The worlds best mono block amplifier?
The MC-2301 mono block is considered by many as the best amplifier in the world. Balanced, unity coupled vacuum tube design and a crazy 67kgs per amp (and yes, you will need two for any reference stereo system).
Probably the best example of McIntosh's valve amps and why McIntosh has such a dominance in large valve amplifier market. If you are lucky enough to listen to a set of these amps, then perhaps you can die happy.
The MC-2301 design is fully balanced from input to speaker output and the first ever McIntosh tube amplifier to include Quad-Differential circuitry. A blend of tube and solid state devices comprise a super-linear input stage and the output stage, based upon eight KT88 power tubes, terminates in a custom multifilar wound output transformer providing very low distortion and wide power bandwidth. The result? A staggering 117dB signal to noise ratio combined with vanishingly low distortion to provide remarkable low-level linearity and unmatched liquidity.
- 300 Watts Mono Power Output
- Balanced Design
- Multifilar Wound
- Output Transformers
- Wide Power Bandwidth
- Two Balanced Inputs/Outputs
- Remote Power Control with Meter Light Control
- Low Distortion from 20Hz to 20kHz
- Large Gold Plated Five-Way
- Binding Posts
- ½" Thick Glass Front Panel with Tube View
- Fiber Optic Light
- Diffuser Illumination
For more information checkout the brochure - McIntosh MC2301 Mono Block Amp Brochure
Or check out some reviews - Audio Afincionado / Ultra High End Review