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 MC 2002?
- Power output:
- 200 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo), 600 watts into 8Ω (mono)
- Frequency response:
- 20Hz to 20kHz
- Total harmonic distortion:
- Damping factor:
- Input sensitivity:
- Signal to noise ratio:
- Speaker load impedance:
- 4Ω to 8Ω
- 16.2 x 7.1 x 14.2 inches
- 50 lbs
What else to know about the McIntosh MC 2002?
"MC 2002 doesn't have autoformers which can be a plus for speakers needing the extra damping factor. They are smooth sounding with a little drier tighter bass with some speakers. We sold quite a few of them.. Some of the sales man tried to sell them in place of MC 2200 for discos, but they didn't survive as well. If you are going to push them hard make sure to add some external cooling. It will really extend the life of the units. They worked great with stacked pairs of ML-1's . I thought they sounded great with ML-2c. They were great amps for bi-amping Concert Grands. They worked well with larger AR speakers. Alec Model 19 sound very smooth and tight with 2002 amps. They could make a pair of 800 Patricians stand up and bark nd move some walls with the 30"" woofers. People had to be careful in the middle 70's 200 watts across 8 ohms was a lot of power for most speaker systems. All the power switches failed after a period of time. So if you can buy a power strip that can be triggered by the pre-amp to turn off and on the 2002. If you are driving speakers where the impedance drops below 3 ohms over a broad range a MC 7200 is a better choice. But remember external cooling will help handling of loads with low ratings." - AudioKarma.org
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.