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 275?
- Years Manufactured:
- 1961-1970, 1993-1998 (Gordon Gow Commemorative Edition), 1997-1998 (SS), 1998-199 (G), 2004-2006 (mkIV), 2009-1012(mkV), 2012-2016 (50th Anniverasry Edition), 2012-Current (mkVI)
- Power Output:
- 75 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo), 150 watts into 8Ω (mono) Frequency response: 16Hz to 40kHz
- Total harmonic distortion:
- 17-1/4 x 12-1/4 x 8 inches
What else to know about the McIntosh MC 275?Art Dudley Stereophile Magazine "just because it's good—and it is good—but because it allowed me to hear the origins of the gear of today that I love the best. Indeed, many of the latter—even the Shindos, Fis, and other anachro-amps of my experience—sound very refined compared to the chunky, coarsely textured Marantz 8B. I guess we really have come a long way, even as the products of yesteryear remain valid in their own right. A Marantz 8B may not be an everyday amp, in the same sense that a 40-year-old Noval port is not an everyday beverage. But if I had a collector's budget, I'd buy an old 8B anyway and keep it for those cold summer nights when I wanted to listen to the Brahms Clarinet Quintet and contemplate autumn."
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.