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McIntosh MP100 2-Channel Phono Preamplifier

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    The MP100 is the first dedicated phono preamplifier from McIntosh and is designed to help both new and experienced vinyl lovers get the most fidelity, performance and – most importantly – enjoyment from their albums.

    Like all McIntosh products, the MP100 is packed with features designed specifically for the vinyl lover including: Moving Coil and Moving Magnet inputs; Moving Coil and Moving Magnet adjustable loading (6 settings each); balanced and unbalanced analog outputs; optical, coax and USB digital outputs; and a Mono switch for when playing mono records to decrease noise and play the signal correctly.

    There are many ways to integrate the MP100 into your audio system. If you’re new to vinyl and just building your system, it can become the main part of your setup. Or if you already have a system with an older preamp you don’t want to part with, the MP100 is an excellent way to add modern phono features. If you’ve got a home theater system and would like to add a turntable, the MP100 is an easy way to add full phono preamp capabilities without having to get a full-sized stereo preamp that would undoubtedly duplicate many of your home theater processor’s features.

    While spinning vinyl on a turntable is a great and unique way to enjoy music, there’s no denying the convenience of having digital versions of the albums. When used with a properly configured conversion program, the MP100 can “rip” the records to a computer via USB to produce high quality digital files. The digital outputs are fixed at 24-bit/96kHz to capture the full dynamic range of a record while optimizing digital file size. If an album has a very loud section, the clipping indicator will alert you so you can lower the digital output in order to produce a distortion-free recording.

    Compact in size at just 3” tall, it has many ageless McIntosh design cues. It shares the same 11.5” narrow chassis design as the MXA70 Integrated Audio System, MHA100 Headphone Amplifier​ and MB50 Streaming Audio Player to help build a cohesive system. It can also easily be added to a system comprised of standard, wider width chassis. Contact your local dealer to learn more. ​


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    Electronic Specifications

    Total Harmonic Distortion 0.005%
    Frequency Response ±0.3dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
    Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced) 16/8 V RMS
    Input Impedance Moving Coil: 25, 50, 100, 200, 400 or 1k Ohms; 470pF
    Moving Magnet: 47k Ohms; 50, 100, 150, 200, 300 or 400pF
    Phono Voltage Gain Moving Coil: 60dB
    Moving Magnet: 40dB
    Signal To Noise Ratio Moving Coil: 78dB
    Moving Magnet: 80dB
    Maximum Input Signal (Moving Coil) 8mV
    Maximum Input Signal (Moving Magnet) 80mV
    Maximum Input Signal (Balanced) N/A
    Maximum Input Signal (Unbalanced) N/A
    Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil) 1mV
    Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet) 10mV
    Sensitivity (Balanced) N/A
    Sensitivity (Unbalanced) N/A
    Rated Output 2V Balanced
    1V Unbalanced
    Output Impedance 200 Ohms Balanced
    100 Ohms Unbalanced
    Phono Equalization Curves 1: RIAA
    Noise Filters 0
    Phono Profiles 0


    Phono Input Moving Coil 1 (adjustable)
    Phono Input Moving Magnet 1 (adjustable)
    Phono Input Universal 0
    Balanced Line Input 0
    Unbalanced Line Input 0
    Balanced Fixed Output 1 Stereo
    Unbalanced Fixed Output 1 Stereo
    Digital Coaxial Output 1
    Digital Optical Output 1
    Digital USB Audio Output 1
    Unbalanced Analog Connector Type Standard


    Power Control Input 1
    Power Control Output 1

    Digital Audio Specifications

    Digital Output Sample Rate Optical: PCM - 24-bit/96kHz
    Coaxial: PCM - 24-bit/96kHz
    USB: PCM - 24-bit/96kHz

    General Specifications

    Chassis Type Single
    Output Meters No
    Amplifier Type Solid State
    Power Consumption (On) 8 Watts
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 11.5" x 3.78125" x 16.75"
    Weight 8.6 lbs.