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McIntosh MC2152 70th Anniversary Valve Amplifier

Ex-demonstration mode. This is a limited edition product that was released their 70th Anniversary. It is in excellent condition and we have the original packaging and accessories. First purchased in January 2019 and has just under 1 year warranty remaining (3 years from Jan 2019).

Out of stock


This is a great chance to get an iconic piece of McIntosh history at a very good price.

The MC2152 70th Anniversary Valve Amplifier is a 150 Watt per channel stereo amplifier and features a striking new design to celebrate McIntosh’s seven decades of handcrafting some of the best home audio equipment the world has ever heard. While its design is new, the MC2152 incorporates the lessons McIntosh have learned and the techniques they’ve invented in their 70 years of audio engineering.

The stunning new design of the MC2152 is highlighted by a bead blasted black anodized aluminium chassis accentuated with matte finish carbon fibre side panels. The front panel showcases a backlit laser cut McIntosh logo flanked by classic McIntosh knobs. The vacuum tubes are covered by a 12-gauge stainless steel wire cage with a black powder coated finish.

To the back are the two Unity Coupled Output Transformers with the power transformer cantered between them. All three transformers are housed in glass topped extruded enclosures displaying the wiring diagram for each transformer. A 70th Anniversary badge is laser engraved into the top plate of the enclosures.

The MC2152 uses eight KT88 output vacuum tubes plus eight small signal tubes comprised of four 12AX7A and four 12AT7 vacuum tubes; half of the tube complement is assigned to each audio channel. The 12AX7A vacuum tubes are for the Balanced and Input amps, while the 12AT7 tubes are for the Voltage and Driver amps. The LEDs under the eight small signal tubes can be set to three illumination settings: Off (which allows the tubes natural amber glow to be visible), Green or Blue – a new colour option unique to the MC2152. Our Sentry Monitor™ technology monitors the output current and shuts the amplifier off if it ever exceeds safe limits.

We also have an ex-demonstration version of the matching valve preamplifier available- C70.  We can give a special price of £17,500 for the two.

Power Output per Channel
150W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
Number of Channels
Total Harmonic Distortion
S/N below rated output
Dynamic Headroom
Frequency Response
+0, -0.25dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
+0, -3dB from 10Hz to 70,000Hz
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17-1/2″ (44.45cm) x 10-1/4″ (26cm) (including feet) x 28″ (71.1cm) (including front panel and cables)
125 lbs (56.7 kg)