Introducing the McIntosh MC611

February 12th, 2018

Filed under: News

McIntosh is pleased to introduce the MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier, which replaces the MC601. Not just a simple refresh of the MC601, the MC611 features notable improvements. Chief among them is that filter capacity has been doubled, which has resulted in a dramatic 55% increase in dynamic headroom from 1.8dB to 2.8dB. This two-fold increase in filter capacity also helps improve the performance of low end bass frequencies. Both a balanced and unbalanced output are included to facilitate speaker bi-amping or tri-amping; they can also be used to send the audio signal to a secondary system if the preamplifier does not have enough outputs, or to connect a powered subwoofer. Like the MC601, it outputs 600 Watts into a single channel.

Other updates and enhancements in the MC611 compared to MC601:

  • Filter capacity has been doubled, resulting in a dramatic 55% increase in dynamic headroom from 1.8dB to 2.8dB. This two-fold increase in filter capacity also helps improve the performance of low-end bass frequencies.
  • The top of the amp showcases new glass topped transformer enclosures first introduced on MC1.25KW
  • Standard heatsinks have been replaced by McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™
  • Heavier gauge internal wiring
  • Upgraded circuit components
  • Addition of McIntosh power management system
  • New front panel direct LED backlighting for improved appearance and color accuracy
  • Space has been added between each set of speaker binding posts to allow for easier speaker cable connectivity

Other exclusive McIntosh features included in the MC611 include:

  • Autoformer™ that outputs the full 600 Watts into a 2, 4 or 8 Ohm speaker
  • Power Guard®
  • Sentry Monitor™
  • Quad Balanced design
  • Power Control
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