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McIntosh MA9000

McIntosh MA9000

£12,995.00

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Product Description

The MA9000 Integrated Amplifier can help you achieve audio perfection. McIntosh’s largest integrated in both size and power, it offers 300 Watts per channel and combines their amplifier and preamplifier expertise into one comprehensive unit.

There are enough inputs and outputs on the MA9000 to last a lifetime. The 10 analogue 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 analogue 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 utilises a powerful 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analogue 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.

The MA9000 features their new McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ that are made from high quality materials with excellent thermal conductivity properties. The heatsinks are so efficient at dissipating heat that they warrant bearing the McIntosh “Mc” logo. Thanks to a new manufacturing process they also have a higher quality finish. 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 utilised 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 the 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 McIntosh’s 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 Theatre PassThru that allows for seamless integration into a home theatre 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 analogue adjustment of your favorite recordings
  • Power Control to send power on/off signals to connected McIntosh components for easy system power up and shutdown
  • McIntosh’s 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

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

Custom Specifications

ELECTRONIC 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 Theatre PassThru: Yes
Unbalanced Analogue 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-Analogue 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 Autoformer: Yes
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

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/2” (44.5cm) x 9-7/16” (24 cm) x 22” (55.88cm) including knobs, connectors and cables
Weight: 101 lbs (45.8kg)
Shipping Weight: 134 lbs (60.8kg)

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