McIntosh is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music. McIntosh is probably best known for its amplifiers and preamps, but the company produces many other components and parts for stereo and home theatre.

What are the specs for the McIntosh C 35?

Frequency Response:
20Hz to 20kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion:
60dB (MM), 20dB (line)
Input Sensitivity:
2.5mV (MM), 250mV (line)
Signal to Noise Ratio:
90dB (MM), 105dB (line)
2.5V (Pre out), 8V (Pre out Max)
122 x transistors, 35 x IC, 112 x diodes
16"W x 5.5"H x 13"D, Weight: 18lbs

What else to know about the McIntosh C 35?

The C 35 is a superb quality, high performanceSystem Control Center. With the MVS-1 VideoSelector, it will provide both audio and videocontrol.The C 35 has many useful features to enhance yourlistening and video enjoyment. They include:High level inputs to accommodate thetraditional as well as all the latest audio sourcessuch as compact disc players and thehigh-quality audio from video recorders andlaser video disc players.A specially designed low noise switching systemuses a pair of cascaded field effect transistors(FET) to operate the inputs. The input leads arevery short, one-twentieth (1/20) of the length ofprevious designs. Advantages include,source-to-source isolation, lower distortion, andfreedom from hum, noise, and interferencefrom high-power TV and radar signals.Any one of nine input sources can be selectedusing electronic switching. These inputsidentified as Compact Disc, LASER disc, TV,TUNER, PHONO, AUX 1, AUX 2, VCR/T1, andVCR/T2.Electronic tape monitor switches for two audiotape recorders, or the audio from two videorecorders, or one audio recorder and the audiofrom one video recorder, allow either recorderto be heard from the main output.Volume is adjusted by a motor driven precisionpotentiometer.Left/right tracking accuracy is controlled to afraction of a dB.SPEAKER buttons select both or either of twosets of loudspeakers (when used with theoptional SCR 3 speaker control relay) or twoadditional power amplifiers, which can provideprogram to other listening areas.These facilities and more may be selected andcontrolled by either the buttons on the frontpanel or the hand-held infrared remote control.Additionally, remote control can be extended totwo additional listening areas by the installationof Mclntosh remote sensors which are easilyconnected by RG-59/U cable.An active circuit loudness control is electricallyindependent of the volume control. Closeconformity to the Fletcher-Munson equalloudness curves can be attained regardless ofthe volume setting.A five-band program equalizer permits theadjustment and improvement of the loudnesscontrast of the five most important frequencyranges. Musical balance of source material canbe adjusted to compensate for room recordingdifferences or listener preferences.Rear panel signal switching jacks provide outputand input facilities for signal processing equipment. Processors may be used independently to modify a tape recording orthe listened-to program.A built-in headphone amplifier provides powerto the front panel headphone jack. All front panel controls are available to influence private listening on headphones.Electronically regulated power supplies maintain stable operation during periods of changing line voltage. Professional XLR connectors provide balanced optimum signal to noise ratio in demanding applications.

Brief History of McIntosh

Long mapped-to Binghamton New York – the current headquarters and manufacturing center for McIntosh Labs – not many people know the brand was originally launched outside of the Nation’s Capital in Silver Spring Maryland, in 1949. In 1956, the brand built their original facility in New York, according to the official brand website.

Other McIntosh Products We Often Buy

Typically, StereoBuyers purchases mostly used amplifiers, especially the vintage amps and high-end McIntosh models such as the MC202 or MC252, and the C220 preamp, for example. We have also purchased many pre-owned tuners from McIntosh over the recent years, including the MR67 and MR78 models, for example.

StereoBuyers has purchased tens of thousands worth McIntosh brand equipment since 2014, with individual buys ranging from $100 to well over $50,000. If you are moving, ready to upgrade, or have McIntosh equipment you do not or will not be using, why not contact us today to find out if it is worth good money?

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The following images show actual McIntosh equipment purchased by StereoBuyers.