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Due to high demand and production delays, if you want a modern McIntosh amplifier this is your best route.
With the exception of a slight scuff on one end cap, this amplifier looks and operates like new.
This MC302 will ship in its original McIntosh special factory shipping carton which is the only way to ensure safe transit.
This listing also includes the amplifier, McIntosh shipping carton, and a power cord.
Performance Features Include:
• Power Output
The MC302 is a Power Amplifier with a capability
of 300 watts per channel into 2, 4 or 8 ohm speakers with less than 0.005% distortion. The Power Amplifier Circuitry uses ThermalTrak1 Output Transistors for lower distortion and cool operation.
• Patented Autoformer
McIntosh designed and manufactured Output Autoformers provide an ideal match between the amplifier output stages and speaker loads of 2, 4 and 8 ohms. The Autoformers also provide perfect DC protection for your valuable loudspeakers.
• Balanced and Unbalanced Inputs
Balanced connections guard against induced noise and allow long cable runs without compromising sound quality.
• Power Guard
The patented McIntosh Power Guard circuit prevents the amplifier from being over driven into clipping, with its harsh distorted sound that can also damage your valuable loudspeakers.
• Sentry Monitor and Thermal Protection
McIntosh Sentry Monitor power output stage protection circuits ensure the MC302 will have a long and trouble free operating life. Built-in Thermal Protection Circuits guard against overheating.
• Special Power Supply
A very large Power Transformer and Large Capacitors ensure stable noise free operation even though the power line varies.
McIntosh MC302 Power Amplifier - Owner's Manual
Click below to add our recommended matching cables from Kimber Kable, all brand new as SkyFi is an official Kimber dealer.
Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects
Kimber Kable - XLR Interconnects
Kimber Kable - Speaker Cables
Kimber Kable - Power Cords
Minimum sine wave continuous average power output per channel, with both channels operating is:
300 watts into 2 ohm load
300 watts into 4 ohm load
300 watts into 8 ohm load
Output Load Impedance
2, 4 or 8 ohms
Rated Power Band
20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.005% maximum harmonic distortion at any power level from 250 milliwatts to rated power, 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
+0, -0.25 dB from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz +0, -3.0 dB from 10 Hz to 100,000 Hz
Input Sensitivity (for rated output)
3.4 Volts Balanced 1.7 Volts Unbalanced
Signal To Noise Ratio (A-Weighted)
95dB Balanced (120dB below rated output) 93dB Unbalanced (118dB below rated output)
0.005% maximum, if the instantaneous peak power output does not exceed twice the rated power output for any combination of frequencies from 20Hz to 20,000Hz.
Wide Band Damping Factor
Greater than 40
22,000 ohms Balanced 22,000 ohms Unbalanced
29 dB, 8 Ohms 26 dB, 4 Ohms 23 dB, 2 Ohms
Less than 2% Total Harmonic Distortion with up to a 14 dB overdrive signal
Power Control Input
5-15 VDC, less than 1mA
Power Control Output 1 and 2
12 VDC, 5 0mA maximum total
Output is delayed 0.2 seconds from turn On
Width is 17-1/2 inches (44.45cm)
Height is 9-7/16 inches (23.97cm) including feet
Depth is 22 inches (55.88cm) including the Front Panel, Knobs and Cables
98 pounds (44.45 kg) net
131 pounds (59.42 kg) in shipping carton
Shipping Carton Dimensions
Width is 29-1/2 inches (74.93cm)
Depth is 29 inches (73.66cm)
Height is 17 inches (43.18cm)
Official McIntosh Shipping Carton
Yes - Power Only
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PURCHASING FROM SKYFI:
This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home unless you opt for local pickup from our shop. Please note that all local pickup items are only wrapped with industrial strength clear cling stretch wrap if the original manufacturer packaging is unavailable.
Local pickup is available in Glen Rock, NJ, just a half hour drive from Midtown Manhattan, with convenient parking near our building.
And if you’re looking to ship to Canada, simply follow this link to view and purchase this item. We ship to Canada via UPS Worldwide Expedited service and you’re responsible for any applicable import duties and taxes.
If we don’t have the original manufacture’s packaging, we use heavy duty double-ply corrugated boxes with custom made to your item 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.
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NJ Residents or anyone picking up without a resale certificate will need to pay NJ Sales Tax.
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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.
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.
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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 direct on your own.
SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken):
We’ll also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you’re in our local market. Simply click here to submit your gear for full consideration.
SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT:
We are currently operating from our shop 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 and dedicated listening areas, plus a dedicated listening 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.