Up for your consideration is my Mcintosh MA230 integrated amplifier. If youre here looking at this, chances are you know most all of the specs on it from various sites and/or youre a Mac fan.
Its a Solid State preamp and 30 x 2 tube amplifier in one chassis. I thought I would get around to going through this unit as its a beauty for being 55 years old (or so) but Im not going to have time in the foreseeable future to do so. Therefore, it would be best to let someone else have it gone through and brought back to specs by a qualified Mac tech (unless thats what you personally are, of course) as this amp has all of its original capacitors, resistors, etc. I would NOT trust it in daily operation at the age it is without going through everything first.It does play as it sits. Meaning that the switches and knobs are noisy make for erratic control which need to be cleaned with Deoxit D5. The bass, treble, and balance potentiometers are a tad loose and I had emailed Terry DeWick about this and his reply was that did happen fairly often. His recommendation was to loosen the shaft nuts then go to the back side of the controls and bend the tabs back inward to where they fit tighter to the frame normally takes care of it. Its mainly due to age and years of use. The wood cabinet is in great shape and still has its Walnut sticker on it. The lower faceplate has some of the lettering rubbed off after years of use. The faceplate for an MA5100 is the exact same, too, if you keep an open search for one. The current tubes in the amp, which were there when I bought it years ago, are (4) RCA 7591 output tubes, (2) RCA 12au7 driver/phase inverter tubes, and (1) 12ax7 first stage tube. I dont know how long theyve been in there no do I have any way of testing. When I bought my MC250 a few years back, it had to be gone through by a qualified Mac tech to get back to its factory state with new capacitors, lots of resistors, checking output transistors, changing multi-caps out, etc.
Its just part of owning a vintage amp. Please look over all of these pictures and do let me know if any other questions. I'm not charging extra.
I would imagine you could even sell the boxes once you receive them as they might work for other units. But I dont know that for sure. I do not have the boxes here already. The wood cabinet might be 8 to 10 pounds plus whatever the box weighs. Again, due to the age of this amplifier.
The amp has NOT been gone through nor any attempts of repair or updates while in my possession. Both boxes are the same dimension at 22 x 21 x 12. The weight of the box for the MA230 is 16-lbs by itself and the box for the case is 8-lbs. One about 60-lbs and the other around 20 maybe. They must have changed that over time.The item "Mcintosh MA230 Integrated Amplifier 30 x 2 tube amp SS preamp with Wood cabinet" is in sale since Friday, April 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps". The seller is "onetobeat93" and is located in Searcy, Arkansas.
This item can be shipped to United States.