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McIntosh MA12000 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier - NEW

Sale price$22,920.00

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Standout Features:

• Includes our Hybrid Drive™ technology that uses the best of vacuum tubes and solid state to produce the best sound performance
• Vacuum tube preamplifier and solid state power amplifier
• 350 Watts x 2 channel
• 8-band tone control
• 17 inputs (10 analog + 7 digital)
• Comes with DA2 Digital Audio Module installed

General:

The fully loaded, hybrid MA12000 Integrated Amplifier is a product of uncompromising audio engineering and expert craftsmanship. Our most powerful integrated amplifier ever, the feature rich MA12000 offers 350 Watts per channel of clean, high performance power that produces a breathtaking home audio experience. You will think your favorite musicians are playing a live, in-person performance in your house.

The MA12000 includes our Hybrid Drive™ technology that uses the best of vacuum tubes and solid state to produce the best sound performance. It gives you the warm nuances of a vacuum tube preamplifier (or valve preamplifier as some of our friends like to say) combined with the speed and raw power of a solid state amplifier, state-of-the-art digital audio capabilities, and enough analog audio connections for virtually any home music system.

"Even-tempered, effortlessly powerful and very sweet… a striking looking, bang-up-to-date muscle amp with great sound… a one-stop shop for all your audio needs." Winner of the prestigious Applause Award. - StereoNET UK

The MA12000 is a hybrid design with the preamplifier section powered by (4) 12AX7A vacuum tubes (2 tubes per audio channel), while the 350 Watt power amplifier section employs a solid state design. Our Autoformer™ technology guarantees your speakers will always be capable of receiving that full 350 Watts whether they have 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance.

"An excellent integrated, one with which you can end the search for your dream sound. The McIntosh MA12000 sounds perfect." Winner of 2022 Integrated Amplifier Product of the Year - Hi-Fi i Muzyka

There are 10 analog inputs on the MA12000 consisting of 2 balanced and 6 unbalanced inputs, plus 1 Moving Coil and 1 Moving Magnet input for connecting a turntable. Both phono inputs feature adjustable loading for fine tuning the MA12000 to your specific turntable configuration so your vinyl collection sounds just right. All the unbalanced analog connectors are constructed from premium gold-plated solid brass for superior signal handling and grounding. The MA12000 also has 1 balanced and 1 unbalanced output if you ever want to connect to an additional amplifier that's used in a different part of your residence.

For digital music, the MA12000 comes with our DA2 Digital Audio Module factory installed. Located in the DA2 are 7 digital audio inputs: 2 coaxial, 2 optical, 1 USB and 1 MCT (for use with our MCT series of SACD/CD Transports), and 1 audio-only HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)1 connection. The DA2 is powered by a next generation, Quad Balanced, 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). This audiophile-grade DAC features improved dynamic range and improved total harmonic distortion. The DA2 supports high resolution digital audio playback, as the USB input supports native playback of up to DSD512 and DXD up to 384kHz, while the coax and optical inputs can decode digital music up to 24-bit/192kHz.

"Across all styles of music, the MA12000 is capable of surprising, astonishing, impressing and moving, regardless of the medium used... The MA12000 reinvents the superlative, powerful, complete, beautiful and ultra-musical modern integrated." Winner of Reference Award. - Haute Fidélité

The HDMI (ARC) input allows TVs with a compatible HDMI (ARC) output to be connected to the MA12000 and your home stereo system to bring a new level of audio performance to your TV and movie watching that TV speakers or soundbars just can't provide. Popular multi-channel audio formats from Dolby® and DTS® are supported and will be expertly converted to 2-channel audio for proper playback. When CEC communication is enabled in both the MA12000 and your TV, your TV remote can control the power and volume of the MA12000. The DA2 can be replaced by future modules to keep your MA12000 up to date as new digital audio formats and technologies are developed.

"The McIntosh MA12000 has become, in its own right, the new king of integrated amplifiers, somehow, they come to coexist in the same body: the strength, the toughness and the power of Arnold Schwarzenegger, with the finesse and beauty of Grace Kelly." - Francisco del Pozo

The DA2 has received Roon Tested designation from Roon Labs, which can be especially useful if you have an extensive library of digital music. As a Roon Tested partner, McIntosh has provided equipment to Roon for testing with a variety of different operating systems and computers, and shared information about its design and capabilities.

The top of the MA12000 is highlighted by some updated industrial design elements. The Autoformers and power transformer are now contained in a new glass topped enclosure capped by a glass name plate encircled with a decorative trim ring. Key performance specifications and a detailed block diagram are printed on 5 glass panels.

"The McIntosh MA12000 integrated amplifier is a fabulous performer. As a preamplifier and amplifier, it offers superb power reserves with incredibly full and powerful bass combined with top-to-bottom natural warmth, tone and timbre... It brings together warmth, fullness, smoothness and forgiveness with a clarity, detail, and sufficient treble definition presence to satisfy both music lovers and audiophiles." - NOVO Magazine

Other MA12000 features include:

• Power Guard® that monitors the output signal for over driving and makes real time micro adjustments to the input signal to prevent harsh sounding clipping that could potentially damage your speakers
• Our fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit Sentry Monitor™ that disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal
• A pair of peak responding, trademarked "McIntosh Blue" Watt meters that indicate the real time power output of each audio channel
• McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ which are connected to advanced high current output transistors that minimize thermal equilibrium lag (or warm-up) time and help keep the MA12000 running cool
• Home Theater PassThru that allows for seamless integration into a home theater system
• Our 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
• A discrete, eight-band tone control that allows for advanced manual analog adjustment of your favorite recordings
• High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) which can bring an added dimension to headphone listening
• Power Control to send power on/off signals to connected McIntosh components for easy system power up and shutdown
• Doubling of filter capacity compared to our other integrated amplifiers for even better low frequency performance
• The latest audio-grade circuit components to deliver the best sound possible
• Powerful control microprocessors to improve overall system operation
• Easy operation via front panel controls or the included comprehensive remote control

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

Brand Background:

Founded in 1949, McIntosh is known for offering distinguished home audio systems that deliver the ultimate experience in music and film. Offering products for two-channel stereo sound systems and multi-channel home theaters with surround sound, McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home audio entertainment experience for discriminating listeners around the world. Our iconic blue Watt output meter is globally recognized as a symbol of quality home audio. With a McIntosh home stereo system or home theater, listeners have the ability to create their own luxury audio experience – and truly live their music.

McIntosh products are designed and handcrafted at our Binghamton, NY factory by our dedicated employees who share a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. Since our inception, McIntosh has been powering some of the most important moments in music history and pop culture. From President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration speech to Woodstock to the famous Grateful Dead “Wall of Sound,” McIntosh has not only witnessed history, we have shaped it. 

Included:

MA12000, Remote Control, Power Cord, Owner's Manual.

Packing:

Factory Sealed McIntosh Carton

Dimensions:

Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
17-1/2” (44.5cm) x 9-7/16” (24 cm) x 19-3/4” (50.2cm)

Weight:

Unit Weight
108 lbs (48.9kg)

Reviews:

https://www.mcintoshlabs.com/brand/news/MA12000-StereoNET-UK

Link to Manual:

Click Here

Recommended Cables:

McIntosh Balanced Audio Cables (XLR)

McIntosh Audio Cables (RCA)

McIntosh Digital Audio Cables

McIntosh Speaker Cables

McIntosh Power Control Cables

Kimber Kable - Ascent 10 Gauge Power Cord - Better 

Kimber Kable - Palladian 10 Gauge Power Cord - Best

Specs:

ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS
Power Output per Channel
350 Watts

Number of Channels
2

Speaker Impedance
2, 4, or 8 Ohms

Rated Power Band
20Hz to 20kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion
Preamplifier: 0.03%
Amplifier: 0.005%

Dynamic Headroom
1.5dB

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)
600mV/300mV

Sensitivity (Power Amp input)
1.7V

Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil)
75dB

Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet)
77dB

Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level)
95dB

Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp input)
114dB

Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)
44K/22K

Damping Factor
>40

Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced)
8V Unbalanced
16V Balanced

DIGITAL AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type
8-channel, 32-bit/384kHz 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 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, DSD512, 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
Preamplifier: Vacuum Tube
Amplifier: Solid State

Output Type
Autoformer™

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

 

Click here to schedule an appointment to visit our store or call 201-879-0000.

Please note this item must be purchased in store and we will not ship under any circumstances. Click here for more information about this policy.

Please support your local McIntosh Dealer.

Mcintosh Ma12000 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier - In Store Only
McIntosh MA12000 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier - NEW Sale price$22,920.00