VACUUM TUBE DESIGN
All signal amplification is accomplished using vacuum tubes.
A tape recorder loop is provided for any recording system.
Digital logic integrated circuits drive silent electromagnetic switches for the most reliable, lowest distortion signal switching available.
EIGHT PROGRAMMABLE SOURCE SELECTIONS
All eight selections accommodate unbalanced program sources; four also accommodate balanced sources. Standard sources may be reassigned to any of four alternate sources or be turned off completely.
BLUE VACUUM FLORESCENT DISPLAY
The 12 character display matches other McIntosh equipment. It displays input selections, volume level and menu selections during setup.
DIGITALLY CONTROLLED ATTENUATOR
The C2200 attenuator provides 214 steps of 0.5dB each. The step match between sections is typically less than + 0.1dB, more accurate than is possible using mechanical potentiometers. Attenuation
changes occur at the zero crossing of the audio signal so that no artifacts are audible as you adjust volume.
A post attenuator stage, interlaced with the main attenuator, abruptly reduces output amplifier gain to unity. The result is an immediate drop in the noise floor, to better than -95dB. Noise is virtually
VARIABLE RATE VOLUME
The volume vs. rotation rate varies as preamplifier gain varies thanks to control microprocessor software. Though the resulting volume change vs. rotation is the same as mechanical attenuators,
the 0.5dB resolution and tracking are far superior.
ILLUMINATED OUTPUT METERS
Left and right blue illuminated meters monitor output level over a 70dB range.
DOUBLE SHIELDED POWER TRANSFORMER
Copper and steel shielding eliminate hum radiation from the power transformer.
SWITCHED AUDIO OUTPUTS
These are provided for additional amplifiers in remote areas or to build multi-amp systems.
INPUT LEVEL MATCH
Each input can be adjusted to match the others.
FOUR POWER CONTROL OUTPUTS
One 1/8 inch mini jack is assigned to the main power amplifier; three are programmable for main, input selection, switched output 1 and switched output 2.
GOLD PLATED INPUT AND OUTPUT CONNECTORS
The C2200 utilizes gold plating for superior corrosion resistance.
TUBE MANAGEMENT AUTO TURN-ON DELAY
Outputs are muted until turn-on delay circuits determine the tubes are warmed and ready. The mute delay is always long enough to eliminate noise generated by other equipment.
The phono tubes are on only when the phono input is pre-selected for use.
IR REMOTE CONTROL
This remote works not only the C2200, but other McIntosh equipment as well. Other brands of equipment can be controlled through data ports and the RCT-4 Translator accessory.
Provided for private listening.
The C2200 can be integrated into a home theater system.