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McIntosh MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier

New 600W monoblock power amplifier includes proprietary Autoformer technology to ensure all 600W can be delivered to the loudspeaker

The new high-power monoblock amp offers a number of updates and improvements over its predecessor, the MC601. Primary among them is a doubling of filter capacity

McIntosh’s Autoformer output technology ensures that, “…the full 600W are delivered to the speaker, regardless of impedance, allowing the MC611 to be truly used to its full potential,” said the company.

McIntosh MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier

There have also been a number of design upgrades. The front panel features new direct LED backlighting, on top of the unit, the audio Autoformer and power transformer are now contained in new glass-topped enclosures. The amplifier also features two McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks which connect to high-current output transistors.

McIntosh MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier

The back panel offers three sets of McIntosh Solid Cinc speaker binding posts (one set for each speaker impedance) and additional space has been added between each set to allow for easier speaker cable connectivity. Further enhancements include heavier gauge internal wiring, upgraded circuit components and the addition of McIntosh’s eco-friendly power management system.

McIntosh MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier

The MC611 also features Power Guard, Sentry Monitor, a Quad Balanced design and Power Control. Both balanced and unbalanced outputs are included to facilitate bi-amping or tri-amping loudspeakers. These can also be used to send the audio signal to a secondary system or to connect a powered subwoofer.

The MC611 sits on a polished stainless steel chassis and features the usual McIntosh aesthetic of a black glass front panel, illuminated logo, control knobs, aluminium handles and a large 20.3cm blue watt-meter.

McIntosh MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier

Orders can be placed now with authorised McIntosh dealers with shipping expected to begin in February (US) and March/April (UK) for £19,995 per pair

To learn more, call 01202 911886 or click www.mcintoshlabs.com

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