Listed: May 27th, 2022

McIntosh C220 Tubed Preamplifier

Original Retail Price: $4,000.00

Your Price: $2,800.00

McIntosh C220 tubed preamplifier in excellent physical and functional condition with original box, packing and all accessories. This is a very well regarded model that is noted for its "musical" sound. Sold as new for $4,000.00. This one won't last long!


Frequency Response

+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.08% from 20Hz to 20,000Hz

Main Output

2.5V for rated input

Maximum Voltage Output

8V RMS Unbalanced, 16V RMS Balanced

Sensitivity (for rated output)

High Level, 450mV unbalanced, 900mV balanced

Phono, 4.5mV

Signal To Noise Ratio (A-Weighted)

High Level, 90dB below rated output

Phono, 80dB below 10mV input

Input Impedance

High Level, 22K ohms

Phono, 47K ohms; 65pF

Maximum Input Signal

High Level, 5V Unbalanced, 10V Balanced

Phono, 50mV (@ 1,000Hz)

Output Impedance

250 ohms

Voltage Gain

High Level to Tape Output: 0dB

High Level to Main Output: 15dB

Phono to Main Output: 55dB

Headphone Output Impedance

16 ohms to 250 ohms

Tube Compliment

Phono Circuitry: 2 - 12AX7A

High Level Circuitry: 2 - 12AX7A


Power Requirements

100 Volts, 50/60Hz at 75 watts

110 Volts, 50/60Hz at 75 watts

120 Volts, 50/60Hz at 75 watts

Overall Dimensions

Width is 17-1/2 inches (44.45cm)

Height is 6 inches (15.24cm) including feet

Depth is 18 inches (45.72cm) including the Front Panel,

Knobs and Cables


21.1 pounds (9.59 kg) net, 37.5 pounds (17.05 kg) in ship-

ping carton

Shipping Carton Dimensions

Width is 26-1/2 inches (67.3cm)

Depth is 24-1/4 inches (62.2cm)

Height is 11-3/4 inches (29.9cm)

Original Accessories:

  • Box, Packing, Manual, Remote, Power Cord