McIntosh has revealed two brand new home audio products, the MC830 Solid State Monoblock Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. These new models are of a similar styling to the retro-inspired MA252 and MA352 Integrated Amplifiers which McIntosh took design cues from the MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier.
MC830 Solid State Amp
The MC830 is a 1-Channel Solid State Amplifier that has a similar footprint to the MA252 Integrated Amplifier. The MC830 is a direct-coupled output design that is rated at 300 Watts into 8 Ohms or 480 Watts into 4 Ohms. A fast-responding Dual Scale Watt meter gives an accurate readout of power output for both speaker impedances. McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ adds 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 music system.
To protect your speakers and the overall system, the MC830 includes two home audio technologies: our patented Power Guard® technology that monitors the amplifier’s output signal to protect your speakers against being overdriven; and our fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit Sentry Monitor™ that will disengage the MC830’s output stage if current ever exceeds safe operating levels.
The 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 shut down 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.
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