McIntosh MC 2301 – 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 MC 2301?

Power Output per Channel:
300W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
Number of Channels:
Total Harmonic Distortion:
0.5% maximum harmonic distortion at any power level from 250 milliwatts to rated power, 20Hz to 20,000Hz, (≤ 0.25% harmonic distortion at 1kHz)
S/N below rated output:
Dynamic Headroom:
Damping Factor:
>15 Wideband
Rated Power Band:
20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response:
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz, +0, -3.0dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz Dimensions (W x H x D), 17-3/4"" (45.09cm) x 12-5/16"" (31.27cm) (including feet) x 23"" (58.42cm) (including front panel and cables)
116 lbs (52.6 kg)

What else to know about the McIntosh MC 2301?

"Here at Audioholics, we’re not known for being fans of tubes. Tube amps tend to be lower in power, and higher in distortion, and they typically have trouble dealing with low impedance loads compared to their solid state brethren. Fortunately, the quad-differential McIntosh MC2301 isn’t like most tube amps. Rated to deliver 300W of output into 8, 4 or 2 ohms, the MC2301 can effortlessly drive practically any loudspeaker you’re likely to pair it with. But let’s face reality here; that’s not why you’d buy the MC2301. The raison d'être of the MC2301 lays in the aesthetic appeal of its warm glowing tubes and McIntosh’s iconic blue VU meter. We’ll let the picture do the rest of the talking" -

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.