Who has a McIntosh C70 anniversary preamp? Thoughts?


I'm thinking of selling my BHK pre. The C70 intrigues me plus it has tone controls (I like to boost bass a bit at low listening levels). I'm also looking for a little more "tubey" sound. Yes, I can roll tubes on the BHK...its just the C70 seems to have everything I want in a pre.
aberyclark
There is a thread at Audio Aficionado regarding this preamp.  You also may like to consider the C2500, C2600 and C2700.  All are tube preamps with bass and treble controls.  My C2500 blows away the Rogue RP5 preamp I previously had.  I believe you had a RP5 for a short time as well?
Yes I did. The BHK blows away the RP5. I'm also considering the c2700 as well. I like the fact the dac module is upgradable and I can make more shelf space (no external dac). I dumped Tidal and only stream Qobuz and my massive ripped CD, DSD and SACD collection. 
When I bought my C2500, the only reason I didn't get the C2600 was because It did not have a processor loop which I need.  I am very happy and I am only using the stock tubes.  The DAC module is something I do not use.  You can't go wrong with any of them and it just well be the last preamp you will need.
C 2700 or C 2600 if you want tubes.
C 49 or C 53 if you want solid state. 

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i don’t know the px of the mac preamps that you’re looking at but the Luxman C-900u preamp has tone controls and will be something you’ll own a very long time. they can be had in the 8-9k range if you’re patient(list 15k). i believe and as do many others that you will find it incomparable.