McIntosh MA 6500 – High End Stereo Equipment We Buy

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 6500?

Power output:
120 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response:
20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion:
Damping factor:
Input sensitivity:
2.5mV (MM), 250mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio:
90dB (MM), 100dB (line)
90mV (line)
Speaker load impedance:
2Ω to 8Ω
17.5 x 7.04 x 18.11 inches
41 lbs

What else to know about the McIntosh MA 6500?

"I play MA6500 off Spendor S8 speakers & a Sphinx Myth 9 CD player. I enjoy the amp's looks & simplicity (without sacrificing functionality). It plays impressively at all volume levels (esp. low volume with the 'loud' button pressed). That said, I am a little disappointed w/ clarity of rock music and harder 'Drum & Bass' music - Electric guitars sound mushed & drum clarity doesn't come out enough. But it does play most music very beautifuly - electronic rock, electronic music in general, the human voice, jazz (w/electric guitars!), south american, country, hip-hop, indian classical, western classical, etc. Overall, I'm glad I can hear music through it - & my wife likes it to." -

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?

If you are interested in selling your used McIntosh equipment to us in the greater NYC area or Colorado, please click here to fill out a Free Quote Form and we will get back to you. If we agree on terms, we come to meet you where you want, and pay cash.

The following images show actual McIntosh equipment purchased by StereoBuyers.