McIntosh MC601 Monoblock Power Amplifier
monoblock MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier produces 600 Watts of power – enough
to satisfy nearly any loudspeaker. A pair of MC611s can easily drive an
impressive home stereo system, or add additional units to power a home theater.
Utilizing our unique output Autoformer™ technology, the full 600 Watts will be
delivered to the speaker regardless if it has 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance, allowing
the MC611 to be used to its full potential.
The MC611 has received numerous updates and improvements compared to the
previous MC601 model. 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 twofold increase in filter capacity also helps improve the performance
of low end bass frequencies.
The front panel features new direct LED backlighting for improved appearance
and color accuracy. On top, the audio Autoformer and power transformer are now
contained in new glass topped enclosures. Behind them are 2 of our Monogrammed
Heatsinks™ which connect to advanced high current output transistors that help
eliminate thermal equilibrium lag time.
On the back, there continues to be 3 sets of our Solid Cinch™ speaker binding
posts (1 set for each speaker impedance), but space has been added between each
set to allow for easier speaker cable connectivity. Other enhancements include
heavier gauge internal wiring, upgraded circuit components and the addition of
our eco-friendly power management system.
In addition to all these improvements, the MC611 remains full of other
exclusive McIntosh technologies including Power Guard®, Sentry Monitor™, a Quad
Balanced design and Power Control. Both a balanced and unbalanced output are
included to make bi-amping or tri-amping speakers easier; they can also be used
to send the audio signal to a secondary system or to connect a powered
The MC611 sits on a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis and features the
timeless McIntosh aesthetic of a black glass front panel, illuminated logo,
control knobs, aluminum handles and a large 8” (20.3 cm) fast responding blue