MC302 Amplifiers

The MC302 stereo amplifier is designed to deliver decades of legendary musical enjoyment thanks to its outstanding build quality and advanced technical performance. It produces 300 watts of amplification per channel, and as a result of our unique Autoformer, all this power can be delivered into 2, 4 or 8 ohm speakers. The MC302 is the perfect choice for a music lover’s dedicated stereo system. Or combine it with other McIntosh amplifiers for use in multi-channel home theater systems to drive either main or surround channels.

Many noted McIntosh technologies are incorporated into the MC302. Power Guard® prevents over-driving of the amplifier and the resulting harsh sounding clipping that could damage your speakers. Sentry Monitor is our fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit that disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal. McIntosh patented speaker binding posts ensure the best connection to all types of speaker wire terminations for worry free operation. The captivating blue watt meter is not only a great conversation starter but also provides a fast and accurate reading of the amplifier’s power output. Inputs for balanced and unbalanced cables are available to provide flexibility in connecting to the rest of your audio system.

Visually, the MC302 shares the same timeless design cues as our other products. The polished stainless steel chassis, classic black glass front panel, knobs and brushed aluminum end caps all compliment any room or furniture style. Contact your local dealer to learn more.

Electronic Specifications

Power Output per Channel

300W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms

Number of Channels

2

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.005%

S/N below rated output

120dB

Dynamic Headroom

1.8dB

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

Control

Remote Power Control

Yes

Multi-Channel DB25 Cable

N/A

General Specifications

Circuit Configuration

Push-Pull Complementary

Circuit Design

Transistor

Mono Bridge

No

Mono Parallel

No

Autoformer

Yes

Meters

Yes

Meter Light Switch

Yes

Balanced Input

Yes

Front Panel

Glass

Illumination

LED Fiber Optic

Chassis Style

Open Stainless Steel

Gold Plated Binding Posts

Yes, New Style McIntosh

Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)

17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 9-7/16" (23.97cm) (including feet) x 22" (55.88cm) (including front panel, knobs and cables)

Weight

98 lbs (44.45 kg)

Shipping Weight

131 lbs (59.42 kg)

Product Literature


MC302 Power Amplifier Brochure (2.38 MB) (11/15/2013) Download


User Documents


MC302 Power Amplifier Owner's Manual (7.92 MB) (3/22/2013) Download


MC302 Power Amplifier Connection Diagram (1.32 MB) (6/13/2012) Download


Products In This Collection

MC302

2-Channel Amplifier

  • 300 Watts x 2 Channels
  • Great for music or home theater systems

C48

2-Channel Preamplifier

  • 5 band tone controls
  • Analog inputs

MCD500

2-Channel SACD/CD Player

  • Variable output headphone, volume control
  • 4 - 24 bit D/A Converters

MR88

AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner

  • Classic dial meter display
  • 20 presets per tuning mode

MEN220

Room Correction System

  • Works on 1/12 Octaves
  • 2-Way Electronic Crossover for Bi-amping

MPC1500

Power Controller

  • Isolation Transformer to Shield Components
  • Connect up to 12 components

XR100

Floor Standing Loudspeaker System

  • 75 to 600 watts
  • Ported 4-Way Floor Standing
Recommended Products

C48

2-Channel Preamplifier

  • 5 band tone controls
  • Analog inputs

MCD301

2-Channel SACD/CD Player

  • Quiet Drive Mechanism
  • Variable output headphone, volume control

MR88

AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner

  • Classic dial meter display
  • 20 presets per tuning mode

MT10

2-Channel Precision Turntable

  • Belt Drive
  • MC Cartridge

MEN220

Room Correction System

  • Works on 1/12 Octaves
  • 2-Way Electronic Crossover for Bi-amping

MPC1500

Power Controller

  • Isolation Transformer to Shield Components
  • Connect up to 12 components

XR200

Floor Standing Loudspeaker System

  • 3-Way Loudspeaker
  • Custom Made 8" LD/HP Driver