The C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier has an open chassis industrial design similar to our popular MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier, and MA252 and MA352 Integrated Amplifiers. When combined with an amplifier (like the matching MC830 Amplifier), source components such as a turntable, CD player or streaming music player, and a pair of speakers, it can help deliver a lifelike audio experience in your home.  

ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS

  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.08%
  • Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
    +0, -3dB from 15Hz to 100kHz
  • Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced): 16V RMS / 8V RMS
  • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced): 900mV / 450mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil): 0.45mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet): 4.5mV
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level): 95dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil): 75dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet): 80dB
  • Voltage Gain (High Level): 15dB
  • Voltage Gain (Moving Coil): 75dB
  • Voltage Gain (Moving Magnet): 55dB
  • Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced): 44K ohm, 22K ohm

CONNECTIVITY

  • Balanced Input: 1
  • Unbalanced Input: 2
  • Phono Input Moving Coil: 1 (adjustable)
  • Phono Input Moving Magnet: 1 (adjustable)
  • Upgradeable Digital Audio Module - Yes: DA2 can be installed
  • Digital Coaxial Input: 0
  • Digital Optical Input: 0
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input: 0
  • Digital USB Input: 0
  • HDMI (ARC) Input: 0
  • Digital AES/EBU Input: 0
  • Balanced Fixed Output: 0
  • Balanced Variable Output: 1
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output: 0
  • Unbalanced Variable Output: 2
  • Headphone Output: 1/4" High Drive
  • Input Level Match - Yes, +/- 6dB
  • Home Theater Pass-Thru - Yes
  • Unbalanced Analog Connector Type - Standard
  • Service Port1

CONTROL

  • Tone Controls: Bass and Treble
  • Tone Bypass and Input Assign: Yes
  • RS232 Control Input: Yes
  • Power Control Output: 1 Main, 2 Trigger
  • Rear Panel Data Port: 2
  • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input: Yes

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Single Chassis
  • Output Meters: No
  • Vacuum Tube
  • Power Consumption (On): 50 Watts

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

  • Dimensions (W x H x D)12-9/32" x 7-5/8" x 16-1/4"
  • Weight: 18 lbs.
  • Shipping Weight: 25 lbs.