MC2KW Amplifiers

The MC2KW monoblock amplifier is designed to exceed the demands of true lifelike playback levels, capable of delivering 2,000 watts of continuous power and 8,000 watts of peak power into 2, 4 or 8 ohm speakers. But sheer power output is just the beginning of the story.

The MC2KW’s unique design incorporates three modules. Two 1,000 watt power modules each contain half the circuitry and a power supply. The output module houses the input and output connections, meter, and output transformer; it also functions as the control center. The MC2KW features McIntosh's Quad Balanced circuitry design which, in the process of creating such extraordinary power, cancels virtually all noise and distortion that may have been introduced into the audio signal. This leaves a clean signal that even when amplified to high levels is still as pure as when it entered the amplifier from the preamplifier.

Other McIntosh technologies are included in the MC2KW. The world famous McIntosh Autoformer guarantees your speakers​ will always receive full power regardless of their impedance, while Power Guard® will prevent clipping that could damage them. Three sets of speaker connections are included to allow for tri-wiring your speakers if they are so designed. Sentry Monitor is a 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. Both balanced and unbalanced inputs are available for connecting to the rest of your system. The large, blue watt meter is not only mesmerizing to look at but also provides a swift and accurate reading of the amplified signal.

All three modules are housed in a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis that compliments the classic glass front panel, knobs and brushed aluminum handles along with nearly any room decor. The MC2KW is perfect for both 2-channel music lovers as well as in home theater systems. Contact your local dealer​ to learn more.
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Electronic Specifications

Power Output per Channel

2000W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms

Number of Channels

1

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.005%

S/N below rated output

123dB Unbalanced; 127dB Balanced

Dynamic Headroom

2dB

Damping Factor

>40 Wideband

Rated Power Band

20Hz to 20kHz

Frequency Response

+0, -0.25dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
+0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz

Control

Remote Power Control

Yes

Multi-Channel DB25 Cable

N/A

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-2

Front Panel

1/2" Glass with handles

Illumination

LED Fiber Optic

Chassis Style

Open Stainless Steel (each module)

Gold Plated Binding Posts

Yes, 200 amp, 3 sets for each tap

Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Each Module: 17-3/4" (45.09cm) x 12-5/16" (31.27cm) (including feet) x 26-5/8" (62.54cm) (including the front panel, handles, knobs and interconnect cables)

Weight

Output Module (1 included): 123 lbs (55.8 kg);
Power Module (2 included): 127 lbs (57.6 kg) ea

Shipping Weight

Output Module (1 included): 148 lbs (67.1 kg);
Power Module (2 included): 152 lbs (68.9 kg) ea

Product Literature


MC2KW Power Amplifier Brochure (2.14 MB) (8/22/2012) Download


User Documents


MC2KW Power Amplifier Owner's Manual (21.79 MB) (3/2/2011) Download


MC2KW Power Amplifier Connection Diagram (1.52 MB) (3/2/2011) Download


MC2KW Power Amplifier Rear Panel Diagram (0.50 MB) (3/2/2011) Download


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  • Remote Power Control

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  • Dual-Mono design

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  • Five additional Digital Inputs, USB

MPC1500

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  • Connect up to 12 components

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XCS2K

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  • Bi/Tri Wire and Bi/Tri Amp Capabilities

XRT1K

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  • 1,200 Watts Power Handling
  • Ported, 3-Way design
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