McIntosh has released its MC611 monobloc power amplifier, which is rated with a power output of 600-watts into 2Ω, 4Ω and 8Ω loads and replaces the older MC601.

The MC611 has received numerous updates and improvements compared to the previous MC601 model,’ said Philip Sawyer, of Synergy AV which distributes McIntosh in Australia. ‘Chief among them is that filter capacity has been doubled which has resulted in a dramatic 55 per cent increase in dynamic headroom from 1.8dB to 2.8dB. The twofold increase in filter capacity also helps improve the performance of low end bass frequencies.

McIntosh has improved the appearance of the front panel of the MC611 by switching to using LED backlighting, and the company’s trademark Autoformer and power transformer are now contained in new glass topped enclosures. It has also improved the design of its speaker binding posts so they’re now easier to wire up, and added heavier gauge internal wiring. Other improvements on the new MC611 compared to the MC601 include upgraded components and a power management system. The MC611 retains McIntosh’s Power Guard, Sentry Monitor protection circuitry, plus the polished stainless steel chassis, black glass front panel and blue meters.

For more information, contact Synergy AV.