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McIntosh instruments have always been designed for long life, with low maintenance costs and highest-quality performance. McIntosh instruments have always been, and are, the laboratory standard for the world. It's no wonder that since 1949, satisfied customers the world over view their McIntosh products as investments worthy of being passed down through generations.

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McIntosh Power Amplifiers
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Since the Golden Age of Audio, McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. has defined the highest quality in sound reproduction and continues to set the standard for performance and reliability in fine audio and home theater systems. McIntosh is still hand-crafted in New York by a dedicated staff whose contributions have shaped the foundation of the company into the institution it is recognized as today. Their furious dedication to design integrity and innovation has resulted in more than 35 patents for McIntosh Laboratory.

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McIntosh MC-302
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With 300 Watts per channel and incorporating all the technology that makes McIntosh famous, not only for the incredible build-quality and durability, but its ability the drive any speaker and deliver beautiful music that is unforgettable!

One listen to a McIntosh amplifier is all it takes! With patented Power Guard circuitry that prevents harmful amplifier distortion from getting to your speakers and Sentry Monitor that prevents amplifier damage from speaker or wire shorting.

The McIntosh MC-302 also includes all of their well-known patented amplifier technologies such as Power Guard that prevents harmful amplifier mcintosh mc302 backdistortion from getting to your speakers and Sentry Monitor that prevents amplifier damage from speaker or wire shorting. Also included is their new front panel with their famous "blue-eyed" VU power output meters that are now backlit with fiber-optic LED's for a brighter display and visually stunning appearance.

A McIntosh amplifier will be the most intelligent purchase you can ever make!


Specifications for
McIntosh MC-302 Power Amplifier
Dimensions Height, 9.5in, X Width, 17.5in, X Depth, 17.0in
Amplifier Power 300W min. (stereo) or 600W min. mono continuous average power output from 20Hz to 20kHz.
Frequency Response 10Hz-100kHz
THD Maximum Total Harmonic Distortion at any power level from 250 milliwatts to rated power output is 0.005%.
S/N Ratio 122dB
Power Guard Clipping is Prevented
Net Weight 98.0 lbs
   



McIntosh MC-452
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The time-proven amplifier technologies of the new McIntosh MC452 result in an amplifier that will last a lifetime, both in enjoyment and appearance.

This is their most powerful stereo amplifier, with over 450 Watts per channel, will easily and effortlessly deliver beautiful music with any loudspeaker! The sound of the new McIntosh MC-452 is incredibly rich, and full, with a soundstage that far extends beyond the loudspeakers both in width and height. The bass is tight and quick, and with the new Thermal-Track output transistors assures that you'll always have marvelous sound quality.  Rated at 450 watts per channel, from 20Hz to 20,000Hz at 8 Ohms RMS,mcintosh mc-452 rearthe new McIntosh MC-452 is their most powerful stereo amplifier and one of the most impressive sounding amplifiers that is available!

Every McIntosh amplifier, and every product they manufacture for that matter, is handcrafted by a dedicated and passionate group in Binghamton New York. One look at a McIntosh product is all it takes to appreciate the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into every product they manufacture. Patented technologies like Power Guard, which prevents any harmful distortion coming from the amplifier when it is asked to deliver more power than it's maximum power, to ever reach your loudspeakers (and your ears) and also keeps them in tip top condition so they don't degrade from this harmful distortion. The MC-452 amplifier will breathe new life into you music system and your favorite music that you will feel like you are rediscovering it for the very first time! The new McIntosh MC-452 is now on display at The Stereo Shop.


Specifications for
McIntosh MC-452 Power Amplifier
Dimensions Height, 9.5in, X Width, 17.5in, X Depth, 20.2in
Amplifier Power 450W min. (stereo) or 900W min. mono continuous average power output from 20Hz to 20kHz.
Frequency Response 10Hz-100kHz
THD Maximum Total Harmonic Distortion at any power level from 250 milliwatts to rated power output is 0.005%.
S/N Ratio 124dB
Power Guard Clipping is Prevented
Net Weight 110lbs
   



McIntosh MC-601
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Mono amplifiers offer many advantages; by using an amplifier for each channel eliminates any interaction or crosstalk between the channels. Stereo separation and depth of your music is more life-like by using dedicated amplifiers for each loudspeaker. Also if the user wants to expand into multi-channel, such as Home-Theater, it is as easy as adding the appropriate number of additional amplifiers!

McIntosh has been manufacturing some of the most powerful and musical sounding amplifiers for over 60 years! And by using some of most advanced technologies such as Quad-Balancing which greatly improves the amplifiers' signal to noise ratio to over 124dB! This 600 Watt mono amplifier has the capability to deliver 1800 Watts into low impedances! mc601 rearThe look and build quality is classic McIntosh; between the beautifully crafted glass front panel, to the famous blue, true-power VU watt meter, to the new fiber-optic lit front panel. And with Power Guard, which prevents any harmful distortion from ever reaching your loudspeakers! This is an amplifier that will provide both the ability to drive virtually any speaker, but do so effortlessly and musically!


Specifications for
McIntosh MC-601 Power Amplifier
Dimensions Height, 9.5in, X Width, 17.5in, X Depth, 14.5in
Amplifier Power 600W min. mono continuous average power output from 20Hz to 20kHz.
Frequency Response 10Hz-100kHz
THD Maximum Total Harmonic Distortion at any power level from 250 milliwatts to rated power output is 0.005%.
S/N Ratio 124dB
Power Guard Clipping is Prevented
Net Weight 91.5lbs.
   



McIntosh MC-1.2kw
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The McIntosh MC1.2KW 1200 watt mono-block power amplifier is their most powerful amplifier they manufacture; second only to the 2000 watt McIntosh MC2KW!

It features a Quad-Balanced design that virtually eliminates all distortion and greatly improves the amplifier's signal to noise ratio to over 120dB! This gives you not only an incredibly powerful amplifier; but does this with less noise than a 1 Watt amplifier; "the impossible combination!" But it is possible with the McIntosh MC1.2KW!  And with their patented Autoformer ensures that the amplifier's full power will be delivered regardless of what type of loudspeaker is connected to! This means you get all the power that you paid for!

mc12kw rearThe McIntosh MC-1.2KW can drive even the most demanding speakers with ease; and provide the utmost musical and powerful engaging performance that must be experienced! There is also an extra large VU watt meter located behind a stunning hand crafted glass panel that shows the true power output being delivered to your loudspeakers. The MC-1.2KW is now on display in our showroom for your evaluation and ready to astonish you with its power and grace!


Specifications for
McIntosh MC-1.2KW Power Amplifier
Dimensions Height, 12.6in, X Width, 17.8in, X Depth, 22.0in
Amplifier Power 1200W min. mono continuous average power output from 20Hz to 20kHz.
Frequency Response 10Hz-100kHz
THD Maximum Total Harmonic Distortion at any power level from 250 milliwatts to rated power output is 0.005%.
S/N Ratio 124dB
Power Guard Clipping is Prevented
Net Weight 147lbs.
   



McIntosh MC-2Kw
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The MC2KW Monoblock Power Amplifier is designed to exceed the demands of true lifelike playback level, delivering 2000 watts of continuous power and 8000 watts peak power. Shear power output is but the beginning of the story, however. The MC2KW features McIntosh Quad Balanced Circuitry which, in the process of creating such extraordinary power, actually cancels virtually all noise and distortion. mc 2kw rearThe MC2KW's unique design incorporates three modules. Two 1000-watt Power Modules each contain half the balanced circuitry and a power supply. The Output Module houses the input and output connections, meter, output autoformer, and functions as the control center. The bifilar-wound, mirror-image output transformer combines the two signals from the Power Modules, cancelling noise and distortion while summing the power output.


Specifications for
McIntosh MC-2KW Power Amplifier
Dimensions Height, 12.6in, X Width, 17.8in, X Depth, 26.6in
Amplifier Power 2000W min. mono continuous average power output from 20Hz to 20kHz.
THD Maximum Total Harmonic Distortion at any power level from 250 milliwatts to rated power output is 0.005%.
S/N Ratio 127db (Balanced)
Power Guard Clipping is Prevented
Net Weight 121 lbs (Output Module), 158 lbs (Power Module)
   



McIntosh MC-275
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This tube power amplifier has all the features to meet the needs of today's music enthusiast, while preserving the qualities that have made the MC275 the most revered McIntosh tube amplifier.

This sixth generation MC275 has many subtle enhancements from the previous release that greatly improve performance. Combined with the widest bandwidth McIntosh output transformer design, the MC275 features tauter bass control and thermally quiet circuit design. The result is pure music.

McIntosh patented, gold plated, speaker binding posts assure the best connection to all speaker cables, while high quality balanced and unbalanced input connectors enhance signal transfer from the connected preamplifier.

The seven small tubes are LED illuminated to indicate the amplifiers functional status: upon power up, they sequentially glow amber for a few seconds and then all turn green to signify system readiness (see below). In the rare case of an output tube failure, the small tubes in front of it will turn red to notify you of the problem. Power Control is used to remotely control tube illumination from a McIntosh preamplifier.


Specifications for
McIntosh MC-275 Power Amplifier
Dimensions Height, 8.2in, X Width, 16.5in, X Depth, 12.0in
Freq range 10Hz-70kHz
THD Maximum Total Harmonic Distortion at any power level from 250 milliwatts to rated power output is 0.5%.
S/N Ratio 100db
Net Weight 67.0lbs