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McIntosh MC2152 & C70

Valve Amplifier & Valve Preamplifier

Condition: New
Warranty: 3 Years
Colour: Black
HTFH Cat. No.: EB223
  • Extremely limited only one set for the UK market
  • Matching serial numbers
  • 150 Watt per channel
  • All analog design and a retro look
  • Also includes a “…for the love of music…” McIntosh History Book
£25,000.00 Each

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McIntosh MC2152 & C70
McIntosh MC2152 & C70

Overview

70th Anniversary Limited Edition Commemorative System Which Includes A Special Edition MC2152 & C70 with matching serial numbers and a “…for the love of music…” McIntosh History Book. We Are The Only Company In The UK To Get This Very Special System And There Is Only One Available.

The MC2152 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier is a 150 Watt per channel stereo amplifier and features a striking new design to celebrates their seven decades of handcrafting some of the best home audio equipment the world has ever heard. While its design is new, the MC2152 incorporates the lessons they’ve learned and the techniques they’ve invented in their 70 years of audio engineering.

The C70 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier harkens back to yesteryear with an all analog design and a retro look. The glass front panel is inscribed with special McIntosh 70th Anniversary lettering.


The McIntosh MC2152

Patented Unity Coupled Circuit Output Transformer technology

Utilizing our patented Unity Coupled Circuit output transformer technology – the same technology the company was founded on in 1949 – the full 150 Watts can be delivered to almost any pair of speakers regardless if they have 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance.

Stunning Design

The stunning new design of the MC2152 is highlighted by a bead blasted black anodized aluminum chassis accentuated with matte finish carbon fiber side panels. The front panel showcases a backlit laser cut McIntosh logo flanked by classic McIntosh knobs. The vacuum tubes are covered by a 12-gauge stainless steel wire cage with a black powder coated finish.

To the back are the two Unity Coupled Output Transformers with the power transformer centered between them. All three transformers are housed in glass topped extruded enclosures displaying the wiring diagram for each transformer. A 70th Anniversary badge is laser engraved into the top plate of the enclosures.

Vacuum & Signal Tubes

The MC2152 uses eight KT88 output vacuum tubes plus eight small signal tubes comprised of four 12AX7A and four 12AT7 vacuum tubes; half of the tube complement is assigned to each audio channel. The 12AX7A vacuum tubes are for the Balanced and Input amps, while the 12AT7 tubes are for the Voltage and Driver amps. The LEDs under the eight small signal tubes can be set to three illumination settings: Off (which allows the tubes natural amber glow to be visible), Green or Blue – a new color option unique to the MC2152. Our Sentry Monitor™ technology monitors the output current and shuts the amplifier off if it ever exceeds safe limits.

Ins & Outs

On the back are both balanced and unbalanced inputs, along with our patented Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts to securely connect your speaker cables to your speakers, and an input and output for our Power Control technology that will automatically turn other connected McIntosh components such as preamplifiers, CD players or turntables, on and off.

The McIntosh C70

Ins & Outs

The C70 features one 12AT7 and five 12AX7A vacuum tubes that are visible through a glass panel on the top cover. All control operations are done via knobs and rocker switches. Modern LED indicators will denote input selection and volume level. The C70 has seven inputs consisting of two balanced inputs, three unbalanced inputs, and one each of Moving Coil and Moving Magnet phono inputs. For outputs, there are two pairs each of balanced and unbalanced connections.

Brings Added Dimension To Your Music

On the front panel, bass and treble tone controls are included and can be adjusted in 2dB increments via rotary knobs. Rotary knobs are also used to adjust the impedance and capacitance for the phono inputs. In addition to controlling the listening level, the volume knob can also adjust the relative volume balance between the left and right audio channels. A ¼” headphone jack powered by our High Drive headphone amplifier is included and features our Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) technology. HXD brings added dimension to your music in a natural sounding way but can be turned off depending on your preferences. Five rocker switches are used to control the following functions: tone control on/ off; change between mono and stereo mode; HXD on/off; and to turn the independent output 1 and output 2 on/off.

Timeless

The C70 sits atop a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis and features the timeless McIntosh black glass front panel, illuminated logo, control knobs, and aluminum end caps. Our Power Control technology is included with four ports that can automatically turn other connected McIntosh components such as amplifiers, CD players or turntables, on and off. Data ports are also present and can control basic functions of connected McIntosh source components via the C70’s remote control.

Technical Specification

McIntosh MC2152 & C70

The McIntosh MC2152

Power Output per Channel
150W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
Number of Channels
2
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.5%
S/N below rated output
112dB
Dynamic Headroom
1.2dB
Damping Factor
>18
Rated Power Band
20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response
+0, -0.25dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
+0, -3dB from 10Hz to 70,000Hz

Control
Remote Power Control
Yes
Multi-Channel DB25 Cable
N/A

Connectivity
Speaker Binding Post Type
Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts

General Specifications
Circuit Configuration
Unity Coupled
Circuit Design
Vacuum Tube
Mono Bridge
No
Mono Parallel
No
Output Type
Unity Coupled Output Transformer
Meters
No
Meter Light Switch
N/A
Balanced Input
2
Front Panel
N/A
Illumination
Small Signal Tubes: Green, Blue, Natural
Chassis Style
Bead blasted black anodized aluminum with matte finish carbon fiber side panels

The McIntosh C70

Total Harmonic Distortion
0.08%
Frequency Response+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz+0, -3dB from 15Hz to 100,000Hz
Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced)16/8 V RMS
Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)44K ohm, 22K ohm
Phono Voltage GainMoving Magnet: 40dBMoving Coil: 60dB
High Level Voltage GainTo Output 1 and 2: 15dB
Signal To Noise Ratio100dB
Dual Mono Power SupplyNo
Dual Mono, Fully BalancedNo

Connectivity
Balanced Input2 Stereo
Unbalanced Input3 Stereo + 2 Phono
Phono Input Moving Coil1 (adjustable)
Phono Input Moving Magnet1 (adjustable)
Digital Coaxial Input0
Digital Optical Input0
Digital MCT (DIN) Input0
Digital USB Input0
Digital AES/EBU Input0
Balanced Fixed Output0
Balanced Variable Output2 Stereo
Unbalanced Fixed Output0
Unbalanced Variable Output2 Stereo
Headphone Output1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
Record Processor LoopNo
Input Level MatchNo
Home Theater PassThruNo
Unbalanced Analog Connector TypePremium gold-plated solid brass

Control
Tone ControlsBass and Treble
Tone Bypass and Input AssignTone Bypass: YesInput Assign: No
RS232 Control InputNo
Power Control Output2 Main, 2 Switched
Rear Panel Data Port5
Rear Panel IR Sensor InputYes

General Specifications
Multi-Chassis or SingleSingle, two layer
Output MetersNo
Vacuum Tube or Solid StateVacuum Tube: (5) 12AX7A and (1) 12AT7
Power Consumption (On)50 Watts

Warranty
3 Years
Manufacturer
McIntosh
Model Number
MC2152 & C70
Colour
Black
Total weight
76kg
Voltage
220v / 240v Only

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