McIntosh MC830


McIntosh MC830 is a 1-Channel Solid State Amplifier that features an open chassis industrial design similar to their popular MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier

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McIntosh MC830

The McIntosh MC830 is a 1-Channel Solid State Amplifier that features an open chassis industrial design similar to their popular MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier, and MA252 and MA352 Integrated Amplifiers.

McIntosh MC830

A pair of MC830s, when combined with a preamplifier (such as the matching C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier)

With a similar footprint to their MA252 Integrated Amplifier, the MC830 is a direct coupled output design that is rated at 300 Watts at 8 Ohms or 480 Watts at 4 Ohms.

A fast-responding Dual Scale Watt meter gives an accurate readout of power output for both speaker impedances.

Their Monogrammed Heatsinks add visual appeal and will keep the MC830 running cool for optimum performance.

Both a balanced and unbalanced input are included for connecting it to the rest of your home music system.

To protect your speakers and overall system, the MC830 includes two of their cornerstone home audio technologies.

Their patented Power Guard® technology monitors the amplifier’s output signal to protect your speakers against being over driven; if necessary, it makes real time micro adjustments to the input signal to prevent clipping that could damage your speakers.

Another level of protection is Sentry Monitor, their fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit that will disengage the MC830’s output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels, and then will reset automatically when operating conditions return to normal

Patented Solid Cinch speaker binding posts easily secure your speaker cables to prevent them from coming loose and possibly causing a short.

The binding posts are gold-plated to prevent corrosion and ensure a quality audio signal is sent to your speakers.

Power Control ports allow for easy system power up and shutdown by sending power on/off signals to other connected McIntosh components.

The user selectable Auto Off feature will turn off the MC830 after 30 minutes if no audio signal is received.

A die cast aluminum name badge is affixed to each side of the chassis, and the front, top and rear of the chassis is polished to a mirror finish.

The MC830 features a black glass front panel with silver trim, a blue Watt meter, an illuminated logo, and control knobs

Specifications McIntosh MC830

Specifications McIntosh MC830


  • Power Output per Channel

300 Watts into 8 Ohms
480 Watts into 4 Ohms

  • Number of Channels


  • Total Harmonic Distortion


  • S/N below rated output

Balanced: 120dB
Unbalanced: 118dB

  • Dynamic Headroom


  • Damping Factor

>100 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


  • Remote Power Control


  • Multi-Channel DB25 Cable



  • Speaker Binding Post Type

Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts


  • Circuit Configuration

Push-Pull Complementary

  • Circuit Design

Solid State

  • Mono Bridge


  • Mono Parallel


  • Output Type

Direct Coupled

  • Meters


  • Meter Light Switch


  • Balanced Input


  • Front Panel


  • Illumination

Direct LED

  • Chassis Style

Polished Stainless Steel


  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

12-9/32″ (31.2cm) x 9-1/2″ (24.1cm) x 16″ (40.6cm)

  • Weight

48 lbs (21.8 kg)

  • Shipping Weight

55 lbs (24.9 kg)



McIntosh Heritage Founded in 1949 by Frank McIntosh and Gordon Gow McIntosh is known for offering distinguished home audio systems that deliver the ultimate experience in music and film. Offering products for two-channel stereo sound systems and multi-channel home theaters with surround sound, McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home audio entertainment experience for discriminating listeners around the world. Their iconic blue Watt output meter is globally recognised as a symbol of quality home audio. With a McIntosh home stereo system or home theater, listeners have the ability to create their own luxury audio experience – and truly live their music. McIntosh products are designed and handcrafted at their Binghamton, NY factory by their dedicated employees who share a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. Since their inception, McIntosh has been powering some of the most important moments in music history and pop culture. From President Lyndon Johnson's inauguration speech to Woodstock to the famous Grateful Dead "Wall of Sound," McIntosh has not only witnessed history, they have shaped it.


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