MC301 1-Channel Amplifier

​The McIntosh MC301 monoblock amplifier delivers 300 watts of power into a single channel at 2, 4 or 8 ohms. Both balanced and unbalanced inputs are included for connecting your preamp​, along with balanced and unbalanced outputs for ease of connecting bi-amp configurations. Its monoblock design is the ultimate in system configuration as each speaker has its own dedicated amp, guaranteeing maximum channel separation and audio fidelity.

"This is so definitely McIntosh, with goose bumps guaranteed!" - Stereo+

"Smooth? You bet. Realistic timbre? Check. Instruments and voices sound staggeringly realistic with no edge or glare whatsoever? Got it." - Tone Audio


While it is physically smaller than our other amplifiers thanks to its space saving 6” tall chassis, 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. The McIntosh output Autoformer ensures every speaker receives full power regardless of its impedance. With our Quad Balanced design, any noise is cancelled inside the Autoformer, yielding the highest power with the least amount of distortion. Our unique Power Guard® circuitry prevents harsh sounding clipping that could damage your speakers. Your speaker cables​ will be securely connected to the amp with our patented speaker binding posts.

Has "plenty of grip available but little or no sense of the edginess that can often accompany serious power... If you're looking to indulge in your music instead of the sound it makes, then the C52​ and MC301 are 'strongly recommended.'" - Hi-Fi+

The MC301 is completed by the classic McIntosh black glass front panel, silver end caps and a large, easy to read blue watt meter that is globally recognized as a symbol of quality audio. Impress your friends and family with the legendary performance only McIntosh can deliver by adding the MC301 to your audio system. Contact your local dealer​ to learn more.

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Electronic Specifications

Power Output per Channel

300W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms

Number of Channels

1

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.005%

S/N below rated output

120dB Balanced
118dB 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

Quad Balanced

Circuit Design

Transistor

Mono Bridge

N/A

Mono Parallel

N/A

Autoformer

Yes

Meters

Yes

Meter Light Switch

Yes

Balanced Input

Yes

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

67 lbs (30.4 kg)

Shipping Weight

77 lbs (34.9 kg)

Product Literature


MC301 Power Amplifier Brochure (2.30 MB) (9/4/2014) Download


User Documents


MC301 Power Amplifier Owner's Manual (6.86 MB) (9/8/2014) Download


Important Additional Operation Information Guide (4.91 MB) (9/21/2016) Download


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