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 MC 205?

Power Output:
200 WPC into 8 ohms (5 channels)
Frequency Response:
20Hz to 20kHz
Speaker Load Impedance:
4Ω to 8Ω
444.5 x 239.7 x 533mm

What else to know about the McIntosh MC 205?

Now you can take advantage of traditional McIntosh standards of excellence in the MC205 Power Amplifier. The five channel Power Amplifier produces a power output of 200 watts per channel and will drive quality Loudspeakers to a high level of performance. The MC205 reproduction is sonically transparent and absolutely accurate. The McIntosh Sound is “The Sound of the Music Itself.” • Power Output The MC205 consists of five Power Amplifier Channels, each capable of 200 watts into 4 ohm or 8 ohm Loudspeakers with less than 0.005% distortion. • Power Guard The patented McIntosh Power Guard Circuit prevents the amplifier from being over driven into clipping, with its harsh distorted sound that can damage your valuable Loudspeakers. • Dynamic Power ManagerTM The MC205’s Dynamic Power Manager (DPM) circuitry allows for the connection of either 4 ohm or 8 ohm Loudspeakers, while at the same time delivering identical power output. A peak output current of 25 amperes per channel ensures that it will successfully drive high quality Loudspeakers such as McIntosh, for a truly exciting sound experience. • Balanced and Unbalanced Inputs Balanced connections guard against induced noise and allow long cable runs without compromising sound quality • Sentry Monitor and Thermal Protection McIntosh Sentry Monitor power output stage protection circuits ensure the MC205 will have a long and trouble free operating life. Built-in thermal protection circuits guard against overheating. • Illuminated Power Meters The Illuminated Power Output Watt Meters on the MC205 are peak responding, and indicate the power output of the amplifier. • Power Control The McIntosh Power Control Circuit allows for remote turn-on of the MC205 Power Amplifier from a McIntosh A/V Control Center or Preamplifier for a single or dual Zone System. • Special Power Supply A regulated Power Supply and a very large Toroidal Wound Power Transformer, ensures stable noise free operation even though the power line varies. • Fiber Optic Solid State Front Panel Illumination The even Illumination of the Front Panel is accomplished by the combination of custom designed Fiber Optic Light Diffusers and extra long life Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). The glass Front Panel ensures the pristine beauty of the MC205 will be retained for many years.

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.