McIntosh MC 8207 – High End Stereo Equipment We Buy

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 8207?

Power output:
200 watts per channel into 8Ω (7 channels)
Frequency response:
20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion:
0.005%
Input sensitivity:
2.8V
Signal to noise ratio:
112dB
Speaker load impedance:
4Ω to 8Ω
Dimensions:
17.5 x 9.4 x 21 inches
Weight:
83 lbs

What else to know about the McIntosh MC 8207?

"McIntosh began as an amplifier company and built its reputation from its innovation and expertise in this field. Weighing in at 81 pounds, the $6,000 MC8207 is a hefty, high-powered amplifier that’s claimed to output 200 watts RMS per channel with all channels driven; no fudging, no asterisks. With its large, dramatic, triple LED-based front-panel meters, it’s easily the most impressive looking of the three pieces of electronics.

The MC8207 appears outwardly to be very similar to the $8,500 MC207 except for the LED-based digital meters substituting for McIntosh’s trademarked analog ones. In addition, the MC207’s polished stainless steel chassis gives way here to a black, anodized one. These minor changes result in a not insignificant, $2,500 savings. The generous back-panel real estate makes speaker connection to the chunky binding posts convenient and easy. I’d probably put the MC8207 amp in the high-value category, too, even at its $6,000 price point. It’s a rock-solid-sounding, high-power/high-performance, impeccably American-made amplifier that adds pride of ownership and bling factors that can’t be quantified. And McIntosh gear is notorious for holding value better than most." - Sound and Vision

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?

If you are interested in selling your used McIntosh equipment to us in the greater NYC area or Colorado, please click here to fill out a Free Quote Form and we will get back to you. If we agree on terms, we come to meet you where you want, and pay cash.

The following images show actual McIntosh equipment purchased by StereoBuyers.