McIntosh MC462 2-Channel Solid State Power Amplifier


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Model: MC462 UPC: 842548107540 Item: 171362

McIntosh MC462 2-Channel Amplifier Overview

The latest version of McIntosh’s iconic high power 2-channel amplifier, it boasts a long list of improvements. The MC452 delivers 450 Watts of power into 2-, 4-, and 8-Ohm speakers at the low .005% distortion level, and with the lowest noise of any power amplifier, due to quad balancing. This technology cancels noise the same way noise-cancelling headphones do, so all you hear is the music itself. The MC452 has McIntosh’s latest cosmetic features such as extruded aluminum transformer cases and their new “monogrammed” heatsinks.

Product Information

At 450 Watts per channel, the MC452 is the most powerful McIntosh stereo amplifier and utilizes the latest advancements in circuit and cosmetic design. With the MC452, the latest circuit components are deployed in the classic McIntosh Quad Balanced design that cancels noise for impeccable audio performance.

It features the world-famous McIntosh Autoformer, which guarantees your speakers will always receive the full 450 Watts regardless of their impedance, while Power Guard will prevent clipping that could damage your speakers. Your speaker cables are easily but securely attached with McIntosh’s patented Solid Cinch speaker binding posts that are gold-plated to prevent corrosion.

The entire unit is housed in a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis that not only complements the classic glass front panel, knobs, and brushed aluminum handles, but also your room decor. Bring home the MC452 amplifier to achieve your desired listening experience.

Product highlights

  • 450 Watts per channel-enough to drive any speaker.
  • Amazingly cool operation for long life
  • The lowest noise in the industry to take advantage of high-resolution music sources
  • Power Guard protection from amplifier clipping
  • McIntosh output autoperformers for full power into any loudspeaker
  • Power Control for automatic turn on/off with your preamp
  • New improved lighting of the faceplate using the latest LEDs available
  • Warranty: 3 years – World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support



  • Power output per channel: 450W @ 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
  • Remote power control
  • Circuit configuration: Quad balanced
  • Circuit design: Solid state
  • Autoformer
  • Meters
  • Meter light switch
  • 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
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17 1/2" x 9 7/16" x 22 1/2"
  • Weight: 115 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • MC462 Power Amplifier
  • Remote


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