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McIntosh MA8000 2-Channel Integrated Amplifier

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    A monumental ​performance. That's what you can expect from the MA8000 Integrated Amplifier. It combines a powerful 300 watt per channel amplifier with a full functioned preamp into one space saving unit.

    "Best Amplifier" 2014 - Hi-Fi World

    "High End Stereo Amplifier of the Year" - Lyd & Bilde

    The MA8000's 15 total inputs include 6 unbalanced, 2 balanced, 2 phono and 5 digital inputs - ensuring it has enough connections and modern technology to keep all your music sources connected and sounding great well into the future. The 5 dedicated digital inputs can decode your digital music up to 32 bits and 192kHz for high resolution audio playback. The discrete, analog eight band tone control is assignable by input and allows for precise, manual adjustment that lets your favorite songs sound better than ever.

    "It's just the right piece of equipment to have you dipping into your musical collection for hours on end whether it be on vinyl, CD or in digital download form... It has massive reserves of power making it capable of driving almost any loudspeaker on the planet yet a detail and subtlety to its presentation that is truly beguiling." - Hi-Fi World

    The Moving Magnet and Moving Coil phono sections can be adjusted to completely match your turntable and phono cartridge, allowing your prized record collection to shine like never before. The Home Theater Pass Through feature will allow for seamless integration into your existing multi-channel theater system.

    "[An] amplifier with everything one needs... One of the best amplifier purchases for those who want everything in one place." - Lyd & Bilde

    With an impressive 300 watts per channel, the amplifier section has an abundance of power to effortlessly drive virtually any loudspeaker. The included world famous McIntosh Autoformer guarantees your speakers will always receive the full 300 watts regardless of their impedance, while Power Guard® will prevent clipping that could damage your speakers. Our new High Drive headphone amplifier features increased gain and output power, and is optimized for virtually all headphone types for the ultimate personal listening experience.

    "The MA8000 Integrated Amplifier is an incredible achievement in engineering, as it is one of the most musically involving amplifiers I have had the pleasure of listening to." - The Speaker Shack

    The entire unit is housed in a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis that not only compliments the classic glass front panel, knobs and brushed aluminum handles, but also your room decor. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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    Power Output per Channel 300 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 1.8dB
    Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz
    Frequency Response, +0, -3dB 10Hz to 100kHz
    Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil) 0.30mV
    Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet) 3.0mV
    Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced) 0.6V/0.3V
    Sensitivity (Power Amp) 1.7V
    Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil) 82dB
    Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet) 84dB
    Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level) 98dB
    Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp) 114dB
    Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced) 10K/20K
    Damping Factor >40
    Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced) 8V Unbalanced
    16V Balanced
    Vacuum Tube or Solid State Solid State
    Output Autoformer Yes
    Output Meters Yes
    Dual Layer Chassis Yes
    Chassis Finish Polished stainless steel & black painted steel
    McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ No
    Power Requirement 120V, 50/60Hz, 6.6A
    Standby Power Requirement <0.25 Watts
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/2” x 9-7/16” x 22”
    Weight 100 lbs.


    Balanced Input 2
    Unbalanced Input 6
    Phono Input Moving Coil 1 (adjustable loading)
    Phono Input Moving Magnet 1 (adjustable loading)
    Upgradeable Digital Audio Module No
    Digital Coaxial Input 2
    Digital Optical Input 2
    Digital MCT (DIN) Input 0
    Digital USB Input 1
    Balanced Variable Output 1
    Unbalanced Fixed Output 0
    Unbalanced Variable Output 1
    Headphone Output 1/4" High Drive
    AM/FM Tuner option No
    Home Theater PassThru Yes
    Unbalanced Analog Connector Type Premium gold-plated solid brass
    Speaker Binding Post Type Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts
    Service Port 0

    Digital Audio Specifications

    Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type 2-channel, 32-bit/192kHz PCM/DSD
    Digital Coaxial Input Sample Rate 16-bit, 24-bit/32kHz to 96kHz
    Digital Optical Input Sample Rate 16-bit, 24-bit/32kHz to 96kHz
    Digital MCT (DIN) Input Sample Rate N/A
    Digital USB Input Sample Rate 16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit/32kHz to 192kHz


    Tone Controls 8-Band
    Tone Bypass and Input Assign Yes
    RS232 Control Input Yes
    Power Control Output 1 Main, 2 Trigger
    Rear Panel Data Port 6
    Rear Panel IR Sensor Input Yes
    Input Level Match Yes