McIntosh MC30 Classic Tube Signature Rebuild

This is the first installment of the McIntosh MC30 rebuild. The idea here is to do the same thing to a pair of McIntosh MC30 Monoblocks as I did to the a pair of Heathkit w5m’s – if you recall I took a pair of rusty Heathkits and rebuilt them to better than new specifications – using nothing but the best parts. I had them for sale on the website here and I could of sold 4 pair since then, but once they are gone they are gone.

This time around I am going to take a pair of MC30’s and rebuild them better than new, and if I get a deposit from a fellow tube lover they can help spec the parts. for example, I will be using Solen Fastcaps for coupling, but if you want we can use Auricaps from Sonic Craft or if you prefer we can even use orange drops, it is up to you, other than that the only other “options” so to speak of are the tubes. Right now I am planning on using NOS JAN 6l6 tubes with NOS Telefunkens General Electric tubes. But again if you are the lucky buyer and want to use something different you get to choose. (ofcourse we will be adjusting the price accordingly)

So far the transformers have been removed from the chassis and painted with 5 coats of black automotive lacquer, the bottom plates of the chassis were also painted to match with the black automotive paint. The serial number decals were preserved and then clear coated onto the chassis so you barely feel where the serial number sticker starts and ends.The transformers have super high quality foil stickers on them.

The chrome is new and the silk-screening is perfect and matches the original exactly. The McIntosh chrome logo is shiny and blemish free. (Photos coming very soon)

The wiring will be Teflon coated fireproof aircraft wire rated at 1000 volts. The tube sockets will be NOS Bakelite sockets just like the original however if you prefer I can use ceramic or Teflon sockets.

Check back soon to watch the evolution of this classic restoration of a classic piece of audio history.

here are the new upgraded 1/8 inch phenolic turret boards

McIntosh Mc30 Turretboards

McIntosh Mc30 turret-boards


McIntosh MC 2105 + C28 + MR74 = More McIntosh For Sale

Well as you might of guessed we like McIntosh gear actually we really really really like McIntosh gear (yes even if it doesn’t have tubes : – ), it’s one of the few audio products that has consistently produced excellent sounding and visually stunning components.

What we have here is a Mint Condition C28 Pre-Amp MR-74 Tuner and a MC2105 Power Amp all of them are in need of a good cleaning, with the exception of the MC-2105 which will need new glass because this one has the typical de-lamination / bubbling on the inside of the glass. Also a bit of trivia, the MC2105 was used on stage by Bob Weir one of the members of the Grateful Dead back in the late 70’s and early 80’s. How Cool Is That?

Check back soon to see them brought back to their original specs and appearance and if you are interested in purchasing them feel free to send us an offer.

Front Panel view of  Mcintosh C28 Preamp

Very nice and clean C28 Mcintosh Pre-amp before restoration

McIntosh MC-2105 Power Amp in wooden case - bubbles on glass

A very Nice McIntosh MC-2105 Amp in an original wooden case, too bad there are bubbles on the glass

MR74 McIntosh FM Tuner - Minty

Now that I have this I will be listening to FM now. A minty MR74 before restoration.

Bob Weir with a gibson acoustic guitar and a stack of new McIntosh equipment in his home studio

Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead in his home studio with his new McIntosh -

Here is a photo of Bob Weir in his studio with his new Mcintosh Gear check it out on the Mcintosh Labs website here

McIntosh = MINT MC60’s For Sale!

We are in restoration process of a pair of MC60’s, that when complete will be as nice as the ones pictured or just a tad bit cleaner!. Be the one to reserve this pair for you, all it takes is a deposit to  reserve them. We estimate final completion by April 30, 2012.. the pictured pair you see is a set we completed just a while back.

I wanted to get you a picture that would be fully represetative of this pair now in process. The work will be all power supply caps replaced, power supply fully rebuilt, precision matched critical circuit resistors will be 1% low noise metal film types. The audio signal path capacitors will all be matched Mylar (orange dips), all small signal tubes NOS test as new Telefunkins or RCA for drivers. Rectifiers all NOS test 5u4 types. Output tubes matched new issue Tung-Sol 6550’s. This is a full rebuild not just a few parts thrown in. Once complete a rigorous 30 hour burn in QC process begins, all voltages will be referenced to original McIntosh specifications. Finally the sound?.. Fabulous McIntosh 100%

These will go soon, act now $ 4500.00 (the pair)

Thanks, the “Tubology Team”


4-15-2012. We have a pending sale, I will change this to sold when we receive the deposit funds.


4-18-2010 They are now gone and in process of restoration for their new home. We always have more gear, don’t be shy inquire

an Ad for our 50-w2 – Mcintosh

50-w2 original ad  and we have one of these for sale if you are interested and yes they do sound better

A special audio experience “The Classic McIntosh C20”

Pictured a McIntosh C20 pre-amplifier. Note the full compliment of Telefunkin tubes all NOS test! It came in with an intermittent noise in both channels. A few caps later along with some proper contact cleaning and a bit of “Tubeology” work with selection/match of the Telefunkin’s and our proprietary tube socket and pin contact enhancing process (DNA) It’s sounding  stunning! In audiophile terms, “fast, transparent, detailed, deep and layered sound-stage, engaging”front of 20c mcintosh pre-amp

JUST IN !!!! McIntosh …….. Get your’s reserved now

We should have photos up soon, but I wanted to get these listed as they will go fast, you can by deposit reserve them now and we will build them to whatever restoration level you would like from just clean up and parts as needed to make nice functional units or more extreme, designer audiophile parts, special chrome and paint etc. To full “Maxx” restorations. We have just acquired the following (2) McIntosh MC60 Mono’s in a cosmetic condition of 8.5 out of 10 (1) McIntosh C20 in a cosmetic condition of 8  includes nice McIntosh wood cabinet. (1) McIntosh MR65 stereo FM tuner in a condition of 7.5

email us if you have interest in reserving any of these fine classics.. Thanks Pat~