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 Conrad-Johnson Premier 11?
- Power Output (Ultralinear Operation):
- 70 watts per channel RMS at 4, 8, or16 ohms both channels driven from 30Hz to 15kHz with no more than 1% THD or IMD.
- Power Output (Triode Operation):
- 30 watts per channel RMS at 4, 8, or16 ohms both channels driven from 30Hz to 15kHz with no more than 1.5% THD or IMD.
- Frequency Response:
- 20Hz to 20 kHz, +0, -.1 dB
- Input Sensitivity:
- 0.9 volts to rated power
- Hum & Noise:
- 96 dB below rated power
- 17.5W | 7.25H | 15D inches
- 48 lbs.
What else to know about the Conrad-Johnson Premier 11?
"It should be obvious that I hold the Conrad-Johnson Premier Eleven in high esteem—I've done little here but rave about it. Is it perfect? Of course not. But neither is anything else out there. For my taste, listening to the music that I listen to (primarily, but not exclusively, acoustic) at the levels I listen at (not all that loud), I haven't heard its equal, much less its superior. If your speakers are power-hungry—or represent difficult loads—then a 70Wpc tubed amplifier may not be for you. But, now that I've taken its measure, I can't imagine life without the Premier Eleven, so perfectly do its strengths and my listening prejudices mesh. I've looked longingly at its siblings—the monoblock Premier Twelves—but spend more time fantasizing about how well a pair of Elevens would sound passively bi-amping the Aeriuses. If you've got the bucks, you just have to audition these. You'll thank me for it. Really." - Stereophile, Phillips
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