McIntosh MAC 4300V – 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 MAC 4300V?

Years Manufactured:
1988-1993
Tuning range:
FM, MW
Power output:
100 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response:
20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion:
0.02%
Damping factor:
40
Input sensitivity:
2.5mV (MM), 250mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio:
80dB (MM), 90dB (line)
Output:
250mV (line)
Semiconductors:
45 x IC, 40 x FET, 90 x transistors, 118 x diodes
Dimensions:
18.5 x 17.6 x 6 inches
Weight:
34.3 lbs

What else to know about the McIntosh MAC 4300V?

"In 1988 I purchase my McIntosh MAC4300V receiver brand new from a Miami, Florida dealer. For the past 26 years this wonderful 100 watt per channel receiver has served me well in a number of different applications. Initially I used it in my travel trailer with JBL 4312A speakers. I used my travel trailer as a home base whenever my projects took me out of state. My Holiday Rambler travel trailer is far more comfortable and home like than any motel.

I also used the 4300V as the backbone of my office system with B&W speakers and a Velodyne subwoofer for a short time. Now the McIntosh 4300V sits on top of a lawyers bookcase in the dinning room and powers a pair of Niles OS 7.5 speakers on my outside elevated deck. I use a pair of interconnects from my living room system McIntosh C2300 line level outputs to feed the 4300V receiver. This gives me the option to listen outside to whatever is on in the living room or use the 4300V's tuner independent of what's on in the house. This arrangement also allows me to have independent volume control of the deck speakers irrespective of the C2300's volume setting.

After all these years the McIntosh 4300V has only needed service once when the FM tuning buttons were misbehaving and the tuner would fail to stop on any stations unless I manually dialed them in with the tuning knob. This was 12 years or so ago. I packed up the receiver, shipped it to Binghamton, and a month later she was back home as good as new. Two buttons were replaced and an FM tuner alignment were done. Now this beautiful 4300V is heading toward being 27 years old and still performing flawlessly. The 100 watts per channel still cranks out the music and sounds great doing it. Naturally I have cared for this receiver like the loved one it is and she still looks brand new.

Seems I remember there are a few MAC4300V owners here. Tell us your story if you'd like. If you are looking for a vintage receiver that stands up to modern day performance, I can recommend this vintage McIntosh receiver. Don't hesitate to pick up a 4300V if your looking for a great receiver. It is reliable, looks good even by todays standards, and best of all it sounds excellent. I love the variable loudness compensation control, too. I wish McIntosh had not abandoned that function in their components." - AudioAficionado

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.