One thing I don't get about McIntosh amps (although I love their aesthetic) is that the power output does NOT increase with decreasing impedance.
So it's like 250W into 8 ohms, 250W into 4 ohms, 250W into 2 ohms, instead of 400-500W into 4 ohms and 600-700W into 2 ohms. It seems like a "handicap" to me. I don't get it.
I thought the main point of getting external amps is for higher power output, especially for 2-4 ohms?
Maybe McIntosh's philosophy is to manufacture amplifiers that deliver the listed power output irrespective of the impedance.