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MC462 Stereo Power Amplifier

McIntosh

The MC462 is now McIntosh's most powerful stereo power amplifier. It features a very respectable output of 450 Watts per channel and with the dedicated Mac autoformer connected to each audio channel, the full wattage is available to your speaker regardless if it has 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance.

There are a number of significant upgrade from the previous MC452 model, most notable the filter capacity has been increased by nearly 50%, which has resulted in a remarkable 66% increase in dynamic headroom from 1.8dB to 3.0dB. This helps easily handle drastic dynamic changes with virtually no distortion. This also improves the bass. Internal wiring and select circuit components have also been upgraded.

Aesthetically, the MC462 retains all the hallmarks of a McIntosh amplifier with a few key modern enhancements. The front panel now utilises direct LED backlighting that improves appearance and colour accuracy. The two audio autoformers and single power transformer are housed in new enclosures topped by a single machined cover with glass inserts. The back half of the amplifier is home to four of our monogrammed heatsinks which connect to advanced high current output transistors that help eliminate thermal equilibrium lag time.

Experience stereo bliss with the MC462 Amplifier. The MC462 replaces the highly regarded MC452 as our most powerful stereo amplifier. Like the MC452, it features a robust output of 450 Watts per channel. With a dedicated McIntosh Autoformer™ connected to each audio channel, the full 450 Watts is available to any speaker regardless if it has 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance. Just one MC462 Amplifier can single-handedly power a world class home audio stereo system.

The new generation MC462 stereo amplifier has received numerous updates compared to the previous model. The most prominent is that filter capacity has been increased by nearly 50%, which has resulted in a remarkable 66% increase in dynamic headroom from 1.8dB to 3.0dB. This allows the MC462 to easily handle drastic swings in dynamics and effortlessly reproduce your favorite music with virtually no distortion. Bass performance is also improved as a result of the filter capacity increase. Our eco-friendly power management system, which will turn the amplifier off after a set amount of time when no input signal has been detected, has been added. Internal wiring and select circuit components have also been upgraded.

Aesthetically, the MC462 retains all the hallmarks of a McIntosh amplifier with a few key modern enhancements. The front panel now utilizes direct LED backlighting that improves appearance and color accuracy. The two audio Autoformers and single power transformer are housed in new enclosures topped by a single machined cover with glass inserts. The back half of the amplifier is home to four of our Monogrammed Heatsinks™ which connect to advanced high current output transistors that help eliminate thermal equilibrium lag time.

The MC462 features power guard that monitors and adjusts the input signal at the speed of light and makes real time adjustments to prevent harsh sounding and potentially speaker damaging clipping. It also has an internal sentry monitor, which is fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit that disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal.

The 462 has a quad balanced design that cancels virtually all noise and distortion that may have crept into the audio signal
power control to send power on/off signals to other connected McIntosh components (such as CD Players, turntables, tuners and media streamers) for easy system power up and shutdown.

Overall if you are looking for a power amplifier that is built incredibly well, has great power whilst retaining an elite level of musicality, the McIntosh MC462 could very well be the amplifier for you. Get in touch to book a demonstration at KJ West One now. 

RRP - £12,495

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