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McIntosh MC206
2 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
MSRP  4500.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Synergy a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This is a great sounding amplifier. Numbers never tell the whole story, and reading posted specs can never make up for listening to something for yourself. This amplifier may have modest ratings, but it has incredible performance.

It has an amazing sound. It's smooth, detailed and accurate. I've rediscovered all of my CD's and movies again. It has great control over my speakers - detailed highs, lifelike mids, and tight bass. There's no harshness in the amp at all.

This is a great amplifier, especially if you're looking for something that's capable of driving your entire surround sound system.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   Audio Video in Colle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shawn5454 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Some consumers believe that power output is directly proportional to quality. This may often be true, but never with a McIntosh amplifier. The 200 watts per channel (4 ohms) delivered by the MC206 is pure McIntosh power, & an ample amount for most listening rooms. IMHO, the MC206 is well-suited for most multichannel home theater systems. This Class A-B amp runs very cool & uses less than one amp when idle. Visually, it's the most beautiful Mac HT amp with its three VU meters glowing.

With "Power Guard" (keeps the amp from going into clipping), I didn't hear (nor see using Mac's MPI-4 oscilloscope) a single harsh clipping characteristic, and it never exhibited any signs of strain even when I stressed the limits of my speakers and understanding neighbor's patience. Reasonable heat dissipation with no need for a fan.

If you like the warm sound similar of tube amps, please make the effort of finding one to "test-drive" in your neighborhood...

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   Pro Sound in Vegas

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