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McIntosh’s MA5300 amplifier delivers huge power, plus USB, turntable and headphone connectivity
The new MA5300 is McIntosh’s most powerful compact amplifier featuring 100 watts, digital connectivity incl. USB, a headphone amp plus a phono stage for turntables
Binghamton, NY, USA, 11th October 2017: McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MA5300 integrated amplifier, its smallest and most powerful solid-state integrated amplifier www.jordanacoustics.co.uk (£6,750)
McIntosh’s new MA5300 integrated amplifier combines a multitude of features to make it the perfect hub for any home audio system. In addition to 100 watts of McIntosh amplification, the new amp, McIntosh’s smallest and most powerful solid-state design, offers digital connectivity including USB, a high-quality phono stage for connecting turntables and a high-performance headphone amplifier.
The MA5300 has a huge connectivity suite connectivity including six analogue inputs (four unbalanced, one balanced and one Moving Magnet) and six digital inputs (two each for coaxial and optical), one USB and one proprietary MCT for use with McIntosh MCT series SACD/CD transports).
Its digital inputs are housed within the replaceable DA1 Digital Audio Module which can be upgraded with future modules as new digital audio technologies are developed. The DA1 comes with an 8-channel, 32-bit digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) used in Quad Balanced mode and supports high-resolution audio including DSD256 and DXD 384kHz. All inputs can be given user-friendly names to simplify system control and configuration.
Design touches include the newly launched McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ which are connected to advanced high-current output transistors that eliminate warm-up time, so the MA5300 operates at full sonic capacity from switch-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 offer personal fine tuning.
Further utilised McIntosh technologies include: Power Guard®, Sentry Monitor™, Home Theater PassThru and High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®). Gold-plated speaker binding posts are also included.
The classic McIntosh aesthetic of blue watt-meters, a black glass front panel with aluminium end-caps and control knobs, plus illuminated logo complete the MA5300.
Pricing and availability
Orders for the MA5300 (£6,750) can be placed now with authorised McIntosh dealers. Shipping is expected to begin in October (US) and November (UK).
Contacts for publication
McIntosh is distributed in the UK by Jordan Acoustics
Tel: 01202 911886
For further McIntosh information, images or review products, please contact
Dan George on +44 (0)7899 808918
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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 www.mcintoshlabs.com to learn more.
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