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Frank Gow Commemorative Edition C2200 Original List Price: 5500.00 EA

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McIntosh C2200-FG
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McIntosh C2200-FG

Frank Gow Commemorative Edition C2200

Although Frank Gow never worked directly for McIntosh, he promoted their products for over 40 years. Frank's father, Gordon Gow, was a co-founder and president of McIntosh Labs. That makes the Gow name synonymous with McIntosh for over 60 years. In the 70's Frank worked in the audio department of Clark Music, Syracuse, NY. He managed the audio department at Weeks & Dickenson's in Binghamton, NY, then later started his own firm selling electronic components to industries such as IBM. Frank joined Audio Classics as a senior audio consultant in 1993, where he became a fixture known for his immense audio knowledge, broad smile, and hearty laugh. To his customers he was an anchor in the world of stormy seas that was the production of sound, and he could be depended on to voice a solution that was amenable to all. As a tribute to Frank, McIntosh Labs has produced a limited quantity of C2200 Frank Gow Commemorative Edition vacuum tube preamplifiers, available exclusively from Audio Classics for $5100. The "Frank Gow Commemorative Edition" insignia is gold etched into the glass front panel. These are new units in the original factory carton, with the remote, manual and factory warranty.

VACUUM TUBE DESIGN All signal amplification is accomplished using vacuum tubes.

RECORDER LOOP A tape recorder loop is provided for any recording system.

ELECTROMAGNETIC SWITCHING 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.

POST ATTENUATOR 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 eliminated.

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.

TUBE SAVER 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.

HEADPHONE JACK Provided for private listening.

PASS THRU The C2200 can be integrated into a home theater system.

Frank Gow Commemorative Edition C2200, only 50 made.
Shipping weight: 50 lbs.

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