McIntosh has announced the MA5300 Integrated Amplifier. The MA5300 Integrated Amplifier is McIntosh’s smallest solid state integrated amplifier in terms of both power output and physical size.

It’s a direct coupled amplifier that delivers 100 Watts per channel into 8 Ohm speakers or 160 Watts per channel into 4 Ohm speakers. New dual scale blue Watt meters give a readout of power output for both 4 and 8 Ohm impedances.

The MA5300’s complement of 12 inputs includes 6 analogue inputs (4 unbalanced, 1 balanced and 1 Moving Magnet) and 6 digital inputs (2 each coaxial and optical, 1 USB and 1 proprietary MCT for use with our MCT series of SACD/CD Transports). All digital inputs are housed in their DA1 Digital Audio Module which can be replaced by future modules as new digital audio technologies are developed. The DA1 comes with an 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analogue Converter (DAC) used in Quad Balanced mode and supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz for high resolution audio playback. All inputs can be given user-friendly names to simplify system control and configuration.

Included on the MA5300 are McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ which are connected to advanced high current output transistors that eliminate warm-up time so the MA5300 can be enjoyed from the moment it’s turned on. Powerful new control microprocessors have been used to improve overall system operation, along with some of the latest audio-grade circuit components. Bass and treble tone controls have been added to help further fine tune the music to the listener’s personal preferences.

Rounding out the MA5300 are McIntosh technologies including Power Guard®, Sentry Monitor™, Home Theater PassThru, High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®), and gold-plated speaker binding posts. The classic McIntosh aesthetic of blue Watt meters, a black glass front panel with aluminium end caps, control knobs and illuminated logo complete the MA5300.

Pricing and Availability
Orders for the MA5300 can now be placed with shipping expected to begin in October. Available in November in the UK.

Suggested retail price (VAT, shipping and any customs duties related to current standards of individual countries are excluded): $5,000 USD, £6,750 GBP.

 

 

 

 

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