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McIntosh MP100

McIntosh MP100

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Product Description

MP100 Phono Pre-Amplifier from McIntosh…

The MP100 is the first dedicated phono preamplifier from McIntosh and is designed to help both new and experienced vinyl lovers get the most fidelity, performance and – most importantly – enjoyment from their albums.

Like all McIntosh products, the MP100 is packed with features designed specifically for the vinyl lover including: Moving Coil and Moving Magnet inputs; Moving Coil and Moving Magnet adjustable loading (6 settings each); balanced and unbalanced analogue outputs; optical, coax and USB digital outputs; and a Mono switch for when playing mono records to decrease noise and play the signal correctly. For pure analogue use, the digital outputs can be completely disabled and powered down.

There are many ways to integrate the MP100 into your audio system. If you’re new to vinyl and just building your system, it can become the main part of your setup. Or if you already have a system with an older preamp you don’t want to part with, the MP100 is an excellent way to add modern phono features. If you’ve got a home theatre system and would like to add a turntable, the MP100 is an easy way to add full phono preamp capabilities without having to get a full-sized stereo preamp that would undoubtedly duplicate many of your home theatre processor’s features.

While spinning vinyl on a turntable is a great and unique way to enjoy music, there’s no denying the convenience of having digital versions of the albums. When used with a properly configured conversion program, the MP100 can “rip” the records to a computer via USB to produce high quality digital files. The digital outputs are fixed at 24-bit/96kHz to capture the full dynamic range of a record while optimising digital file size. If an album has a very loud section, the clipping indicator will alert you so you can lower the digital output in order to produce a distortion-free recording.

Compact in size at just 3” tall, it has many ageless McIntosh design cues. It shares the same 11.5” narrow chassis design as the MXA80 Integrated Audio System, MHA150 Headphone Amplifier and MB50 Streaming Audio Player to help build a cohesive system. It can also easily be added to a system comprised of standard, wider width chassis.

Custom Specifications

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005%
Frequency Response: ±0.3dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced): 16/8 V RMS
Input Impedance: Moving Coil: 25, 50, 100, 200, 400 or 1k Ohms; 470pF; Moving Magnet: 47k Ohms; 50, 100, 150, 200, 300 or 400pF
Phono Voltage Gain: Moving Coil: 60dB; Moving Magnet: 40dB
Signal To Noise Ratio: Moving Coil: 78dB; Moving Magnet: 80dB
Maximum Input Signal (Moving Coil): 8mV
Maximum Input Signal (Moving Magnet): 80mV
Maximum Input Signal (Balanced): N/A
Maximum Input Signal (Unbalanced): N/A
Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil): 1mV
Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet): 10mV
Sensitivity (Balanced): N/A
Sensitivity (Unbalanced): N/A
Rated Output: 2V Balanced; 1V Unbalanced
Output Impedance: 200 Ohms Balanced; 100 Ohms Unbalanced
Phono Equalization Curves: 1: RIAA
Noise Filters: 0
Phono Profiles: 0

Phono Input Moving Coil: 1 (adjustable)
Phono Input Moving Magnet: 1 (adjustable)
Phono Input Universal: 0
Balanced Line Input: 0
Unbalanced Line Input: 0
Balanced Fixed Output: 1 Stereo
Unbalanced Fixed Output: 1 Stereo
Digital Coaxial Output: 1
Digital Optical Output: 1
Digital USB Audio Output: 1
Unbalanced Analog Connector Type: Standard

Power Control Input: 1
Power Control Output: 1

Digital Output Sample Rate: Optical: PCM – 24-bit/96kHz; Coaxial: PCM – 24-bit/96kHz; USB: PCM – 24-bit/96kHz

Multi-Chassis or Single: Single
Output Meters: No
Vacuum Tube or Solid State: Solid State
Power Consumption (On): 8 Watts

Dimensions (W x H x D): 11.5″ (29.2cm) x 3.78125″ (9.6cm) x 16.75″ (42.5cm)
Weight: 8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)
Shipping Weight: 9.6 lbs (4.4 kg)

1 review for McIntosh MP100

  1. DB HIFI

    Groovy 8/10 Rating from Paul Rigby (The Audiophile Man) – https://theaudiophileman.com/mp100/

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