McIntosh Announces MC451 Dual Mono Power Amplifier


McIntosh has announced the MC451 Dual Mono Power Amplifier, a combination of a vacuum tube and solid-state amplifier that uses McIntosh’s Hybrid Drive technology.

The MC451 follows the intro of McIntosh’s MC901 model. A more compact product, the MC451 is built so that it is easier to place within an audio system, offering 150 Watts of power from the vacuum tube section and 300 Watts from the solid-state section. The MC451 features a variety of McIntosh patented technologies including Power Guard and Power Guard SGS Sentry Monitor, Autoformer, Unity Coupled Circuit, Solid Cinch speaker binding posts, Monogrammed Heatsinks and a DualView Power Output Meter.

The MC451 is the latest model to incorporate McIntosh’s Hybrid Drive technology. The MC451 will be available for $14,000 and all the specs are here: