McIntosh MC2KW, 2,000 Watt Quad Balanced Monoblock Amplifier - In Store Only

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This is the current Flagship amplifier system from McIntosh and a true feat of engineering.

We have a total of three of these special monoblocks available as they came from a Atmos theater system that had to be seen to be believed. (Left/Center/Right monoblock amplification). 

From McIntosh:

The MC2KW monoblock amplifier is designed to exceed the demands of true lifelike playback levels, capable of delivering 2,000 watts of continuous power and 8,000 watts of peak power into 2, 4 or 8 ohm speakers. But sheer power output is just the beginning of the story.

The MC2KW’s unique design incorporates three modules. Two 1,000 watt power modules each contain half the circuitry and a power supply. The output module houses the input and output connections, meter, and output transformer; it also functions as the control center. The MC2KW features McIntosh's Quad Balanced circuitry design which, in the process of creating such extraordinary power, cancels virtually all noise and distortion that may have been introduced into the audio signal. This leaves a clean signal that even when amplified to high levels is still as pure as when it entered the amplifier from the preamplifier.

Other McIntosh technologies are included in the MC2KW. The world famous McIntosh Autoformer™ guarantees your speakers will always receive full power regardless of their impedance, while Power Guard® will prevent clipping that could damage them. Three sets of speaker connections are included to allow for tri-wiring your speakers if they are so designed. Sentry Monitor™ is a fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit that disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal. Both balanced and unbalanced inputs are available for connecting to the rest of your system. The large, blue watt meter is not only mesmerizing to look at but also provides a swift and accurate reading of the amplified signal.

All three modules are housed in a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis that compliments the classic glass front panel, knobs and brushed aluminum handles along with nearly any room decor. The MC2KW is perfect for both 2-channel music lovers as well as in home theater systems. 

McIntosh MC2KW - Sales Brochure

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Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects

Kimber Kable - XLR Interconnects

Kimber Kable - Speaker Cables

Kimber Kable - Bi-Wire Speaker Cables

Kimber Kable - 10AWG (Gauge) Power Cords

Performance Features Include:
• Triple Chassis Mono Block Design
For the first time, the new McIntosh MC2KW Power Amplifier is capable of supplying the power required to reproduce the full dynamic range of a symphony orchestra including pipe organ. This includes driving low efficiency Loudspeakers in a large room to concert hall volume levels. It can reproduce complex music with complete accuracy, with no added distortion or noise. The Triple Chassis De- sign also allows for easier placement in a room than would be possible in a single chassis design, yet with no compromise in performance or reliability.

• Power Output
The MC2KW Power Amplifier is capable of 2,000 watts into 2, 4 or 8 ohm speakers with less than 0.005% distor- tion. It can provide peak current of 200 amperes and over 8,000 watts of power output on music bursts.

• Full Balanced Quad-Differential Circuitry
The MC2KW Power Amplifier is fully balanced from inputs to outputs. It consists of two matched MC2KW Power Modules, each operating in push-pull with their outputs combined in a McIntosh Autoformer located in the MC2KW Output Module. This double balanced configuration cancels virtually all distortion.

• Patented Power Guard
The patented McIntosh Power Guard circuit prevents the amplifier from being overdriven into clipping, with its harsh distorted sound that can also damage Loudspeakers.

• Patented Sentry Monitor and Thermal Protection
McIntosh Sentry Monitor power output stage protection circuits ensuring each MC2KW Power Module will have a long and trouble free operating life. Built-in Thermal Protection Circuits guard against overheating.

• Patented Autoformer
McIntosh designed and manufactured Output Autoformers provide an ideal match between the amplifier output stages and speaker loads of 2, 4 and 8 ohms. The Autoformers also provide perfect DC protection for your valuable Loudspeakers.

• Special Power Supplies
The MC2KW Output Module utilizes a special R-Core Power Transformer together with an electronically fully regulated Power Supply Circuitry. The MC2KW Power Modules each utilize a large Toroidal Wound Power Trans- former with large filter capacitors capable of storing 430 Joules of energy.

Power Amplifier Specifications
Power Output
2000 watts into an 8, 4 or 2 ohm load is the minimum sine wave continuous average power output.

The output RMS voltage is:
126.5V across 8 ohms
89.5V across 4 ohms
63.3V across 2 ohms

Output Load Impedance
8, 4 and 2 ohms (with three pairs of terminals each for impedance)

Rated Power Band
20Hz to 20,000Hz

Total Harmonic Distortion
0.005% maximum harmonic distortion at any power level from 250 milliwatts to 2000 watts, 20Hz to 20,000Hz

Dynamic Headroom

Frequency Response
+0, -0.25dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
+0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz

5.0 Volts Balanced Input
2.5 Volts Unbalanced Input

A-Weighted Signal To Noise Ratio
90dB Unbalanced (123dB below rated output)
94dB Balanced (127dB below rated output)

Intermodulation Distortion
0.005% maximum, if instantaneous peak power output does not exceed 4000 watts, for any combination of frequencies from 20Hz to 20kHz.

Wide Band Damping Factor
Greater than 40

Input Impedance
10,000 ohms

Power Guard
Less than 2% THD with up to 14dB overdrive

Overall Dimensions
MC2KW Output Module:
Width is 17-3/4 inches (45.09cm)
Height is 12-5/16 inches (31.27cm) including feet
Depth is 26-5/8 inches (62.54cm) including the Front Panel, Handles, Knobs and Interconnect Cables

MC2KW Power Module:
Width is 17-3/4 inches (45.09cm)
Height is 12-5/16 inches (31.27cm) including feet
Depth is 26-5/8 inches (62.54cm) including the Front Panel, Handles, and Interconnect Cables

MC2KW Output Module
123 pounds (55.8 kg)
148 pounds (67.1 kg) in shipping carton

MC2KW Power Module
127 pounds (57.6 kg)
152 pounds (68.9 kg) in shipping carton



McIntosh Official Shipping Cartons

Yes (3 Cartons Total Per Monoblock)




Not Applicable


Yes - Power and Umbilical

Physical Condition


Working Condition


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