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The new MA7200 forms part of a new line of updated amps and contains a high-quality phono stage for turntables, plus an upgradable multi-input DAC with USB; MAC7200 receiver adds an AM/FM tuner
Binghamton, NY, USA – 13th September, 2017: McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, has launched two ‘next-generation’ amps, the MA7200 and MAC7200, featuring a number of design improvements including more powerful control microprocessors and some of the latest audio-grade circuit components.
www.jordanacoustics.co.uk (MA7200 £9,500; MAC7200 TBC)
Offering 200 watts per channel and a total of 14 inputs, the space-saving MA7200 integrated amplifier is not only powerful, its highly flexible, with digital connectivity including USB, plus a phono stage for turntables. Its generous 14 inputs comprise eight analogue connections (five unbalanced, one balanced, plus both Moving Coil and Moving Magnet inputs) along with six digital (a pair of coaxial and optical, plus USB and a proprietary MCT input for use with McIntosh SACD/CD transports).
The digital inputs are housed in McIntosh’s upgradable DA1 Digital Audio Module, which can easily be replaced by future modules to keep the MA7200 current with the latest digital audio technologies. The DA1 comes with an 8-channel, 32-bit digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) used in Quad-Balanced mode. The USB input accepts PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz for high-resolution audio playback.
The MA7200 is part of a range of next-generation integrated amplifiers and features many design improvements including new, more powerful control microprocessors, some of the latest audio-grade circuit components and the addition of McIntosh’s Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) technology.
Further proprietary technologies include Autoformers to deliver the full 200 watts to any of speaker regardless of impedance, Power Guard®, Sentry Monitor™ and Home Theater PassThru. The unit also features McIntosh’s new Monogrammed Heatsinks™, bass and treble tone controls, High Drive headphone amplifier and gold-plated speaker binding posts.
The MAC7200 receiver builds upon the MA7200 integrated amplifier by adding a built-in AM/FM tuner. The MAC7200 receives radio stations with unparalleled clarity and a realism, free from noise and distortion. Its advanced signal quality monitor can display the multipath and noise levels of the incoming RF signal to help fine-tune antenna placement for optimal reception.
Dedicated preset and tuning knobs enable easy radio operation and the FM tuner includes Radio Data System (RDS) support, allowing it to display optional information sent by radio stations. It features 20 presets for each radio band as well as a remote AM antenna. The MAC7200 is available worldwide.
Pricing and availability
MA7200: £9,500; MAC7200 £TBC. Orders can be placed with authorised McIntosh dealers with shipping expected in September (US); October (UK). Note: the MA7200 is available exclusively for countries outside the US and Canada.
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McIntosh is distributed in the UK by Jordan Acoustics
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Founded in 1949, McIntosh Laboratory is known for offering distinguished quality audio products, superior customer service and the ultimate experience in music and film. All McIntosh products are handcrafted at the Binghamton, NY factory by over 150 employees with a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for discriminating consumers around the world, with the iconic “McIntosh Blue” Watt Meters globally recognized as a symbol of quality audio. Since its 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 infamous Grateful Dead “Wall of Sound,” McIntosh has not only witnessed history, it has shaped it. With McIntosh, customers have the ability to create their own premium audio experience – and truly live their music.
Visit http://www.mcintoshlabs.com to learn more.
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