McIntosh
MC303 Amplifier

AED 52,985.00 (Inc. Tax)

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MC303 3-Channel Solid State Amplifier

- 300 Watts x 3 Channels
- Designed for home theaters
- Tri-Amp capability

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Overview

The McIntosh MC303 3-Channel Solid State Amplifier is our most powerful multi-channel amplifier to date, providing 300 Watts into each of 3 channels. It features our renowned Autoformer™, which allows its full 300 Watts of power to be delivered into 2, 4 or 8 Ohm speakers with the lowest noise and distortion performance possible.

The MC303 was designed with the intent to drive a home theater’s front left, front right, and center channels. As most of a movie’s soundtrack is delivered by these three channels, the powerful MC303 provides all the power needed for an amazing in-home theater experience. For surround channels, combine the McIntosh MC303 with McIntosh MC312 or MC152 amplifiers and fully immerse yourself in your movie collection. For music lovers, the MC303 can be used in tri-amping configurations on compatible speakers, such as our XRT1.1K or XRT2.1K.

The MC303 shares many notable McIntosh technologies that are found in our other home audio and home theater products, including Power Guard® which prevents over-driving of the amplifier and the resulting harsh sounding clipping that could damage your speakers. Sentry Monitor™ is our fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit that disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal. Inputs for both balanced cables and unbalanced cables are available to provide flexibility in connecting to the rest of your system. A triple bank of blue watt meters provides instant recognition of power output (the meters may be switched off for theater use if they conflict with the television or movie screen).

Aesthetically, the MC303 is every bit as McIntosh as any of our products. A polished stainless steel chassis, classic black glass front panel, knobs, and custom machined aluminum handles all come standard.

POWER GUARD®
A waveform comparison circuit continuously monitors both input and output signals. Power Guard dynamically adjusts the input level to avoid clipping
while preventing harsh sounding distortion.

SENTRY MONITOR®
Fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit disengages the output stage before
current exceeds safe operating level – resets automatically.

OUTPUT AUTOFORMERS
Unique McIntosh technology delivers the full rated amplifier output with the
least possible distortion into loudspeaker impedances of 2, 4, or 8 ohms; you get all the power you paid for and the freedom to choose any loudspeaker.

WATTMETER
Swift, accurate response reveals program peaks so staying within the power limits
of your loudspeakers is easy.
ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS
Power Output per Channel:300W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
Number of Channels:3
Total Harmonic Distortion:0.005%
S/N below rated output:112dB
Dynamic Headroom:1.8dB
Damping Factor:>40
Rated Power Band:20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response:
+0, -0.25dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
+0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100,000Hz

CONTROL
Remote Power Control:Yes
Multi-Channel DB25 Cable:No

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Circuit Configuration: Push-Pull Complementary Autoformers
Circuit DesignSolid State
Mono Bridge:No
Mono Parallel:No
Output Type:Autoformer™
Meters:Yes
Meter Light Switch:Yes
Balanced Input:Yes
Front Panel:Glass with handles
Illumination:LED Fiber Optic
Chassis Style:Inverted

CONNECTIVITY
Speaker Binding Post Type:Yes

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D):
- 17-3/4" (45.09cm) x 12-3/8" (31.43cm) (including feet) x 22" (55.88cm) (including front panel and cables)
Unit Weight:155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Shipping Weight:180 lbs(81.6 kg)

Orders ship Sunday through Friday from our offices in Dubai, UAE.

In-stock products typically ship within 48 hours and should be expected to arrive in 3-4 business days. Orders outside of the UAE should be expected to arrive in 5-7 business days.

Pre-order and backorder products will state the approximate delivery timeline beside the Add To Cart button.

If you would like to place a custom order, chat with our specialists for a guided shopping experience. Once your order has been placed, a timeline will be provided depending on your order details.

- Free delivery within the UAE
- Shipping charges will be calculated upon checkout for orders outside of the UAE (Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia & Qatar).
- Taxes and duties are calculated according to the applicable laws of the state or country an item is shipped to and are the customer's responsibility.

For additional information on shipping and our exchange & return policy visit our help center.

Installation charges are applicable and can be paid upon delivery for our clients based in Dubai.

- Installation Charges: AED 350 Per Hour
- Speaker Cables: AED 20 Per Meter
- Trunking: AED 10 Per Meter

For clients based outside of the UAE, please contact our specialists and we will share an estimate based on your requirements.

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The McIntosh audio system is a stereo system that uses two speakers or a multi-channel system using 3 to 12 speakers. Components are the individual units that individually will offer the highest performance and fidelity possible.

Connecting the various components into a complete system of source components, control center, amplifiers, and speakers will deliver the best possible sound.

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Preamplifiers are Control Centers that switch source units, turn volume up and down, and in some cases allow tone shaping or turning bass and treble sounds up or down.

Amplifiers are the ‘Muscle’ of the audio system and amplify the small audio signal from the preamp to a large one that will operate speakers and determine how dynamic the reproduced sound of the system is in one unit.

Integrated amplifiers are single chassis models that combine the function of the preamplifier and power amplifier in one unit.

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Precision McIntosh power meters allow the monitoring of sound level balance and output level between the two stereo, or many multi-channel speaker channels. Meters protect valuable speaker systems from damage as long as more watts than the speakers are designed to handle are not exceeded.

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The McIntosh Output Autoformer is a special transformer that is designed and manufactured in-house by McIntosh. This allows any speaker type to be used with a McIntosh amplifier and have all of the power that the amp is designed to deliver.

All other amplifier designs will not have even power with differing speaker designs. McIntosh amplifiers with the output Autoformer™ will deliver ‘All the Power You Pay For’ regardless of speaker type chosen.

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Power Assurance is a group of patented McIntosh circuit designs that protect the stereo from damage and allow maximum performance and long, trouble free life.

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Quad Differential is the most sophisticated McIntosh amplifier design that allows the impossible combination of the most powerful amplifiers with the very lowest distortion and background noise. Many would say this is the impossible combination; highest power with lowest noise but Quad Balanced make the impossible possible.

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Electromagnetic switching is used in McIntosh preamplifiers and integrated amplifiers to switch the variety of source components connected. Rather than the common mechanical switches that will deteriorate with wear, electromagnetic switches are high tech switching nodes that allow very long, trouble free operation.

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Performance between vacuum tube and solid state (or transistor) gear is almost identical in technical specifications. Many users request vacuum tube units that offer a slightly classical "tube" or "warm" sound to the audio presentation.

Tube and solid state models may be mixed and will all work together in a McIntosh component stereo system. Many now use downloaded music as their main media source. Sound quality will always depend on the quality of the download files and the music system interface. McIntosh offers the most advanced computer USB interface in most of our preamplifiers and integrated amplifiers which will maximize audio performance.

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