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MC 2105 SOLID STATE 105 WATT PER CHANNEL POWER AMPLIFIER
C- RIGHT GAIN
A- LEFT GAIN
Used to control gain or volume in the left
channel. Clockwise rotation increases volume.
Used to control the gain or volume in the
right channel. Clockwise rotation increases
volume.
D- HEADPHONE
Use the jack for low impedance dynamic
stereo headphones. The headphone jack is not
affected by the SPEAKER switch.
B- METER RANGE
-20: Amplifier delivers % watt (500 milliwatts) when the meter indicates "0." With a
meter indication of -3 dB, the amplifier delivers
¼ watt (250 milliwatts). A -10 dB meter indication, the amplifier delivers 50 milliwatts.
E- SPEAKERS
OFF: The loudspeakers are turned off when
the SPEAKER switch is in the OFF position.
Permits listening to headphones in private.
-10: Amplifier delivers 5 watts when the
meter indicates "0." With a meter indication of
-3 dB, the amplifier delivers 2% watts output.
A -10 dB meter indication, the amplifier delivers
½ watt.
MUST BE IN THE "ON" POSITION TO
HEAR MUSIC FROM THE LOUDSPEAKERS.
ON: Music will be heard through the loudspeakers. Use this as the normal listening
position.
0: Amplifier delivers 100 watts when the
meter indicates +3 dB. With meter indication
of "0," the amplifier delivers 50 watts. With a
meter indication of -3 dB, the amplifier delivers
25 watts. A meter indication of -10 dB, the
amplifier delivers 5 watts, (a meter reading of
+3.2 dB indicates 105 watts power output)
OFF:
F- AC POWER
Turns the AC power to the amplifier on or
off. The MC 2105 operates on 117 to 130 volt,
50/60 Hz. The amplifier can be turned on and
off if its power cord is plugged in one of the
auxiliary AC power outlets on the program
source, and the POWER switch is left in the
"ON" position.
Meters not operating — no indication.
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B
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THE MCINTOSH MC 2105 SOLID STATE STEREO POWER AMPLIFIER
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Your MC 2105 Stereo Power Amplifier
will give you many years of pleasant
and satisfactory performance. If you
have any questions, please contact:
CONTENTS
SERVICE CONTRACT
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Mclntosh Laboratory Inc.
2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, New York 13903
Phone: 607-723-3512
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INSTALLATION
2,3
HOW TO CONNECT
4,5
HOW TO USE THE DYNAMIC
PEAK LOCKING METERS . . . 6
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
FRONT PANEL INFORMATION . . . 8
PERFORMANCE LIMITS
AND RATINGS
Take Advantage of 3 years
of FREE Factory Service . . .
Fill in the Application NOW.
TYPICAL PERFORMANCE CHARTS
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TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
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THREE YEAR FACTORY SERVICE CONTRACT
An application for a FREE THREE YEAR FACTORY SERVICE CONTRACT is included with this manual.
The terms of the contract are:
or mishandling is not covered by the SERVICE CONTRACT.
4. The SERVICE CONTRACT is issued to you as
the original purchaser. To protect you from
misrepresentation this contract cannot be
transferred to a second owner.
1. Mclntosh will provide all parts, materials and
labor needed to return the measured performance of the instrument to the original performance limits free of any charge. The
SERVICE CONTRACT does not cover any shipping costs to and from the authorized service
agency or the factory.
5. For your protection Mclntosh selects its
dealers carefully. Only one dealer in ten
qualifies for a Mclntosh franchise. To receive
the SERVICE CONTRACT your purchase must
be made from a Mclntosh franchised dealer.
2. Any Mclntosh authorized service agency will
repair all Mclntosh instruments at normal
service rates. To receive the free service under
the terms of the SERVICE CONTRACT, the
SERVICE CONTRACT CERTIFICATE must accompany the instrument when taken to the
service agency.
6. Your completely filled in application for a
SERVICE CONTRACT must be postmarked
within 30 days of the date of purchase of
the instrument.
7. To receive the SERVICE CONTRACT all information on the application must be filled
in. The SERVICE CONTRACT will be issued
when the completely filled in application
is received at Mclntosh Laboratory Incorporated in Binghamton, New York.
3. Always have service done by a Mclntosh
authorized service agency. If the instrument
is modified or damaged, as a result of unauthorized repair the SERVICE CONTRACT
will be cancelled. Damage by improper use
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To prepare the MC 2105 for installation remove
the plastic protective covering. Turn it upside down
so that it rests on its top on the shipping pallet.
Remove the four plastic feet fastened to the bottom of the chassis.
Next, place the mounting brackets, the parts
bag and the mounting template at hand.
The PANLOC professional mounting design
eliminates the need for any shelf or bracket to
support the MC 2105. It is completely supported
by its own mounting brackets.
The design of the mounting template allows you
to position or locate the cutout from the front or
rear of the panel to which the instrument is to be
mounted. Position the plastic mounting template
over the area of the panel to be cut out for installation.
If the cutout is to be located from the front of
the panel, begin at 2. If the cutout is to be located
from the rear of the panel, begin here.
1. On the back of the cabinet panel, scribe a
vertical centerline through the exact center of
the area in which the cutout is to be made.
Place the template against the back of the
panel and match the template centerline with
the centerline on the cabinet panel.
Make sure that there is at least ¼ inch clearance between the bottom of the dashed line of
the cutout area on the template and any shelf
or brace below the proposed cutout.
Mark the two locating holes ("C" holes on
the mounting template).
Drill the two locating holes. Be certain the
drill is perpendicular to the panel.
Now position the template on the front of the
panel by aligning the "C" locating holes on the
template with the drill holes.
2. If the cutout is to be located from the front of
the panel:
With the template in place against the cabinet
panel, mark the "A" and "B" drill holes and
the four small holes that identify the corners
of the cutout. Join the corner marks with a pencil. The edge of the template can be used as a
straight edge.
IMPORTANT: DRILL THE 6 HOLES BEFORE
MAKING THE CUTOUT.
Accurately drill the three holes on each side of
the cutout area with a3/16 inch drill.
With the saw on the INSIDE OF THE PENCIL
LINES carefully cut out the rectangular opening.
Secure the mounting strips to the rear of the
cabinet panel using two screws from the hardware
package.
Insert the screws in the center holes of the cabinet panel ("B" holes on the template) and tighten.
The screw head should pull into the wood slightly.
(Use two % inch long screws for panels under ½
inch, or two 1¼ inch long screws for panels ½ inch
thick and larger.)
Adequate ventilation extends the trouble-free
life of electronic instruments. It is generally found
that each 10° centigrade (18° F) rise in temperature reduces the life of electrical insulation by one
half. Adequate ventilation is an inexpensive and
effective means of preventing insulation breakdown
that results from unnecessarily high operating temperatures. The direct benefit of adequate ventilation is longer, trouble-free life.
Allow at least 15 inches deep x 17 inches wide
x 8 inches high for mounting the MC2105. Always
allow for air flow by either ventilation holes or
space next to the bottom of the amplifier and a
means for a warm air to escape at the top. With
adequate ventilation the amplifier can be mounted
in any position.
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Attach the mounting brackets to the cabinet
panel using four screws.
Place the template over the mounting screws.
The mounting screws should be centered in the
"A" and "B" holes on the template. The sides of
the mounting brackets should match the vertical
dash lines on the template. If necessary, loosen the
screws and push the brackets into alignment and
retighten.
Insert the power cord through the opening. Carefully slide the MC 2105 into the opening so the rails
on the bottom of the equipment slide in the track
of the mounting brackets. Slide the instrument in
until it stops at the adjust position latches. Press
the latches in and continue to slide the instrument
in until the front panel is against the cabinet panel.
At the bottom front corners of the PANLOC instruments are the PANLOC buttons. Depressing the
PANLOC buttons will lock the instrument firmly in
the installation. Depressing the PANLOC buttons
a second time (as with a ballpoint pen) will release
the instrument. You can then slide the instrument
forward to the inspection-adjustment position. Depressing the inspection-adjustment position latches
will allow the instrument to be slid completely out
of the installation.
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HOW to Connect
INPUT STEREO
SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
The shielded cable from the left output of the
Mclntosh preamplifier is plugged into the left jack.
The shielded cable from the right output of the
Mclntosh preamplifier is plugged into the right
jack.
Use this table to determine proper speaker connection.
Connect the
If the speaker impedance speaker leads
is between:
between COM and:
3.2 to 6.5 ohms
4 ohms
6.5 to 13 ohms
8 ohms
13 to 26 ohms
16 ohms
Connect as follows:
Connect one
right speaker
Connect one
lead to the
If the
left speaker to screw marked
RIGHT-COM
speaker
screw LEFTand the other
impedCOM and
to:
ance is:
other to:
RIGHT-4
4 ohms
LEFT-4
RIGHT-8
8 ohms
LEFT-8
RIGHT-16
16 ohms
LEFT-16
SPEAKERS
Speakers are connected at the barrier strips
marked OUTPUT on the back panel of the amplifier. Use lamp cord, bell wire, or wire with similar
type of insulation to connect the speakers to the
amplifier. For the normally short distances of under
50 feet between the amplifier and speaker, #18
wire or larger can be used. For distances over 50
feet between the amplifier and speaker use larger
wire.
The loudspeaker impedance is usually identified
on the loudspeaker itself. Connect one of the leads
from the left loudspeaker to the screw marked
COM on the LEFT OUTPUT barrier strip. Connect
the other lead from the left loudspeaker to the
screw marked with the number corresponding to
the speaker impedance on the LEFT OUTPUT
barrier strip. Connect one of the leads from the
right loudspeaker to the screw marked COM on the
RIGHT OUTPUT barrier strip. Connect the other
lead from the right loudspeaker to the screw
marked with the number corresponding to the
speaker impedance on the RIGHT OUTPUT barrier
strip.
The only adverse effect on the operation of a
Mclntosh amplifier when it is improperly matched
is a reduction in the amount of distortion-free
power available to the loudspeaker. Close impedance matching is desirable for maximum distortion-free power.
DO NOT CONNECT A MONOPHONIC LOUDSPEAKER TO BOTH TERMINALS. THE LOUDSPEAKER CAN BE DAMAGED.
For 25 volt line operation connect one of the left
leads to the screw marked COM on the LEFT OUTPUT barrier strip. The other left lead is connected
to the screw marked 8W on the LEFT OUTPUT
barrier strip. Connect the right leads in the same
manner on the RIGHT OUTPUT barrier strip.
AC POWER:
The MC 2105 operates on 117 to 130 volt, 50/60
Hz. The amplifier will be turned on and off if its
power cord is plugged in one of the auxiliary AC
power outlets on the program source.
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HOW to Use the
Dynamic Peak
Locking Meters
A tape recorder can be checked in the same
fashion.
1. Use a standard frequency response tape
as the signal source.
2. Complete all steps outlined for phono cartridges.
3. You now have a graph of the playback characteristics of your tape recorder.
To find the record characteristics of the tape
recorder follow this procedure:
1. Record the CBS Test Record STR1000 on
your tape recorder. Adjust the record volume
only on the 1000 Hz signal for proper recording level. DO NOT ADJUST THE RECORD
VOLUME CONTROL DURING THE RECORDING.
2. Play back the tape just recorded. Complete
all steps outlined for tape playback characteristics.
3. A comparison of the two curves will give the
recording characteristics of your tape recorder. A deviation of 3 dB is acceptable.
Similar checks can be made on all program
sources in your stereo system. Follow the same
general procedure for any program source for
which a standard reference is available.
Ordinary meters lack the capability of indicating
the short interval power in a sound wave. The
mass of the meter movement is too great to respond to instantaneous changes in music program
material. Mclntosh superior engineering has developed new circuitry that permits the meters on
the MC 2105 to respond to the short interval power
in a sound wave to an accuracy of 98% of the true
value. This is another Mclntosh development that
represents a major step forward in the use of
power level meters.
There are two circuits that give these meters
the indicating capability of the short interval power
in a sound wave. The first circuit is an accelerating
circuit that compensates for the inertia characteristics of the meter movement. Because the short
interval power fluctuation is so rapid, the eye
might not perceive the instantaneous power reading. This caused the development of the second
circuit, which is a "time stretching" circuit. The
time stretching circuit delays the movement of the
meter needle at peak reading for a few milliseconds.
With the aid of the CBS test record STR1000 the
frequency response of your phono cartridge can
be measured. The graph on page 7 shows the
ideal RIAA curve using the CBS record STR100.
Follow these steps to plot the performance of
your phonograph cartridge.
1. Set the "METER RANGE SWITCH" to the
-20 position.
2. Play the 1000 Hz test tone recorded on the
CBS Test Record STR100 on your phonograph.
3. Turn the LEFT GAIN control until the left
meter indicates "0."
4. Turn the RIGHT GAIN control until the right
meter indicates "0."
5. Write down the meter indication at each frequency as the record plays.
6. Transfer the readings by frequency to the
graph.
7. The graph shows the ideal RIAA response
curve using the CBS STR1000 test record.
Compare your curve with the curve on the
graph. A deviation of 3 dB from the ideal is
acceptable. By making this check at regular
intervals, (for instance, every 6 months) any
deterioration in the cartridge or system will
be quickly detected.
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IDEAL RIAA SYSTEM RESPONSE USING CBS STR 100 TEST RECORD
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-4
-6
-8
-10
-12
RELATIVE OUTPUT LEVEL IN dB
-2
-14
-16
-18
20
1,000
100
-20
10,000
20,000
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-4
-6
-8
-10
-12
14
-16
-18
20
100
1,000
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Front Panel information
LEFT GAIN
the amplifier delivers 25 watts; and a meter indication
of -10dB, the amplifier delivers 5 watts.
Use the left gain control to adjust the volume in the
left channel to the desired listening level. Turn the
control clockwise to increase the volume.
(A meter reading of +3.2dB indicates 105 watts power
output.)
RIGHT GAIN
HEADPHONE
Use the right gain control to adjust the volume in the
right channel to the desired listening level. Turn the
control clockwise to increase the volume.
Use the jack for low impedance stereo headphones.
The headphone jack is on at all times.
SPEAKERS
METER RANGE
OFF: The loudspeakers are turned off when the
SPEAKER switch is in the OFF position. You can
listen to headphones in private.
The meter switch has four positions. The first position
is OFF. With the switch in the OFF position there is
no indication on the meters.
THIS SWITCH MUST BE IN THE "ON" POSITION
TO HEAR MUSIC FROM THE LOUDSPEAKERS.
-0 In this position of the meter range switch, the
amplifier will deliver 100 watts when the meter indicates +3dB, with meter indication of "0", the amplifier delivers 50 watts, with a meter indication of —3dB,
ON: Music will be heard through the loudspeakers.
Use this as the normal listening position.
-10 In this position of the meter range switch, the
amplifier will deliver 5 watts output when the meter
indicates "0". With a meter indication of —3dB, the
amplifier delivers 2½ watts output and a -10dB meter
indication, the amplifier delivers ½ watt.
POWER
The power switch turns the MC2105 on or off. The
switch does not control the power outlet on the back
panel. If you wish to control the operation of the
on/off switch from a preamplifier control center leave
the switch in the ON position. In this case be sure to
plug the AC cord of the MC 2105 into the controlled
outlets on the rear of the preamplifier control center.
-20 In this position of the meter range switch, the
amplifier will deliver ½ watt (500 milliwatts) when the
meter indicates "0". With a meter indication of —3dB,
the amplifier delivers ¼ watt (250 milliwatts) and a
-10dB meter indication the amplifier delivers 50
milliwatts.
OFF: In the OFF position the AC to the amplifier is
turned off.
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Performance Limits and Ratings
RATINGS
OUTPUT VOLTAGES
25 volts for distribution lines
PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE
Performance Limits are the maximum deviation from
perfection permitted for a Mclntosh instrument. We
promise you that the MC 2105 you buy must be capable
of performance at or exceeding these limits or you get
your money back. McIntosh is the only manufacturer
that make this guarantee.
DAMPING FACTOR
13 at 8 ohms output
18 at 4 ohms output
10 at 16 ohms output
PERFORMANCE
McIntosh audio power ratings are in accordance with
the Federal Trade Commission Regulation of November 4, 1974 concerning power output claims for amplifiers used in home entertainment products,
POWER OUTPUT
INPUT IMPEDANCE
200.00 ohms
INPUT SENSITIVITY
0.5 volt. Level control provided for higher input voltage
105 watts minimum sine wave continuous
average power output, per channel, both
channels operating into 4 ohms, 8 ohms,
or 1.6 ohms load impedance, which is:
20.5 volts RMS across 4 ohms
29.0 volts RMS across 8 ohms
41.0 volts RMS across 16 ohms
GENERAL INFORMATION
POWER REQUIREMENTS
120 volts 50 60 Hz, 75 watts at zero signal output,
430 watts at rated output
SEMICONDUCTOR COMPLEMENT
34 silicon transistors
18 silicon rectifiers and diodes
MECHANICAL INFORMATION
SIZE
Front panel measures 16 3/16 inches wide (41,12 cm)
by 7 1/8 inches high (18,1 cm). Chassis measures 15
inches wide (38,1 cm) by 6 9/16 inches high (16.67 cm)
by 14½ inches deep (36.83 cm), including connectors.
Knob clearance required is 1½ inches (3.81 cm) in
front of mounting panel
OUTPUT LOAD IMPEDANCE
4 ohms, 8 ohms, or 16 ohms; separate terminals are provided for each output
RATED POWER BAND
20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
FINISH
Front panel is anodized gold and black with special
gold teal nomenclature illumination. Chassis is chrome
and black
0.25% maximum harmonic distortion at
any power level from 250 milliwatts to 105
watts per channel from 20 Hz to 20,000
Hz, both channels operating
MOUNTING
Exclusive Mclntosh developed professional PANLOC
INTERMODULATION DISTORTION
0.25% if instantaneous peak power output is 210 watts
or less per channel with both channels operating for
any combination of frequencies 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
WEIGHT
65 pounds (29.48 kg) net, 77 pounds (34,93 kg) in shipping carton
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
SPECIAL FEATURES
The amplifier is completely stable when connected to
any loudspeaker system or even to any reactive loads;
The MC 2105 has special circuits to prevent damage
by short circuit or open circuit of the output loads, or
by any amount of output impedance mismatch,
Thermal cutouts are mounted on the output transistor
heat sinks to provide protection in the event of inadequate ventilation.
20 Hz to 20,000 Hz +0 -0.25 dB
10 Hz to 100,000 Hz +0 -3.0 dB at one watt output
NOISE AND HUM
90 dB below rated output
OUTPUT POWER MONITOR METER
Meter is calibrated to read +3 dB when amplifier produces 105 watts. Meter range switch is provided to
increase meter sensitivity by 10 dB or 20 dB
Calibration accuracy at 0 dB reading is ±2% at all
frequencies; meter range accuracy is ±5%
Peak reading - peak locking meters feature special circuit to respond to peak value of complex input signal.
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Technical Description
sive mismatch of the output. When your MC 2105
operates normally the SENTRY MONITORING CIRCUIT has no effect on signals passing through the
power amplifier. If the power dissipation should
rise above normal operation, the SENTRY MONITORING CIRCUIT restricts the drive to the output
transistors. The SENTRY MONITORING CIRCUIT
acts instantaneously for any input signal or load
combination. This arrangement assures complete
circuit reliability. Only Mclntosh gives you this degree of protection.
A two stage amplifier with three transistors in
each channel increases the input voltage 16 dB.
There are 13 transistors in each power amplifier
section. The two stage preamplifier is fed to a pair
of matched transistors arranged as an emitter
coupled amplifier with two inputs and one output.
The signal from the preamplifier section connects
to one of these inputs. Both AC and DC negative
feedback are applied to the other input. This large
quantity of feedback is used to reduce noise and
distortion. The signal is then fed to a voltage amplifier. The voltage amplifier is followed by two driver
transistors.
The output section is arranged as a series pushpull amplifier. The power transistors used in the
output section of your MC 2105 are selected for
their high power dissipation capability, wide frequency response, and large "safe operating area."
In addition, each power transistor is given four
separate tests before it is put in your MC 2105. This
additional testing makes sure your MC 2105 will
deliver its rated power from 20 to 20 kHz with low
distortion and complete reliability.
The power transistors are mounted on oversized
anodized heat sinks. The heat sinks assure that
under normal operation the transistors will operate
at a low temperature. If temperatures increase due
to a shorted speaker, or restricted ventilation, an
automatic temperature sensing device turns off the
MC 2105. The device operates automatically at a
preset temperature. The MC 2105 will turn on again
when the temperature has returned to normal
limits. This additional feature gives your MC 2105
complete reliability under the most extreme operating conditions.
The output stages are matched to the load by
the Mclntosh autoformer. The Mclntosh autoformer
is carefully wound using Mclntosh trifilar winding
and interleaving techniques. Trifilar winding and
interleaving gives the transformers exceptional
bandwidth. The autoformers properly match the
power transistors to 4, 8, and 16 ohm loads at all
audio frequencies.
The use of the Mclntosh designed trifilar autoformer makes the Mclntosh solid state amplifiers
the only amplifiers that deliver FULL POWER AT
ALL SPEAKER IMPEDANCES. You have not been
power penalized for your choice of loudspeakers
when using the Mclntosh MC 2105.
Another of the advantages of the autoformers
is the 25 volt output for a constant voltage distribution system. With the MC 2105 several sets of
speakers can be operated independently throughout your home.
To further insure reliability a special power output SENTRY MONITORING CIRCUIT prevents failure of the power output transistors due to exces-
POWER SUPPLY SECTION
There are three separate power supply sections.
One positive and one negative high current supply
is used for the output stages. The other positive
supply is used for the driving amplifier stages. All
supplies are full wave and use silicon rectifiers.
Adequate filtering is used to assure an absolute
minimum of hum. The power output stage filter
capacitors have very high capacity, which allows
full power output below 20 Hz. The power transformer is generous in size and runs cool, even
under heavy use.
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MCINTOSH LABORATORY INC.
2 CHAMBERS ST., BINGHAMTON, N. Y. 13903
607-723-3512
Design subject to change without notice.
Printed in U.S.A.
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