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McIntosh MA9000

Stereo Integrated Amplifier

£12,995.00 Each

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Features

Ins & Outs

There are enough inputs and outputs on the MA9000 to last a lifetime. The 10 analog connections are comprised of 2 balanced and 6 unbalanced inputs plus 1 Moving Coil and 1 Moving Magnet for turntable connectivity. Both phono inputs feature adjustable loading for fine tuning of vinyl playback. All unbalanced analog connectors are made from premium gold-plated solid brass for superior signal handling and grounding. On the digital side, 2 coax, 2 optical, 1 USB and 1 MCT input (for use with our MCT500 SACD/CD Transport) are all housed in our new DA1 Digital Audio Module; the DA1 can be easily replaced by future modules to keep your MA9000 up to date as new digital audio formats and technologies are developed. The DA1 utilizes a powerful 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) used in Quad Balanced mode. The coax and optical inputs will decode music up to 24-bit/192kHz for high resolution audio playback; the USB input accepts even higher PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz. All inputs can be given custom names for user-friendly system control and configuration. All inputs also function independently of each other and each is always available for use regardless of how your sources are connected.

Design & Function

The MA9000 features our new McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ that are made from high quality materials with excellent thermal conductivity properties. They are so efficient at dissipating heat that they warrant bearing the McIntosh “Mc” logo. They also have a higher quality finish thanks to a new manufacturing process. They are connected to advanced high current output transistors that eliminate thermal equilibrium lag time (or warm-up time), meaning the first note played will sound just as good as those played later in your listening session. New, more powerful control microprocessors have been used in the MA9000 to improve overall system operation. Some of the latest audio-grade circuit components have also been utilized to allow the MA9000 to deliver the best sound possible. At 300 Watts per channel, the MA9000 has enough power to properly drive virtually all loudspeakers – and our renowned McIntosh Autoformer™ guarantees your speakers will always receive that full 300 Watts regardless if they have 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance. Other McIntosh features included in the MA9000 are: Power Guard® that monitors and adjusts the sound wave at the speed of light to prevent harsh sounding distortion and clipping that could damage your speakers Sentry Monitor™ is our fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit that disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal Home Theater PassThru that allows for seamless integration into a home theater system High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) which can bring an added dimension to headphone listening A discrete, eight-band tone control that allows for advanced manual analog adjustment of your favorite recordings Power Control to send power on/off signals to connected McIntosh components for easy system power up and shutdown Our patented Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts that easily but securely attach the speaker cables to prevent them from coming loose and possibly causing a short; the binding posts are also gold-plated to prevent corrosion and ensure a quality signal is sent over your speaker cables to your speakers

Classic Design

The entire unit is wrapped in the classic McIntosh aesthetic with blue watt meters, a black glass front panel, control knobs, illuminated logo, aluminum end caps with built-in handles and a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis.

Technical Specification

McIntosh MA9000
Product Details
 
Warranty
36 Months
Manufacturer
McIntosh
Model Number
MA9000
Colour
Black
Technical Specifications

Power Output per Channel
300 Watts
Number of Channels
2
Speaker Impedance
2, 4, or 8 Ohms
Rated Power Band
20Hz to 20kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.005%
Dynamic Headroom
1.8dB
Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB
20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response, +0, -3dB
10Hz to 100kHz
Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil)
0.30mV
Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet)
3.0mV
Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced)
0.6V/0.3V
Sensitivity (Power Amp input)
1.7V
Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil)
82dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet)
84dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level)
98dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp input)
114dB
Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)
10K/22K
Damping Factor
>40
Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced)
8V Unbalanced
16V Balanced

Connectivity
Balanced Input
2
Unbalanced Input
6
Phono Input Moving Coil
1 (adjustable loading)
Phono Input Moving Magnet
1 (adjustable loading)
Upgradeable Digital Audio Module
Yes
Digital Coaxial Input
2
Digital Optical Input
2
Digital MCT (DIN) Input
1
Digital USB Input
1
Balanced Variable Output
1
Unbalanced Fixed Output
1
Unbalanced Variable Output
1
Headphone Output
1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
Subwoofer Output
0
AM/FM Tuner option
No
Home Theater PassThru
Yes
Unbalanced Analog Connector Type
Premium gold-plated solid brass
Speaker Binding Post Type
Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts
Service Port
1

Digital Audio Specifications
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type
8-channel, 32-bit/192kHz PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced
Digital Coaxial Input Sample Rate
24-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz
Digital Optical Input Sample Rate
24-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz
Digital MCT (DIN) Input Sample Rate
16-bit/44.1kHz (CD)
DSD64 (SACD)
Digital USB Input Sample Rate
32-bit/44.1kHz to 384kHz (PCM)
DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DXD352.8kHz, DXD384kHz

Control
Tone Controls
8-Band
Tone Bypass and Input Assign
Yes
RS232 Control Input
Yes
Power Control Output
1 Main, 2 Trigger
Rear Panel Data Port
4
Rear Panel IR Sensor Input
Yes
Input Level Match
Yes

General Specifications
Vacuum Tube or Solid State
Solid State
Output Type
Autoformer™
Output Meters
Yes
Dual Layer Chassis
Yes
Chassis Finish
Polished stainless steel & black painted steel
McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™
Yes
Power Requirement
120V, 50/60Hz, 6.6A
Standby Power Requirement
<0.25 Watts

Total weight
46kg
Length
558mm
Width
445mm
Height
240mm
Voltage
220v / 240v Only

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