McIntosh MC250 Solid State Power Amplifier - SOLD

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McIntosh is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music. McIntosh is probably best known for its amplifiers and preamps, but the company produces many other components and parts for stereo and home theatre.


Years Manufactured: 1961-1971
Power output: 50 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo), 100 watts into 8Ω (mono)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.25%
Damping factor: 38
Input sensitivity: 0.5V
Signal to noise ratio: 90dB
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω
Semiconductors: 24 x silicon transistors, 18 x diodes
Dimensions: 7 x 10.5 x 15.6 inches
Weight: 36 lbs

"This classsic power amp, built on a chassis similar to the McIntosh MC240 tube amp is a first generation McIntosh SS amp. Without the faceplate, meters and bluelights well known as the McIntosh trademark, this amp is a unigue work of art (w/ its big brother the MC2100). The model did come with the glass faceplate and meters as the MC2505. The 250 has a warm sound, reminiscent of better tube equipment of that generation. Its bass is tighter, does not have the characteristic fuzzies and does have good resolution. The dampening factor of the amp is low and this should be considered when matching it to speakers needing high dampening factor for woofer control. The midrange is beautiful. On voices, stringed instruments, and piano it envelopes you and brings you into the music. The high end is well balanced with authority and very good resolution. The amp would not be considered neutral when compared with the current design offerings. It is an emotionally involving amp rather than one that gives an open window to the music. This does not mean that it is colored, only that it has authority; sort of like a chestiness vs. a flat chest sound.." - AudioAsylum

Its fun sometimes to look back at what others wrote about a 50yo amp but this reviewer NAILS IT. This MC250 mated with the C24 we also have in our showroom is as musically satisfying as ANYTHING we've heard. To say the pairing is spectacular is leaving more on the table. We have them streaming with a BlueSound, Node and a vintage MSB, DAC firing a set of JBL, XPL-200. Honestly, it's superb! Solid 8-8+ condition. No pitting, chrome is bright, all lettering intact and just an all around super clean unit.

Come listen to this extraordinary McIntosh, Solid State amplifier at our Lawrence showroom or purchase with confidence via this website.

McIntosh, MC250 SS Power Amp: $1399 + applicable sales tax