McIntosh MC462 Solid State Stereo Amplifier


Reference Single Box Solid State Pre-Amp

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McIntosh’s Most Powerful Stereo Amp

The MC462 takes over the title of the most powerful McIntosh Stereo amplifier which in itself is no easy task. Providing a whopping 450 Watts per channel and utilizing the latest advancements in circuit and cosmetic design, this may just be the best stereo amp available.

In the MC462 the latest circuit components are deployed in the classic McIntosh Quad Balanced design for impeccable audio performance. It also uses the latest “thermalTrak” transistors which enable very consistent, accurate performance at any temperature.

But it’s performance is not its only feature. From first glance, it is well apparent how much attention to detail has gone into this amplifier. The new Faceplate design features larger easier to read watt meters framed with attractive aluminum side handles. Like all McIntosh products it’s designed to look like no expense was spared, thick glass andfluorescent green display come together to look aesthetically pleasing. It even has custom gold binding posts to ensure no audio quality is lost.


  • 450 Watts x 2 Channels
  • 66% increase in Dynamic Headroom compared to previous model
  • Quad Balanced Design with McIntosh Autoformers™
  • Superb Build and sound quality
  • Power Guard®
  • Sentry Monitor™
  • Front Panel- Glass With handles
  • Gold Plated Binding Posts- New Style McIntosh


  • Power Output per Channel: 450 Watts @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005%
  • S/N below rated output: 122dB
  • Dynamic Headroom: 3.0dB
  • Damping Factor: >40 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
  • Circuit Configuration: Quad Balanced
  • Circuit Design: Solid State
  • Mono Bridge: No
  • Mono Parallel: No
  • Output Type:Autoformer™
  • Meters: Yes
  • Meter Light Switch: Yes
  • Balanced Input: 2
  • Front Panel: Glass with handles
  • Illumination: Direct LED
  • Chassis Style: Polished stainless steel & black painted steel
  • Speaker Binding Post Type: Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts
  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): 44.45 x 23.97 x57.2 cm
  • Unit Weight: 52.3 kg
  • Shipping Weight: 67.3 kg

Check out the brochure –McIntosh MC462 Brochure

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