Conrad JohnsonMF2275usedConrad-Johnson MF2275 Solid State Amplifier - Like New In Box**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale** This looks and feels like it was never used and comes complete with its original box and man...2999.00

Conrad-Johnson MF2275 Solid State Amplifier - Like New In Box

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Ships fromGlen Rock, NJ, 07452
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensions?" × ?" × ?" (40.0 lbs.)
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Shipping cost$99.00
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**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale**

This looks and feels like it was never used and comes complete with its original box and manual. 

We are loving the gorgeous gold brushed finished faceplate. 

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MF2275 Solid State Amplifier

At conrad-johnson we have a simple formula for achieving highly accurate, highly musical amplifiers:
• straight-forward, simple circuits designed for linear operation without excessive loop inverting feedback
• exceptional component parts selected for their ability to provide uncolored accuracy in music reproduction

Straightforward circuits provide simpler, more direct signal paths and require fewer component parts to implement.

This is desirable because all component parts fall short of ideal and impose limits to transparency. Fewer parts means less of the unavoidable coloration that is imposed by each part, even the best available. Fewer parts means that the budget can be concentrated to obtain the often costly best available parts especially for key circuit applications.

The design of limited feedback circuit demands discipline from the circuit designer in developing a circuit in which each stage functions linearly without requiring external correction from a feedback loop.

Our latest solid-state amplifier, the MF2275, nicely embodies this approach.

High voltage FETS permit highly linear operation of the critical first voltage gain stage, while bi-polar transistors are used to configure an output stage with low output impedance to deliver maximum current to reactive speaker loads.

Linear operation of the audio circuit requires a power supply designed to maintain absolutely fixed operating voltages while meeting current demands that fluctuate rapidly with the music itself. This imposes on the power supply similar design and component choice requirements as on the audio circuit itself. These amplifiers feature discrete dc regulators to power the critical voltage gain stage. The power supplies and grounds for the input and output stages are run by separate power transformer windings to isolate the input stage from the effects of the substantial current flows required in the output stage.

Circuit design is a combination of science and art.

At every step consideration must be given to how a circuit will be implemented. The realized performance will depend critically on the selected component parts. Conrad-Johnson products are known for unmatched quality of parts with custom-made film capacitors and precision metal film and metal foil resistors. We even use large 30 micro-Farad polypropylene capacitors for critical circuit applications where other designs commonly use non-polar electrolytic capacitors, the factor of 1000 reduction in dielectric absorption of polypropylene resulting in a cleaner sound. The power supply electrolytic capacitors are bypassed with high quality polypropylene film capacitors that provide a small but quicker responding current reservoir.

For those wishing to take the musical experience a step further there are available special “SE” versions of these amplifiers which achieve further refinement in imaging, focus, and detail by upgrading a dozen or more critical capacitors to our proprietary CJD Teflon hybrid capacitors and a couple of dozen resistors to precision metal foil types.

Our obsession with parts quality extends to the connections within the circuit itself.

Power supply, signal and ground traces and wiring are parts of the circuit with limitations and shortcomings that must be accounted for. To enable the output stage to deliver substantial bursts of current, the layout provides storage capacitors close to each output device. The internal power supply connections and ground returns between the main supply and these local storage depots are accomplished with heavy, audiophile grade multi-stranded wire in order to minimize the impedance of these longer runs.

Thoughtful engineering, specification of high quality component parts, and painstaking care in production make these exceptional audio amplifiers. We invite you to arrange an audition with your conrad-johnson dealer to confirm for yourself their extraordinary musical performance.

Click here for a PDF copy of the Conrad-Johnson MF2275 Owner's Manual

MF2275 Specifications

Power: 
135 watts per channel RMS both channels driven into 8 ohms from 20Hz to 20KHz at no more than 1.0% total harmonic distortion or intermodulation distortion.

Sensitivity: 
1.35 V rms to rated power

Frequency Response: 
20Hz to 20 kHz +0/-.3 dB Hum and Noise: 100 dB below rated power output Phase: phase correct

Input Impedance: 
100 kOhms

Dimensions: 
14.625"D x 19”W x 4.875”H 

Net Weight: 
33 lb. net

Fuses:
There are 5 fuses in the MF2275. One is the ac power line (mains) fuse. It is located in the IEC power cord receptacle. The other four fuses are in the DC power supplies for the output stages one for the positive (B+) and one for the negative (B-) supply to each channel. These B+/B- fuses are located on the top of the main printed circuit board. Be sure to disconnect the amplifier from the ac mains power (wall outlet) before removing the top cover.

Never replace a fuse with a value or type different from that originally supplied by the factory. Correct values and types are listed below. In the event of a fuse blowing repeatedly, contact your dealer or the conrad-johnson service department.

AC Mains Fuse: 5x20mm T-Type:
6.3 amp if configured for 100 or 120V 
3.15 amp if configured for 220 or 240V
B+/B- Fuses: 3AG 4 Amp, fast blow

Our Testing Process for Amplifiers (Solid State) at SkyFi:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure there are no signs of stress or aging. Capacitors are checked for telltale sings of bulging or leaking, resistors are checked for signs of overheating or cracking, and transistors are checked for signs of stress or damage. 

We then power up the unit carefully and run a simple 1k sine wave while monitoring the output on an oscilloscope for signs of distortion or noise. Finally, we run the amplifier to its full rated power into the appropriate resistive load provided by our Sencore amplifier tester. If there is an issue, it will usually be noticeable at this point. If everything reads clean, we will often test for THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) measured by our Keithley distortion meter, and compare it against the original manufacturers specifications. The amplifier then remains powered on to "burn in" on our test bench for a few hours to make sure there are no heat related issues. If there are balanced inputs available they will be also be tested.

Final testing involves pushing actual music thorough the amplifier. We've learned over time that some issues are only noticeable to a trained ear while listening to familiar source material. Our test bench has reference vintage Kef speakers that we're very familiar with which quickly reveal any discrepancies. Some amplifiers will then move into our listening room where they are tested with our in-house reference speakers of choice.

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PURCHASING FROM SKYFI

This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home. 

This item is also available for pickup in Glen Rock, NJ, with convenient parking near our building.

Click here for specifics on our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.

If we don’t have the original manufacture’s packaging, we use heavy duty double-ply corrugated boxes with Instapak expanding foam custom inserts. In many cases this has proven to be better than the original packaging! We also use high quality fiber reinforced tape to seal our packages. Lightweight items will be bubble wrapped and shipped in a high-quality box. 

NJ Residents or anyone picking up without a resale certificate will need to pay NJ Sales Tax.

Thanks for looking and be sure to call us at 201-879-0000 with any questions. 

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WHO WE ARE 

SkyFi Audio 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, 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 very selective 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, Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts, service, and support. If you’re local and looking for new equipment from the above-mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area.

PURCHASING GUIDELINES

We do not accept or review any offers that do not go through the official Audiogon system. We have too many items for sale and it’s nearly impossible to keep track of offers outside of the official system. Please don’t message, email, or text any offers. 

PAYMENTS

We prefer working through PayPal which allows you to use a credit card or bank transfer. We do not charge extra for any payment fees if you purchase the item at the asking price.  You can also send us a personal check (which will need to clear before shipping), certified check, money order, or wire transfer. International clients without access to PayPal should use a bank wire transfer. 

If you’re picking up an item we do not accept PayPal. You must pay in person with a certified or bank check, or wire transfer. If you make a PayPal payment and are picking up the item, your PayPal payment will be returned. 

TRADE IN POLICY 

We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions. Simply click here to submit your gear for full consideration. We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated surround processors, and mid-fi equipment of any type. We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we’re running a business and will need to be able to resell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning, and packaging the incoming equipment. If you’re looking for top dollar, we suggest selling it directly on your own.

SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken)

We’ll also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market. Simply click here to submit your gear for full consideration.

SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT                                                                                                       

We are currently operating from our shop located inside our dedicated building in Glen Rock, NJ. You’re welcome to make an appointment if there’s a piece of equipment you’d like to see in operation before or after purchase. We have several well-equipped, dedicated listening areas plus a dedicated studio with tons of equipment of all makes and models. We’re not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you’re just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds. In essence - no tire kickers please.

You can call or text 201-879-0000 with any questions, or to schedule an appointment. We can also arrange to install, calibrate, and tune your newly purchased gear in your listening room if you’re local to our area. This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers. It’s also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.

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