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 754?
- Effective output (20Hz - 20kHz):
- stereo- 100W+100W (4ohm, 8ohm), mono- 200W (8ohm)
- Output load impedance:
- stereo- 4 ohm, 8ohm, mono- 8ohm
- Frequency characteristic:
- 20Hz-20kHz+0 -0.25 dB
- Input sensitivity/impedance:
- 1.4V, 2.5V/20kohm
- Power source:
- AC100V, 50Hz/60Hz
- Power consumption:
- 400W (maxima)
- width 13.1 height 5.6 depth 9.6 inches
- 21 lbs
What else to know about the McIntosh MC 754?
"I just picked up a little MC 754 amp. As many of you know, I grew up in Binghamton and I want to have at least one Mc piece in my rack. Well this deal came up and I could not resist.
The MC 754 that I just received was described by the seller as a museum piece, looking as good now as the day it rolled out of the factory. After inspecting it and listening to it for a bit last evening I have to agree. This is what intrigued me a 20+ year old piece that looks and sounds like it came out of the factory yesterday. No marks on the chrome at all, no swirls; the paint is perfect, the connection look brand new. Even has a spare fuse module that is labeled with very old scotch tape on the little plastic bag ... There is no noise at all, absolutely silent with every control (the gain knobs are dead silent as is the impedance button for example). Plenty of power, power light is bright and true... don't know about the protection lights because I will probably never drive it at those levels.
Listening for a few minutes last night I can say it has the "Mc sound" compared to other Mc amps I have heard over the years and owned back in the day. I can also say that the T+A is quite a bit different in sound then the McIntosh. More open, more dynamic, a lot faster with tighter bass. But the little Mc is a very warm inviting sounding amp. Great channel separation and very musical.
So I like having the two amps in the rack... nice change of pace depending on mood ...." - AudioShark.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.