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 7270?
- Years Manufactured:
- Power Output:
- 270w/ch. (540w mono).
- Frequency Response:
- 20-20kHz (+0 -0.25dB).
- Noise and hum:
- Output impedance:
- 1, 2, 4 and 8 ohms. (2, 4, 8 and 16 ohms in mono).
- Damping factor:
- 30 or greater.
- Input impedance:
- 20k. Input sensitivity 0.75v or 2.5v. Sentry Monitor. Power Guard.
- 7-1/8"H, 16-3/16"W and 14-1/2"D.
- 82 lb
What else to know about the McIntosh MC 7270?
"My MC7270 is now about 8 years old and it just seems to keep sounding better each time I turn it on. To be honest, I originally picked this amp from several others in the same price range for more than just sound quality. Namely, I don't particularly enjoy the hassle factor and expense that go's into swapping out an important piece of my system. Moreover, I was drawn to the legendary quality and durability of the McIntosh marque. I haven't been disappointed on either score. While many equipment manufacturers have come -- and more than a few gone -- the McIntosh name quietly continues building exceptionally high quality components. The evidence of this is the broad and liquid secondary market for Mac equipment going back 20 years and more.
Regarding the MC7270, it delivers high definition mid and treble without the expected solid state harshness. Or at least my ears are incapable of picking up any. Needless to say, the bass is delivered exactly the same way it was recorded. I particularly enjoy the bass definition at low volume. Try it sometime. Its rare that an amp will deliver adequate (i.e. in balance with other frequencies) bass at very low volume while tone controls are defeated. Finally, I have a teenager in the house who likes to crank up R.E.M. on the system when Dad is out. Thank goodness for the power guard circuit, which detects serious clipping and automaticaly adjusts the gain down to compensate before component damage can occur. One other thing I like is those large and accurate Mac meters. They have a very useful peak-reading feature that freezes the needles at the highest point since the last reset. Input sensitivity is switchable at 0.75 or 2.5 volts. Power output is selectable at 1/2/4 or 8 ohms and the amp can also be configured as a 540W mono block quite easily, although few people will really ever need north of 270W/channel. Best of all I can count on the Mac being there trouble-free for as long as I like and that it may someday be passed down within the family. Its kind of a McIntosh tradition. Rating- 5" - AudioReview.com
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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