McIntosh MC301 Quad Balanced Monoblock Power Amplifier
Make Music Come Alive With Intoxicating Dynamics and Premium McIntosh Power: 300-Watt MC301 Quad Balanced Monoblock Amplifier Features Proprietary Autoformer and Power Guard Technology
Discover the luxurious sound afforded by giving each of your speakers its own dedicated amplifier with the stunning McIntosh MC301 Quad Balanced monoblock power amplifier. Featuring McIntosh's signature sound, MC301 packs a punch you'll never forget. Nothing about this U.S.A.-built component skimps on anything. McIntosh's unique output Autoformer ensures every speaker receives full power regardless of its impedance while Power Guard circuitry prevents harsh clipping. McIntosh's proprietary Quad Balanced design means that any noise is cancelled inside the Autoformer, giving you maximum power with the absolute least amount of distortion. But MC301's desirability goes far beyond the technology massive power supply, and directly relates to its incredible performance.
"...Goose bumps guaranteed!"
– Stereo+ (Norway)
Outputting an impressive 300 watts into a single channel at 2, 4, or 8 ohms, MC301 plays with intoxicating dynamics and delivers sublime levels of separation, imaging, and timing. You'll experience soundstages that seemingly stretch beyond your room dimensions, extraordinarily deep bass, and pointillistic textures. Even while MC301 is made to lavish you with power, it retains a gracefulness that most power amplifiers lack and reproduces quieter passages with requisite emotion, distinction, and finesse. Needless to say, McIntosh's hallmark visuals – Blue Watt meters, black glass faceplate, fiber-optic front-panel illumination, silver end caps, design ergonomics – are all here, too. Balanced and unbalanced outputs lend even more functionality and flexibility. Our 100% Money-Back Guarantee takes care of everything else. There's not one good reason you shouldn't put a pair of MC301s in your system today.
An Unparalleled Heritage of Prestigious Craftsmanship
McIntosh has been handmaking world-class audio equipment for seven decades. Each component is produced in the same upstate New York factory the company has called home for 60 years. Recognized and revered around the globe, McIntosh continues to set new standards for high-end performance, unstinting reliability, and product longevity. Its storied tradition of ingenuity, craftsmanship, pride, and service is shared by only the most iconic American brands. In an era where manufacturing shortcuts and outsourcing are the norm, McIntosh takes a no-compromise approach defined by hands-on workmanship, singular expertise, and an unabated passion for being the best in its field. These rarified characteristics set McIntosh apart. While most audio companies emulate the competition, McIntosh leads by living up to – and exceeding – its own benchmarks. That's the mark of a legend.
Like None Other: Iconic Blue Watt Meters and Black Faceplates
The gentle glow of McIntosh's signature Blue Watt meters tells you that you own a legend – and that you made the right choice. Those soft blue lights convey comfort, coolness, and character. Known even to non-audiophiles, McIntosh's stylish meters also serve a practical purpose that guards against speaker damage. They're one of many unique elements distinctive to every McIntosh product. McIntosh's namesake black faceplates claim an equally famous pedigree. Whether 1/4-inch or 1/8-inch thick, every glass faceplate is cut with garnet dust to diminish friction and guarantee a perfect finish. The unrivaled appearance further owes to the application of 12 layers of paint and final examination by a white-gloved specialist. This combination of personal care, old-school values, and human involvement exemplifies what makes McIntosh different – and better.
Handmade for Everyone That Appreciates the Superiority of Hands-On Artistry
McIntosh's handcrafted ethic predates by more than half a century the handcrafted movement currently re-defining the beer, food, furniture, jewelry, and soap industries. From patrons of farm-to-table restaurants to fans of limited-batch beer, people increasingly realize the importance and superiority of hand-crafted goods in their everyday life. Whether it's the exacting detail afforded the PC boards, the meticulous attention paid to the hand-wound transformer coils, or the innovation behind patented Power Guard circuitry, McIntosh shares in the same belief. Rather than cut corners or adhere to mass-produced construction, McIntosh only puts its name on components that deliver paragon experiences by way of their unassailable artistry and precision-minded quality. While McIntosh products don't come cheap, they stand out – and stand the test of time – in a world flooded by homogeneity and inferiority.
Aspire to Own an American Icon
McIntosh amplifiers broadcast President Lyndon Johnson's inauguration speech and powered the original Woodstock festival. Nearly 29,000 watts of McIntosh power fueled the Grateful Dead's Wall of Sound, regarded by many as the finest-sounding concert system ever devised. McIntosh has assisted in the recording of some of history's most celebrated albums, including the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. David Bowie collaborator/noted producer Tony Visconti and Dead guitarist/singer Bob Weir are among the countless McIntosh devotees. Thousands of older McIntosh components remain active in systems, having been built to last a lifetime. The history is clear: With McIntosh, you're not only considering today but planning for endless tomorrows. McIntosh is legacy audio you bequeath to future generations. The reason wish lists exists, McIntosh is the dream you aspire to own and, once you do, you cherish forever.