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 MR 74?
- Mono/Stereo Tuner
- Tuning Bands:
- FM, MW
- Tuning Scale:
- FM Tuning Range:
- 88 to 108 MHz
- MW Tuning Range:
- 55 to 160 kHz
- 2.5uV (FM), 75uV (MW)
- Signal to Noise Ratio:
- 70dB (FM), 45dB (MW)
- 0.7% (FM), 1.0% (MW)
- 68dB (FM), 35dB (MW)
- Frequency Response:
- 20Hz to 15kHz (FM)
- 16 x 5.5 x 13 inches
What else to know about the McIntosh MR 74?FM SECTION: Sensitivity 2.5uV. Response 20-15kHz (+1 -1dB) stereo. Distortion 0.5% in stereo. Capture ratio 1.5dB. Selectivity: adjacent channel = 6dB normal, 15dB narrow. alternate channel = 68dB normal, 88dB narrow. Image rejection 95dB. S/N 70dB. Separation 35dB@1kHz. Spurious rejection 90dB. SCA rejection 50dB. Stereo filter noise reduction: 10dB position 1, 20dB position 2 AM SECTION: Sensitivity 75uV. Response: Normal -6dB at 3.5kHz, Narrow -6dB at2.1kHz. Distortion 1.0%. Adjacent channel selectivity: normal 35dB, narrow 45dB. S/N 55dB. Image rejection 65dB. FRONT PANEL: Glass front panel. Mode selector sw: am, fm or fm mono. Stereo filter sw: out, 1 or 2. Selectivity sw: normal or narrow. FM muting sw: out, distant or local. Volume with on-off switch. Tuning ctrl. Signal strength and tuning meters. MPX indicator. Multipath indicator. BACK PANEL: Audio out 2.5V variable and fixed. Built-in ferrite loopstick. AM ant sw: ext or loop. Ext am antenna. 300 or 75 ohm fm cable input. Scope outputs. Panloc mounting. Size 5-7/16"H, 16"W and 13"D behind panel. Weight 25 lb. Sold from 1972-1979. Last retail price $849.00
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.