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
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).
The Quad Balanced, eight-channel, 32bit DAC can be replaced as technology.
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.
A phono amplifier supports both Moving Coil and Moving Magnet and includes adjustable loading.
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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