McIntosh MR 80 – 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 MR 80?

Mono/Stereo Tuner
Tuning Bands:
Tuning Scale:
FM Tuning Range:
88 to 108 MHz
1.6uV (FM)
Signal to Noise Ratio:
75dB (FM)
0.2% (FM)
60dB (FM)
Frequency response:
20Hz to 15kHz (FM)
16 x 5.5 x 13 inches
28 lbs

What else to know about the McIntosh MR 80?

"I bought my MR80 used 18 months ago and I just love it. I used to have a Technics ST-G7 and I can say that the ST-G7 doesn't even come close to the MR80 in sound quality ( despite what is written on a certain FM tuner website). I also had a Mcintosh MR500 FM tuner. I have listened to a lot of tuners in my life. Also, I am not a DXer. I live in a big city where there is about 20 FM radio stations that come in very strong with one transmitting 307000 watts! So I don't really know about the MR80's capability to receive distant stations.The reception in big city is excellent. There is a station that broadcast pre-recorded live jazz and classical concerts regularly. The sound is amazing through my MR80. I know because I regularly go to live jazz and classical concerts. Except for the acoustic bass, in jazz concerts, all other instruments are not amplified. It is an ancient small chapel converted for music performances with amazing acoustics.. So I know how live music sounds like. The MR80 really sounds lifelike and that's how it should be. Also it is one of the best looking in my opinion." - AudioReview

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.