McIntosh MC462 Amplifier (In-Store Purchases Only)

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McIntosh MC462 Amplifier

Experience stereo bliss with the MC462 Amplifier. The MC462 replaces the highly regarded MC452 as our most powerful stereo amplifier. Like the MC452, it features a robust output of 450 Watts per channel. With a dedicated McIntosh Autoformer™ connected to each audio channel, the full 450 Watts is available to any speaker regardless if it has 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance. Just one MC462 Amplifier can single-handedly power a world class home audio stereo system.

Aesthetically, the MC462 retains all the hallmarks of a McIntosh amplifier with a few key modern enhancements. The front panel now utilizes direct LED backlighting that improves appearance and color accuracy. The two audio Autoformers and single power transformer are housed in new enclosures topped by a single machined cover with glass inserts. The back half of the amplifier is home to four of our Monogrammed Heatsinks™ which connect to advanced high current output transistors that help eliminate thermal equilibrium lag time.

The balanced and unbalanced outputs make bi-amping or tri-amping your speakers easier; they can also be used to send the audio signal to a secondary system if your preamplifier does not have enough outputs, or to connect a powered subwoofer. The MC462 sits on a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis and features the timeless McIntosh black glass front panel, illuminated logo, control knobs, aluminum handles and a pair of fast responding blue Watt meters.

2-Channel Solid State Amplifier
- 450 Watts x 2 Channels
- 66% increase in Dynamic Headroom compared to previous model
- Quad Balanced Design with McIntosh Autoformers™

  • - Power Output per Channel: 450 Watts @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
  • - Number of Channels: 2
  • - Dynamic Headroom: 3.0dB
  • - Damping Factor: >40 Wideband
  • - Rated Power Band: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • - Frequency Response: +0, -0.25dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz +0, -3.0dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz
  • - Circuit Configuration: Quad Balanced
  • - Output Type: Autoformer™
  • - Meter Light Switch: Yes
  • - Balanced Input: 2
  • - Front Panel: Glass with handles
  • - Illumination: Direct LED
  • - Chassis Style: Polished stainless steel & black painted steel
Weight & Dimensions

- Unit Dimensions (W x H x D):
17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 9-7/16" (23.97cm) (including feet) x 22-1/2" (57.2cm) (including front panel, handles and cables)
- Unit Weight: 115 lbs (52.3 kg)
- Shipping Weight: 148 lbs (67.3 kg)


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