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McIntosh
Founded in 1949, McIntosh is known for offering distinguished home audio systems that deliver the ultimate experience in music and film. Offering products for two-channel stereo sound systems and multi-channel home theaters with surround sound, McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home audio entertainment experience for discriminating listeners around the world. Our iconic blue Watt output meter is globally recognized as a symbol of quality home audio. With a McIntosh home stereo system or home theater, listeners have the ability to create their own luxury audio experience – and truly live their music. McIntosh products are designed and handcrafted at our Binghamton, NY factory by our dedicated employees who share a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. Since our 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 famous Grateful Dead 'Wall of Sound' McIntosh has not only witnessed history, we have shaped it.

McIntosh MA8900 Integrated Amplifier
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Bring all your music to life with the MA8900 Integrated Amplifier. It offers 200 Watts per channel and combines many new features with our legendary amplification prowess and preamplifier capabilities into one all-encompassing unit.

The MA8900 is the first product to feature our new McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™. They are made from high quality materials with excellent thermal conductivity properties and are so efficient at dissipating heat that they warrant bearing the McIntosh “Mc” logo. Besides helping your MA8900 run cool, they’ll also help it look cool thanks to our new finishing process that results in a higher quality appearance. They are connected to advanced high current output transistors that eliminate thermal equilibrium lag time (or warm-up time) so that the first musical note played sounds just as good as songs played later in your listening session.

To keep up with the ever-changing world of digital audio, all the digital inputs are housed in our new DA1 Digital Audio Module. The DA1 Digital Audio Module can be replaced by future modules to easily keep your MA8900 current with all the latest digital audio formats and technologies. (NOW AVAILABLE: Optional dealer installed upgrade to the DA2 Digital Audio Module.) The DA1 comes with an upgraded 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) used in Quad Balanced mode; it has 6 digital inputs consisting of 2 coax, 2 optical, 1 USB and 1 MCT for use with our MCT500 SACD/CD Transport. The coax and optical inputs will decode music up to 24-bit/192kHz for high resolution audio playback; the USB input accepts even higher PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz. Analog stereo inputs include 1 balanced and 6 unbalanced plus 1 each of Moving Coil and Moving Magnet for turntable connectivity. All inputs can be given custom names for user-friendly system control and configuration. Unlike our previous integrated amplifiers, every input now functions independently of each other and all are always available for use regardless of how you connect your sources.

Besides new heatsinks and advanced digital audio capabilities, the MA8900 includes many other updates. Our engineers have used new, more powerful control microprocessors to improve overall system operation. They have also incorporated some of the latest audio-grade circuit components to allow the MA8900 to deliver the best sound possible.


At 200 Watts per channel, the MA8900 has enough power to properly drive virtually all loudspeakers. And the renowned McIntosh Autoformer™ guarantees your speakers will always receive the full 200 Watts regardless if they have 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance. Other McIntosh features included in the MA8900 are:

  • Power Guard® that monitors and adjusts the sound wave at the speed of light to prevent harsh sounding distortion and clipping that could damage your speakers
  • Sentry Monitor™ is our fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit that disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal
  • Home Theater PassThru that allows for seamless integration into a home theater system
  • High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) which can bring an added dimension to headphone listening
  • A discrete, five-band tone control that permits manual analog adjustment of your favorite recordings
  • Power Control to send power on/off signals to connected McIntosh components for easy system power up and shutdown
  • Gold-plated speaker binding posts that prevent corrosion to ensure a quality signal is sent over your speaker cables to your speakers

The MA8900 is one of many McIntosh products to receive Roon Tested designation from Roon Labs. It has been profiled and tested by both Roon and McIntosh for maximum compatibility. Roon will recognize it and send it audio optimized for its capabilities. No fiddling with checkboxes or dropdowns, Roon Tested devices are automatically identified and configured out of the box for a superior customer experience.

The entire unit is wrapped in the timeless McIntosh aesthetic with blue watt meters, a black glass front panel, control knobs, illuminated logo, aluminum end caps and a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis.

  • Power Output per Channel
    200 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
    2dB
  • Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB
    20Hz to 20kHz
  • Frequency Response, +0, -3dB
    10Hz to 100kHz
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil)
    0.25mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet)
    2.5mV
  • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced)
    0.5V/0.25V
  • Sensitivity (Power Amp input)
    1.4V
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil)
    80dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet)
    82dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level)
    95dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp input)
    113dB
  • Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)
    20K/20K
  • Damping Factor
    >40
  • Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced)
    8V Unbalanced

CONNECTIVITY

  • Balanced Input
    1
  • Unbalanced Input
    6
  • Phono Input Moving Coil
    1 (adjustable loading)
  • Phono Input Moving Magnet
    1 (fixed loading)
  • Upgradeable Digital Audio Module
    Yes
  • Digital Coaxial Input
    2
  • Digital Optical Input
    2
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input
    1
  • Digital USB Input
    1
  • Balanced Variable Output
    0
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output
    1
  • Unbalanced Variable Output
    2
  • Headphone Output
    1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
  • Subwoofer Output
    0
  • AM/FM Tuner option
    No
  • Home Theater PassThru
    Yes
  • Unbalanced Analog Connector Type
    Standard
  • Speaker Binding Post Type
    Standard
  • Service Port
    1

DIGITAL AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS

  • Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type
    8-channel, 32-bit/384kHz PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced
  • Digital Coaxial Input Sample Rate
    24-bit/44.1kHz to192kHz
  • Digital Optical Input Sample Rate
    24-bit/44.1kHz to192kHz
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input Sample Rate
    16-bit/44.1kHz (CD)
    DSD64 (SACD)
  • Digital USB Input Sample Rate
    32-bit/44.1kHz to 384kHz (PCM)
    DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DXD352.8kHz, DXD384kHz

CONTROL

  • Tone Controls
    5-Band
  • Tone Bypass and Input Assign
    Yes
  • RS232 Control Input
    Yes
  • Power Control Output
    1 Main, 2 Trigger
  • Rear Panel Data Port
    4
  • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input
    Yes
  • Input Level Match
    Yes

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Vacuum Tube or Solid State
    Solid State
  • Output Type
    Autoformer™
  • Output Meters
    Yes
  • Dual Layer Chassis
    Yes
  • Chassis Finish
    Polished stainless steel & black painted steel
  • McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™
    Yes
  • Power Requirement
    120V 50/60Hz, 4.4 amps
  • Standby Power Requirement
    <0.25 Watts

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 7-5/8" (19.37cm) x 22" (55.88cm)
  • Weight
    75 lbs (34.1 kg)
  • Shipping Weight
    93 lbs (42.3 kg)

We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com