McIntosh MC2500 500/1000W Amplifier, Perfect and Complete
This amplifier has been thoroughly tested on our bench and is performing to specifications. It received a complete internal cleaning and new bulbs.
Cosmetically its as nice as we’ve ever seen with very few scratches or signs of use. The top cover paint and stencil is intact, which is pretty rare in a piece of this age. It has the rare champagne silver faceplate and aluminum rear cage/handles. Absolutely stunning!
Comes complete with power cord , manual and all brochures. Single owner unit since new.
McIntosh currently does not make a stereo amplifier of this power rating. You’d have to move to mono-blocks to equal this unit (MC601’s) which would set you back close to $15k.
Will be double boxed for safe transport. Local pickup available in NJ/NY.
ELECTRICAL: 500w/ch. (1000w mono). Response 20-20kHz (+0 -0.25dB). Distortion 0.02%. Noise and hum -95dB. Output impedance 1, 2, 4, and 8 ohms. (0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16 ohms in mono). Damping factor 30 or greater. Input impedance 50k. Input sensitivity 0.75v or 2.5v. Sentry Monitor. Power Guard.
FRONT PANEL: Black panel. Illuminated power level meters (linear watts or dB). Gain controls, Meter range sw: -20, -10, 0, watts and hold. Power sw: on or off. Speaker sw: on or off. Power Guard lamps: normal or limit. Handles.
BACK PANEL: Output barrier strips. Audio inputs. Mode sw: stereo, mono bridge or mono parallel. Fan sw: thermally switched lo, hi or continuous hi. Dual cooling fans.
Size 19" rack mounting. 10-1/2"H and 17"D. Weight 129 lb Sold from 1980-1990.
WHO WE ARE
Skyfi.nyc is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning and reselling of select high end audio equipment. We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks and no junk.
Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the Hifi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold. We are select about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American and European built units.
Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Project and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts and service support. If you are local and are looking for any new equipment for the above mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area
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