McIntosh 1900

McIntosh 1900

 

Most vintage audio enthusiasts consider McIntosh equipment to be the top of the line. It is some of the best designed and best built audio equipment made during that time period. And, actually many would argue that you would have to spend thousands of dollars today on contemporary audio equipment in order to equal the performance of restored vintage McIntosh gear. McIntosh amplifiers are some of the most highly souhgt after vintage audio equipment around.

This is the McIntosh 1900 AM/FM solid state receiver. It was produced from 1973-1978 and had a list price of $949.00.

 

  • Power output: 55W RMS into 4 or 8 Ohms
  • Harmonic distortion: less than 0.20%
  • Intermodulation distortion: less than 0.20%
  • Damping factor: 59 across an 8 Ohm load
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Finish: front panel in anodized black and gold
  • Weight: 14.97kg - 33 pounds

 
McIntosh 1900 Back

 

A McIntosh 1900 in good condition recently sold for $600 (6-8-2011). It had mild wear to the case and a couple lamp problems and one broken button.

 

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McIntosh 1900 Receiver Excellent Condition W Orig Packing Box Works Well
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Vintage McIntosh Mac 1900 Receiver Serviced in Nr Mint Cond Wood Case
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7 comments

 No.1 
Bill:

Mclintosh was not at all the best equipment in the mid to late 6os- to 70s The old man thought his equipmeennt was the best and it was over prices It really didn’t sound very good with classical music At that time Marantz was far better and if you wanted to spend more Audio Research was even better then Mac could ever be Even today it is not worth the money One would be better to envest n Marantz

Bill

August 28th, 2011 at 4:02 pm
 No.2 
Fred:

Bill has appaently never owned McIntosh equipment. I have owned and continue to own a lot of “MAC” equipment. All of it has always performed flawlessly for many, many years. The only folks I know of who are not particularly fond of “MAC” equipement are the out-of-work audio repairmen.

Fred

March 14th, 2012 at 12:32 pm
 No.3 
bob anderson:

bill is right about marantz- it is a good value today. the vintage marantz is really nice. i have a model 1070 integrated amp. it bests jolida’s 1501. and pioneer sx880. soon will compare it to a mac 1900. got a feeling the marantz will come out winner. the detail and range is amazing. the jolida is a nice amp, but the marantz is something else. much of the vintage gear is nice- hi fidelity solid state.

October 29th, 2012 at 11:14 am
 No.4 
raiko:

I think so too. I have a few Marantz receivers and when they’re restored there isn’t much out there that is better.

October 31st, 2012 at 7:43 pm
 No.5 
davis:

Can I run my Iphone 5 thru the 1900….I know, I know it is not vinyl but is it possible?

January 5th, 2013 at 4:52 pm
 No.6 
raiko:

I don’t have a McIntosh but I found this thread on the subject…

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=333688

January 13th, 2013 at 5:13 pm
 No.7 
Dana Forister:

I have owned a Mac 1900 since the early 1980′s I think it is the greatest built AMERICAN product. I raised 4 children and they blew out lots of JBL’s and other speakers my son played his electric guitar thru the Mac!!!

June 5th, 2013 at 12:40 am

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