McIntosh, the pinnacle of audio excellence

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] new McIntosh requires one or more years to design, test and develop to the point where it meets performance expectations. History has shown that the average life of a McIntosh may well turn out to be one’s lifetime. McIntosh high end audio products range from home theater systems to automotive audio or car stereo systems.


Experience, passion, performance.
The formula to achieve the finest quality standards.

The people behind the scenes at McIntosh possess a desire to achieve the finest quality standards. McIntosh has defined quality sound reproduction and sets the standards for performance, reliability and service. McIntosh has handcrafted prestige audio products in Binghamton, NY since 1949. Glassfront panels, Output Autoformers®, Blue Watt Meters and Power Guard® are some of the innovations that enhance their product longevity.


A tremendous level of detail goes into the design and construction of a McIntosh product. It can take up to two years from initiating the concept to creating the final product.

PC boards are built in our factory in Binghamton. Two auto insertion machines are used for most boards. Unique boards are delicately crafted by hand.

McIntosh distinctive tube amps are still manufactured today. Many audio enthusiasts enjoy the warmth of a tube amp. The MC275 celebrated its 50th year in 2011.


A tremendous level of detail goes into the design and construction of a McIntosh product. It can take up to two years from initiating the concept to creating the final product.


PC boards are built in our factory in Binghamton. Two auto insertion machines are used for most boards. Unique boards are delicately crafted by hand.


McIntosh designed its unique Output Autoformer® for use in many solid-state power amplifiers. The manufacturing sequence begins with coil winding techniques that have been used for 50 years.


Power Guard dynamically adjusts the input levels to avoid “clipping” while preventing harsh sounding distortion. The volume adjusts at the speed of light to prevent overdriving.


Sentry Monitor is a fuse-less short circuit which disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating level and resets automatically.


The McIntosh Blue Watt meters have become a symbol of superior quality sound. Customers appreciate both the aesthetics and the protective function.


McIntosh cuts 1/8 to ½ inch glass faceplates with genuine garnet dust to diminish friction and protect your investment over generations of enjoyment.


McIntosh black faceplates are painted with 12 layers to deliver a beautiful finish that is easily viewed in softly lit rooms. Each face plate is examined for quality by dedicated McIntosh experts.

From 1949 to the Hall of Fame.

American-flag-150x150McIntosh was originally founded in Silver Spring, Maryland, in 1949. The current Binghamton, NY factory, shown under construction in 1956, continues to grow with the company. Today McIntosh is part of the Made in USA Foundation Hall of Fame.

Amplifiers, driving force of any great system.

power_amplifiers-150x150Power 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 theater enthusiasts for decades. Whether your desires run towards solid state or tubes, in stereo, monoblock or multi-channel configurations, McIntosh has your audioamplifier solution.


XL_MC275B_AngleThis tube power amplifier has all the features to meet the needs of today’s music enthusiast, while preserving the qualities that have made the MC275 the most revered McIntosh tube amplifier.
This sixth generation MC275 has many subtle enhancements from the previous release that greatly improve performance. Combined with the widest bandwidth McIntosh output transformer design, the MC275 features tauter bass control and thermally quiet circuit design. The result is pure music.
McIntosh patented, gold plated, speaker binding posts assure the best connection to all speaker cables, while high quality balanced and unbalanced input connectors enhance signal transfer from the connected preamplifier.
The seven small tubes are LED illuminated to indicate the amplifiers functional status: upon power up, they sequentially glow amber for a few seconds and then all turn green to signify system readiness (see below). In the rare case of an output tube failure, the small tubes in front of it will turn red to notify you of the problem. Power Control is used to remotely control tube illumination from a McIntosh preamplifier.


XL_MC2301_DWith 300 Watts available at 8, 4 or 2 ohms, the MC2301 provides high power to drive even the most difficult loudspeakers. From the demands of massed chorale to full-on rock and roll, the MC2301 delivers the most extraordinarily lifelike and dynamic performance ever heard from a McIntosh tube amplifier.
Headphones allow you to have an intimate experience with your music, removing all barriers between you and the sound. To make sure you hear all the sounds the artist intended, it’s necessary to have a quality pair of headphones.
McIntosh headphones have the same superior sound characteristics as McIntosh speakers so you can intimately enjoy your music with the classic McIntosh sound.


XL_MHA100_Front_Top_MHP1000The MHA100 is the first dedicated headphone amplifier from McIntosh and takes advantage of unique McIntosh technologies to yield the best possible personal listening experience regardless of the headphones you use. It employs a new adaptation of our unique Autoformer technology to produce three headphone impedance ranges of 8-40, 40-150 and 150-600 ohms so that every headphone – from ear buds to studio quality phones – will receive the optimal McIntosh sound.

“The MHA100 addresses headphone listening for the purist who wants no compromises.” – Hi-Fi News

“The Cadillac of headphone amplifiers.” – CNET

It features our new Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD) to allow high quality recordings to image like conventional speakers in your headphones, bringing new depth and spatiality to your music. Four digital inputs allow the McIntosh Digital Engine to decode your digital music at up to 32 bits and 192kHz for maximum analog fidelity and enjoyment; two analog inputs are also available.

“The soundstage this amp presents through headphones is big and lifelike, and its accuracy and clarity across the frequency spectrum are reference-level good.” – Tone Audio

“Nirvana from the first moment.” – Tendances Électroniques & Design

“Perhaps the finest headphone amplifier currently in production.” – The Pro Audio Web Blog

50 watt stereo speaker outputs are included for when you want to enjoy your favorite speakers instead of your headphones; Power Guard® will prevent clipping that could damage your headphones or speakers. Tone controls include a 5 Step Bass Boost Control for further customization. The entire unit is housed in a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis that not only compliments the classic glass front panel, knobs and brushed aluminum end caps, but also any room decor.

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