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Audio Control Center
C45
Owner’s Manual
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. 2 Chambers Street Binghamton, New York 13903-2699 Phone: 607-723-3512 FAX: 607-724-0549
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an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
WARNING - TO REDUCE RISK OF
FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS!
PLEASE READ THEM BEFORE
OPERATING THIS EQUIPMENT.
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician
for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
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user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
To prevent the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover or
back. No user serviceable parts inside.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table specified by the manufacturer, or
sold with the apparatus. When a cart
is used, use caution when moving the
cart/apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord
or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. Do not expose this equipment to dripping or
splashing and ensure that no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, are placed on the
equipment.
16. To completely disconnect this equipment from the
a.c. mains, disconnect the power supply cord
plug from the a.c. receptacle.
17. The mains plug of the power supply cord shall
remain readily operable.
Thank You
Table of Contents
Your decision to own this McIntosh C45 Audio Control
Center ranks you at the very top among discriminating music listeners. You now have “The Best.” The McIntosh dedication to “Quality,” is assurance that you will receive many
years of musical enjoyment from this unit.
Please take a short time to read the information in this
manual. We want you to be as familiar as possible with all
the features and functions of your new McIntosh.
Safety Instructions ............................................................ 2
Thank You and Please Take a Moment ............................. 3
Technical Assistance and Customer Service ..................... 3
Table of Contents .............................................................. 3
Important Information ....................................................... 4
Connector Information ...................................................... 4
Introduction ....................................................................... 5
Performance Features ....................................................... 5
Dimensions ........................................................................ 6
Installation ........................................................................ 7
Connections
Rear Panel Connections ..................................................... 8
How to Connect for Power Control ................................... 9
How to Connect for Data Control and Remote Operation 10
How to Connect for Two Channel Operation ................... 11
How to Connect for Six Channel Operation .................... 12
Front Panel Features
Front Panel Controls, Displays, Push-buttons,
and Switch ....................................................................... 14
Setup
How to Operate the Setup Mode ...................................... 15
Default Settings ................................................................ 15
Display Brightness and Firmware Version ....................... 16
Country Code and Tune ................................................... 16
Re-Title Inputs and Level Adjustments ............................ 17
6 Channel 1 and 2 Inputs ................................................. 18
Balanced Input ................................................................. 18
2 Channel Sub .................................................................. 19
Power Control Triggers .................................................... 19
Auto Tone ......................................................................... 19
Remote Control Selection ................................................ 20
Operation
How to Operate the C45 .................................................. 21
Remote Control Push-buttons .......................................... 24
How to Operate by Remote Control ................................. 25
Additional Information
Preamplifier Specifications .............................................. 26
Please Take A Moment
The serial number, purchase date and McIntosh Dealer
name are important to you for possible insurance claim or
future service. The spaces below have been provided for
you to record that information:
Serial Number:
Purchase Date:
Dealer Name:
Technical Assistance
If at any time you have questions about your McIntosh
product, contact your McIntosh Dealer who is familiar with
your McIntosh equipment and any other brands that may be
part of your system. If you or your Dealer wish additional
help concerning a suspected problem, you can receive technical assistance for all McIntosh products at:
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, New York 13903
Phone: 607-723-1545
Fax: 607-723-3636
Customer Service
If it is determined that your McIntosh product is in need of
repair, you can return it to your Dealer. You can also return
it to the McIntosh Laboratory Service Department. For assistance on factory repair return procedure, contact the
McIntosh Service Department at:
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, New York 13903
Phone: 607-723-3515
Fax: 607-723-1917
Copyright 2003 © by McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module
Introduction ...................................................................... 27
Performance Features ...................................................... 27
C45 Rear Panel and RAA1 Top Panel
and Antenna Connections ............................................... 28
How to Connect Antenna Components............................. 29
Tuner Operation
How to Operate the Tuner ................................................ 30
How to Optimize AM Reception ...................................... 32
Additional Information
Tuner Specifications ........................................................ 34
Packing Instructions ......................................................... 35
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Important Information
Connector Information
1. It is recommended that a qualified professional assist you in
the choice and installation of a McIntosh Audio System for
your home.
2. Before making any connections to the C45, make sure that
the Main POWER Switch is in the Off position. When the
C45 and other McIntosh Components are in their Standby
Mode the Microprocessor’s Circuitry inside each
component is active and communication is occurring
between them. Failure to do so could result in
malfunctioning of some or all of the system’s normal
operations.
3. The optional McIntosh TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module can be
added to the C45 Audio Control Center. The TM1 is
available from your McIntosh Dealer and can be installed
at any time, usually while you wait. Refer to page 27 for
additional information on the TM1.
4. The following Connecting Cable is available from the
McIntosh Parts Department:
Data and Power Control Cable Part No. 170-202
Six foot, 2 conductor shielded, with two 1/8 inch stereo
mini phone plugs.
5. For additional connection information, refer to the owner’s
manual(s) for any component(s) connected to the C45.
6. Up to four McIntosh Sensors or Keypads can be wired in
parallel for remote operation.
7. When a McIntosh WK-2 Keypad or a R649 Sensor is to be
connected to the McIntosh C45 Audio Control Center that
uses a RJ-45 Connector Plug instead of the “F” Coax
Connector, connect the Center Conductor to Pin 1 and the
Shield Conductor to Pin 2. Refer to the illustration below.
Shielded Cable
“F” Connector
Data Signal
(to Pin 1)
Data Ground
(to Pin 2)
Pin 1
Pin 8
RJ-45
Plug
8. The Power Control Signal present at the ACC(B) Jack is
controllable by either using the ACC ON or ACC OFF
Push-buttons on the Remote Control or by assignment when
in the Setup Mode. For additional information refer to page
19 “Power Control Triggers” in this manual.
9. Balanced and Unbalanced Inputs and Outputs can be
mixed. For example, you may connect signal sources to
Unbalanced Inputs and send signals from the Balanced
Outputs. You can also use Balanced and Unbalanced
Outputs simultaneously, connected to different Power
Amplifiers.
10. Sound Intensity is measured in units called Decibels and
“dB” is the abbreviation.
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XLR Connectors
Below is the Pin configuration for the XLR Balanced Input
and Output Connectors on the C45. Refer to the diagram
for connection:
Pin 2
PIN 1: Shield/Ground
PIN 2: + Signal
Pin 1
PIN 3: - Signal
Pin 3
Power Control and Trigger Connectors
The C45’s Power Control Outputs provide a 5 volt signal.
Use a 1/8 inch stereo mini phone plug to
Positive
connect to the Power Control Input on
N/C
other McIntosh Components.
Ground
Data and IR Port Connectors
The C45’s Data Port Output provides Remote Control SigData Port Connector
nals and the IR Input
Data Signal
Port allows for the conN/C
nection of other brands
Data Ground
IR Sensors. Use a 1/8
inch stereo mini phone
IR Input Port Connector
plug to connect to the
Data Port Inputs on
Data Signal
McIntosh Source Units.
N/C
Ground
Keypad Terminal Connector
To use a WK-3 or WK-4 Keypad with the C45, connect the
shield and four leads of a shielded 4 conductor cable to a
RJ-45 Connector Plug, according to the numbers listed below. There is a numbered connector built-in to each Keypad,
which has a different pin out.
C45 RJ-45
WK-3 and WK-4 Keypad
1. Signal Data
1. Supply Voltage Positive
2. Signal Data Gnd.
2. Supply Voltage Negative
and Cable Shield
3. Cable Shield
3. N/C
4. Signal Data
4. Supply Voltage Negative 5. Signal Data Gnd
5. Supply Voltage Positive
6. N/C
C45
7. N/C
Keypad
8. N/C
Socket
RAA1 Connector
Connect the shield and two leads of a shielded 2 conductor
Black (RF)
cable to the supplied 5 Pin Terminal Connector Plug. Refer to the Red (TV)
Green (GND)
connection information on the top
cover of the RAA1.
Introduction and Performance Features
Introduction
The new McIntosh C45 Audio Control Center offers a
highly refined combination of useful operating features with
totally transparent electronic performance. At any time expand the enjoyment and functionality of the Audio Control
Center with the addition of the optional TM1 AM/FM
Tuner Module installed inside the C45. Combine a C45 with
a McIntosh Power Amplifier and you will enjoy a system of
unparalleled performance.
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Performance Features
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Balanced Inputs and Outputs
One pair of Balanced high level Inputs and a six channel
Balanced Output are provided.
•
Precision Tracking Variable Rate Volume Control
Volume levels are controlled by a new Multi-Stage Precision
Digitally Controlled Attenuator System with a tracking accuracy of 0.1dB. Levels change in 214 individual 0.5dB
steps. The Variable Rate Volume Control Circuitry provides
an ideal rate of change with control rotation.
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Tone Control with Assignable Bypass
The Bass and Treble Control Circuit Elements can be removed from the Signal Path of any selected input.
•
Alphanumeric Fluorescent Display
The Multifunction Front Panel Display indicates the Source
Selection and Volume Levels. The Setup Mode Selections
and Adjustments are also displayed. The display intensity is
fully adjustable.
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Electromagnetic Input Switching with Level Trim
Adjustment and Title Reassignment
Digital Logic integrated circuits drive Electromagnetic
Switches on all Inputs and operating functions for reliable,
noiseless, distortion free switching. All eight Inputs on the
C45 can be matched in level, so that there are no abrupt
changes in volume levels between the different Inputs. Any
of the eight Inputs can have their Input Title reassigned to
match the sources in the system.
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Power Control Output and Trigger Assignment
A Power Control connection for convenient Turn-On of
McIntosh Power Amplifiers, Source Components and Accessories is included. Two of the Power Control Outputs
may be assigned to activate when a given Input is selected.
Multichannel Inputs
There are two six channel Inputs that are assignable for
sources such as DVD-Audio Player, Super Audio CD
Player and Satellite Receivers.
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Precision Parts
Only the finest precision 1% tolerance resistors are used
throughout.
Low Distortion
Distortion levels of all types are less than 0.002%. Music is
amplified with total transparency and accuracy.
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Moving Magnet Phono Input
There is a Precision Phono Preamplifier for Moving Magnet
Cartridges.
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Remote Control
The C45 includes a Remote Control that allows remote operation of the Front Panel Controls and Push-buttons.
•
Optional External Keypad Sensor Input
There are provisions for connecting External Keypad and/or
Sensors, which allows for enjoyment of your McIntosh System from other room(s) in your home.
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Subwoofer Output
The C45 Audio Control Center provides a subwoofer output
from the two channel and six channel inputs.
•
Special Power Supply
Fully regulated Power Supply with shielded power transformer ensures stable noise free operation even if the power
line should vary.
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Fiber Optic Solid State Front Panel Illumination
The Illumination of the Front Panel is accomplished by the
combination of custom designed Fiber Optic Light Diffusers
and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). This provides even
Front Panel Illumination, together with the extra long life
LEDs.
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Glass Front Panel
The famous McIntosh Illuminated Glass Front Panel ensures the pristine beauty of the C45 will be retained for
many years.
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Dimensions
Dimensions
The following dimensions can assist in determining the best
location for your C45. There is additional information on
the next page pertaining to installing the C45 into cabinets.
17-1/2"
44.45cm
5-3/8"
13.69cm
Front View of the C45
6"
15.24cm
17"
43.18cm
4-5/8"
11.75cm
Rear View of the C45
13-1/4"
33.65cm
15-7/8"
40.32cm
5/8"
1.59cm
14-1/2"
36.83cm
3/16"
0.48cm
Side View of the C45
4-13/16"
12.22cm
13/16"
2.06cm
11-1/2"
29.21cm
6
1"
2.54cm
Installation
Installation
The C45 can be placed upright on a table or shelf, standing
on its four feet. It also can be custom installed in a piece of
furniture or cabinet of your choice. The four feet may be
removed from the bottom of the C45 when it is custom installed as outlined below. The four feet together with the
mounting screws should be retained for possible future use
if the C45 is removed from the custom installation and used
free standing. The required panel cutout, ventilation cutout
and unit dimensions are
shown.
Always provide adequate
ventilation for
your C45. Cool
C45 Front Panel
operation ensures the long- Custom Cabinet Cutout
est possible operating life for
any electronic
instrument. Do
not install the
C45 directly
above a heat
generating comCabinet
Front
ponent such as
Panel
a high powered
amplifier. If all
the components
are installed in C45 Side View
a single cabinet, in Custom Cabinet
a quiet running
ventilation fan
can be a defiSupport
nite asset in
Shelf
maintaining all
the system components at the
coolest possible
1"
operating tem2.54cm
perature.
C45 Bottom View
in Custom Cabinet
A custom
cabinet installation should provide the following minimum
3/4"
spacing dimen1.91cm
sions for cool
operation. Allow at least 2 inches (5.08cm) above the top, 2
inches (5.08cm) below the bottom and 1 inch (2.54cm) on
each side of the Audio Control Center, so that airflow is not
obstructed. Allow 17 inches (43.18cm) depth behind the
front panel. Allow 1-1/8 inch (2.9cm) in front of the mounting panel for knob clearance. Be sure to cut out a ventilation hole in the mounting shelf according to the dimensions
in the drawing.
17-1/16"
43.34cm
4-7/8"
12.38cm
Cutout Opening for Custom Mounting
Cutout Opening for Ventilation
Chassis
Spacers
2"
5.08cm
11-1/2"
29.21cm
Cutout Opening
for Ventilation
14"
35.56cm
15-1/16"
38.26cm
10-5/8"
26.99cm
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Rear Panel Connections
Balanced Main
OUTPUTS contain
the program signals
for all six channels
VCR, TAPE, SAT,
DVD, CD2, CD,
TUNER unbalanced
INPUTS accept high
level program source
signals
Unbalanced Main
OUTPUTS contain
the program signals
for all six channels
Connect the power
cord to a live AC
outlet. Refer to information on the
back panel of the
C45 to determine
the correct voltage
External KEYPAD
or Sensor Jack permits the connection of a McIntosh Keypad or IR
Sensor for remote
operation
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Unbalanced 6 CHANNEL
INPUT Number 2 for signals
coming from a six channel
component source
IR INPUT for
connecting an
IR Receiver
VCR and TAPE
Record Outputs
contain the signals for making
a recording
POWER CONTROL and Trigger Outputs send
Turn-On signals to other components connected
to the C45. The MAIN Jacks send the signal
when the C45 is switched On. The ACC POWER
CONTROL sends a turn On/Off signal to other
components using the Remote Control or
preselected in Setup. The SETUP Feature in the
C45 allows the MAIN(A) and ACC(B) Power
Control Jacks to be re-assigned to Switch On
when the desired Input Source is selected.
Unbalanced 6 CHANNEL
INPUT Number 1 for signals
coming from a six channel
component source
DATA PORTs send signals
to compatible source components to allow remote control operation
BALANCED
INPUTS for a
two channel
component
source
Ground
connection
for turntables
PH/AUX accepts high
level program source
signals or signals from
a Moving Magnet
Phono Cartridge. The
SETUP feature determines whether the Input
Jacks are set for AUX
or PHONO
How to Connect for Power Control
How to Connect for Power Control
The three Power Control Jacks have default settings as explained on page 8. The hookup example below utilizes the
default settings. If you wish to use any one of the two assignable Power Control Outputs as a dedicated Trigger instead, connect that Component Source Unit’s Power Control
Input to the desired Trigger Output MAIN(A) or ACC(B).
The default setting in the C45 Setup needs to be changed to
match the new Power Control Connection.
1. Connect a Control Cable from the C45 POWER CONTROL MAIN(A) Jack to the Power Control In on the
McIntosh CD Player.
McIntosh CD Player
2. Connect a Control Cable from the McIntosh CD Player
Power Control Out Jack to the Power Control In Jack
on the McIntosh DVD-Audio Player.
3. Optionally, connect a Control Cable from the McIntosh
DVD-Audio Player Power Control Out Jack to the
Power Control Jack on the McIntosh Power Control.
Note: The McIntosh Power Control provides AC Power
Switching to components that do not have Power
Control Connections.
4. Connect a Control Cable from the C45 POWER CONTROL MAIN Jack to the Power Control In Jack on the
McIntosh Power Amplifier.
McIntosh DVD-Audio Player
McIntosh Power Amplifier
McIntosh
Power Control
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How to Connect for Data Control and Remote Operation
How to Connect for Data Control and Remote
Operation
Data Control Connections facilitate the ability to remotely
operate McIntosh Source Components using the supplied
C45 Audio Control Center Remote Control. By adding a
McIntosh Remote Control Translator/Repeater to the C45,
non McIntosh Source Devices such as a Tape Deck can be
remotely controlled using a McIntosh Remote Control and
Keypad/Sensor.
1. Connect a Control Cable from the C45 DVD DATA
PORT Jack to the DATA IN Jack on the McIntosh
DVD-Audio Player.
2. Connect a Control Cable from the C45 TUNER DATA
PORT Jack to the DATA IN Jack on the McIntosh
Tuner.
McIntosh CD Player
3. Optionally, connect a Control Cable from the C45
TAPE DATA PORT Jack to the Number 1 DATA IN
Jack on the McIntosh Remote Control Translator/Repeater. Connect the Emitter Eye plug end to the McIntosh Remote Control Translator/Repeater EMITTER
Jack and attach the Emitter Eye over the IR Sensor
Window on the Tape Deck.
4. Optionally, connect a cable from the KEYPAD Jack to
a Keypad.
Note: A Wall Mounted IR Sensor may also be used in
place of the Keypad.
McIntosh DVD-Audio Player
McIntosh Keypad
McIntosh Remote Control Translator/Repeater
IR Sensor
Eye
Tape Deck
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Emitter Eye
How to Connect for Two Channel Operation
How to Connect for Two Channel Operation
The C45 Audio Control Center has assignable Inputs. Before the Balanced and Phono Inputs can be used, they must
be first selected in the Setup Mode, refer pages 15, 17 and
18.
1. Connect Audio Cables from the McIntosh C45 RF and
LF Balanced OUTPUTS to the McIntosh Power Amplifier Balanced INPUTS.
Note: The unbalanced RF and LF Audio OUTPUTS and
unbalanced Power Amplifier Inputs may be used
instead of the Balanced Connections.
2. Connect Audio Cables from the McIntosh CD Player
Balanced Audio Outputs to the C45 R and L BALANCED INPUTS.
Note: The unbalanced Audio Outputs and CD2 INPUTS
may be used instead of the Balanced Connections.
3. Connect Audio Cables from a McIntosh DVD-Audio
Player 2CH Outputs to the C45 DVD INPUTS.
4. Connect an Audio Cable from a Turntable to the C45
PH/AUX INPUTS and the Turntable Ground Connection to the GND grounding post.
5. Connect an Audio Cable from the C45 TAPE OUTPUTS to the Record Inputs of a Tape Recorder and
from the C45 TAPE INPUTS to a Tape Recorder Outputs.
6. Connect the C45 Power Cord to a live AC outlet.
McIntosh DVD-Audio Player
McIntosh CD Player
McIntosh Power Amplifier
Turntable
in
Tape Deck
out
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How to Connect for Six Channel Operation
The C45 Audio Control Center has assignable Inputs. Before the Balanced and Phono Inputs can be used they must
be first selected in the Setup Mode. Refer pages 15, 17 and
18.
1. Connect Audio Cables from the McIntosh C45
Balanced LF (Left Front Channel) and the RF (Right
Front Channel) OUTPUTS to the McIntosh Power Amplifier Number One Balanced INPUTS.
McIntosh Two Channel Power Amplifier Number One
Note: The unbalanced Audio OUTPUTS and unbalanced
Power Amplifier Inputs may be used instead of the
Balanced Connections.
2. Connect Audio Cables from the McIntosh C45 Balanced CENTER OUTPUT to the McIntosh Single
Channel Power Amplifier Balanced INPUT.
Note: The unbalanced Audio OUTPUT and unbalanced
Power Amplifier Input may be used instead of the
Balanced Connection.
3. Connect Audio Cables from the McIntosh C45 Balanced LS (Left Surround Channel) and the RS (Right
Surround Channel) OUTPUTS to the McIntosh Power
Amplifier Number Two Balanced INPUTS.
Note: The unbalanced Audio OUTPUTS and unbalanced
Power Amplifier Inputs may be used instead of the
Balanced Connections.
McIntosh Single Channel Power Amplifier
4. Connect an Audio Cable from the McIntosh C45 SUB
OUTPUT to the McIntosh Powered Subwoofer Left Input.
5. Connect Audio Cables from the McIntosh CD Player
Balanced Audio Outputs to the C45 R and L BALANCED INPUTS.
Note: The unbalanced Audio Outputs and CD2 INPUTS
may be used instead of the Balanced Connections.
6. Connect Audio Cables from a McIntosh DVD-Audio
Player 5.1CH Outputs to the C45 6 CHANNEL 1 INPUTS.
7. Connect Audio Cables from a McIntosh DVD-Audio
Player 2CH Outputs to the C45 DVD INPUTS.
8. Connect an Audio Cable from a Turntable to the C45
PH/AUX INPUTS and the Turntable Ground Connection to the GND grounding post.
9. Connect an Audio Cable from the C45 TAPE OUTPUTS to the Record Inputs of a Tape Recorder and
from the C45 TAPE INPUTS to the Tape Recorder
Outputs.
10. Connect the C45 Power Cord to a live AC outlet.
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McIntosh Two Channel Power Amplifier Number Two
How to Connect for Six Channel Operation
McIntosh DVD-Audio Player
McIntosh CD Player
McIntosh Powered Subwoofer
Turntable
in
Tape Deck
out
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Front Panel Controls, Displays, Push-Buttons, and Switch
Indicates the Sources,
Volume Levels, Operational Functions, TM1
Tuner Functions and
Setup Mode Settings
Provides 12dB boost or
cut at low frequencies
with a flat center position
Low impedance dynamic
headphones for
2 channel listening
IR Sensor for
Remote Control Operation
Provides 12dB
boost or cut at high
frequencies with a
flat center position
This push-button with indicator, selects either 2
Channel or 6 Channel
Mode of operation when
one of the two 6 Channel
Inputs is selected. When
the TM1 is installed it is
used to enter radio stations into a Preset
Memory Location
When this Push-button with
indicator is activated, the audio signal totally bypasses the
Tone Control Circuitry. It is
also used for selecting various menu options during the
setup mode.
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Adjusts the listening
volume level
Selects various Program Sources for listening and is used during the entering or removal of radio stations
into presets
Selects various
channels for trim
level adjustments
These Push-buttons allow Trim Level
Adjustments for each Input. It also
allows volume adjustments for the
Left/Right Front Balance, Center,
Subwoofer and Surround Channels.
The Push-buttons also select various
setup functions and radio stations with
the TM1 installed.
When pushed
the audio in the
OUTPUTS and
HEADPHONES
are muted. Press
and hold in for
two seconds to
allow for just
Headphone Listening.
This Push-button with indicator,
activates the Setup Mode. Setup
allows the changing of the Inputs
Titles, Volume Levels, Special
Functions, TM1 Tuner Functions
and the Display Bightness from
the default settings.
Main Switch
turns all AC
power completely On or
Off
Switches the C45
On, or Off
(Standby). The
LED Indicator illuminates when
there is incoming
AC Power
Setup
How to Operate the Setup Mode
Default Settings
Your McIntosh C45 has been factory configured for default
operating settings that will allow immediate enjoyment of
superb audio without the need for further adjustments. If
you wish to make changes to the factory default settings, a
Setup Feature is provided to customize the operating settings using the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display.
1. Press the POWER Switch to ON, the Red LED above
the STANDBY/ON Push-button lights to indicate the
C45 is in Standby mode. To switch On the C45 press
the STANDBY/ON Push-button. Refer to figure 3.
2. Press the C45 Front Panel SETUP Push-button. The
LED above the SETUP Push-button will illuminate and
the Front Panel Display will indicate DISPLAY 10. Refer to figure 1.
The following listings indicate the default settings without
the optional TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module installed and the
page number for instructions on how to change a setting:
Setup Function Name
Setting
Page Number
Display (Brightness)
10
16
Version (C45 Firmware)
C45 _ . _ _
16
Input 2
*TUN
17
Level (Input Trim)
0.0
17
6 Channel 1 (Input)
Off
18
6 Channel 2 (Input)
Off
18
Balanced (Input)
Off
18
2Ch Sub
Off
19
Trig Tun
-19
AutoTone
Off
19
Remote (Control Type)
Norm
20
Figure 1
Note: The Front Panel Display will indicate DISPLAY 10
the first time, after that it will display whatever
Setup Mode was last accessed.
3. Press TONE BYPASS (Menu) Push-button and notice
that with each press of the push-button, the Setup Mode
advances through ten different possible adjustment selections and one informational display.
Note: If the optional TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module is
installed into the C45 there will be 2 additional
adjustments relating to the TM1.
Figure 2
4. To exit from a specific Setup Mode, press the SETUP
Push-button a second time. The LED above the SETUP
Push-button will extinguish and the Front Panel Display
will revert back to its normal display. Refer to figure 2.
The following listings indicate the default settings with the
optional TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module installed and the page
number for instructions on how to change a setting:
Setup Function Name
Setting
Page Number
Display (Brightness)
10
16
Version (C45 Firmware)
C45 _ . _ _
16
Country Code
______
16
Tune - >
Tune
16
Input 0
*TUN
17
Level (Input Trim)
0.0
17
6 Channel 1 (Input)
Off
18
6 Channel 2 (Input)
Off
18
Balanced (Input)
Off
18
2Ch Sub
Off
19
Trig Tun
-19
AutoTone
Off
19
Remote (Control Type)
Norm
20
Figure 3
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Display Brightness
The Front Panel Alphanumeric DISPLAY Brightness may
be varied from a setting of 1 (Dim) to 15 (Bright). Follow
the steps below for reducing the Display Brightness. Refer
to figure 4.
1. Press the SETUP Push-button to access the Setup Mode.
2. Press the MENU Push-button until the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display indicates COUNTRY CODE. Refer to figure 7.
Figure 7
Figure 4
1. Press the SETUP Push-button to access the Setup
Mode.
2. Press the TONE BYPASS (Menu) Push-button until the
word DISPLAY 10 appears.
T Push-button until the
3. Press the TRIM LEVEL DownT
Front Panel Alphanumeric Display indicates “Display
5”.
4. Press the SETUP Push-button to exit the Setup Mode.
Firmware Version
The C45 functionality is controlled by internal software that
is know as Firmware. The Version of the Firmware in the
C45 can be identified at any time by utilizing the Setup
Mode.
1. Press the SETUP Push-button to access the Setup
Mode.
2. Press the TONE BYPASS (Menu) Push-button until
VERSION 1.0 or higher appears. Refer to figure 5.
Figure 5
3. The number after the character “V” is the Firmware
number.
Note: If the optional TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module is
installed into the C45 there is an extra character
that appears to the right of the version number.
This character indicates for which country the
TM1 is set. Refer to figure 6.
Figure 6
3. Press the TRIM LEVEL UPS or DOWNT Push-button to change the Country Group, the choices are USA,
Japan and Europe. Refer to figure 8.
Figure 8
4. To verify the correct setting, press the TONE BYPASS
(Menu) Push-button until the version number appears.
The character to the right of the version number indicates the Country setting. Refer to figure 6.
Alphanumeric Display Country Group
C45 V _._ _ U
USA
C45 V _._ _ J
JAPAN
C45 V _._ _ E
EUROPE
5. Press the SETUP Push-button to exit the Setup Mode.
Tune
The C45 allows choosing from three different tuning methods for AM and FM station selection using the Front Panel
TUNE UPS or DOWNT Push-buttons, when the optional
TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module is installed. Refer to figure 3
on page 15.
Note: When the C45 is in the Setup Mode the TUNE setting
will only appear if the optional TM1 Tuner Module is
installed.
1. Press the SETUP Push-button to access the Setup
Mode.
2. Press the MENU Push-button until the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display indicates TUNE -> TUNE. Refer
to figure 9.
4. Press the SETUP Push-button to exit the Setup Mode.
Country Code
The C45 allows for selection of the country for proper AM
and FM reception, when the optional TM1 AM/FM Tuner
Module is installed. Refer to figure 3 on page 15.
Note: When the C45 is in the Setup Mode the COUNTRY
CODE setting will only appear if the optional TM1
Tuner Module is installed.
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Figure 9
3. Press the TRIM LEVEL UPS or DOWNT Push-button to change the Tuning method, the choices are
TUNE, PRESET and SEEK. Refer to figures 10 and
11.
Setup, con’t
Figure 10
T Push-button
3. Press the TRIM LEVEL UPS or DownT
until the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display indicates
“INPUT 1 *AUX”. Refer to figure 13.
Note: The “*” before “AUX” indicates the default Title.
Figure 11
Tuning Method
TUNE -
Description
Allows for Manual Tuning Up or
Down the radio dial.
PRESETS Allows selection of a radio station
preset from a previously stored
station in memory.
SEEK Automatically scan the dial and
will stop on the next available
station.
4. Press the SETUP Push-button to exit the Setup Mode.
Re-Title Inputs
The C45 has nine Audio Inputs, which include the optional
TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module. These inputs already have
assigned titles that will allow for immediate hookup, operation and enjoyment. In addition, there are two 6 channel inputs and a balanced input that are assignable as replacement
for each one of the inputs.
If these starting assignments do not match up with components in your system, they may be reassigned from the
default settings. The following example will illustrate how
to rename the AUX Input to PHONO. When the Input Selector is rotated to select what was originally the AUX Input, PHONO will now appear on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. Refer to figure 3 on page 15.
Notes: 1. Unused Inputs may be switched Off so they will not
appear when rotating through the input source
choices using the Input Selector and also will not be
available when using the Remote Control or Keypad.
Refer to figure 12.
2. The New Input Titles that are available for all the
Inputs include TAPE 2, LV, TV, and VCR2. The AUX
Input (INPUT 1) Titles also includes PHONO.
Figure 12
1. Press the SETUP Push-button to access the Setup
Mode.
2. Press the TONE BYPASS (Menu) Push-button until
“INPUT _ ___” appears on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display.
Figure 13
4. Rotate the INPUT Control clockwise until the display
indicates “INPUT 1 PH”. Refer to figure 14.
Figure 14
5. Press the SETUP Push-button to exit the Setup Mode.
Level Adjustment
Various Source Components can have slightly different volume levels. This could result in the constant need to readjust
the C45 Volume Control when switching between different
Input Sources. The Level Input Trim Feature on the C45
allows the adjustment of levels for each of the Source Inputs, so that they have the same relative volume. The Tuner
and CD Inputs are used in the following example. Refer to
figure 3 on page 15.
Notes: The possible range of adjustment in volume level is
± 6dB. The Tape/Record Output Levels are unaffected
by any changes in the Level Trim Settings. Any LEVEL
Trim adjustments made are retained in permanent
memory and can be changed only by performing a new
Level Trim Procedure. The Tuner Input Volume Level
can serve as a reference or choose another Input
Source that is frequently listened to as the reference.
The reference Input Source should be set to a Level of
00.
1. Rotate the INPUT Control to select the Tuner Input and
adjust the VOLUME Control to the desired listening
level.
2. Press the SETUP Push-button to access the Setup
Mode.
3. The Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will change and
the Red LED above the SETUP Push-button will be illuminated.
4. Press the TONE BYPASS (Menu) Push-button until
“LEVEL 0.0___” appears on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display.
5. Rotate the INPUT Counter-clockwise until the display
indicates “LEVEL 0.0 TUN”. Refer to figure 15 on the
next page.
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6 Channel 1 and 2 Inputs
Figure 15
T Push-button
6. Press the TRIM LEVEL UPS or DownT
until the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display indicates
“LEVEL 0.0 TUN”.
7. Rotate the INPUT Clockwise until the display indicates
“LEVEL 0.0 CD2”. Refer to figure 16.
Figure 16
T Push-button
8. Press the TRIM LEVEL UPS or DownT
until Volume Level of the CD Input is the same as the
Tuner Volume Level. Figure 17 indicates a 2.5dB decrease in the CD Level. Refer to figure 17.
The C45 has two six channel analog Audio Inputs that are
assignable as replacement to one of the eight two channel
inputs. The following example will illustrate how to assign
Input 6 CHANNEL 1 to the DVD Input. Refer to figure 3
on page 15.
Note: When a 6 Channel Input is assigned to a given
Input, the Audio Signal present at that given 2
Channel Input Jacks is available at the Tape and
VCR Output Jacks for recording.
1. Press the SETUP Push-button to access the Setup
Mode.
2. Press the TONE BYPASS (Menu) Push-button until “6
CHAN 1 OFF” appears on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. Refer to figure 18.
Figure 18
3. Rotate the INPUT Control clockwise until the display
indicates “6 CHAN 1 DVD”. Refer to figure 19.
Figure 17
9. Rotate the INPUT Control until the next desired Input
Source Name is displayed.
10. Repeat steps 5, 6, 7 and 8 until all the Inputs with
sources connected to the C45 have the same relative
volume levels when switching between them.
11. Press the SETUP Push-button to exit the Setup Mode.
Note: The Level Input Trim can also be set via the
Remote Control. A chart has been provided below
to record the changes to the various inputs from
the default settings.
Input Source Settings
Number
Default Title
1
AUX
2
TUNER
3
CD
4
CD2
5
DVD
6
SAT
7
TAPE
8
VCR
New Title
Trim
Trigger
Figure 19
Note: The other six channel (Input 6 CHAN 2) may be
assigned in a similar manner.
4. Press the SETUP Push-button to exit the Setup Mode.
Balanced Input
The C45 has one Balanced Audio Input that is assignable to
one of the eight two channel inputs. The following example
will illustrate how to assign the Balanced Input to the CD2
Input. Refer to figure 3 on page 15.
Note: If the Balanced Input is assigned to an Input that
has already been assigned to a 6 Channel Input,
the Audio Signal present at the Balanced Input
Jacks will replace the Audio Signal present at the
Left Front and Right Front Unbalanced Jacks.
1. Press the SETUP Push-button to access the Setup
Mode.
2. Press the TONE BYPASS (Menu) Push-button until
“BALANCED OFF” appears on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. Refer to figure 20.
Figure 20
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Setup, con’t
3. Rotate the INPUT Control clockwise until the display
indicates “BALANCED CD2”. Refer to figure 21.
4. Press the SETUP Push-button to exit the Setup Mode.
1. Press the SETUP Push-button to access the Setup
Mode.
2. Press the TONE BYPASS (Menu) Push-button until
“TRIG TUN > - - ” appears on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. Refer to figure 24.
Figure 21
2 Channel Sub
Figure 24
The C45 has both Balanced and Unbalanced SUBwoofer
Outputs. If either one of the 6 Channel Inputs are selected,
the C45 Amplifies the signal at the SUBwoofer Input and
makes it available at the SUBwoofer Output. When a 2
Channel Input is selected the C45 is also capable of providing signal at the SUBwoofer Outputs by performing the following steps: Refer to figure 3 on page 15.
Note: If the C45 is to be used as a two channel only
preamp, one of the SUBwoofer Outputs may be
connected to an additional power amplifier and
Loudspeaker to provide a “center fill channel”.
The SUBwoofer Outputs are Full Range Audio
Frequency Outputs and the signal present is a sum
of both Left and Right Channels.
1. Press the SETUP Push-button to access the Setup
Mode.
2. Press the TONE BYPASS (Menu) Push-button until
“2CH SUB OFF” appears on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. Refer to figure 22.
Figure 22
T Push-but3. Press the TRIM LEVEL UPS or DownT
ton until the display indicates “2CH SUB ON”. Refer
to figure 23.
Figure 23
4. Press the SETUP Push-button to exit the Setup Mode.
3. Rotate the INPUT Control clockwise until the display
indicates “TRIG DVD > - - ”. Refer to figure 25.
Figure 25
T Push-button
4. Press the TRIM LEVEL UPS or DownT
until the display indicates “TRIG DVD > A ”. Refer to
figure 26.
Figure 26
5. Press the SETUP Push-button to exit the Setup Mode.
Auto Tone
The C45 Audio Control Center allows for the audio signal
to totally bypass the Tone Control Circuitry by pressing the
Front Panel TONE BYPASS Push-button. It also has the
ability to remember for each input if the TONE BYPASS
has been activated, by setting the AUTOTONE feature to
the On position. To activate this feature perform the following steps:
1. Press the SETUP Push-button to access the Setup
Mode.
2. Press the TONE BYPASS (Menu) Push-button until
“AUTOTONE OFF” appears on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. Refer to figure 27.
Power Control Triggers
Two of the three C45 Power Control Outputs are
reassignable from their default settings, allowing for various
functions such as activating only when a given Input is selected.
In the following example the Power Control MAIN(A)
Jack will be reassigned to function as TRIGGER A for the
DVD Input.
Figure 27
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Setup, con’t
T Push-button
3. Press the TRIM LEVEL UPS or DownT
until the display indicates “AUTOTONE ON”. Refer
to figure 28.
Figure 28
4. Press the SETUP Push-button to exit the Setup Mode.
Remote Control Selection
The C45 will respond to two different sets of the Remote
Control Codes. The Remote Control included with the C45
utilizes the NORMal McIntosh Control Codes. The Second
Set of Control Codes the C45 will respond to is referred to
as the ALTernate Codes. The ALTernate Codes are for when
the C45 is used together with an other McIntosh Audio or
Audio/Video Control Center or Preamplifier in the same
system. This will prevent the Remote Control from affecting
the operation of both units at the same time.
Note: If the ALT Remote Control Code is selected, the C45
will not respond using the supplied McIntosh Remote
Control. See your McIntosh Dealer for additional
information.
1. Press the SETUP Push-button to access the Setup
Mode.
2. Press the TONE BYPASS (Menu) Push-button until
“REMOTE NORM” appears on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. Refer to figure 29.
Figure 29
T Push-but3. Press the TRIM LEVEL UPS or DownT
ton until the display indicates “REMOTE ALT”. Refer
to figure 30.
Figure 30
4. Press the SETUP Push-button to exit the Setup Mode.
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How to Operate the C45
How to Operate the C45
The McIntosh C45 Audio Control Center has been factory
configured for operating settings that allow immediate enjoyment of superb high fidelity audio without the need for
further adjustments. If you wish to make changes to the factory default settings, refer to the
SETUP Section of this Owner’s
Manual starting on page 15.
Power On and Off
Press the POWER switch to ON,
the Red LED above the
STANDBY/ON Push-button
lights to indicate the C45 is in
Standby Mode. To Switch On the
C45 press the STANDBY/ON
Push-button. Refer to figures 31
and 32.
Mute
Press the MUTE Push-button, on the C45 Front Panel or on
the Remote Control, to Mute the Audio at the OUTPUTS
Connectors and HEADPHONES Output Jack. The Front
Panel Alphanumeric Display will indicate the Input Source
Name followed by the word MUTE in place of the actual
volume setting. Refer to figure 33.
Figure 33
Pressing the Mute Push-button a second time or adjusting
the volume control (either the Front Panel or Remote Control) will un-mute the C45.
If the Front Panel MUTE Push-button is pressed for at
least 3 seconds, the C45 will mute the OUTPUTS connectors, yet listening with headphones will continue until the
Mute Push-button is pressed again. Refer to figure 34.
Notes: For normal operation,
switch the C45 On and
Off with the Standby/On
Push-button. You may
also turn On the C45 by
simply pressing the
Power Push-button on
the Remote Control. If
the C45 is not going to
be used for an extended
period of time, turn Off
all AC Power with the
Power Switch.
Input Source Selection
Select the desired Source with
the Front Panel INPUT Control
or the Source Push-button on the
Remote Control.
Volume Control
Adjust the Front Panel VOLUME Control or the UpS /
DownT Push-buttons on the Remote Control for the desired listening level.
Figure 34
Figure 31
Balance (Trim Function)
Listening balance varies with different program sources,
room acoustics and listening positions relative to the loudspeakers.Adjust the Balance Trim Function as needed to
achieve approximately equal listening volume levels in each
loudspeaker. To adjust the Balance press the Front Panel
Figure 32
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TRIM push-button until the word and number “BALANCE
00” appears on the Alphanumeric Display, then press the
TRIM LEVEL UpS or DownT Push-button to emphasize
the Left Channel or the Right Channel. Refer to figures 35a,
35b and 41. The Front Panel Display indicates the balance
changes in steps from 0 to 107. After approximately 3 seconds the Alphanumeric Display returns to the indicate the
Source Selection and Volume Level. To verify the balance
setting without changing it, just press the TRIM Push-button to select Balance.
Note: The Balance may also be adjusted using the TRIM and
LEVEL UpS or DownT Push-buttons on the Remote
Control Refer to figure 42.
Figure 35a
Figure 35b
Tone Bypass
Press the TONE BYPASS Push-button to totally bypass the
Tone Control Circuitry, providing a flat frequency response.
If the AUTOTONE circuit is set to the On position in Setup
Mode, the C45 will remember for each input whether the
Tone Bypass is active.
Bass and Treble Controls
Adjust the BASS and TREBLE controls to suit your listening preferences. The Bass or Treble intensity can be increased with clockwise rotation and decreased with counterclockwise rotation. All tone control circuit elements are removed from the signal path when the controls are in the
center or flat position.
Note: The Bass and Treble controls affect the Front Left and
Right Channels only.
6 Channel Mode
When a 6 Channel Input has been assigned to one of the
eight inputs and that Input is selected, the C45 will automatically switch to the 6 Channel Mode and the red Led
above the 6 CH MODE Push-button will illuminate. If the
6CH MODE Push-button is pressed at that time the C45
will revert back to the 2 Channel Mode and the Audio Signal present at that Input’s Left and Right 2 Channel jacks
will be heard instead.
Note: The C45 will retain the choice of 2 Channel Mode until
either the 6CH MODE Push-button is pressed when the
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C45 is on that six channel Input or the C45 is switched
Off and then On. If the optional TM1 Tuner Module is
installed into the C45, the 6CH MODE (ENTER) Pushbutton is also used to enter AM/FM Radio Station(s)
into Preset Memory. Refer to page 31 for additional
information.
Trim and Trim Level
When the C45 is in the 2 Channel Mode and the 2CH SUB
Mode is set to ON in the Setup Mode, the TRIM and TRIM
LEVEL Push-buttons provide the means for adjusting the
Subwoofer Volume Level separately from the main left and
right channels. Refer to page 19 for changing the 2CH SUB
Mode. If an Input is assigned as a 6 Channel Input, there
are Volume Trim Adjustments for the Center, Subwoofer
and Surround Channels.
The Trim Adjustments can be accomplished from either
the Front Panel Controls or with the supplied Remote Control. There is a ± 12dB range of volume adjustment for each
of the Trim Selections.
The C45 has separate Subwoofer Trim Levels for both
the 2CH and 6CH Modes of operation. It will also reset the
Center, Subwoofer and Surround Trim Levels to 0dB when
the C45 is turned Off. The Front Panel Alphanumeric Display indicates the Trim Mode Selected and Trim Levels. Refer to figures 40 and 41.
Note: If the optional TM1 Tuner Module is installed into the
C45, AM/FM Radio Stations may be selected by using
S or DownT
T Pushthe TRIM LEVEL (TUNE) UpS
buttons. Refer to page 30 for additional information.
1. Press and release the TRIM Push-button until “SUB
0.0” appears on the Front Panel Display.
Note: Low Frequency Information must be present in the
Program Source Material in order to hear any
changes in the Subwoofer Levels.
S Push-button until “SUB 4.5”
2. Press the LEVEL UpS
appears on the Front Panel Display. This is an example
of increasing the Subwoofer Channel Level by 4.5dB.
Refer to figure 36.
Figure 36
3. Select an Input that is assigned with a 6 Channel Input
Source, making sure that the LED above the 6CH
MODE Push-button is illuminated.
4. Press and release the TRIM Push-button until “CENTER 0.0” appears on the Front Panel Display.
S Push-button until “CENTER
5. Press the LEVEL UpS
3.5” appears on the Front Panel Display. This is an example of increasing the Center Channel Level by 3.5dB.
How to Operate the C45, con’t
Refer to figure 37.
Note: The above condition is usually caused by either
interruptions in AC power and/or major changes that
may occur in AC power line voltage.
Figure 37
6. Press and release the TRIM Push-button until “SURROUND 0.0” appears on the Front Panel Display.
T Push-button until “SUR7. Press the LEVEL DownT
ROUND -8.5” appears on the Front Panel Display.
This is an example of decreasing the Center Channel
Level by 8.5dB. Refer to figure 38.
Default Settings
To restore the C45 to Factory Default Settings perform the
following. Press and hold in the 6CH MODE Push-button
together with the MUTE Push-button. Approximately 5 seconds after holding in the Front
Panel Push-buttons, the Front Panel
Alphanumeric Display will indicate
“MASTER RESET”. Refer to figure 39.
Figure 38
Figure 39
Note: Approximately four seconds after no additional
Trim adjustments are made, the C45 Front Panel
Display will revert back to indicating the selected
input source and volume setting. To exit quickly
from the TRIM Mode, press and release the TRIM
Push-button until the Name of the Input selected
reappears on the display.
Setup
Pressing the SETUP Push-button activates the Setup Mode
of the C45 and allows customizing various operating functions. Refer to the SETUP Section of this Owner’s Manual
starting on page 15. Refer to figure 41.
Reset of Microprocessors
In the event that the controls of the C45 stop functioning,
push the POWER switch OFF and wait about two minutes.
Then push the POWER switch ON followed by pushing the
STANDBY/ON Push-button. This will reset the C45 microprocessors and the Audio Control Center will be returned to
normal operation.
Release both Push-buttons and the
Front Panel Alphanumeric Display
will now indicate “-- CLEARED - ” and the C45 will switch Off. Refer to figure 40.
Figure 40
Press the STANDBY/ON Push-button on the C45 and proceed to the
Setup on page 15 to re-enter and
custom settings that have been previously made.
Figure 42
Figure 41
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Remote Control Push-Buttons
LED illuminates during
the time a remote command is sent to the C45
Press to Power the
C45 ON or OFF
Turns AC Power ON or OFF to
certain McIntosh Components
when connected via the Data Port
Press to Power ON
the C45
Press to Power OFF
the C45
Selects Functions for McIntosh
Home Controller and as a “shift”
key when used with the AM or FM
push-buttons to select Output
(Spkr) 1 or 2
Selects FM Tuner Operating Functions and
Track Selection on certain McIntosh CD Players
Switches OFF the entire
C45 System
Use to select tuner presets, disc tracks or any
numbered operation
Press to REVIEW Tuner
Station Presets and selects
certain functions on McIntosh CD Players
Selects AM Tuner Operating
Functions and Disc Selection
on certain McIntosh CD Players
Adjusts the volume
level up or down
Selects On Screen Functions for McIntosh DVD
Players and certain CD
Players
Press TRIM to turn the
Loudness Control On
or Off
Mutes the audio
Selects the FF (Fast Forward) or REWind Mode
on Disc Player, Music
Server or Tape Recorder;
tunes Up or Down the
AM/FM Dial
Selects Disc Player, Music Server or Tape Recorder Functions and also
performs various functions on a variety of
McIntosh Components
Selects one of the twelve
High Level Audio/Video
Sources or Phono Input
Note: Push-buttons whose function is not
indentified above are for use with
other McIntosh Products.
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Press MODE to switch between
Stereo or Mono Modes
How to Operate by Remote Control
How to Operate by Remote Control
The supplied Remote Control is capable of directly controlling the functions of contemporary McIntosh Source Components connected to the C45. Earlier McIntosh source
components and other brand source components can be controlled by the C45 Remote Control with the addition of a
McIntosh Remote Control Translator (RCT).
Note: Your McIntosh Dealer can assist you with the
installation and operation of the Remote Control
Translator (RCT).
Mute
Press the MUTE Push-button to mute audio at the Audio
Control Center Outputs, except the TAPE and VCR OUTPUTS. Press MUTE a second time to unmute audio.
Mode
Press the MODE Push-button to select between 2 Channel
and 6 Channel operation.
Trim and Level
Press the TRIM Push-button, followed by the LEVEL UpS
and DownT Push-buttons to select various fuctions and
make sound adjustments. For additional information refer to
pages 21 thru 23.
Input Source Selection
Press one of the Input Push-buttons to select either a default
or reassigned program source.
Disc/Tape Functions
Use these push-buttons to operate a Disc Player or Tape Recorder.
stored in the tuner memory. Press +10 Push-button a second
time to stop on a station preset and exit the review process.
Press the NEXT or BACK Push-buttons to step
through the Preset Radio Stations when the optional TM1
AM/FM Tuner Module is installed into the C45.
Volume
Press the UpS or DownT VOLUME Push-button to raise
or lower the listening volume level.
Note: The TAPE and VCR OUPUTS are not affected by
volume changes.
Acc On
Press ACC ON to turn the power ON to a McIntosh Disc
Player.The ACC ON/OFF Push-buttons also control the signal at the ACCessory(B) Power Control Jack, unless it is
reassigned to a specific Input(s) from the default setting.
For additional information refer to page 19 “Power Control
Triggers” in this manual.
Note: When the C45 is switched Off (Standby Mode) the
ACCessory(B) Power Control Signal will be reset to the
default turn-on setting of Off.
Acc Off
Press ACC OFF to turn the power OFF to a McIntosh Disc
Player.
Pause
Press to perform various functions on a variety of McIntosh Components. It will also pause the playing of a Disc or
Tape playback.
Numbered Push-buttons
Press Push-buttons 0 through 9 to access tuner station presets or Disc chapters/tracks/discs.
Disc and Track
Use the DISC and TRACK Push-buttons when a Disc Players is being used.
Note: Certain Disc Players will require a Numbered Pushbutton be pressed immediately after the Disc or Track
Push-button is depressed.
Tuner Push-buttons
Press the AM or FM Push-button to select the desired
broadcast band. Press and release the Channel UpS or
DownT Push-button to move from station to station. Press
and hold a Channel UpS or DownT Push-button to move
continuously from station to station. Press +10 Push-button
to start the automatic brief audition of each of the presets
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Specifications
Specifications
Frequency Response
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.002% maximum from 20Hz to 20,000Hz at rated output
Signal To Noise Ratio
Phono:
86dB below 10mV input (A Weighted)
High Level: 96dB below rated output (A Weighted)
Rated Output Voltage
2.5V Unbalanced Outputs (Main)
5.0V Balanced Outputs (Main)
Maximum Voltage Output
8V Unbalanced
16V Balanced
Output Impedance
250 ohms Unbalanced
500 ohms Balanced
Input Impedance
Phono:
47k Ohms, 65pf
High Level: 22k Ohms Unbalanced
50k Ohms Balanced
Sensitivity for Rated Output
Phono:
4.5mV
High Level: 450mV Unbalanced
900mV Balanced
Maximum Input Signal
Phono:
50mV
High Level: 5V Unbalanced
10V Balanced
Voltage Gain
Phono to Tape/VCR Out:
40dB
Phono to Output (Main):
55dB
High Level to Tape/VCR Out: 0dB
High Level to Output (Main): 15dB
Tone Controls
Bass Control: ±12dB at 30Hz
Treble Control: ±12dB at 10,000Hz
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Power Requirements
100 Volts 50/60Hz, 35 watts
110 Volts 50/60Hz, 35 watts
120 Volts 50/60Hz, 35 watts
220 Volts 50/60Hz, 35 watts
230 Volts 50/60Hz, 35 watts
240 Volts 50/60Hz, 35 watts
Note: Refer to the rear panel of the C45 for the correct voltage.
Overall Dimensions
Width is 17-1/2 inches (44.45cm)
Height is 6 inches (15.24cm) including feet
Depth is 16-1/2 inches (41.91cm) including the Front Panel
and Knobs
Weight
21 pounds (9.53 kg) net, 35 pounds (15.88 kg) in shipping
carton
Optional TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module
TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module
Cable for connecting the
RAA1 to the C45
Cables for installing
the McIntosh TM1
AM/FM Tuner Module into the C45
Introduction
The optional McIntosh TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module can be
added to the C45 Audio Control Center for Radio Broadcast
Reception. The TM1 delivers the same exceptional performance as the stand-alone McIntosh MR85 Tuner. The TM1
is available from your McIntosh Dealer and can be installed
at any time, usually while you wait.
Performance Features
•
Special FM RF Amplifier
Double-Diffused Metal Oxide Field Effect Transistor
(DMOS-FET) RF amplifier increases sensitivity and Cross
Modulation rejection.
•
McIntosh RAA1
Remote AM Antenna
High Performance
McIntosh AM/
FM Tuner Module
TM1 Table of Contents
Introduction ...................................................................... 27
Performance Features ...................................................... 27
C45 Rear and RAA1 Top Panels
Antenna Connections ....................................................... 28
How to Connect Antenna Components............................. 29
How to Operate the Tuner ................................................ 30
How to Assign Preset Stations ......................................... 31
How to Optimize AM Reception ...................................... 32
FM Specifications ............................................................ 34
AM Specifications ........................................................... 34
External AM RF Amplifier and Antenna
The TM1 includes a RAA1 Remote AM Antenna that contains an electrostatically shielded AM RF Amplifier Stage
for maximum noise rejection. It can be located in a remote
area, away from sources of interference and can be positioned for the best possible reception of even the weakest
AM stations.
•
FM Stereo Auto Blend Circuitry
An automatic variable stereo separation control circuit is
used to reduce background noise when receiving weak stereo stations.
•
Preset Stations and Permanent Memory
Nine AM and nine FM Station Presets, making it easy to
listen to your favorite stations. Station Presets and Functions Modes are retained in Permanent Memory even when
AC power is turned Off.
•
Alphanumeric Fluorescent Display
The C45 Multi-function Front Panel Display indicates station frequency, station preset number, signal strength, stereo
and broadcast band.
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Rear Panel and RAA1 Top Panel Antenna Connections
RAA1 Remote Antenna can be adjusted to a
position for optimum reception of your favorite AM stations
Connects with
supplied cable to
the C45
AM ANT (Antenna) connector
allows a McIntosh
Remote Antenna to
be connected
75ohm FM ANT
(Antenna) connects
to an external FM
antenna or cable
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How to Connect Antenna Components
How to Connect Antenna Components
1. Connect the Remote AM antenna by plugging the DIN
connector of the supplied 3 conductor cable into the AM
ANT, DIN socket on the back panel of the C45.
Note: If a longer length cable needs to be used between
the C45 and the RAA1, use a 2 conductor shielded
cable. Refer to page 4 for additional connection
information.
2. Connect a 75 ohm coax cable from an FM antenna or
cable system to the C45, 75 ohm FM ANT connector.
FM Antenna
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How to Operate the Tuner
The McIntosh C45 TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module incorporates an advanced design AM/FM Tuner with many desirable performance features to enhance your enjoyment of radio broadcasts. There are three methods of tuning AM/FM
Broadcast Stations using the Front Panel Tune Push-buttons
and four methods using the Remote Control. These tuning
methods include Manual, Automatic Station Seek, Automatic Preset Review, Preset Selection and Direct Preset
Number Access.
Notes: FM Broadcast Band Indications are in Megahertz in
the US and Canada, and change frequency in 200kHz
steps. For FM stations in various locations other than
the US stations change in 50kHz steps. AM Broadcast
Band Indications are in Kilohertz and change
frequency in 10kHz steps.
1. Select TUNER FM or TUNER AM with the Front
Panel INPUT Control or the Remote Control TUNER
Push-button followed by the AM or FM Push-button.
Refer to figures 42 & 43.
2. For Manual Station Selection, press the Front Panel
S or DownT
T Push-button.
TUNE(TRIM LEVEL) UpS
3. For Automatic Station Seek, press and release the
S or DownT
T Push-button on the ReCHANNEL UpS
mote Control, to select stations.
S or
Note: The Front Panel TUNE(TRIM LEVEL) UpS
T Push-button may also be used, however
DownT
the tunning mode in setup needs to be changed to
the SEEK Mode from the default setting of Manual
TUNE. Refer to page 16 for additional
information.
4. For Automatic Preset Review, press and release the REVIEW Push-button on the Remote Control. The C45
will stop on the next assigned Preset Station for
approximatley 5 seconds and then will proceed to the
next Preset Station. When the desired station is heard
press the REVIEW Push-button a second time to cancel
the Preset Review Mode.
Figure 42
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Note: There first must be stations entered into Preset
Memory for the Review Mode to function. Refer to
“How to Assign Tuner
Presets” for
additional
information.
5. For Preset Selection, press
and release the NEXT XX
or BACK WW Push-button
on the Remote Control, to
select a Preset Station.
Note: The Front Panel
TUNE (TRIM
S or
LEVEL) UpS
T Push-button
DownT
may also be used,
however the tunning
mode in setup needs
to be changed to the
PRESET Mode from
the default setting of
Manual TUNE.
Refer to page 16 for
additional
information.
6. For Direct Preset Number
Access, select the Tuner
AM or FM Input using either the Front Panel INPUT Control or press the
TUNER and AM or FM
Push-buttons followed by
the numbered push-button
for the desired Preset.
Figure 43
How to Operate the Tuner
How to Assign Tuner Presets
The C45 AM/FM Tuner Module (TM1) allows for presetting radio stations into memory. Refer to figure 44 and perform the following the below steps to enter stations:
Preset
Number
Station
Frequency
Broadcast
Band
Station FM
Signal
Stereo
Strengh Signal
6. To verify the Station Preset(s) just entered into memory,
press the the NEXTXX or BACK WW Push-button on
the Remote Control to cycle through and confirm your
preset assignments.
Note: Pressing the REVIEW Push-button on the Remote
Control will also allow reviewing the stored Presets.
How To Clear an Assigned Station Preset
Figure 44
1. Select either the AM or FM Broadcast Band using either
the INPUT Control or the Remote Control AM or FM
Push-button. Refer to figures 42 and 43.
S or DownT
T Push2. Press the Front Panel TUNING UpS
S or DownT
T Push-butbutton, or the CHANNEL UpS
ton on the Remote Control, to select a station.
3. Momentarily press and release the Front Panel ENTER
Push-button. The Front Panel Alphanumeric Display
will indicate 1 AVAILABLE, which is the first of 9 Preset Numbers that can be assigned. The Station that is
about to be entered into memory may also assigned to a
different Preset Number (2-9) by rotating the INPUT
(PRESET) Control to select the desired Preset Number.
Refer to figures 42 and 45.
1. Press ENTER Push-button.
2. Rotate the Front Panel INPUT Control to select the Preset Number of the Station to be removed from memory.
3. Press and Hold the ENTER Push-button for approximately 3 seconds until the Front Panel Alphanumeric
Display indicates the number of the Preset followed by
the word CLEARED. Refer to figure 46.
Note: If you wish to replace an already assigned Station
Preset with another radio station, it is not necessary
to clear the Preset first, just enter in the new station
for that Preset. The new station will automatically
replace the previously assigned station.
Figure 46
4. To clear any additional Station Presets perform steps 1
through 3 again.
Note: Presets are automatically assigned in order from 1 to
9 unless a different Preset Number is selected
Figure 45
4. Press and release the Front Panel ENTER Push-button a
second time to store the Preset into memory. The just
entered Station Preset Selection will be assigned Preset
Number 1 which is displayed on the left side of the
Front Panel Alphanumeric. Refer to figures 42 and 44.
Note: A chart on page 32 has been provided to record
the stations entered into Preset Memory.
5. Assign additional station Presets by performing steps 1
through 5 until a total of 9 AM and 9 FM Station Presets have been assigned. Each time you assign an additional Preset Number, the Front Panel Alphanumeric
Display will indicate the number of the next available
Preset.
Note: If all 9 Presets are assigned and the ENTER Pushbutton is pressed, the display will indicate the station
selected for Preset Number 1.
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How to Optimize AM Reception
The McIntosh RAA1 Remote AM Antenna is designed to
provide the best in AM Reception especially if the C45 is
located in a noisy reception area. Locate the RAA1 away
from all electronic and electrical interference sources. Rotate the AM Antenna to reduce interference and receive
maximum signal strength.
Notes: The RAAI Remote AM Antenna of the TM1 has been
factory adjusted for optimum reception in a typical
urban location. If you wish to customize the AM
Antenna for the best possible performance in your
location, have your dealer perform the two adjustment
operations listed below. An additional long wire AM
antenna or external ground can be connected to the
GND and ANT terminals if desired.
adjust the
1400kHz Trimmer Capacitor
C1 for maximum
signal strength.
3. Repeat steps 1
and 2 until no
further improvements can be obtained.
Figure 47
1. Tune to a weak AM station near 600kHz on the AM
band. Using an appropriate NON - METALLIC tool,
adjust the 600kHz Transformer L1 for maximum signal
strength. Refer to figure 47.
2. Tune to a weak AM station near 1400kHz on the AM
band. Using an appropriate NON - METALLIC tool,
FM and AM Station Presets
Preset Number
FM 1
FM 2
FM 3
FM 4
FM 5
FM 6
FM 7
FM 8
FM 9
AM 1
AM 2
AM 3
AM 4
AM 5
AM 6
AM 7
AM 8
AM 9
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Frequency
Call Letters
City
Notes
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TM1 FM and AM Specifications
FM Tuner Specifications
AM Tuner Specifications
Useable Sensitivity
14dBf which is 1.4uV across 75 ohms
Sensitivity
20uV External Antenna Input
50dB Quieting Sensitivity
Mono: 19dBf which is 2.4uV across 75 ohms
Stereo: 35dBf which is 15uV across 75 ohms
Signal To Noise Ratio
48dB at 30% modulation
58dB at 100% modulation
Signal To Noise Ratio
Mono: 75dB
Stereo: 70dB
Harmonic Distortion
0.5% maximum at 50% modulation
Frequency Response
Mono: + 0, - 1dB from 20 to 15,000Hz
Stereo: + 0, - 1dB from 20 to 15,000Hz
Harmonic Distortion
Mono: 0.3% at 100Hz
0.3% at 1,000Hz
0.3% at 10,000Hz
Stereo: 0.45% at 100Hz
0.45% at 1,000Hz
0.65% at 10,000Hz
Intermodulation Distortion
Mono 0.25%
Stereo 0.45%
Capture Ratio
1.2dB
Alternate Channel Selectivity
75dB
Spurious Response
100dB
Image Response
75dB
RF Intermodulation
65dB
Stereo Separation
45dB at
100Hz
45dB at 1,000Hz
35dB at 10,000Hz
SCA Rejection
65dB
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Frequency Response
50Hz to 6kHz NRSC
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
45dB minimum IHF
Image Rejection
65dB minimum from 540 to 1600kHz
IF Rejection
80dB minimum
Packing Instructions
Packing Instructions
In the event it is necessary to repack the equipment for shipment, the equipment must be packed exactly as shown below. It is very important that the four plastic feet are attached to the bottom of the equipment. This will ensure the
proper equipment location on the bottom pad. Failure to do
this will result in shipping damage.
Use the original shipping carton and interior parts only if
they are all in good serviceable condition. If a shipping carton or any of the interior part(s) are needed, please call or
write Customer Service Department of McIntosh Laboratory. Please see the Part List for the correct part numbers.
Quantity
1
4
Part Number
033838
033837
Description
Shipping carton only
End cap
1
1
1
1
033836
033725
034194
034037
Inside carton only
Top pad
Bottom pad
Inner carton pad
4
4
4
017218
100159
104083
Plastic foot
#10-32 x 3/4” screw
#10-7/16” Flat washer
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McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, NY 13903
The continuous improvement of its products is the
policy of McIntosh Laboratory Incorporated who
reserve the right to improve design without notice.
Printed in the U.S.A.
McIntosh Part No. 04088702
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