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 MPC 500?
- Output Voltage:
- With Type B (a.k.a. NEMA 5-15R) receptacles: 120 Volts AC Nominal With Type F (a.k.a. CEE 7/3 or “Schuko”) receptacles: 240 Volts AC Nominal
- Power Requirement:
- With Type B (a.k.a. NEMA 5-15R) receptacles: 120 Volts, 50/60Hz 12.0 Amps (max) 1440 Watts (max) With Type F (a.k.a. CEE 7/3 or “Schuko”) receptacles: 240 Volts, 50Hz 6.0 Amps (max) 1440 Watts (max)
- AC Power Line Protection:
- Thermally protected metal-oxide varistor (TPMOV) for Line to Neutral protection
- Surge Suppression Type:
- AC Power Line: thermally protected metal-oxide varistor (TPMOV) Secondary Surges: GDTs, PTC thermistors, TVS components
- Number of Receptacles:
- With Type B (a.k.a. NEMA 5-15R) receptacles: 8 With Type F (a.k.a. CEE 7/3 or “Schuko”) receptacles: 4
- Number of Always ON Receptacles:
- With Type B (a.k.a. NEMA 5-15R) receptacles: 2 With Type F (a.k.a. CEE 7/3 or “Schuko”) receptacles: 1
- Number of Programmable Receptacles:
- With Type B (a.k.a. NEMA 5-15R) receptacles: 3 pairs With Type F (a.k.a. CEE 7/3 or “Schuko”) receptacles: 3
- 17-1/2” (44.45cm) x 6” (15.2cm) x 19” (48.26cm), Weight: 18.5lbs
What else to know about the McIntosh MPC 500?Inconsistency in power quality can cause costly damage to electronic devices. Protect your home audio investment with the MPC500 Power Controller. Featuring cascaded surge protection, the MPC500 delivers AC power line surge protection, such as from a lightning strike, as well as protecting low voltage devices against secondary surges and spikes that can occur after the initial event. AC power line protection is accomplished with the use of a thermally protected metal-oxide varistor (TPMOV) – which is far safer than a traditional MOV – that provides you with Line to Neutral protection. For secondary surge events, the MPC500 provides protection for your ethernet, coaxial, and other low voltage devices via Gas Discharge Tubes (GDT), Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) thermistors and Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) components. Also included in the MPC500 is electromagnetic interference (EMI) filtering of the AC line and over/under voltage protection, which will switch off the rear receptacles to keep your connected devices safe from trying to operate at undesired voltage levels. The MPC500 includes either 8 [Type B](https://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm)1 (a.k.a. NEMA 5-15R) or 4 [Type F](https://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm)1 (a.k.a. CEE 7/3 or “Schuko”) receptacles; only the appropriate version is available in each individual country to ensure compatibility with local power systems. Control of each receptacle can be configured to your preferences via the rear panel Power Control ports or through the setup menus on the front panel. The front panel display can list input voltage, the amount of current being drawn through the receptacles, or total (apparent) power. Regardless of receptacle type, all versions of the MPC500 feature the timeless McIntosh black glass front panel, illuminated logo, control knobs, and aluminum end caps.
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.