MC275

Description

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.

Stereophile
2018 Recommended
Component

The Absolute Sound
2018 Editors’ Choice
Award Winner

The Absolute Sound
Golden Ear Award Winner

Specifications

MC275

2-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier

The Absolute Sound

Golden Ear Award Winner
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.

  • Specifications

    ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS

    • Power Output per Channel       75W @ 4, 8 or 16 Ohms
    • Number of Channels                   2
    • Total Harmonic Distortion         0.5%
    • S/N below rated output               105dB
    • Dynamic Headroom                    1.2dB
    • Damping Factor                             >22
    • Rated Power Band                        20Hz to 20kHz
    • Frequency Response                   +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
      +0, -3.0dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz

    CONTROL

    • Remote Power Control                Yes, input and output
    • Multi-Channel DB25 Cable          N/A

    GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

    • Circuit Design  Vacuum Tube
      Circuit Configuration  Unity Coupled
    • Mono Bridge          No
    • Mono Parallel                  Yes, 150W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
    • Output Type                     Unity Coupled Output Transformer
    • Meters                                No
    • Meter Light Switch        Small signal tubes LEDs controlled by McIntosh preamp
    • Balanced Input                 Yes
    • Front Panel                        N/A
    • Illumination                      Small Signal Tubes, LED
    • Chassis Style                      Polished Stainless Steel

    CONNECTIVITY

    • Speaker Binding Post Type
      Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts

    WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
      21-1/2″ (54.6cm) (including cables) x 8-1/2″ (21.6cm) (including feet) x 12″ (30.5cm)
    • Weight                           67 lbs (30.5 kg)
    • Shipping Weight          75 lbs (34.1 kg)

Reviews

At the end of the daypleasure is the operative word when it comes to these wonderful new retro-made-new-again Macs. Pleasure in use, in function, in appearance, and paramountly pleasure in the listening. Most components I review come and go with few regrets. But I’m going to miss these big-time. In the highest senses of the words, they have real class and character. And something more: a connection to audio history in an unusually direct, intimate, and accessible way. Those pioneers of audio design had their priorities right when it comes to the reproduction of music in the home. If you have a local dealer who allows you to audition these in your house, be warned: They are highly addictive. And if you’re courageous enough to ignore the purists and take advantage of the full panoply of their features, especially tonal correction, well, I’ll warn you again: They’re addictive.

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