McIntosh, say they are proud to announce two new products at this year’s High End show in Munich: the MA8900 integrated amplifier and the MCD350 SACD/CD player. 

MA8900 integrated amplifier $7,500 USD
The first of McIntosh’s next generation line of integrated amplifiers, the MA8900 Integrated Amplifier offers 200 Watts per channel. The MA8900 is the first product to feature our new McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™. They are made from high-quality materials with excellent thermal conductivity properties and are so efficient at dissipating heat that they warrant bearing the McIntosh “Mc” logo, say the company. They are connected to advanced high current output transistors that “eliminate thermal equilibrium lag time so that the first musical note played sounds just as good as songs played later in the listening session”.

To keep up with the ever-changing world of digital audio, all the digital inputs are housed in McIntosh’s new DA1 Digital Audio Module. The DA1 can be replaced by future modules to easily keep the MA8900 current with all the latest digital audio formats and technologies. The DA1 comes with an upgraded 8-channel, 32-bit DAC used in Quad Balanced mode and has 6 digital inputs. The USB input accepts signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz. Analogue stereo inputs include 1 balanced and 6 unbalanced plus 1 each of Moving Coil and Moving Magnet. All inputs can be given custom names for user-friendly system control and configuration.

The MA8900 includes many other updates including new, more powerful control microprocessors to improve overall system operation and some of the latest audio-grade circuit components. Other McIntosh features and technologies included in the MA8900 include: our renowned Autoformers; Power Guard®; Sentry Monitor™; Home Theater PassThru; High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®); 5-band analogue tone controls; and gold-plated speaker binding posts.

MCD350 SACD/CD player $4,500 USD*

The MCD350 SACD/CD player features a balanced 2-channel, 32-bit/192kHz DAC. Fixed analogue stereo outputs are available in both balanced and unbalanced offerings; a coax and optical output are also available. All analogue outputs plus the digital coax outputs are gold plated or superior corrosion resistance. “The MCD350 features 2x read speed so that all discs placed in its rigid aluminium die-cast tray are read at higher speeds, allowing their data to be stored in a buffer memory for a better error correction and tracking. A twin laser optical pickup uses a single objective lens with two laser units each employing different wavelengths that are optimised for SACD and CD playback. The classic McIntosh black glass front panel with an illuminated logo and aluminium end caps complete the unit.”

Orders are now being accepted for both products with shipping anticipated in June for MA8900 and July for MCD350. Target retail price for each (VAT, shipping and any customs duties related to current standards of individual countries are excluded):

Orders are now being accepted for both products with shipping anticipated in June for MA8900 and July for MCD350. Target retail price for each (VAT, shipping and any customs duties related to current standards of individual countries are excluded):

MA8900: $7,500 USD
MCD350: $4,500 USD

 

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