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 CR 16?
- Frequency Response:
- 20Hz to 20kHz
- 14dB (line)
- Input Sensitivity:
- 250mV (line)
- Signal to Noise Ratio:
- 90dB (line)
- Video Connections:
- 445 x 179 x 368mm
What else to know about the McIntosh CR 16?For more than a decade McIntosh has offered multizone systems distinguished not only by musical excellence but also by operating ease and adaptability. A McIntosh multizone A/V system integrates seamlessly with non-McIntosh products and can be scaled for any size installation. If you love music and you want McIntosh performance, a multizone system gives you more of both. But it-�s also a smart investment, as it uses just one set of audio and video sources to supply any number of rooms or areas in your home. The CR16 Multizone A/V Control Center and the MC58 8-Channel Power Amplifier go together like hand in glove, offering abundant possibilities for a house-wide entertainment system with true McIntosh performance. FOUR INDEPENDENT ZONES (CR16). The CR16 is four audio/video preamps in one chassis, each with its own input selector, volume control, and tone controls. For example, you can listen to FM stereo in one zone, CD in a second, watch satellite in a third, and watch a DVD movie in a fourth -� all at the same time. In addition, a local -�private-� A/V source can be connected for each zone for use only by that zone. As many as six CR16s can be linked (-�cascaded-�) for a total of 24 independent A/V zones. CONTROL DATA OUTPUTS (CR16). To facilitate system integration, the CR16 outputs control data for source components. This allows remote operation of non-McIntosh components either by direct connection to compatible data inputs or via a McIntosh Remote Translator. REMOTE POWER CONTROL (CR16 + MC58).The MC58 receives power on/off data via its single cable link to the CR16. In addition, power control jacks provide the same capa- bility when the units are not linked. A special multipin jack on the CR16 connects to the PC3 AC Power Controller, which coordinates power on/off of zone amps, audio sources, and video components. EXCLUSIVE MCINTOSH TONE CONTROLS (CR16). Judicious use of well-designed bass and treble controls can compensate for acoustical irregularities. Each zone of the CR16 has its own bass and treble control that offers ±12dB adjustments with fine resolution, yet in the -�flat-� position is completelyremoved from the signal path. MATCHED AND BUFFERED VIDEO SWITCHING (CR16). High-resolution video sources such as DVDs demand high-quality video switching. Each CR16 video input is terminated with 75 ohms to maintain a proper impedance match. Video buffer amplifiers feed the CR16-�s monitor video output, ensuring no loss in picture quality. In addition, the input buffers feed a line-matched signal to the individual video outputs, preventing signal degradation if those sources are in turn fed to another CR16 or a master preamp. BALANCED CONNECTIONS (CR16). Balanced connections guard against induced noise and allow long cable runs without compromising sound quality. The CR16-�s four balanced outputs can be used to feed larger power amps (such as the MC202) for installations that require high sound levels. CONFIGURABLE POWER OUTPUT (MC58). Channels 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8 can be operated either in the normal mode (50W x 8) or with each channel pair independently bridged (100W x 4). Configurations of 7, 6, 5, and 4 channels are also possible. For example, a 5-channel configuration for home theater would comprise three bridged channel pairs plus two normal channels, resulting in 100W x 3 for left/center/right speakers and 50W x 2 for the surround speakers. EXCLUSIVE MCINTOSH POWER ASSURANCE SYSTEM (MC58).Power Assurance is a collection of technologies that enhance performance and reliability and protect the amp and the loudspeakers. Power Guard ®clipping protection. Power Guard ensures that the amplifier will always deliver full power without causing clipping distortion. If an amplifier channel is over- driven, Power Guard automatically reduces the input volume just enough to keep distortion SPEAKERS multiple zones CR16 to McIntosh home theater system CABLE LINKS MC58 DISPLAYS SOURCES All it takes is one cable to join the CR16 and the MC58 (or MC7108) -� and one more to link a multi- zone system to a home theater. CR16 Multizone A/V Control Center MC58 Eight-Channel Power Amplifier Featured Technologies McIntosh Multizone A/V
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.