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 McIntosh MAC 1700?
- Tuning Range:
- Power Output:
- 40 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
- Frequency Response:
- 20Hz to 20kHz
- Damping Factor:
- Input Sensitivity:
- 2.4mV (MM), 300mV (line)
- Signal to Noise Ratio:
- 76dB (MM), 75dB (line)
- Speaker Load Impedance:
- 4Ω to 8Ω
- 16 x 5.5 x 14.5 inches
What else to know about the McIntosh MAC 1700?The MAC1700 wont go out of date because of a lack of flexibility. The preamplifier has 16 silicon planar transistors. High thermal stability, low noise and superior high frequency response make the added cost of silicon planar transistors worth the investment. Low distortion and noise free reception from distant stations are the expected from a McIntosh. High sensitivity is the result of meticulous engineering and manufacturing superiority. Outstanding stereo tapes are made with the MAC1700. The multiplex decoder and SCA filters guarantee the absolute best in FM stereo. Two solid state 40 watt power amplifiers are the heart of the stereo instrument. Engineering innovation has again shown the way to McIntosh leadership in performance and protection. The MAC1700 is fail safe, regardless of the speaker load.
Brief History of McIntosh
Long mapped-to Binghamton New York – the current headquarters and manufacturing center for McIntosh Labs – not many people know the brand was originally launched outside of the Nation’s Capital in Silver Spring Maryland, in 1949. In 1956, the brand built their original facility in New York, according to the official brand website.
Other McIntosh Products We Often Buy
Typically, StereoBuyers purchases mostly used amplifiers, especially the vintage amps and high-end McIntosh models such as the MC202 or MC252, and the C220 preamp, for example. We have also purchased many pre-owned tuners from McIntosh over the recent years, including the MR67 and MR78 models, for example.
StereoBuyers has purchased tens of thousands worth McIntosh brand equipment since 2014, with individual buys ranging from $100 to well over $50,000. If you are moving, ready to upgrade, or have McIntosh equipment you do not or will not be using, why not contact us today to find out if it is worth good money?
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The following images show actual McIntosh equipment purchased by StereoBuyers.