This is an Integrated Amplifier from McIntosh, which was named "Best Amplifier" by Hi-Fi World in 2014, the year it released.
This is a 300 watt per channel beast that will drive virtually any loudspeaker in the world. The 300wpc rating is conservative, according to the guys at Audio Classics.
Built into this Integrated are:
A 300wpc Power Amplifier
Preamplifier with 15 total inputs: 6 unbalanced, 2 balanced, 2 phono, 5 digital
Phono stage w/ loading options
8-band equalizer, which I came to love!
2 Outputs, so you can connect a subwoofer as well as your speakers
Home Theater pass-thru which allows integration into a multi-channel theater system
Easy integration with Crestron/Savant
McIntosh's famous blue meters
Top-notch build quality - this thing will last decades
Great resale value!
I have been using it to power my Focal Sopras and it does so exceedingly well. I am selling because I am making a move to single-ended triode amps...and while excited...I will be sad to say goodbye to this. It's been a real pleasure!
My favorite characteristic of this amp (combined with my speakers) is how full it makes the music. The music that this piece pumps out is full-bodied, very present, very McIntosh. I think you're gonna like it! As with all Integrateds, all you need to do is hook up a turntable (or streamer/DAC) and clip on a pair of speaker cables are you are ready to absolutely ROCK! It's a very compact and very concise solution, with sound that it's anything but.
I am located in NYC and would prefer local a pickup. However I can ship too. I would purchase an original McIntosh crate from Audio Classics in NY and ship the Amp when I receive the crate. I will pay for the $70 crate. You would have to pay shipping. We split the PayPal fee.
Feel free to ask any questions!