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Immerse yourself in the world of high-fidelity audio with the McIntosh MC462 2-Channel Solid State Amplifier. This powerful stereo amplifier replaces the highly regarded MC452, delivering a robust output of 450 Watts per channel.
The MC462 is designed with a dedicated McIntosh Autoformer™ connected to each audio channel, ensuring the full 450 Watts is available to any speaker, regardless of its impedance. This means the MC462 can single-handedly power a world-class home audio stereo system, delivering an unparalleled audio experience.
The MC462 has been updated from its predecessor with a nearly 50% increase in filter capacity, resulting in a significant 66% increase in dynamic headroom from 1.8dB to 3.0dB. This allows the MC462 to handle drastic swings in dynamics and reproduce your favorite music with virtually no distortion. Bass performance is also improved as a result of the filter capacity increase.
Aesthetically, the MC462 retains the classic McIntosh design elements with modern enhancements. The front panel now utilizes direct LED backlighting for improved appearance and color accuracy. The two audio Autoformers and single power transformer are housed in new enclosures, topped by a single machined cover with glass inserts.
The MC462 is packed with exclusive McIntosh technologies such as Power Guard® that prevents harsh sounding and potentially speaker damaging clipping, Sentry Monitor™ for fuse-less short-circuit protection, and Quad Balanced design that cancels virtually all noise and distortion.
Number of Channels
Total Harmonic Distortion
+0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz; +0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100kHz
Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced)
16V RMS / 8V RMS
Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced)
Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level)
Voltage Gain (High Level)
Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)
44K ohm, 22K ohm
Balanced Fixed Output
Balanced Variable Output
Unbalanced Fixed Output
Unbalanced Variable Output
Speaker Binding Post Type
Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts
Power Consumption (On)
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.5" (44.45cm) x 9.5" (24.13cm) x 22" (55.88cm)
115.5 lbs (52.4kg)
143 lbs (64.9kg)
The McIntosh MC462 2-Channel Solid State Amplifier is a testament to McIntosh's commitment to delivering world-class audio experiences.