Go to the McIntosh web site. Give them a call as they are very helpful.
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I haven't had the same experience as Theo - of the 6 McIntoshes I have had, the type of bulb varied like crazy, sometimes three different types in the same amp!! (7200 and C712)
The 1201 doesn't use LEDs - they are miniature incadescent bulbs.
I think your only choice is to get them from McIntosh. I tried to find meter bulbs locally but never found the right wattage (although lots were close but...). Then I could find them online but you had to order in lots of 100 or 1000.
I have had some soldered, some plug in, some with retaining clips so it is hard to say. I would just order them from Mc before taking the amp apart.
Also, a couple used McIntoshes I bought turned out to have the wrong bulbs in them and once I replaced them with Mc parts, the lighting was much more uniform and attractive.
hey guys,i got the word from ckuck at mcintosh labs & im f@#$%d,the bulbs are the solder type & im dreading lugging these tanks back & forth to the dealer,im going to see if i can get some old fashioned house call type service on these amps before i go carting them around,man was it a drag just getting them in the rack & im not too excited about going thru that again.
i was really hoping that they were the pop in type like in the mc500,ive also seen alot of different types of bulbs in mac gear & thats somthing that makes no sense to me,i dont mind soldering a bulb or two but i think on the 1201's im gonna play it safe & hire a pro.