McIntosh MC1502 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier

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Country of Origin: Usa

McIntosh MC1502 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier is now available on Ooberpad. The MC1502 Vacuum Tube Amplifier is a stereo amplifier precision-designed for home audio and home music systems that produces150 Watts per channel. It is the best replacement to the award winning MC2152 Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier, which was released in celebration of McIntosh's 70th Anniversary that occurred in 2019. The innovative MC1502 has identical audio specifications and sound reproduction performance of the heralded MC2152 but in a more customary McIntosh design. 


3-year manufacturer's warranty

Key Features:

  • 150 Watts x 2 Channels
  • Unity Coupled Circuit Output Transformers
  • (8) KT88, (4) 12AX7A and (4) 12AT7 vacuum tubes

Benefits of McIntosh MC1502 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier:

Twice the stereo power 
Twice the stereo power

The MC1502 shares the timeless styling of the classic MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier. As the MC1502 has twice the stereo power rating of the MC275 (150 Watts vs. 75 Watts) and is physically larger, in many ways it can be considered the MC275's big brother. And while a pair of MC275s can be run in mono to achieve the 150 Watts per channel output of the MC1502, the MC1502 boasts a better signal-to-noise ratio of 112dB vs. 105dB for the MC275 pairing – producing an even quieter performance than the already quiet MC275. 

Powered by Eight KT88 output vacuum tubes
Powered by Eight KT88 output vacuum tubes

The MC1502 is powered by eight KT88 output vacuum tubes, with four assigned to each stereo channel. It also has eight small signal tubes, consisting of four 12AX7A and four 12AT7 vacuum tubes; two of each of these vacuum tubes are dedicated to each audio channel. The 12AX7A vacuum tubes are for the Balanced and Input amps, while the 12AT7 tubes are for the Voltage and Driver amps. All the vacuum tubes are covered by a 12-gauge stainless steel wire cage with a black powder coated finish.

Sentry Monitor™ technology
Sentry Monitor™ technology

The KT88 vacuum tube sockets include Air-Pipe cooling at their bases to help facilitate long service life. The eight signal tube sockets have ceramic base construction with gold plated contacts, providing protection from atmospheric contamination. All the vacuum tubes sit atop the precision formed stainless steel chassis polished to a mirror finish. McIntosh's Sentry Monitor™ technology monitors the output current and shuts the amplifier off if it ever exceeds safe limits; the signal tubes will flash red if Sentry Monitor is ever activated. 

Patented Unity Coupled Circuit output transformer technology

Unlike many other amplifiers, the MC1502's full 150 Watts can be delivered to almost any pair of speakers regardless if they have 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance. This is thanks to our patented Unity Coupled Circuit output transformer technology – the same technology McIntosh was founded on in 1949. Two Unity Coupled Circuit output transformers flank the power transformer which is positioned between them. Each transformer is housed in a glass topped extruded enclosure that displays the wiring diagram for each transformer. Two fully spelled out vintage die cast aluminum name badges adorn two sides of the MC1502, while an abbreviated badge is centered between the Tube Lights and Power knobs.

Patented Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts

Both balanced and unbalanced inputs are included to connect the MC1502 to your preamplifier and the rest of your home audio system. Our patented Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts will securely connect your speaker cables to your speakers. An input and output for our Power Control technology allows other connected McIntosh components, such as preamplifiers, CD players, turntables, or media steamers, to automatically turn on and off.

Where to buy?
Buy the McIntosh MC1502 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier online at the best price in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and all across India. Enjoy expert, prompt and courteous customer service from the Ooberpad team. We will help you choose better and give you all the support you need to take the right buying decision in India.

Technical Specifications of McIntosh MC1502 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Amplifier:

Brand & Model # McIntosh MC1502
Power Output per Channel
150W @ 2, 4 or 8 Ohms
Number of Channels
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.5% maximum harmonic distortion at any power level from 250 milliwatts to rated power, 20Hz to 20,000Hz
<0.20% at 1W, 20Hz to 20,000Hz
S/N below rated output
Dynamic Headroom 1.2dB
Damping Factor
Rated Power Band 20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response
+0, -0.25dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
+0, -3dB from 10Hz to 70,000Hz
Controls Remote Power Control: Yes
Multi-Channel DB25 Cable: N/A
Connectivity Speaker Binding Post Type: Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts
General Specifications
  • Circuit Configuration: Unity Coupled 
  • Circuit Design: Vaccum Tube
  • Mono Bridge: No
  • Mono Parallel: No
  • Output Type: Unity Coupled Output Transformer
  • Meters: No
  • Meter Light Switch: N/A
  • Balanced Input: 2
  • Front Panel: N/A
  • Illumination: Small Signal Tubes: Green, Natural
  • Chassis Style: Polished Stainless Steel
Dimensions & Weight
  • 18-1/4" (46.4cm) x 10-1/4" (26cm) (including feet) x 21" (53.3cm)
  • Unit Weight: 118 lbs (53.5 kg)

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