McIntosh MC1502 Tube Power Amplifier (In-Store Purchases Only)

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McIntosh MC1502 Tube Power Amplifier

The MC1502 Vacuum Tube Amplifier is a stereo amplifier designed for home audio and home music systems that produces 150 Watts per channel. It is the direct replacement to our award winning MC2152 Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier, which was released in celebration of our 70th Anniversary that occurred in 2019. The new MC1502 has identical audio specifications and sound reproduction performance of the heralded MC2152 but in a more customary McIntosh design.

Unlike many other amplifiers, the MC1502's full 150 Watts can be delivered to almost any pair of speakers regardless if they have 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance. This is thanks to our patented Unity Coupled Circuit output transformer technology – the same technology McIntosh was founded on in 1949. Two Unity Coupled Circuit output transformers flank the power transformer which is positioned between them. Each transformer is housed in a glass topped extruded enclosure that displays the wiring diagram for each transformer. Two fully spelled out vintage die cast aluminum name badges adorn two sides of the MC1502, while an abbreviated badge is centered between the Tube Lights and Power knobs.

Both balanced and unbalanced inputs are included to connect the MC1502 to your preamplifier and the rest of your home audio system. Our patented Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts will securely connect your speaker cables to your speakers.
2-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier
- 150 Watts x 2 Channels
- Unity Coupled Circuit Output Transformers
- (8) KT88, (4) 12AX7A and (4) 12AT7 vacuum tubes

  • - Power Output per Channel: 150W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
  • - Number of Channels: 2
  • - Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.5% maximum harmonic distortion at any power level from 250 milliwatts to rated power, 20Hz to 20,000Hz <0.20% at 1W, 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • - S/N below rated output: 112dB
  • - Dynamic Headroom: 1.2dB
  • - Damping Factor: >18
  • - Rated Power Band: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • - Frequency Response: +0, -0.25dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz +0, -3dB from 10Hz to 70,000Hz
  • - Circuit Configuration: Unity Coupled
  • - Output Type: Unity Coupled Output Transformer
  • - Balanced Input: 2
  • - Illumination: Small Signal Tubes: Green, Natural
Weight & Dimensions

- Unit Dimensions (W x H x D):
18-1/4" (46.4cm) x 10-1/4" (26cm) (including feet) x 21" (53.3cm)
- Unit Weight: 118 lbs (53.5 kg)
- Shipping Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)


- Speaker Binding Post Type:
Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts