McIntosh MC275 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier (In-Store Purchases Only)

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McIntosh MC275 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier

Upon its initial release in 1961, the MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier became an instant favorite due to its ability to drive the power-hungry speakers of that time period with great power at low distortion levels. However, as transistors emerged and vacuum tubes became 'old technology,' the MC275 was discontinued in 1971. Thankfully, that is not where the story of the MC275 ends.

It came back into production as a special commemoration edition in 1993 to posthumously honor McIntosh co-founder and longtime president Gordon Gow. The reincarnated MC275 received incredibly high acclaim and earned its spot back in the product lineup. The overall storyline behind the MC275 and its history with McIntosh is exceptionally rich and it has been the driving force behind countless home audio systems for decades. It is hard to imagine McIntosh without the MC275.

Now in its sixth generation, the MC275 has many subtle enhancements from the previous releases that have greatly improved 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. This vacuum 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 vacuum tube amplifier.

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. In the rare case of an output tube failure, the small tube(s) in front of it will turn red to notify you of the problem. An input and output for our Power Control technology allows other connected McIntosh components, such as preamplifiers, CD players, turntables, or media steamers, to automatically turn on and off.

2-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier
- 75 Watts x 2 channels or 150 Watts x 1 channel
- Unity Coupled Circuit Output Transformers
- (4) KT88, (4) 12AT7 and (3) 12AX7A vacuum tubes
- One of the most iconic amplifiers ever made by any brand

  • - Power Output per Channel: 75W @ 4, 8 or 16 Ohms
  • - Number of Channels: 2
  • - Dynamic Headroom: 1.2dB
  • - Damping Factor: >22
  • - Rated Power Band: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • - Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz +0, -3.0dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz
  • - Circuit Configuration: Unity Coupled
  • - Mono Bridge: Yes
  • - Mono Parallel: Yes, 150W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
  • - Output Type: Unity Coupled Output Transformer
  • - Meter: Light Switch Small signal tubes LEDs controlled by McIntosh preamp
  • - Balanced Input: Yes
  • - Chassis Style: Polished Stainless Steel
Weight & Dimensions

- Unit Dimensions (W x H x D):
16-1/2" (41.9cm) x 8-1/2" (21.6cm) x 12" (30.5cm)
- Unit Weight: 67 lbs (30.5 kg)
- Shipping Weight: 75 lbs (34.1 kg)


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