McIntosh Labs MC275 Vacuum Tube Powered Amplifier

Model: MC275VI UPC: 02211255 Item: 161170

Product Information

MC275 Vacuum Tube Powered Amplifier

This tube power amplifier has all the features to meet the needs of today’s music enthusiast, while preserving the qualities that have made the MC275 the most revered McIntosh tube amplifier.

This sixth generation MC275 has many subtle enhancements from the previous release that greatly improve performance. Combined with the widest bandwidth McIntosh output transformer design, the MC275 features tauter bass control and thermally quiet circuit design. The result is pure music.

McIntosh patented, gold plated, speaker binding posts assure the best connection to all speaker cables, while high quality balanced and unbalanced input connectors enhance signal transfer from the connected preamplifier.

The seven small tubes are LED illuminated to indicate the amplifiers functional status: upon power up, they sequentially glow amber for a few seconds and then all turn green to signify system readiness (see below). In the rare case of an output tube failure, the small tubes in front of it will turn red to notify you of the problem. Power Control is used to remotely control tube illumination from a McIntosh preamplifier.


MC275 Specifications:


  • Power Output Per Channel: 75W @ 4, 8 or 16 Ohms
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.5%
  • S/N Below Rated Output: 105dB
  • Dynamic Headroom: 1.2dB
  • Damping Factor: >22
  • Rated Power Band: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Frequency Response:
    • +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
    • +0, -3.0dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz


  • Remote Power Control: Yes, Input and Output


  • Circuit Configuration: Unity Coupled
  • Circuit Design: Vacuum Tube
  • Mono Bridge: No
  • Mono Parallel: Yes, 150W @ 2, 4 or 8 ohms
  • Autoformer: Output Transformer
  • Meters: No
  • Meter Light Switch: Small signal tubes LEDs controlled by McIntosh preamp
  • Balanced Input: Yes
  • Illumination: Small Signal Tubes, LED
  • Chassis Style: Polished Stainless Steel
  • Gold Plated Binding Posts: Yes, New Style McIntosh

Weights & Dimensions

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 21-1/2" (54.6cm) (including cables) x 8-1/2" (21.6cm) (including feet) x 12" (30.5cm)
  • Weight: 67 lbs (30.5kg)


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