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McIntosh MC443 Car Audio Amp Dyno Test - Rated at 0.005% THD!

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Mr. Nobody
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Today I show off the McIntosh MC443, a 300W monoblock from the mid 90's. Unlike most car audio amps, this one is rated at 0.005% THD. Who does that? No one else I've seen in car audio, that's who. McIntosh was bought by Clarion in 1990 and started making car audio amps in 1994 up until the early 2000's. The MC443 shown is the non VU meter version, there was also the MC443M which had the famous McIntosh blue VU meters for showing output.

The MC443 is a full-range Class A/B monoblock rated:
300W at 4 ohms, 14.4V, 0.005% THD
500W at 2 ohms, 14.4V, 0.005% THD
"Stable" at 1 ohm, no rating provided

All McIntosh amps incorporate a technology called PowerGuard, which limits distortion to 3% and allows you to push the amp to it's limits without experiencing "clipping". Let's find out how this amp performs on the Amp Dyno and we'll take a deep dive later to show off the details of this amp.

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