McIntosh is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music. McIntosh is probably best known for its amplifiers and preamps, but the company produces many other components and parts for stereo and home theatre.
What are the specs for the McIntosh MA 6300?
- Power output:
- 100 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
- Frequency response:
- 10Hz to 100kHz
- Total harmonic distortion:
- Damping factor:
- Input sensitivity:
- 2.5mV (MM), 250mV (line)
- Signal to noise ratio:
- 90dB (MM), 97dB (line)
- 1V (Pre out)
- Speaker load impedance:
- 4Ω to 16Ω
- 17.5 x 7.6 x 22 inches
- 37 lbs"
What else to know about the McIntosh MA 6300?
"As a first venture into the McIntosh family of components, the MA6300 is a natural for me. It’s rare that you can say anything you purchase is an investment, yet here it is, the MA6300. I’m pretty sure the MA6300 was designed to bring a new audiophile client into the fold; reliable solid-state construction, a versatile array of inputs, options to upgrade amplifiers (hopefully McIntosh), quality remote, reasonable price, and of course the McIntosh name and all that implies.
For nitpicks, there is a slight edginess to the highs, typical of solid state, and there are times the MA6300 can also sound slightly dry, by that I mean it is always reserved. It basically remains neutral, not adding its own signature to the sound, and it does this very well. I would have liked tone controls, but of course, tone controls go away when you reach this level of performance.
It’s very easy to like McIntosh products – the sexy UV meters glowing green, more than adequate power to drive the most demanding speakers, very low distortion, and a neutral presentation. The MA6300 will surely extend the Mr. Mac’s family into homes of music lovers and audiophiles alike, regardless of budget. The MA6300 gives you options and an opportunity to afford a piece uniquely American that you’ll be happy with for a long, long time." - Secrets of Home Theater and Hifi
Brief History of McIntosh
Long mapped-to Binghamton New York – the current headquarters and manufacturing center for McIntosh Labs – not many people know the brand was originally launched outside of the Nation’s Capital in Silver Spring Maryland, in 1949. In 1956, the brand built their original facility in New York, according to the official brand website.
Other McIntosh Products We Often Buy
Typically, StereoBuyers purchases mostly used amplifiers, especially the vintage amps and high-end McIntosh models such as the MC202 or MC252, and the C220 preamp, for example. We have also purchased many pre-owned tuners from McIntosh over the recent years, including the MR67 and MR78 models, for example.
StereoBuyers has purchased tens of thousands worth McIntosh brand equipment since 2014, with individual buys ranging from $100 to well over $50,000. If you are moving, ready to upgrade, or have McIntosh equipment you do not or will not be using, why not contact us today to find out if it is worth good money?
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The following images show actual McIntosh equipment purchased by StereoBuyers.