Since its commencement in 1949, McIntosh has stunned the world with many gadgets, but the one that remained as a classic symbol of its range is the MC275 power amplifier produced in 1961. The same product has been refurbished, employing 50 years of technological advancements to be presented as a ‘gold-toned Limited Edition 50th Anniversary version. The amplifier, which has the last date of production in the year 1973, uses the original circuit, delivering 75W per channel in stereo operation or 150W in mono. Its 21st-century updates include multicolored LED illumination of the valves to indicate the amp’s state of readiness and a new High-Speed Sentry Monitor circuit allowing immediate disconnection of the amp when any of the valves fail.
The McIntosh MC275 also has a Power Control input and output, enabling on/off operation to be controlled by any McIntosh preamp or processor. The blinged out McIntosh MC275 power amplifier has a whopping $6,500 price tag.