Recently acquired from the original owner, this amplifier was lightly used for a 2 years and then placed in storage since. It is in pristine condition with a couple of small cosmetic exceptions. There is one tiny scratch on the right side toward the back (see pictures) and significant scratches on the back "handle" - the metal bar on the very back of the unit. It is otherwise in immaculate condition. Glass is perfect. Front face is perfect... and most importantly the amplifier is functioning like new. No functional issues whatsoever. Incredible performer.
I am rating this as 7/10 due to the scratches on the back handle. I wish there was a rating system that is more holistic - taking into account cosmetic defects that will likely never be seen in normal use. From the front and sides, this amp looks nearly perfect.
There were only around 550 of these amplifiers manufactured. Most of them are now owned by collectors, so they do not come around very often.
Worldwide shipping available at buyer's cost. I do not have the factory box for this amplifier. I contacted McIntosh, and they unfortunately do not offer a shipping carton for this amplifier. I will ship inside a custom built wooden crate and fully insure for the purchase price. Amplifier will be very well protected and cushioned for safe transit with special care given to ensure the security of the glass. Tubes will be removed and packaged separately. Great care will be taken.