McIntosh MI254 Digital Amplifier

The MI254 4-Channel Digital Amplifier is a versatile, multi-channel amplifier ideal for use in distributed audio, home theater, or 2-channel stereo playback.

The MI254 delivers 250 watts into 8-ohm speakers or 300 watts into 4-ohm speakers via its highly sophisticated closed-loop digital switching amplifiers. These amplifiers are paired with extremely robust power supplies that produce performance levels rarely achieved in distributed audio.

It has installer-friendly physical dimensions and is 2U rack-mountable via the included mounting ears (the mounting ears are removable for non-rack installations). As a highly efficient Class D amplifier, it does not require noisy cooling fans to maintain nominal operating temperature. In addition to distributed audio use, the MI254 is well-suited for home theaters to drive surround sound speakers and could be integrated into virtually any existing home theater system.

On the front panel are two blue McIntosh Watt Meters that display the summed power output of channels 1 + 2 and channels 3 + 4. Multi-color LED indicators display the status of each channel. The back panel includes both a balanced and unbalanced input for each channel along with McIntosh's standard 5-way speaker binding posts.

The MI254 includes many McIntosh design cues including a black glass front panel, blue watt meters, an illuminated McIntosh logo, and a familiar form factor highlighted by silver trim.

Contact us today to learn more about integrating the MI254 into your custom audio installation!



  • Loudspeaker Guard signal overload technology that prevents overdriving the speakers
  • Sentry Monitor™ short-circuit protection circuit that disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal
  • BUS input & outputs to easily distribute a stereo signal to multiple outputs and/or multiple amplifiers
  • Individual channel inputs
  • 12 Volt triggering capabilities
  • Eco-friendly on/off signal sensing that turns the unit off if no input signal has been detected for a set amount of time or automatically turns the amp on when it senses a signal.


  • Power Output per Channel: 250 Watts into 8 Ohms / 300 Watts into 4 Ohms
  • Number of Channels: 4
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.025%
  • S/N below rated output: 100dB
  • Dynamic Headroom: 8 Ohms: 2.5dB / 4 Ohms: 3.5dB
  • Damping Factor: 8 Ohms: >85 / 4 Ohms: >45
  • Rated Power Band: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Frequency Response: +0, -0.9dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Remote Power Control: Yes
  • Multi-Channel DB25 Cable: N/A
  • Speaker Binding Post Type: Standard
  • Circuit Configuration: Closed loop digital switching
  • Circuit Design: Digital
  • Mono Bridge: N/A
  • Mono Parallel: N/A
  • Output Type: Direct Coupled
  • Meters: Yes
  • Meter Light Switch: No
  • Balanced Input: 4
  • Front Panel: Glass with removable rack mounting ears
  • Illumination: Direct LED
  • Chassis Style: Black painted steel
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/2" (44.45cm) (19" (48.3cm with mounting ears)) x 4-5/16" (11cm) (including feet) x 21" (53.3cm) (including front panel and cables)
  • Weight: 23.5 lbs (10.7 kg) / Shipping Weight: 40 lbs (18.1 kg)
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