McIntosh MC2KW Power Amplifier
The MC2KW Monoblock Power Amplifier is designed to exceed the demands of true lifelike playback level, delivering 2000 watts of continuous power and 8000 watts peak power. Sheer power output is but the beginning of the story, however. The MC2KW features McIntosh Quad Balanced Circuitry which, in the process of creating such extraordinary power, actually cancels virtually all noise and distortion. The MC2KW’s unique design incorporates three modules. Two 1000-watt Power Modules each contain half the balanced circuitry and a power supply. The Output Module houses the input and output connections, meter, output Autoformer, and functions as the control center. The bifilar-wound, mirror-image output transformer combines the two signals from the Power Modules, cancelling noise and distortion while summing the power output.
EXCLUSIVE MCINTOSH POWER ASSURANCE SYSTEM
A collection of technologies that enhance performance and reliability while protecting the amplifier and loudspeakers.
A waveform comparison circuit continuously monitors both input and output signals. Power Guard dynamically adjusts the input level to avoid clipping while preventing harsh sounding distortion.
Fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating level – resets automatically.
Unique McIntosh technology delivers the full rated amplifier output with the least possible distortion into loudspeaker impedances of 2, 4, or 8 Ohms; you get all the power you paid for and the freedom to choose any loudspeaker.
Swift, accurate response reveals program peaks so staying within the power limits of your loudspeakers is easy.
- Balanced and Unbalanced Inputs
- Thruputs for Bi and Tri-Amping
- Connections for 8, 4, and 2 Ohms
- 3 Full Sets of Terminals for Tri-Wiring
- Power Control Triggers (In and Out)
- Peak Responding Output Meter
- Meter Hold Front Panel Switch
- Silent Convection Cooling
- Cool-Running High Efficiency Circuits
- Thermal Track Output Transistors
- Safe Operation to Below 2 Ohms
- Sentry Monitor Protection
- Power Line Inrush Protection
- Fiber Optic Front Panel Lighting
POWER OUTPUT PER CHANNEL
2000W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
NUMBER OF CHANNELS
TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
S/N BELOW RATED OUTPUT
123dB Unbalanced; 127dB Balanced
RATED POWER BAND
20Hz to 20kHz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE +0,-0.25DB
20Hz to 20kHz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE -3DB
10Hz to 100kHz
REMOTE POWER CONTROL
MULTI CHANNEL DB25 CABLE
METER LIGHT SWITCH
1/2" Glass with handles
LED Fiber Optic
Open Stainless Steel (each module)
GOLD PLATED BINDING POSTS
Yes, 200 amp, 3 sets for each tap
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Each Module: 17-3/4" (45.09cm) x 12-5/16" (31.27cm) (including feet) x 26-5/8" (62.54cm) (including the front panel, handles, knobs and interconnect cables)
Output Module (1 included): 123 lbs (55.8 kg);
Power Module (2 included): 127 lbs (57.6 kg) ea
Output Module (1 included): 148 lbs (67.1 kg);
Power Module (2 included): 152 lbs (68.9 kg) ea