McIntosh has announced the MC312 Power Amplifier a 300W US-made stereo amp that introduces numerous improvements over the MC302 which it replaces
Improvements for the MC312 over its predecessor, the MC302, include doubling the filter capacity, which increases dynamic headroom by 27%.
Numerous circuit components have been upgraded, along with the internal wiring. Balanced and unbalanced outputs have been added to enable bi-amping or tri-amping speakers. These can also be used to connect to a secondary system if the preamplifier doesn’t have enough connections or to connect a powered subwoofer.
The MC312 has received some important design updates, too. The audio output Autoformers, whilst still straddling the power transformer, are now located in new enclosures capped by a single cover, boasting glass inserts detailing the wiring diagram for each transformer.
Other design updates include the addition of McIntosh’s exclusive Monogrammed Heatsinks, an eco-friendly power management system and direct LED backlighting illuminating the front panel.
The MC312 also contains a number of additional McIntosh technologies including: Power Guard; Sentry Monitor; Power Control and McIntosh’s patented Solid Cinch speaker binding posts. Price is £9,995 – it’s available in the UK in November.
To learn more, call 01202 911886 or click www.jordanacoustics.co.uk
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