McIntosh Laboratory has launched a very limited 50th Anniversary edition of its iconic MC275 tube amplifier
The Golden Anniversary edition of the MC275 features similar styling to the vintage original but is appropriately encased in a stunning gold-toned chassis
The 50th Anniversary MC275 amp features four KT88/6650 power tubes, three 12AX7A inputs and phase inverters, and four 12AT7 voltage amplifier and drivers
None of the modern performance-related enhancements will adversely affect the smooth, clean sonic characteristics for which the original MC275 is renowned
While it's true that we've seen some gorgeous examples of modern amplification at Gizmag over the years, there's still something very pleasing to the eye about those that proudly display their tube circuit credentials, like the JoyVirtue TM-6 Tube-Amp AV Center. It's not just about looks, though. In spite of many, many advances in audio reproduction technology, enthusiasts still demand the warmth that vacuum tubes seem to give to an audio signal. One of the first tube amps I ever heard was an MC275 from McIntosh Laboratory way back in the mists of a misspent youth. The company is now celebrating the Golden Anniversary of its iconic amp with a very limited edition release.
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