McIntosh – Legendary Performance

McIntosh is an iconic name in the audio world. From its roots in 1949, to powering Woodstock in 1969, and its current place in the Hi Fi pantheon, McIntosh stands apart.

Handcrafted in Binghampton, NY, every McIntosh product is designed and built to ensure a sumptuous audio, visual and tactile experience.

We’re proud to be appointed as McIntosh dealers for Brisbane. Our two channel demonstration room features a range of  McIntosh models and provides you with the ideal environment to audition your choice of components and speakers.

 

McIntosh Amplifiers

The heart and soul of McIntosh, their amplifiers have defined the brand for over 60 years. McIntosh produce tube and solid state amplifiers including mono-blocks, stereo and multi-channel amplifiers, integrated amps and receivers.

Here are just a few models from their extensive range:

MC275

McIntosh MC275

Perhaps the most famous McIntosh amplifier is the MC275, designed in 1961 and updated regularly to present the perfect synthesis of classic design and modern technology.

 

MA8900 2-Channel Integrated Amplifier

McIntosh MA8900

Bring all your music to life with the MA8900 Integrated Amplifier. It offers 200 Watts per channel and combines many new features with legendary McIntosh amplification prowess and preamplifier capabilities into one all-encompassing unit.

The McIntosh MA8900 Integrated Amplifier is everything an audiophile might desire, both sonically and in durability… The sound is dynamic without being harsh, controlled without being lifeless, detailed without becoming shrill, and absolutely realistic… [it] can help you make the best of your music, your speakers, and your room. – SECRETS of Home Theater and High Fidelity

MA5300 2-Channel Integrated Amplifier

McIntosh MA5300

The MA5300 Integrated Amplifier is proof that big sound can come in small packages. It is our smallest solid state integrated amplifier in terms of both power output and physical size, making it an ideal choice for smaller spaces or for someone just beginning to assemble a home audio system. It’s a direct coupled amplifier that delivers 100 Watts per channel into 8 Ohm speakers or 160 Watts per channel into 4 Ohm speakers. New dual scale blue Watt meters give an accurate readout of power output for both 4 and 8 Ohm impedances.

There are many integrateds in this price category, but nobody does it ‘the McIntosh way.’ You get all the things you want from an amplifier: power, control and high resolution with tons of details. You get an amplifier that plays from the heart. Awarded 5 out of 5 stars. – Stereo+

MAC7200 2 Channel Receiver

McIntosh MAC7200

With 200 Watts per channel, 14 inputs and a high-performance AM/FM tuner, the MAC7200 Receiver is a music lover’s dream. The built-in AM/FM tuner in the MAC7200 will pick up your favorite radio stations with unparalleled clarity and a realism that is free from noise and distortion.

The MAC7200′s advanced signal quality monitor can display the multipath and noise levels of the incoming RF signal to help fine tune antenna placement for optimal reception.

A pure music machine and it was built to deliver it, period. – TED Magazine

MC611 One Channel Solid State Amplifier

mcintosh mc611

The monoblock MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier produces 600 Watts of power – enough to satisfy nearly any loudspeaker. A pair of MC611s can easily drive an impressive home stereo system, or add more of them to power a home theater. Thanks to Autoformer™ technology, your speakers will receive the full 600 Watts regardless if they have 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance, allowing you the ability to use the MC611 to its full potential.

The MC611 has received numerous updates and improvements compared to our previous 600 Watt monoblock model. Chief among them is that filter capacity has been doubled which has resulted in a dramatic 55% increase in dynamic headroom from 1.8dB to 2.8dB. This twofold increase in filter capacity also helps improve the performance of low end bass frequencies.

The MC611 is one of the most beautiful sounding amplifiers I’ve ever heard, and at the same time is one of the most realistic sounding amplifiers I’ve ever heard. And this continues to blow me away every time I turn the MC611s’ power on. Winner of Best of 2018 Blue Note Award. – Enjoy The Music

 

McIntosh Pre-amplifiers & Processors

Here are two of our current faves:

C2700 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

mcintosh c2700

Following a long line of revered McIntosh vacuum tube preamplifiers is the C2700 Tube Preamplifier. Using well-established McIntosh vacuum tube topology, the C2700 also features the advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module technology to combine cutting edge digital music capabilities with time tested vacuum tube performance.

MEN220 Room Correction System

MEN220

The MEN220 delivers a potent suite of Room Correction, Custom-EQ and 2-Way Crossover capabilities in one easy-to-use stereo component.

While any single feature of the MEN220 has the power to optimise the sonic characteristics of the highest quality audio systems, combining all the features can reveal a level of clarity and resolution unattainable by any other means.

Source Components

The McIntosh source component range includes CD / SACD players, Blu-ray players, Tuners and Turntables.

Below are just two of their current models:

MCD600 2-Channel SACD/CD Player

mcintosh mcd600

At the heart of the MCD600 is a newly designed digital circuit highlighted by a new premium 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The DAC is used in Quad Balanced mode, with 4 DAC channels allocated to each of the left and right audio channels, resulting in truly exceptional sound reproduction. All PCM signals are up-sampled up to 32-bit/384kHz.

The sound of the MCD600 charms you right from the start: first with the quality of the bass, then with its three-dimensionality and stereo imaging, and finally with its midrange tones. Together, all these traits deliver outstanding, irresistible musicality. Winner of 2020 SACD/CD Player Product of the Year Award. – Hi-Fi i Muzyka

MCT500 2-Channel SACD/CD Transport

mcintosh mct500

The MCT500 is a digital only unit and features 4 digital outputs: industry standard balanced, coax and optical outputs plus our exclusive MCT connector.

All common disc types can be played on the MCT500, including SACD, CD, CD-R/RW and DVD-R. A twin laser optical pickup assures optimal disc reading.

Disc handling is smooth and quiet thanks to an advanced disc transport with a precision die-cast aluminum tray. An advanced digital servo provides fast, quiet and accurate operation. Disc audio data is read at twice the normal rate insuring better disc tracking and error correction processing.

 

More information

To find out more about our McIntosh range or to arrange an audition, please call us on (07) 3552 7000 or visit our Brisbane showroom >>

Explore the full McIntosh range on their website >>

 

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