McIntosh Product Announcements

Announcing TwoNew Vacuum Tube Products
MC1502 Vacuum Tube AmplifierandC22 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Mk V
Today we are very excited to announce 2 new home audio products: the MC1502 Vacuum Tube Amplifier and the C22 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Mk V. Both can be ordered now from your authorized dealer with shipping expected to begin this month.
MC1502 Vacuum Tube Amplifier
A Classic. Supersized.
Our new McIntosh MC1502 Vacuum Tube Amplifier is a stereo amplifier designed for home audio and home music systems that produces 150 Watts per channel. It is the direct replacement to McIntosh’s award winning MC2152 Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier, which was released in celebration of our 70th Anniversary that occurred in 2019. The new MC1502 has identical audio specifications and sound reproduction performance of the heralded MC2152 but in a more customary McIntosh design.
MC1502 (left) with MC275 (right).
The MC1502 shares the timeless styling of our classic MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier. As the MC1502 has twice the stereo power rating of the MC275 (150 Watts vs. 75 Watts) and is physically larger, in many ways it can be considered the MC275’s big brother. And while a pair of MC275s can be run in mono to achieve the 150 Watts per channel output of the MC1502, the MC1502 boasts a better signal-to-noise ratio of 112dB vs. 105dB for the MC275 pairing – producing an even quieter performance than the already quiet MC275.
The MC1502 is powered by eight KT88 output vacuum tubes, with four assigned to each stereo channel. It also has eight small signal tubes, consisting of four 12AX7A and four 12AT7 vacuum tubes; two of each of these vacuum tubes are dedicated to each audio channel… more
C22 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Mk V
The Newest Take on a Classic.
This newest version of the McIntosh C22 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier – the Mk V – is the direct replacement to our highly regarded C70 Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier, which commemorated our 70th Anniversary that took place in 2019. The new C22 Mk V is the latest McIntosh vacuum tube preamplifier to carry the cherished C22 model number. It has all the performance of the acclaimed C70 but with the hallowed C22 moniker and its signature glass and aluminum front panel design.
The C22 Mk V uses one 12AT7 and five 12AX7A vacuum tubes which can be seen through a glass panel located on the top of the preamp. Knobs and rocker switches operate all control functions while modern LED lights indicate input selection and volume level. The C22 Mk V has two balanced inputs, three unbalanced inputs, one Moving Coil and one Moving Magnet phono inputs, for a total of seven inputs. There a re two pairs each of balanced and unbalanced output connections; the two outputs allow sending signals to two separate power amplifiers… more
The MSRP of the MC1502 is $11,000 USD; the MSRP of the C22 Mk V is $6,000 USD. Both can now be ordered at your local authorized dealer with shipping expected to begin to the United States and Canada in August 2020, and to the rest of the world shortly thereafter.
Visit the McIntosh website or contact your dealer to learn more about the new MC1502 and C22 Mk V.

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