McIntosh MC122 Amplifiers

4.71/5 (7 Reviews) MSRP : $1200.00


Product Description

120w x2 Channels - Power Guard and Sentry Monitor - Remote Power Control - Power Guard Indicators - Direct Coupled output interface


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mark Bianco a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2013

Bottom Line:   
I concur with most of the favorable posts. Excellent build quality and enough "McIntosh" tonal character to give more than a taste of what this venerable brand has to offer. When mated to the equally good C15 preamp, it drove my Infinity IL50's with plenty of punch and detail. Warning: this combo is very warm and DEAD Neutral...no glitz or sizzle. When I upgraded my speakers last year to the truly superb Goldenear Triton 2's, the Mac's and the equally warm analog sounding Marantz 8004 CD player were less than an ideal match. I recently swapped the Mac's for the Emotiva XPA-2/XSP-1 combo and I am once again very satisfied with my listening sessions. The C15/MC122 set is now feeding the IL50's on the sides of my room. The McIntosh gear is what it is and is very dependant on taste and style. Nuff said.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Turow a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2012

Bottom Line:   
I own three McIntosh amplifiers, one a mega buck tube version. I use the Mc122 in my office (at home), and have always been impressed by the overall quality of the sound. I am feeding it with a McIntosh MS300 Music Server... and it provides many hours of enjoyment listening to classical, rock, opera and some country. As a very satisfied user, I would highly recommend the Mc122. It maintains the McIntosh tradition at a very affordable price point.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dudbois a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Its OK

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mp006ltk a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I was extremely anxious to get may hands on one of these. I was slightly disapointed. I have owned many other amps and I think that this is a good solid piece, but for what ot costs comparatively, it is a horrible bargain. The bass was average but severely muted. The highs were full but not dynamic. It was very laid back and and was definitely not the cleanest amp, I have ever heard. I also though that this had the most in reserve of any amp I have heard under 125wpc, not to mention that it is only 80 wpc.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $628.00

Purchased At:   eby



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bjm a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This is the baby of the McIntosh line, but it is definitely a family member. Nice timbral accuracy: clean treble, lively midrange, clean tight base. Mated to the C-15 preamp with Kimber Silver Streak, the combination just disappears and lets the music through. Ideal for alltypes of music, but especially with female vocalists and small ensembles.
Highly recommended.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000




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Need a Pre-Amp (c15?) for McInstosh MC122 Amp

I own an MC122 and would like to set up a 2 channel room using it as the base - need a pre-amp - shoudl I buy a used c15 which seems to have been the choice when the MC122 came out or look elsewhere - will add MArtin Logan's, Turtable , and good CD player next - Pls help.Read More »

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