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An object of desire cherished by music lovers around the world, the MC275 was designed and engineered in 1961 by McIntosh co-founder Sidney Corderman and the McIntosh Engineering Team. Based upon the extraordinary Unity Coupled Circuit, the MC275 has a lush sound that presents a powerful and detailed soundstage.
The MC275 develops 75 watts per channel into 2, 4 or 8 ohm loads, or 150 watts in bridged mono mode. Both balanced and single ended inputs are supported. The mirror polished stainless steel and black chassis with die cast nameplate is presented here just as it was in the original 1961 model.
Here at Pearl Audio Video we often pair the MC275 with Sonus Faber Venere or Dynaudio speakers for a luscious combination of tube warmth with tremendous detail and vast soundstaging. But don’t let the 75 watts per channel rating fool you, it will even drive the big Maggie 3.7s with aplomb!
McIntosh MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier Features
The MC275 Series VI delivers 75 watts per channel into 4, 8, and 16 Ohm speakers
Ultra low noise and distortion
Distortion-canceling McIntosh Unity-Coupled circuit and unique Output Transformer design yield much lower distortion and noise across the entire 20-20,000Hz music range
McIntosh’s exclusive Output Circuit and Transformer designs ensure ultra-wide frequency bandwidth
The two 75-watt channels may be combined into a single channel of 150 watts into 2, 4 or 8-Ohm loads
Heat producing tubes are located on top of the chassis, under a protective cage, while other circuits are shielded within the polished Stainless Steel Chassis
RCA and Balanced XLR Input Jacks
Ceramic Tube Sockets with Gold-Plated Pins
McIntosh MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier Specifications
Power Output: 75 Watts at 2, 4, or 8 Ohms x2 or 150 Watts at 4, 8 or 16 Ohms x1.
Bandwidth: 10 Hz to 70 kHz.
Sound to Noise: 100 dB.
Tube Complement: 4x KT88 Power Tubes, 3x 12AX7A Inputs and Phase Inverters, 4x 12AT7 Voltage Amplifier and Drivers.
Dimensions: HxWxD 8 1/2" x 21 1/2" x 12", 67lbs.