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McIntosh MA5300 Integrated Amplifier and DAC - NEW

Sale price£4,731.00

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Standout Features:

• 100 Watts into 8 Ohms
• 160 Watts into 4 Ohms
• Comes with DA1 Digital Audio Module installed
• Optional dealer (SkyFi) installed upgrade to DA2 Digital Audio Module available

General:

The MA5300 Integrated Amplifier is proof that big sound can come in small packages. It is our smallest solid state integrated amplifier in terms of both power output and physical size, making it an ideal choice for smaller spaces or for someone just beginning to assemble a home audio system. 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 an accurate readout of power output for both 4 and 8 Ohm impedances.

There are many integrateds in this price category, "but nobody does it 'the McIntosh way.' You get all the things you want from an amplifier: power, control and high resolution with tons of details. You get an amplifier that plays from the heart." Awarded 5 out of 5 stars. - Stereo+

The MA5300’s complement of 12 inputs includes 6 analog inputs (4 unbalanced, 1 balanced and 1 Moving Magnet input for turntables) 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 our DA1 Digital Audio Module which can be replaced by future modules as new digital audio technologies are developed. (NOW AVAILABLE: Optional dealer installed upgrade to the DA2 Digital Audio Module.) The DA1 comes with an 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog 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.

"If I were to begin building (once again) a highly accurate laboratory reference audio system, I would base everything on the corner stone that is the McIntosh MA5300 Integrated Amplifier." - Enjoy The Music

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

"If you were looking for an integrated amplifier with substantial physical presence but also deft handling of music then I recommend you test your ears with the McIntosh MA5300." - Stereonet

The MA5300 is one of many McIntosh products to receive Roon Tested designation from Roon Labs. 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 MA5300 is a "clean, open-sounding, ‘iron fist in a velvet glove’ amplifier that is very faithful to the source" that is able to put "the music and fun into recordings, regardless of their quality." A system built around the MA5300 is "likely to provide a massive amount of musical enjoyment for a very long time." - HiFi Wigwam

Rounding out the MA5300 are time tested 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 aluminum end caps, control knobs and illuminated logo complete the MA5300.

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:

MA5300, Remote Control, Owner's Manual, Power Cord.

Packing:

Factory Sealed McIntosh Carton

Dimensions:

17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.2cm) x 18-3/4" (47.6cm)

Weight:

38 lbs (17.2 kg)

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Link to Manual:

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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
100 Watts into 8 Ohms
160 Watts into 4 Ohms

Number of Channels
2

Speaker Impedance
4 or 8 Ohms

Rated Power Band
20Hz to 20kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion
0.005%

Dynamic Headroom
1.8dB

Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB
20Hz to 20kHz

Frequency Response, +0, -3dB
10Hz to 100kHz

Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil)
N/A

Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet)
2.5mV

Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced)
0.5V/0.25V

Sensitivity (Power Amp input)
1V

Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil)
N/A

Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet)
82dB

Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level)
95dB

Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp input)
110dB

Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)
20K/20K

Damping Factor
8 Ohms: >200
4 Ohms: >100

Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced)
8V Unbalanced

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, DXD352.8kHz, DXD384kHz

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Vacuum Tube or Solid State
Solid State

Output Type
Direct Coupled

Output Meters
Yes

Dual Layer Chassis
Yes

Chassis Finish
Black painted steel

McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™
Yes

Power Requirement
120V 50/60Hz, 2.3A

Standby Power Requirement
<0.25 Watts

  

Click here to schedule an appointment to visit our store.

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 Ma5300 Integrated Amplifier And Dac
McIntosh MA5300 Integrated Amplifier and DAC - NEW Sale price£4,731.00