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McIntosh MS500 Media Streamer & Server

Sale price$6,500.00

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.


Like new MS500 in perfect working and cosmetic condition. Appears to be unused.

Included with your purchase is the MS500 along with its original manual, remote, and power cable.

Standout McIntosh Features Include:
• High Storage Capacity
The MS500 incorporates a massive 500 Gigabyte Hard Drive capable of storing the contents of a large Music Collection.

• Local AM/FM Radio Stations
The MS500 also allows for listening to AM/FM Stations via the Internet Connection.

• Balanced and Unbalanced Analog Outputs
The MS500 has both Unbalanced Outputs and Balanced Outputs which permit long cable lengths with- out a loss in sound quality.

• Graphical User Interface
When connected to a TV/Monitor, the On Screen Display provides information such as Album Name, Artist Name, Song Name, Playing Time and Location for each of the selections. This allows for easy song selection from multiple rooms in your home.

• Quiet Fan Less Operation
Enjoy your music even at low system volume settings.

*Please note that this item must be purchased in person and is not available for shipment or courier, nor will we discuss pricing over the phone. Click here to email us to make an appointment to visit our showroom.

Our recommended matching cables from Kimber Kable, all new as SkyFi is an official Kimber dealer.

D60 Digital Coaxial Interconnect (RCA/BNC Connectors)

OPT-1 Digital Optical Interconnect (TOSLINK Connectors)

Summit Series Silver Streak Analog Interconnects (PAIR) - BALANCED XLR Connectors

Summit Series Silver Streak Analog Interconnects (PAIR) - RCA Ultraplate or WBT Connectors

Kimber Kable - Base Series PK14 Power Cord - Brand New

More from McIntosh:
The sophisticated yet simple to use MS500 Music Streamer seamlessly integrates both your internet based streaming music and locally stored digital music into one comprehensive device. It allows your digital library to be enjoyed with McIntosh’s legendary audio standards – including uncompressed, lossless files with up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution.

With all its onboard storage and external connection capabilities, the MS500 can easily serve as a central hub for all your digital music. The high-speed network port connects you to leading streaming services1 such as Deezer, Murfie, Pandora®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM®, Slacker, Spotify®, TIDAL and TuneIn (services subject to change). Interfaces to these services are built in to the MS500 – putting all your streaming music at your fingertips. Internet radio stations can also be added as presets. Three USB ports allow for external mass storage or flash drives to be connected.

"The MS500 is a great product for the music lover who isn't obsessed with technical details and just wants to listen to his/her music in high quality… It will reproduce one's favorite music from less than perfect sources better than most people have ever heard." - Computer Audiophile

The MS500 runs ultra-quiet thanks to two key features. First, local music and the operating system are stored on a durable 500GB solid state drive (SSD) that has no moving parts to create noise; second, a fanless processor combined with improved ventilation means noisy cooling fans are not needed. The combination of these two things results in there being no noise to interfere with your music listening.

The MS500 can automatically synchronize the content stored on your networked computers so it is readily accessible and playable. All your content can be backed up to the Amazon Cloud Drive, Apple iCloud or Google Drive. This also allows for your music to be synchronized across multiple homes or locations when an MS500 is installed in each location. New music purchases from any of these cloud services can be automatically added to your library for easy playback.

"The MS500 has the chops to deliver a dose of high-end sound with a minimalist user interface and none of the fuss that digital audio can be known for." - AudioStream

A set of balanced and unbalanced analog outputs plus two digital outputs connect the MS500 to your preamplifier, integrated amplifier or other audio components. The MS500’s high quality digital to analog convertor (DAC) is isolated from the motherboard, ensuring your music is reproduced with extreme precision and elegance when using either of the analog outputs. Any one of the USB ports can also be used to connect an external component with a built-in DAC – including select McIntosh products;2 utilizing this external DAC, one additional independent audio zone can be created.

The MS500 utilizes a Linux based operating system that brings stability and is extremely responsive to user inputs. It is operated via the included remote control, a web browser or with free apps for iPhone, iPad or Android devices. The unit is compatible with many popular home automation systems allowing for easy integration into your existing setup. The timeless black glass front panel, illuminated logo and aluminum end caps make the MS500 a welcome addition to any audio system and room decor.

Total Harmonic Distortion

Signal To Noise Ratio

Frequency Response
2Hz to 22,000Hz

Output Impedance
600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced

Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced)
4/2 V RMS

Dynamic Range

Balanced Input
0 (None)

Balanced Output

Unbalanced Input
0 (None)

Unbalanced Output

Digital Coaxial Input
0 (None)

Digital Coaxial Output

Digital Optical Input
0 (None)

Digital Optical Output

Digital USB Input
3 (2 USB 2.0 / 1 USB 3.0)

Digital USB Audio Output
3 (only 1 can be used at a time)

Network Connection
1 (10/100/1000)

DVI Output
0 (None)

HDMI Output
1 (for GUI only)

VGA Output
1 (for GUI only)

eSata Input
0 (None)

Digital Input Format

Digital Input Sample Rate

Digital Output Format

Digital Output Sample Rate
Up to 24-Bit/192kHz

Power Control Input

Power Control Output

Rear Panel Data Input

Rear Panel IR Sensor Input

Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.5" (44.45cm) x 3-7/8" (9.8cm) x 16" (40.64cm)

Unit Weight
13.5 lbs (6.1kg)



Original Box

Not Included (We Will Not Ship)


Yes Included


Yes Included


Yes - Power Only

Physical Condition

9 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10


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 Ms500 Media Streamer & Server - In Store Only Cd + Digital
McIntosh MS500 Media Streamer & Server Sale price$6,500.00