The Absolute Sound 2018 Editors' Choice Award Winner The Absolute Sound 2017 Editors' Choice Award Winner The Absolute Sound 2016 Product of the Year The Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award Winner Featuring a cool, 1960s retro design, the C22 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier has been updated to modern standards to deliver a performance on par with any other McIntosh preamplifier. Electromagnetic input switching provides reliable, noiseless and distortion free operation. Low distortion levels of all types are less than 0.08%, allowing music to be presented with total transparency and accuracy. "Absolutely lovely, completely involving and beautiful... Everybody should hear it just to experience how beautiful music reproduction in the home can be." - The Absolute Sound A total of 10 inputs include 2 balanced and 6 unbalanced along with Moving Coil and Moving Magnet phono input sections with selectable resistance and capacitive loading so every phono cartridge and turntable can be perfectly matched to produce the best sound. Outputs are comprised of 1 set of balanced and 3 sets of unbalanced connections. Bass and Treble tone controls with bypass feature allow you to listen to your favorite songs at your preferred tonal balance. Power control outputs will turn a complete McIntosh system on or off using the front panel or remote control.