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Bring all your music to life with the MA8900 Integrated Amplifier. The first of McIntosh’s next generation line of integrated amplifiers, it offers 200 Watts per channel and combines many new features with McIntosh’s legendary amplification prowess and preamplifier capabilities – into one all-encompassing unit.
The MA8900 is the first product to feature the 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. Besides helping your MA8900 run cool, they’ll also help it look cool thanks to a new finishing process that results in a higher quality appearance. They are connected to advanced high current output transistors that eliminate thermal equilibrium lag time (or warm-up time) so that the first musical note played sounds just as good as songs played later in your listening session.
To keep up with the ever-changing world of digital audio, all the digital inputs are housed in the new DA1 Digital Audio Module. The DA1 Digital Audio Module can be replaced by future modules to easily keep your MA8900 current with all the latest digital audio formats and technologies. It has 6 digital inputs consisting of 2 coax, 2 optical, 1 USB and 1 MCT for use with the MCT450 SACD/CD Transport.
Analog stereo inputs include 1 balanced and 6 unbalanced plus 1 each of Moving Coil and Moving Magnet for turntable connectivity. All inputs can be given custom names for user-friendly system control and configuration. Unlike McIntosh’s previous integrated amplifiers, every input now functions independently of each other and all are always available for use regardless of how you connect your sources.
Besides new heatsinks and advanced digital audio capabilities, the MA8900 includes many other updates. McIntosh engineers have used new, more powerful control microprocessors to improve overall system operation. They have also incorporated some of the latest audio-grade circuit components to allow the MA8900 to deliver the best sound possible.
Monitors and adjusts the sound wave at the speed of light to prevent harsh sounding distortion and clipping that could damage your speakers.
McIntosh’s fuseless short-circuit protection circuit disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal.
Home Theater PassThru
Allows for seamless integration into a home theater system.
High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) brings an added dimension to headphone listening.
A discrete, five band tone-control permits manual analog adjustment of your favorite recordings.
Sends power on/off signals to connected McIntosh components for easy system power up and shutdown.
Gold-plated speaker binding posts prevent corrosion to ensure a quality signal is sent over your speaker cables to your speakers.
Iconic McIntosh Look
The entire unit is wrapped in the timeless McIntosh aesthetic with blue watt meters, a black glass front panel, control knobs, illuminated logo, aluminum end caps and a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis.
POWER OUTPUT PER CHANNEL: 200 Watts
NUMBER OF CHANNELS: 2
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE: 2, 4, or 8 Ohms
RATED POWER BAND: 20Hz to 20kHz
TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: 0.005%
DYNAMIC HEADROOM: 2dB
FREQUENCY RESPONSE +0,-0.5DB: 20Hz to 20kHz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE, +0, -3DB: 10Hz to 100kHz
SENSITIVITY PHONO (MOVING COIL / MOVING MAGNET): 0.25mV / 2.5mV
SENSITIVITY HIGH LEVEL (BALANCED / UNBALANCED): 0.5V/0.25V
SENSITIVITY (POWER AMP): 1.4V
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (MOVING COIL / MOVING MAGNET): 80dB / 82dB
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (HIGH LEVEL / POWER AM): 95dB / 113dB
INPUT IMPEDANCE (BALANCED / UNBALANCED): 20K/20K
DAMPING FACTOR: >40
MAXIMUM OUTPUT (BALANCED / UNBALANCED): 8V Unbalanced
BALANCED INPUT: 1
UNBALANCED INPUT: 6
PHONO INPUT MOVING COIL / MOVING MAGNET: 1 / 1
UPGRADEABLE DIGITAL AUDIO MODULE: Yes
DIGITAL COAXIAL INPUT: 2
DIGITAL OPTICAL INPUT: 2
DIGITAL MCT (DIN) INPUT: 1
DIGITAL USB INPUT: 1
BALANCED VARIABLE OUTPUT: 0
UNBALANCED FIXED OUTPUT: 1
UNBALANCED VARIABLE OUTPUT: 2
HEADPHONE OUTPUT: 1/4″ High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
HOME THEATER PASSTHRU: Yes
SERVICE PORT: 1
DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER (DAC) TYPE: 8-channel, 32-bit/192kHz 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 (DIN) 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
TONE CONTROLS: 5-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
VACUUM TUBE OR SOLID STATE: Solid State
OUTPUT AUTOFORMER: Yes
OUTPUT METERS: Yes
DUAL LAYER CHASSIS: Yes
MCINTOSH MONOGRAMMED HEATSINKS™: Yes
POWER REQUIREMENT: 120V 50/60Hz, 4.4 amps
STANDBY POWER REQUIREMENT: <0.25 Watts
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D): 17-1/2″ (44.45cm) x 7-5/8″ (19.37cm) x 22″ (55.88cm)
WEIGHT: 75 lbs (34.1 kg)
SHIPPING WEIGHT: 93 lbs (42.3 kg)
Subject to the terms and conditions stated below, McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. (“McIntosh”) warrants to the original owner that this Product shall be free from defects in workmanship or materials for a term of three (3) years from the date when it was purchased from an Authorized McIntosh Dealer. Provided, however, that rather than the three (3) years of coverage afforded the Product generally, where applicable, vacuum tubes contained in our Products are warranted for 90 days from the date of purchase, hard disc drives and projector lamps contained in our Products are warranted for one (1) year from the date of purchase.
In the event of any defect covered by this Warranty, McIntosh shall without charge provide all parts, materials, and labor necessary to restore the Product to its original specifications. After repair, McIntosh shall return the Product to its owner at the owner’s expense. In the alternative, McIntosh may at its sole option either replace the Product without charge, or if replacement is not commercially practicable or repair or replacement cannot be accomplished within a reasonable time, McIntosh may refund the purchase price of the Product, subject where appropriate to reasonable depreciation for actual use in accordance with applicable laws, in full satisfaction of its warranty obligations. McIntosh or its Authorized Service Agency will undertake to complete the repair and return of the Product as soon as circumstances permit, unless prevented by causes beyond their reasonable control.
This Warranty does not cover any of the following: (a) glass panels, cabinetry, trim, or other appearance items (except where they are defective at the time of original sale and the Product is delivered for repair within the first thirty (30) days thereafter); (b) batteries, or damage to the Product caused by failure of batteries; (c) or damage to the Product caused by failure of projector lamp; (d) loss of, or damage or corruption to, digital data, files, or other information content of any kind, regardless of cause; (e) failures arising from accident, catastrophe, misuse, neglect, or failure to properly connect and operate the Product in accordance with the accompanying instructions; (f) failures arising from improper installation or removal of the Product; or (g) failures arising from any tampering, alteration, or damage to the Product or attempted servicing of the Product by anyone other than McIntosh or an Authorized McIntosh Service Agency; and McIntosh shall have no liability or obligation of any kind with respect to any of the foregoing types of failures.