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McIntosh MXA80

McIntosh MXA80


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Product Description

The MXA80 Integrated Audio System is the next generation of the acclaimed MXA70. It maintains the same compact footprint and full functionality while adding support for DSD and DXD digital music files thanks to a new digital-to-analog converter (DAC).

The MXA80 features a 50 watt stereo amplifier and a pair of specially designed 2-way desktop speakers that achieve a remarkably rich and full bodied level of performance for their size. A total of six inputs – 4 digital and 2 analog – allow you to connect your music sources. The USB input accepts PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 along with DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz. Our exclusive MCT input offers a secure DSD connection to enjoy the high definition audio on SACDs when paired with the MCT80 SACD/CD Transport.

A dedicated headphone amplifier is available for those times when you want to listen to your music more intimately. It takes advantage of unique McIntosh technologies so that every headphone yields the best possible personal listening experience. Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) brings added dimension to your music while Power Guard® prevents clipping that could damage your speakers or headphones. A 5 step Bass Boost Control allows for further tonal customization.

The MXA80’s compact size makes it a great audio system for an office, bedroom or vacation house. Combine it with the similarly-sized MB50 Streaming Audio Player and MP100 Phono Preamplifier to form the basis of a complete audio system. The amplifier is housed in a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis that compliments the classic glass front panel, knobs and brushed aluminium end caps; the speakers come with a luxurious, high gloss piano black finish.

Custom Specifications

Power Output per Channel: 50 Watts
Speaker Impedance: 8 Ohms
Rated Power Band: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005%
Intermodulation Distortion: 0.005% maximum, if the instantaneous peak power is 100 watts or less per channel with both channels operating for any combination of frequencies from 20Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Headroom: 1.5dB
Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB: 20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response, +0, -3dB: 10Hz to 100kHz
Sensitivity (Unbalanced): 300mV
Sensitivity (Balanced): 600mV
Maximum Input Signal (Unbalanced): 8V
Maximum Input Signal (Balanced): 16V
Signal To Noise Ratio: 105dB
Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced): 25K/25K
Damping Factor: >150
Preamplifier Output: 3V (8V maximum)
Preamplifier Output Impedance: 500 Ohms
Voltage Gain: 36.5dB
Power Guard: <2% THD with up to 16dB overdrive at 1kHz

System Driver Complement: One 4 inch Woofer/Midrange, One 3/4 inch Dome Tweeter
Impedance: 8 Ohms Nominal
Frequency Response: 60Hz – 45kHz
Sensitivity: 80dB (2.83V/1m equivalent)
Crossover Frequency: 2,000Hz
Power Handling: 75 Watts
Enclosure Finish: High Gloss Black
Grille Finish: Black Knit Cloth

Digital Coaxial Input Sample Rate: 16Bit, 24Bit – 32kHz to 192kHz
Digital Optical Input Sample Rate: 16Bit, 24Bit – 32kHz to 192kHz
Digital MCT (DIN) Input Sample Rate: 16Bit, 24Bit – 32kHz to 192kHz
Digital USB Input Sample Rate: 16Bit, 24Bit, 32Bit – 32kHz to 384kHz

Headphone Power Output: High Selection: 1W, Normal Selection: 250mW
Headphone Output Impedance: 8-40 Ohms, 40-150 Ohms, 150-600 Ohms

Headphone Output: 1 (1/4″)
High Level Inputs Unbalanced: 1 Stereo
High Level Inputs Balanced: 1 Stereo
Digital Coaxial Input: 1
Digital Optical Input: 1
Digital MCT (DIN) Input: 1
Digital USB Input: 1
Preamplifier Output: 1 Stereo

Tone Controls: 5 Step Bass Boost Control: 0 to +12.5dB (in 2.5dB steps) @ 40Hz
Power Control Input: Yes
Power Control Output: Yes

Output Meters: Yes
Vacuum Tube or Solid State: Solid State
Power Requirement: 120V 50/60Hz, 1.5A
Standby Power Requirement: <0.25 Watts
Output Autoformer: Yes for Headphones

Dimensions (W x H x D): 23-1/4″ (59.1cm) x 10-7/8″ (27.62cm) x 19″ (48.3cm)
Weight: 50 lbs (22.6 kg)
Shipping Weight: 66 lbs (29.9 kg)


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