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Lot 494001: McIntosh MC30 Vintage Tube Amplifier Pair AMP

Ace Of Estates

October 30, 2021
Carefree, AZ, US

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Description

Item Description
The MC-30 was one of the most significant amps in McIntosh’s history and very likely one of the top 3 amps to ever come out of the golden era of high fidelity. Its design is rooted in its 1953 predecessor, the A-116, which was a hammer-toned 6BG6G tubed amp marketed for professional audio applications. McIntosh noticed the demand for this amp was spreading into the consumer marketplace, which was clamoring for higher quality gear. This convinced McIntosh to dive head first into this newly evolving high-end-audio industry. In 1954 they redesigned A-116 into the A-116B/MC-30, utilizing the premium 1614, 6l6 variant tubes in the output section, and adopting a black enamel and chrome color scheme that brought a whole new level of class to the world of audio

The MC-30 is an undeniable piece of McIntosh history, and set a benchmark of quality and excellence that still defines McIntosh today. 60 years later the MC30 is still widely considered to be amongst the best sounding tube amps ever produced, and the perfect example of what the McIntosh sound is all about. The sound is big, bold and incredibly lucid. It has the sweetness that tube lovers love, yet a level of sonic accuracy and aural refinement that many tube amps miss. Bass is multi-layered, forceful and well-defined. Resolution and detail are extraordinary throughout the entire frequency range. It has that magical midrange sweetness that brings music alive and a tremendous dynamic drive that recreates the impact of a live performance.

Very few amps are highly regarded 60 years after they were produced, the MC30 is one of the few that measures up to its extraordinary reputation!

Dimensions (HxWxD)
7.75x8.25x13.5in each

Weight
30lbs each unpacked

Flat Shipping Rate
(Within Continental U.S.)

$95.00

Local Delivery Charge (Phoenix, AZ Metropolitan Area)
(Maricopa County Only)

$50.00

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Local Pickup
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Pick-Up Dates/Time:
Monday Nov 1st, Tuesday Nov 2nd, Wednesday Nov 3rd, 9am to 2pm

Pick-Up Location:
Cave Creek AZ, Cave Creek Rd & Spur Cross Rd (exact address will be given after purchase is complete)

Item number:
494001

Dimensions

7.75x8.25x13.5in each

Condition Report

These were in a stereo cabinet since the 1960s. Since they have been sitting unused for so long they will need attention by someone with experience before power up is attempted. Most of the electrolytic capacitors and passive components are original, os these amp will most assuredly need work! Cosmetically there is some light pitting on chrome chassis. The bottom covers are tweaked. Please see pics for details.

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Accepted Forms Of Payment

American Express, COD (cash on delivery), Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Wire Transfer.

Shipping Terms

We Offer Our Own In-House Shipping! We Do Not Charge A Handling Fee! We Have Been Shipping Hi End, Expensive Items, All Over The World For The Last 25 Years! Bid With Confidence!

Flat Rate Shipping Will Be Quoted In The Auctions Description! Only Valid In The Continental US.

International Bidders Must Email Us Prior To Bidding For A Shipping Quote, Or If An Item Can Be Delivered To Your Country!

We Will Combine Shipping On Multiple Items, Shipping to One Address!

Item Pickup Is Available In Cave Creek AZ. Time And Day Must Be Arranged. Please Contact Us After Your Winning Bid!

Thank you & Good Luck With Your Bid!