A first-round vote pick for induction in Class A of the next edition of our "Recommended Components." Highly recommended—insisted on, even.

Stereophile

Experience stereo bliss with the MC462 Amplifier. The MC462 replaces the highly regarded MC452 as our most powerful stereo amplifier. Like the MC452, it features a robust output of 450 Watts per channel. With a dedicated McIntosh Autoformer™ connected to each audio channel, the full 450 Watts is available to any speaker regardless if it has 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance. Just one MC462 Amplifier can single-handedly power a world class home audio stereo system.

  • Power Output per Channel: 450 Watts @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005%
  • S/N below rated output: 122dB
  • Dynamic Headroom: 3.0dB
  • 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

The senses of ease and literally quiet power created by the MC462 are palpable and most welcome. A first-round vote pick for induction in Class A of the next edition of our "Recommended Components." Highly recommended—insisted on, even.


Good synergies with McIntosh's MC462