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McIntosh MC2205

Power Amplifier (1975)

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McIntosh MC2205


Power output: 200 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo), 400W into 8Ω (mono)

Frequency response: 10Hz to 100kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%

Damping factor: 16

Input sensitivity: 0.75V

Signal to noise ratio: 95dB

Speaker load impedance: 1Ω to 8Ω


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re: MC2205

my mc2205 looses the right channel on initial start up (cold). There are Two things to get the right channel functioning I switch the right and left RCA cable and tap the right side of the amp and the channel comes on. If I keep the amp I I don’t loose the channel. Any ideas of what this could be, and how hard of a repair.

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re: MC2205 (McIntosh) Amp

Hello to all,
About three years ago, I picked up a working (define it better) MC-2205 Power Amp and its companion Control Center C-32. The Power amp has an intermittent speaker problem as well as a non-working meter bridge. I am wondering what would be involved in getting everything functioning 100% on the Power Amp? Also, I'm going to need cabinets for both as these did not accompany the units when I acquired them. While I haven't fully checked out the C-32 as thoroughly, I'm hoping it will be in better shape. I know that these units were mid to late 70's models as the C-32 is equipped to be used in a Quadraphonic system in conjunction with a Power Amp. While quite heavy, I would still be in favor of fixing up the Power Amp as opposed to chucking it. Hope some others reading the Engine have some experiences and can relate to me what to do.


William Wright

re: MC2205 (McIntosh) Amp

If all else fails, contact Terry DeWick or Tom Manley. Just Google them. They're considered to be among the best at bringing this stuff back. Most folks feel these pieces are worth it. Good luck!

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