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 39?

Frequency Response:
20Hz to 20kHz
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)
Video Connections:
Composite, SVHS
445 x 181 x 394mm

What else to know about the McIntosh C 39?

The C39, Audio/Video Control Center is a full featured remote control center for a complete Mcintosh Home Theater System. It provides six audio channels with the added features of video switching. The C39 includes all the required Dolby Pro Logic™ decoding circuits to reproduce Dolby Surround™ encoded movie soundtracks. You also can enjoy the enhanced movie sound track reproduction possible from Home THX® Audio processing circuits by having your Mcintosh dealer install the optional Mcintosh THX-M Module in your C39. The Home THX© Ltd., which defines new technologies and quality standards for accuracy in home theaters. The C39 includes a built-in noise generator and the controls necessary for accurate volume level calibration of all six channels when setting up a home theater. The C39 has the added feature of the Mcintosh designed " H A L L " signal processing cir- cuits. The "HALL" feature allows you to enhance the realism of two channel program sources such as a compact disc. The Left and Right signals are reproduced through the Left and Right Front loudspeakers. The same signals are combined and fed to the center channel loudspeaker as mono center fill. The combined left and right are also fed to a digital processor with variable time delay for the surround loudspeakers. If a subwoofer is used in the system, it will also operate in the " H A L L " mode. The C39 includes a 25 pin connector on the rear panel to accommodate a single sub- miniature " D " computer type cable which fits a similar connector on a Mcintosh MC7106 six channel power amplifier. This cable carries all six audio signals and AC power control to the MC7106 for a complete Mcintosh Home Theater System. The C39 has built-in capability for remotely controlling two separate listening areas. The LISTEN signals are defined as Area "A" which is usually the main area where all the equipment is located. The RECORD signals are available at a pair of outputs marked " B " , and can be used for a remote area with its own dedicated power amplifier and pair of speakers. The desired program can be selected in Area " B " with the HR39 Hand Held Remote Controller transmitting to a wall mounted IR sensor, or from a WK-1 keypad. Data ports are provided for twelve audio and video remote controlled accessories. This feature allows you to control a compatible unit by transmitting with its hand held remote con- troller directly to a C39 sensor. Another data port connects to the optional Mcintosh HC-1 Home Controller to allow control of accessories or appliances. The optional Model RCT-1, Remote Control Translator is also available to interconnect with the C39. The RCT-1 is a learning device which will allow the C39 to remotely control other brands of products. The convenience of C39 remote control operation is enhanced by its capability to directly interface with the Mcintosh CR10 Remote Control System. The CR10 can add an additional four remote areas of control.

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.