The McIntosh 1900 is a vintage audio amplifier manufactured by McIntosh Labs in the late 1960s to early 1970s. It was part of the company’s “golden age” of audio equipment production and is highly regarded among audiophiles and collectors.
The McIntosh 1900 is a stereo receiver that combines an AM/FM tuner with a power amplifier. It features a classic McIntosh design, with a brushed aluminum faceplate, black glass front panel, and blue backlit meters. The unit is built like a tank, with a solid steel chassis and high-quality components throughout.
In terms of specifications, the McIntosh 1900 delivers 55 watts per channel of continuous power output and has a total harmonic distortion of less than 0.2%. It has a wide frequency response range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz and can drive 4, 8, or 16-ohm speakers. The tuner section of the 1900 is known for its excellent sensitivity and sound quality.
One notable feature of the McIntosh 1900 is its unique power guard circuitry, which protects the amplifier and connected speakers from clipping and distortion. It also has separate bass and treble controls, as well as multiple inputs and outputs for connecting various audio sources and accessories.
The McIntosh 1900 is highly regarded for its build quality, reliability, and excellent sound reproduction.
It is considered a classic piece of audio equipment from McIntosh Labs and is sought after by vintage audio enthusiasts and collectors.