McIntosh MC302 Amplifiers

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Chassis Style: Open Stainless Steel
  • Circuit Configuration: Push-Pull Comp
  • Circuit Design: Transistor
  • Damping Factor: >40 Wideband
  • Dynamic Headroom: 1.8dB


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

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2015

Bottom Line:   
All I can say is WOW!! This is the best amp ,Ive had. It's just magic. The sound comes through unhindered. Pinpoint imaging, incredible bass slam, musical in every way. It just gets out of the way and you hear whats on the CD. all the air, hall ambience, decay. Everything you read about in High end magazines is there. This amp is as tube like as solid state can get. Non fatiguing, smooth , open. Built like a tank. Needs 2 people to lift it and get it into place.
It comes in a very heavy duty double box surrounded by blocks of foam. Bolted down to a pallett inside the inner box, it takes a little doing to get it out and in position. I put it on a dolly after unpacking.

The only negative is that the lighted meters are very bright. If you dim the room lights they glare. there is a switch to turn off the lights, although the meters will still register. I used lighting Gels , Dark blue acetate to cover them giving a sexy dark blue glow.

Second the top plate rattled when I gave it the knuckle rap. I took it off and put a thin strip of 3M rubberized tape under it, screwed it back on. Now it makes a dull thud. So no resonances.

Also I upgraded the power cord to a top of the line PS audio cord.

Other than that Im still awed.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



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

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2014

Bottom Line:   
I have an MC2205 and trading up to a new MC302 Ill let you know. ARC tube preamp, B&W M802.3 spkrs

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995




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