McIntosh CR 12 – High End Stereo Equipment We Buy

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 CR 12?

Frequency response:
20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion:
Input sensitivity:
250mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio:
90dB (line)
2.5V (Pre out), 8V (Pre out Max)
Video Connections:
7 x 17.5 x 20 inches
15 lbs

What else to know about the McIntosh CR 12?

Multizone A/V Control Center
4 independent zones comprising 4 McIntosh A/V preamps
Single-cable connection to McIntosh MC7108 8-Channel Power Amplifier
Single-cable connection to a “master” preamp (e.g., to link CR12 multizone system to MX132-based home theater system)
Single-cable connections for cascading as many as six CR12s for a total of 24 independent zones
8 common (shared) sources (4 audio, 4 A/V)
1 additional local “private” A/V source for each zone
LED status indicators for all 4 zones
Programmable “wake-up” conditions for each zone
Output level trim for each zone (can also be used to set maximum permissible volume)
Exclusive McIntosh tone controls for each zone Balanced outputs for each zone (fixed or variable) Unbalanced outputs for each zone (variable) Matched and buffered video switching
Control data output for source components
Remote operation of lights, screens, and drapes with McIntosh HC1 Home Controller
Remote power control
Selectable control priority for limiting operation from any zone
Accommodates as many as 4 keypads or IR sensors per zone
Front panel reset does not affect memory
Gold-plated input and output jacks
Modular construction with steel chassis
Glass front panel with illuminated nomenclature

- McIntosh

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?

If you are interested in selling your used McIntosh equipment to us in the greater NYC area or Colorado, please click here to fill out a Free Quote Form and we will get back to you. If we agree on terms, we come to meet you where you want, and pay cash.

The following images show actual McIntosh equipment purchased by StereoBuyers.