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Mcintosh MC501

Mcintosh MC501
alaScore 82

6 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Mcintosh MC501. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Mcintosh MC501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Brian Kahn (

McIntosh MC-501 Mono Amplifier Reviewed


Iconic audiophile brand McIntosh has released a new monoblock amp with a whopping 500 watts. The MC-501 has McIntosh's green meters on black and chrome, complete with big knobs. Brian Kahn checks it out....

In McIntosh Laboratory's 60-plus years of history they have built a reputation of being a luxury audiophile brand. The MC-501 is one of the products that stands out within the line as epitomizing what the brand stands for. As I removed the amplifiers...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Jim Swantko (

McIntosh MC501 Monaural Power Amplifier Reviewed


Ahh... the cult of McIntosh... To compare McIntosh to say Harley Davidson Motorcycles wouldn't be a stretch as both have serious followers willing to invest in time-tested performance. Read Jim Swantko's full review of these beefy mono amps here....

The McIntosh MC501 delivers excellent sonic performance and does so without ever breaking a sweat

The MC501 is a large amplifier, so finding the space for five or more for a home theatre installation will take some planning ; Considering the current capability of this amplifier, several dedicated circuits may be required to keep the MC501s...

The big McIntosh MC501s are very impressive amplifiers. Sonically, they can compete with the big boys of the industry and have a heritage that is second to none. Visually, there is nothing quite like a McIntosh, which may or may not be a positive...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Robert Mead (

McIntosh MC501 Monoblock Power Amplifier


As World War II was just ending, Frank McIntosh was starting up an audio company that would emerge as the benchmark audio manufacturer setting the bar for high-end audio components over the next 70 years. The performance level of Frank's audio...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: (

McIntosh MC501


The MC501 amplifier offers exceptional low level detail combined with the power to handle high volumes with ease. The midrange is musical, the bass authoritative and controlled and the treble notes sweet and clear from the MC501. My previous Rotel 991...

Feb, 2011