McIntosh MC2152

$29,995

Brand McIntosh

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Power amplifiers are the driving force behind any great system. McIntosh amplifiers blend eye-catching aesthetics, power and sonic integrity in a way that has been capturing the imagination of music lovers and home theatre enthusiasts for decades. Whether your desires run towards solid state or tubes, in stereo, monoblock or multi-channel configurations, McIntosh has your audio amplifier solution.

MC2152 70th Anniversary 2 Channel Power Amplifier

The MC2152 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier is a 150 Watt per channel stereo amplifier and features a striking new design to celebrate our seven decades of handcrafting some of the best home audio equipment the world has ever heard. While its design is new, the MC2152 incorporates the lessons we’ve learned and the techniques we’ve invented in our 70 years of audio engineering.

Utilising our patented Unity Coupled Circuit output transformer technology – the same technology the company was founded on in 1949 – the full 150 Watts can be delivered to almost any pair of speakers regardless if they have 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance.

"What ever I played the McIntosh duo threw it into our room with stunning clarity and shocking power... the C70 and MC2152 are truly amazing – a visual and audible display like no other." Awarded 5 out of 5 Globes. – Hi-Fi World

The stunning new design of the MC2152 is highlighted by a bead blasted black anodized aluminium chassis accentuated with matte finish carbon fiber side panels. The front panel showcases a backlit laser cut McIntosh logo flanked by classic McIntosh knobs. The vacuum tubes are covered by a 12-gauge stainless steel wire cage with a black powder coated finish.
To the back are the two Unity Coupled Output Transformers with the power transformer centered between them. All three transformers are housed in glass topped extruded enclosures displaying the wiring diagram for each transformer. A 70th Anniversary badge is laser engraved into the top plate of the enclosures.
The MC2152 uses eight KT88 output vacuum tubes plus eight small signal tubes comprised of four 12AX7A and four 12AT7 vacuum tubes; half of the tube complement is assigned to each audio channel. The 12AX7A vacuum tubes are for the Balanced and Input amps, while the 12AT7 tubes are for the Voltage and Driver amps. The LEDs under the eight small signal tubes can be set to three illumination settings: Off (which allows the tubes natural amber glow to be visible), Green or Blue – a new color option unique to the MC2152. Our Sentry Monitor™ technology monitors the output current and shuts the amplifier off if it ever exceeds safe limits.
On the back are both balanced and unbalanced inputs, along with our patented Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts to securely connect your speaker cables to your speakers, and an input and output for our Power Control technology that will automatically turn other connected McIntosh components such as preamplifiers, CD players or turntables, on and off.
 

SPECIFICATIONS

POWER OUTPUT PER CHANNEL
150W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms

NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2

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
112dB Balanced

DYNAMIC HEADROOM
1.2dB

DAMPING FACTOR
>18 

RATED POWER BAND
20Hz to 20kHz

FREQUENCY RESPONSE
+0, -0.25dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
+0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz

CONTROL

REMOTE POWER CONTROL
Yes

MULTI-CHANNEL DB25 CABLE
N/A

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

CIRCUIT CONFIGURATION
Unity Coupled

CIRCUIT DESIGN
Vacuum Tube

MONO BRIDGE
No

MONO PARALLEL
No

AUTOFORMER
Output Transformer

METERS
No

METER LIGHT SWITCH
N/A

BALANCED INPUT
Yes, 2

FRONT PANEL
N/A

ILLUMINATION
Small Signal Tubes: Green, Blue, Natural

CHASSIS STYLE
Bead blasted black anodised aluminium with matte finish carbon fiber side panels

GOLD PLATED BINDING POSTS
Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 10-1/4" (26cm) (including feet) x 28" (71.1cm) (including front panel and cables)

WEIGHT
125 lbs (56.7 kg)

SHIPPING WEIGHT
138 lbs (62.6 kg);

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