This is the “bulldog” in McIntosh’s range of power amps. Physically imposing, the MC303 has a power output that matches its physical stature. With 300W into three channels, they would drive your front three speakers with sumptuous amount of power or if you own one of those speakers that can be tri-wired, the MC303 will do the trick nicely. Sonically, its the same old McIntosh sound. Unmistakable the moment you listen to it or visually eyeing the glorious blue meters. The amp is 22″ deep, 18″ wide and 12.5″ tall. The big rack handles on the front and a lifting bar on the back makes it somewhat easier (still a two person job) to lift its 180 lb weight but trying to fit this into a rack will be all but impossible. It will need to sit on the floor or a large amp stand.
Cosmetically, the MC303 is in fine shape. The top cover on one of its transformers “suffered” three minor dings when an overhead display piece from a shelf fell over it but otherwise, the usual scuff marks here and there from use but nothing major. Local pickup from our store perferred but if shipping is required, it will be strap on to a pallet and ship freight.