McIntosh MC312 Power Amplifier

McIntosh MC312 Power Amplifier

Key info

Prepare yourself for years and years of musical enjoyment with the MC312 Power Amplifier. A 300 Watt per channel stereo amplifier, the MC312 is a great choice to power virtually any home audio system. The full 300 Watts can be delivered to almost any speakers regardless if they have 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance thanks to our unique Autoformer™ technology.

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 47.63 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 239.7 x 444.5 x 239.7 mm
Shipping Weight 62.59 kg
Technical specifications
Power output 300 W into 8 Ohms
THD 0.005%
Frequency response 20Hz to 20K Hz (+0, -0.25dB) | 0Hz to 100KHz (+0, -3.0dB)
S/N Ratio Balanced: 120dB | Unbalanced: 118dB
Analog inputs XLR x 2 | RCA x 2
Analog outputs XLR x 2 | RCA x 2

The MC312 has received numerous improvements compared to our previous300 Watt stereo amplifier. Most notably is that filter capacity has been doubled, which increases dynamic headroom an impressive 27% from 1.8dB to 2.3dB. This increase means the MC312 will be even better suitedto handle wide dynamic swings in your music. Distortion prevention and bass performance also benefit from the increased filter capacity.

While still looking very much like a McIntosh, the MC312 has received some key design updates. Direct LED backlighting now illuminates the front panel for improved color accuracy. The audio output Autoformers still straddle the power transformer, but are now located in new enclosures that are capped by a single cover containing glass inserts that show the wiring diagram for each transformer. Other updates include the addition of our Monogrammed Heatsinks™ and our eco-friendly power management system. Numerous circuit components and internal wiring have also been upgraded. Balanced and unbalanced outputs have been added to enable bi-amping or tri-amping your speakers; they can also be used to connect to a secondary system if your preamplifier doesn’t have enough connections, or to connect a powered subwoofer.

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