MA12000 Hybrid Amplifier From McIntosh

9th October 2020

Pushing out 350W, the MA12000 hybrid amplifier offers a valve preamp section (powered by four 12AX7A valves, two per audio channel), combined with a solid-state power amplifier employing McIntosh’s Autoformer technology

MA12000 Hybrid Amplifier From McIntosh

It comes with McIntosh’s DA2 Digital Audio Module including seven digital audio inputs: two coaxial, two optical, one USB, one proprietary MCT (for McIntosh’s SACD/CD transports) plus one audio-only HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC).

MA12000 Hybrid Amplifier From McIntosh

The Quad Balanced, eight-channel, 32bit DAC can be replaced as technology.

MA12000 Hybrid Amplifier From McIntosh

Its USB input supports DSD 512 and DXD up to 384 kHz, while the coaxial and optical inputs rise to 24bit/192kHz.

The DA2 has also received Roon Tested designation.

MA12000 Hybrid Amplifier From McIntosh

A phono amplifier supports both Moving Coil and Moving Magnet and includes adjustable loading. 

MA12000 Hybrid Amplifier From McIntosh

In total there are ten analogue inputs: two balanced and six unbalanced plus the MM and MC connections.

The MA12000 also has a balanced and unbalanced output to connect to an additional amplifier if needed.

Price is £16,500 and its available in November (UK), October (US).

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