MC152 Amplifiers

Hi Fi World Award Winner 2014 Best Amplifier McIntosh MA8000

"Best Amplifier" 2015
- Hi-Fi World

​The McIntosh MC152 stereo amplifier delivers 150 watts of power into two channels at 2, 4 or 8 ohms. Both balanced and unbalanced inputs are included for connecting your preamp​. Our smallest current model solid state stereo amplifier in terms of power output, the MC152 is perfect for modest sized systems where higher power output levels are not needed or in home theaters to power surround channels.

"Best Amplifier" 2015 - Hi-Fi World

Featuring a space saving design with a slim 6” tall chassis, it can fit where larger models can’t. While it may be physically smaller than our other amplifiers, it's still full of all the technology McIntosh is known for and will perform to the same high standards as any of our amps. McIntosh output Autoformers ensure every speaker receives full power regardless of its impedance while our unique Power Guard® circuitry prevents clipping that could damage your speakers​. Our patented speaker binding posts provide a secure connection to your speaker cables​.

"It was the combination of power, control and overall coherence that made the McIntosh work so well with seemingly all musical genres… It can be subtle and fleet-of-foot when needed – yet is just at home pounding out deep bass lines, crashing guitar chords or orchestral crescendos. Not just a cut-down version of McIntosh’s bigger power amplifiers but a great performer in its own right." Awarded 5 out of 5 Globes. - Hi-Fi World

The MC152 is completed by the classic McIntosh black glass front panel, silver end caps and a pair of large, easy to read blue watt meters that are globally recognized as a symbol of quality audio. Bring the MC152 home today and introduce your friends and family to the legendary performance only McIntosh can deliver. Contact your local dealer to learn more.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Electronic Specifications

Power Output per Channel

150W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms

Number of Channels

2

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.005%

S/N below rated output

118dB Balanced
115dB Unbalanced

Dynamic Headroom

2.0dB

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

Control

Remote Power Control

Yes

Multi-Channel DB25 Cable

No

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

1 Stereo

Front Panel

Glass

Illumination

LED Fiber Optic

Chassis Style

Enclosed Steel

Gold Plated Binding Posts

Yes, New Style McIntosh

Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)

17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) (including feet) x 21" (50.8cm) (including front panel and cables)

Weight

75 lbs (34 kg)

Shipping Weight

85 lbs (38.6 kg)

Product Literature


MC152 Power Amplifier Brochure (3.96 MB) (9/4/2014) Download


User Documents


MC152 Power Amplifier Owner's Manual (7.04 MB) (9/8/2014) Download


Featured Products In This Category

MC2KW

1-Channel Amplifier

  • 2,000 Watt Quad Balanced Monoblock
  • 3 speaker terminals for tri-wiring

MC1.2KW

1-Channel Amplifier

  • 1,200 Watt Quad Balanced Monoblock
  • Remote Power Control

MC601

1-Channel Amplifier

  • 600 Watt Quad Balanced Monoblock
  • High power in a compact chassis

MC2301

1-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier

  • 300 Watt Quad Balanced Monoblock
  • Vacuum tube powered

MC301

1-Channel Amplifier

  • 300 Watt Quad Balanced Monoblock
  • Space saving 6" tall chassis

MC75

1-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier

  • 75 Watts x 1 channel
  • Vacuum tube design

MC452

2-Channel Amplifier

  • 450 Watts x 2 Channels
  • Quad B​alanced

MC302

2-Channel Amplifier

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

MC152

2-Channel Amplifier

  • 150 Watts x 2 Channels
  • Space saving 6" tall chassis

MC275

2-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier

  • 75 Watts x 2 channel
  • Vacuum Tube Design

MC303

3-Channel Amplifier

  • 300 Watts x 3 Channels
  • Tri-Amp capability

MC205

5-Channel Amplifier

  • 200 Watts x 5 Channels
  • Balanced and unbalanced inputs

MC207

7-Channel Amplifier

  • 200 Watts x 7 Channels
  • Balanced and unbalanced inputs

MC8207

7-Channel Amplifier

  • 200 Watts x 7 Channels
  • LED power output indicators
Recommended Products

C47

2-Channel Preamplifier

  • Supports DSD64, DSD128 & DSD256 files
  • 7 analog and 5 digital inputs

MCD550

2-Channel SACD/CD Player

  • ​8 Channel, 32 bit, 192kHz DAC
  • USB input for digital audio playback

MT5

2-Channel Precision Turntable

  • ​High output moving coil
  • Includes dust cover

MR88

AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner

  • A palette of unprecedented radio choices
  • Glass dial display

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