fidelites akin to the original Grateful Dead lineup of Garcia, Weir, McKernan, Lesh and Kreutzmann with Deadheads: No matter how phenomenal or mediocre their performance, fans worshipping their sound will not be silenced. And regardless of what style or quality of music is being pushed through these black and silver works of art, there seems to be something special about McIntosh amplification powering the beat.
The C28 solid state preamplifier is thought of by many to be one of the best preamp designs McIntosh produced. Often paired with MC2505 (50w/channel) or MC2105 (105w/channel) solid state power amps of the same vintage, but also right at home with an MC225 or MC240 tube power amp.
This nearly spotless C28 came from the "Richard K" collection and simply awesome. We have a lot of vintage Mac pass through this shop but this one of the all-time great pieces. Has been extensively checked and tested by our in-house tech and it performs to spec.
If I were looking for a vintage Mac preamp this would be the one. When I say no disappointments with this piece, I mean ZERO. The 1st person who comes to the shop to demo this unit is leaving with it.
Demos are encouraged in Lawrence, MA.
$1,899 (plus applicable shipping and/or MA sales tax)
* Note, we have the original carton for this C28 so shipping, double-boxed, could be an option.