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McIntosh Black 2-Channel Stereo Amplifier - MC452

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McIntosh Black 2-Channel Stereo Amplifier - MC452

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 our 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. Contact your local dealer​ to learn more.


Electronic Specifications

  • 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: 1.8dB
  • 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: Yes
  • Multi-Channel Db25 Cable: N/A

General Specifications

  • Circuit Configuration: Quad Balanced
  • Circuit Design: Transistor
  • Mono Bridge: No
  • Mono Parallel: No
  • Autoformer: Yes
  • Meters: Yes
  • Meter Light Switch: Yes
  • Balanced Input: Yes, and output
  • Front Panel: Glass with handles
  • Illumination: LED Fiber Optic
  • Chassis Style: Open Stainless Steel


  • Speaker Binding Post Type: Yes, New Style McIntosh

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 9-7/16"(including feet)
  • Width: 17-1/2"
  • Depth: 22" (including front panel, handles and cables)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 110 lbs
  • Shipping: 143 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 3 Years Limited
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Key Features
450 Watts Per Channel Into 2, 4 Or 8 Ohm Speakers With Less Than 0.005 Percent Distortion/ Quad Balanced Circuitry/ Patented Autoformer/ Balanced And Unbalanced Inputs/ Power Guard Circuit/ Sentry Monitor And Thermal Protection/ Special Power Supply/ Illuminated Power Meters/ McIntosh Custom Binding Posts/ Fiber Optic Solid State Front Panel Illumination/ Glass Front Panel And Super Mirror Chassis Finish
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TypeStereo Amplifier


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