McIntosh MC312

$16,495

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.

MC312 2 Channel Power Amplifier

Prepare yourself for years and years of musical enjoyment with the MC312 Power Amplifier. A 300 Watt per channel stereo amplifier, the MC312 is a great choice to power virtually any home audio system. The full 300 Watts can be delivered to almost any speakers regardless if they have 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance thanks to our unique Autoformer™ technology.

The MC312 has received numerous improvements compared to our previous 300 Watt stereo amplifier. Most notably is that filter capacity has been doubled, which increases dynamic headroom an impressive 27% from 1.8dB to 2.3dB. This increase means the MC312 will be even better suited to handle wide dynamic swings in your music. Distortion prevention and bass performance also benefit from the increased filter capacity.

While still looking very much like a McIntosh, the MC312 has received some key design updates. Direct LED backlighting now illuminates the front panel for improved color accuracy. The audio output Autoformers still straddle the power transformer, but are now located in new enclosures that are capped by a single cover containing glass inserts that show the wiring diagram for each transformer. Other updates include the addition of our Monogrammed Heatsinks™ and our eco-friendly power management system. Numerous circuit components and internal wiring have also been upgraded. Balanced and unbalanced outputs have been added to enable bi-amping or tri-amping your speakers; they can also be used to connect to a secondary system if your preamplifier doesn’t have enough connections, or to connect a powered subwoofer.

The MC312 is packed full of other exclusive McIntosh technologies:

  • Power Guard® that monitors and adjusts the input signal at the speed of light and makes real time adjustments to prevent harsh sounding and potentially speaker damaging clipping
  • Sentry Monitor™ - our fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit that disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal
  • Power Control to send power on/off signals to other connected McIntosh components (such as CD Players, turntables, tuners and media streamers) for easy system power up and shutdown
  • Our patented Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts that easily but securely attach the speaker cables to prevent them from coming loose and possibly causing a short; the binding posts are also gold-plated to prevent corrosion and ensure a quality signal is sent over your speaker cables

The MC312 sits on a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis and features the timeless McIntosh black glass front panel, illuminated logo, control knobs, aluminum end caps and a pair of fast responding blue Watt meters.

SPECIFICATIONS

POWER OUTPUT PER CHANNEL
300W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms

NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
0.005%

S/N BELOW RATED OUTPUT
120dB

DYNAMIC HEADROOM
2.3dB

DAMPING FACTOR
>40 Wideband

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
Push-Pull Complementary

CIRCUIT DESIGN
Solid State

MONO BRIDGE
No

MONO PARALLEL
No

AUTOFORMER
Yes

METERS
Yes

METER LIGHT SWITCH
Yes

BALANCED INPUT
Yes

FRONT PANEL
Glass

ILLUMINATION
Direct LED

CHASSIS STYLE
Polished stainless steel & black painted steel

GOLD PLATED BINDING POSTS
Yes, Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 9-7/16" (23.97cm) (including feet) x 22" (55.88cm)  (including the front panel, handles, knobs and cables)

WEIGHT
105 lbs (47.63 kg)

SHIPPING WEIGHT
138 lbs (62.59 kg)

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