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 502?
- Power output:
- 50 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo), 100 watts into 8Ω (mono)
- Frequency response:
- 20Hz to 20kHz
- Total harmonic distortion:
- Input sensitivity:
- Signal to noise ratio:
- Speaker load impedance:
- 2Ω to 8Ω
- 16 x 3.6 x 14.5 inches
- 27 lbs
What else to know about the McIntosh MC 502?
"I loved the little 502, it sounded better than a 250, was quieter and had Power Guard. We used them as Horn driver power amps, choir and floor monitor power amps. They worked well with Klipsch products in the home. They were ideal for Cornwalls, Heresy, La Scala, Belle and even Corner horns. They placed quite a few 240's, but 275 guy's never did waver. I guess I'm the one of the few who traded to solid state. But in 1970 Tubes that could keep Mc275's meeting specs were rare. Especially the miniature tubes. People were in love with the MA6200, too. My foster brother ran his pair of 502's in Mono to drive his 1052's before he got his 2600. It was great sound. I could use 4 502's to replace my 207's and imagine the sound to be good, except for the rare 1% of the time for the big dynamics and the blurring of micro details because of the lack of signal to noise range of the 207. . 5 db more is 5 db more and 15 db more dynamic range is more also." - 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.