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 6700?
- Power Output:
- 200 watts x 2 channels into 2, 4, or 8 ohms
- Total Harmonic distortion:
- 0.005% at 20-20,000 Hz
- Frequency response:
- 10-100,000 Hz (+0, -3dB)
- Signal-to-noise Ratio:
- 95dB (line level), 84dB (phono MM) 82dB (phono MC), 113dB (power amp)
- wide-band damping factor:
- greater than 40
- built-in McIntosh Digital Engine up-sampling DAC for decoding digital audio sources
- AM/FM tuner with 20 presets per radio band
- built-in High Drive headphone amplifier
- large power transformer with multiple filter capacitors and regulated power supply ensures stable, noise-free operation
- patented McIntosh output Autoformers ensure every connected speaker receives full power regardless of its impedance
- patented McIntosh Power Guard circuit prevents amplifier clipping to protect speakers
- Sentry Monitor and Thermal Protection circuits provide long amplifier operating life and protection against overheating
- Home Theater Pass Through mode allows receiver's amplifier to become part of a multichannel sound system
- fiber optic illuminated glass front panel for a beautiful appearance and long-term durability
- adjustable front-panel display brightness settings
- illuminated power meters (with illumination on/off settings)
- 17.5 x 7-5/8 x 22 inches
- 75 lbs
What else to know about the McIntosh MAC 6700?
"Now you can take advantage of traditional McIntosh standards of excellence in the MA6700 Integrated Amplifier or MAC6700 Receiver. The Power Amplifier section of the MA/MAC6700, with a power output of 200 watts per channel, will drive a pair of quality Loudspeakers to a high level of performance.
The flexible Preamplifier section provides connec- tions for various input sources and may also be used to drive an external Power Amplifier(s).
The MAC6700 tuner circuitry delivers the same exceptional performance as a stand-alone McIntosh Tuner. The MA6700 has provisions for adding an optional McIntosh AM/FM Tuner Module. The Tuner Module can be installed by your McIntosh Service Dealer at any time, usually while you wait.
The MA/MAC6700 reproduction is sonically transparent and absolutely accurate. The McIntosh Sound is “The Sound of the Music Itself.”
Amplifier Performance Features
• Power Output with Patented Autoformer
The MA/MAC6700 consists of a 200 watts per chan- nel stereo Power Amplifier with less than 0.005% distortion. The McIntosh designed and manufactured Autoformer allows connection of 2, 4 or 8 ohm Loud- speakers. The Power Amplifier uses ThermalTrak1 Output Transistors for lower distortion and cool operation.
• Power Guard
The patented McIntosh Power Guard circuit prevents amplifier clipping and protects your valuable Loud- speakers. • Sentry Monitor and Thermal Protection
McIntosh Sentry Monitor power output stage protec- tion circuits ensure the MA/MAC6700 will have a long and trouble free operating life. Built-in Thermal Protection Circuits guard against overheating.
• Electronic Switching and Balanced Connections
The Preamplifier uses Logic Circuits controlling Electromagnetic Switches on all inputs and operat- ing functions for reliable, noiseless, distortion free switching. There is a Balanced Input for connection of source components.
• Digital Audio Inputs
The MA/MAC6700 has Coaxial, Optical and USB Digital Inputs to Decode PCM Signals from an external source. The MA/MAC6700 Up Samples the Digital Signal to 192kHz with 32Bit resolution before the Digital to Analog process begins.
• Moving Coil and Moving Magnet Phono Inputs
The MA/MAC6700 contains two different precision Phono Preamplifier Circuits. One for low output Mov- ing Coil Phono Cartridges with selectable resistance loading, the other is for Moving Magnet Cartridges. Both circuits use the latest designs to provide the lowest possible noise and distortion. The RIAA Cor- rection Equalization Circuitry utilizes close tolerance resistors and capacitors for an extremely flat frequen- cy response.
• Multifunction Fluorescent Display
The Front Panel Display indicates source selection, volume levels, tone adjustments and setup functions.
• Illuminated Power Meters
The Illuminated Power Output Watt Meters on the MA/MAC6700 are peak responding, and indicate the power output of the amplifier.
• PassThru Mode
The Automatic PassThru Mode allows the MA/ MAC6700 to become part of a Multichannel Sound System for DVD-Audio, SACD and Home Theater Movies.
• Power Control and Remote Control
The Power Control Output connection provides conve- nient Turn-On/Off of McIntosh Source Components. The Data Ports together with the supplied Remote Control provide control of McIntosh Source Compo- nents connected to the MA/MAC6700.
• Special Power Supply
The large Power Transformer, multiple filter capaci- tors with 120 Joules of Energy Storage and regulated Power Supply ensures stable noise free operation even though the power line varies.
• McIntosh Custom Binding Posts
McIntosh Patented gold plated output terminals deliver high current output. They accept large diameter wire and spade lugs. Banana plugs may also be used only in the United States and Canada.
• Fiber Optic Solid State Front Panel Illumination
The even Illumination of the Front Panel is accom- plished by the combination of custom designed Fiber Optic Light Diffusers and extra long life Light Emit- ting Diodes (LEDs). The glass Front Panel ensures the pristine beauty of the MA/MAC6700 will be retained for many years." - McIntosh
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.