MC462 Amplifier and C53 Preamplifier Win 2021 Sound+Image Awards

"Kick serious arse."

The MC462 Quad Balanced Stereo Amplifier and C53 Preamplifier have been awarded a 2021 Sound+Image Award from Sound+Image Magazine (Australia) for "Stereo Pre-Power Amplifiers of the Year Over AU$20,000."

"An amplifier that has zero audible noise at low to normal listening levels," the judges' commented, "but which can also kick serious arse – because it’s a McIntosh pre-power. Dig it." A sincere thank you to Sound+Image for this award.

McIntosh MC462 Amplifier

The pair were first reviewed in Sound+Image's sister publication Audio Esoterica Issue #1-2020, where reviewer Eric Haswell said the C53/MC462 combo sounded "super-smooth and superbly balanced at all times, whilst never letting the smoothness of their delivery interfere with their ability to resolve a level of detail, [which] means you will hear nuances you just will not hear with lesser amplifiers."

McIntosh C53 Preamplifier

Click here for the original review. Special thanks to our Australian distributor Synergy Audio.

(Excerpts taken from original review by Eric Haswell / Audio Esoterica / Issue #1-2020)