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McIntosh MC3500 Tube Power Amplifier

Lexi BLexi B
23:27 23 Sep 22
This place is absolutely amazing! Ryan who works there is really knowledgeable on recievers and went out of his way to help me solve some problems with my older denon that I couldn't get to connect to my new TV. Ryan took the time to explain the process of what was needed to be done and even checked on me when I got home to see if I was able to get it working. Really kind person and you don't get that often nowadays. Their speaker selection is top of the line and out of this world. Highly recommended!!! 🥰
Eli MoraisEli Morais
22:20 28 Dec 21
It's the best audio store in the country. I have bought a few amplifier from Eddie when I was in Houston. Nicest guy. It's always there when I have questions.
Rommel SalazarRommel Salazar
14:18 08 Jun 21
Bought my first Mcintosh amplifier here. Jeff was very helpful and down to earth. Check out this store, the best I've seen and service is excellent. 6 stars!!
Noel RuizNoel Ruiz
16:00 07 Mar 21
I bought a pair of Cornwall iv excellent service from Jeff great person guide me through the purchase and help all the way with shipping even know I live in PRThks
Kyle CKyle C
22:11 03 Dec 20
Awesome team here, super knowledgeable! Provided a superb price on a projector that no big box store could come close to. The shop itself is super cool too. Jeff’s got a ton of awesome movie and music memorabilia.
Salman BakhraibaSalman Bakhraiba
21:01 27 Sep 20
Had the luxury to visit the store this weekend, we were welcomed by Jeff. Really nice and knowledgeable person in the field of Audio. The amazing setup with high end Mcintosh Amps, Preamp and their speakers changed our perspective on sound even though I am use to Parasound, Marantz, Emotiva, Klipsch & Martin logan products.Now time to start finalizing and narrow down my wish list to build a nice System for myself.Will definitely give them the business for all my future purchases.It’s a blessing to have a store like this in your local community - Treat yourself, go and check them out even if you’re not an audiophile - cos I can guarantee you will get into this hobby for sure.
Kenneth CoakleyKenneth Coakley
20:54 10 Aug 20
Great selection of audio gear. Ask for Eddie. Very knowledgeable and accommodating.
Mike CMike C
03:16 18 Jul 20
Loved this place! Jeff spent so much time with me helping me pick the right speakers for my setup. He was very patient with all my questions and he was extremely knowledgeable in all the equipment. While this is an appointment only high end audio store, they didn't act elitist when it came to my setup, and they were very down to earth. This is my new go to place for high end audio.
ParkerParker
13:23 03 May 19
Hand down the best HiFi audio shop in the entire state! These guys have really spent the time and energy to do it right. If you are in the market for a high end system, or just want to listen to some of the best equipment the industry has to offer, then do yourself a favor and make an appointment.
Taylor FoxTaylor Fox
22:38 03 Mar 19
Houston Audio is wife approved. 😄 The speakers are everything your man has been begging you for, yet they are so sleek and aesthetically pleasing, you will barely see them (but definitely hear them!) The speakers can enhance any room in your house. After spending time around the speakers I have grown to an understanding of how the speakers work and how they can truly change the way your favorite song or movie sounds-in the best way. Jeff & Eddie have staged beautiful demo rooms at H.A. that provide a unique experience in each room. It truly adds to the entire listening experience! I definitely recommend stopping by and listening in each room.
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1-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier Mk II

  • 350 Watt Monoblock
  • Inspired by the original 1968-71 MC3500 – the Amplifier that Inspired a Generation
  • Powered by eight EL509S high-power output vacuum tubes
  • Power Guard Screen Grid Sensor™, Sentry Monitor, Solid Cinch speaker binding posts
  • Machined aluminum front panel with a bead blast finish and gold anodizing

Inspired by the amplifier that inspired a generation.

There’s no denying the historic significance of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair. There had never been anything like it, and many would argue there’s not been anything like it since. With an unexpected crowd of over 400,000 people, there was a lot that could have gone wrong – and some things did. But one aspect that’s nearly universally agreed upon was how great all the musicians sounded. That sound quality is thanks in part to the McIntosh MC3500 Vacuum Tube Amplifiers that exclusively powered the sound system used at Woodstock.1 The MC3500 would go on to power many other influential music events.

ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS

  • Power Output per Channel
    350W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
  • Number of Channels
    1
  • Total Harmonic Distortion
    0.3% maximum harmonic distortion at any power level from 250 milliwatts to rated power, 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • S/N below rated output
    120dB
  • Dynamic Headroom
    2.4dB
  • Damping Factor
    >25 Wideband
  • Rated Power Band
    20Hz to 20kHz
  • Frequency Response
    +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
    +0, -3.0dB from 10Hz to 70,000Hz

CONTROL

  • Remote Power Control
    Yes
  • Multi-Channel DB25 Cable
    N/A

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Circuit Configuration
    Unity Coupled
  • Circuit Design
    Vacuum Tube
  • Mono Bridge
    No
  • Mono Parallel
    No
  • Output Type
    Unity Coupled Output Transformer
  • Meters
    Yes
  • Meter Light Switch
    Yes
  • Balanced Input
    Yes
  • Front Panel
    Machined aluminum with handles
  • Illumination
    Direct LED
  • Chassis Style
    Polished stainless steel

CONNECTIVITY

  • Speaker Binding Post Type
    Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
    18″ (45.7cm) x 11-13/16″ (30cm) x 21-5/8″ (54.9cm)
  • Unit Weight
    121 lbs (54.9 kg)
  • Shipping Weight
    147 lbs (66.7 kg)

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