McIntosh MC830 1-Channel Solid State Amplifier

£5,795.00 inc.VAT

The MC830 is a 1-Channel Solid State Amplifier that features an open chassis industrial design similar to our popular MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier, and MA252 and MA352 Integrated Amplifiers. A pair of MC830s, when combined with a preamplifier (such as the matching C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier), source components like a turntable, CD player (see the matching MCD85 SACD/CD Player) or streaming music player, and a pair of speakers, can deliver a true-to-life home audio experience.

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McIntosh MC830 1-Channel Solid State Amplifier

With a similar footprint to the MA252 Integrated Amplifier, the McIntosh MC830 is a direct coupled output design that is rated at 300 Watts at 8 Ohms or 480 Watts at 4 Ohms. A fast-responding Dual Scale Watt meter gives an accurate readout of power output for both speaker impedances. Our Monogrammed Heatsinks add visual appeal and will keep the MC830 running cool for optimum performance. Both a balanced and unbalanced input are included for connecting it to the rest of your home music system.

To protect your speakers and overall system, the MC830 includes two of our cornerstone home audio technologies. Our patented Power Guard® technology monitors the amplifier’s output signal to protect your speakers against being over driven; if necessary, it makes real time micro adjustments to the input signal to prevent clipping that could damage your speakers. Another level of protection is Sentry Monitor, our fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit that will disengage the MC830’s output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels, and then will reset automatically when operating conditions return to normal.

Our patented Solid Cinch speaker binding posts easily secure your speaker cables to prevent them from coming loose and possibly causing a short. The binding posts are gold-plated to prevent corrosion and ensure a quality audio signal is sent to your speakers. Power Control ports allow for easy system power up and shutdown by sending power on/off signals to other connected McIntosh components. The user selectable Auto Off feature will turn off the MC830 after 30 minutes if no audio signal is received.

A die cast aluminum name badge is affixed to each side of the chassis, and the front, top and rear of the chassis is polished to a mirror finish. The MC830 features a black glass front panel with silver trim, a blue Watt meter, an illuminated logo, and control knobs

About McIntosh

Founded in 1949, McIntosh is known for offering distinguished home audio systems that deliver the ultimate experience in music and film. Offering products for two-channel stereo sound systems and multi-channel home theaters with surround sound, McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home audio entertainment experience for discriminating listeners around the world. Our iconic blue Watt output meter is globally recognized as a symbol of quality home audio. With a McIntosh home stereo system or home theater, listeners have the ability to create their own luxury audio experience – and truly live their music.

McIntosh products are designed and handcrafted at our Binghamton, NY factory by our dedicated employees who share a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. Since our inception, McIntosh has been powering some of the most important moments in music history and pop culture. From President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration speech to Woodstock to the famous Grateful Dead “Wall of Sound,” McIntosh has not only witnessed history, we have shaped it.

Colour

Black

Specifications

ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS

  • Power Output per Channel
    300 Watts into 8 Ohms
    480 Watts into 4 Ohms
  • Number of Channels
    1
  • Total Harmonic Distortion
    0.005%
  • S/N below rated output
    Balanced: 120dB
    Unbalanced: 118dB
  • Dynamic Headroom
    2dB
  • Damping Factor
    >100 Wideband
  • Rated Power Band
    20Hz to 20kHz
  • Frequency Response
    +0, -0.25dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
    +0, -3.0dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz

CONTROL

  • Remote Power Control
    Yes
  • Multi-Channel DB25 Cable
    N/A

CONNECTIVITY

  • Speaker Binding Post Type
    Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Circuit Configuration
    Push-Pull Complementary
  • Circuit Design
    Solid State
  • Mono Bridge
    N/A
  • Mono Parallel
    N/A
  • Output Type
    Direct Coupled
  • Meters
    Yes
  • Meter Light Switch
    Yes
  • Balanced Input
    1
  • Front Panel
    Glass
  • Illumination
    Direct LED
  • Chassis Style
    Polished Stainless Steel

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
    12-9/32″ (31.2cm) x 9-1/2″ (24.1cm) x 16″ (40.6cm)
  • Unit Weight
    48 lbs (21.8 kg)
  • Shipping Weight
    55 lbs (24.9 kg)

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