Listen to your music with McIntosh sound quality no matter where you go. Your headphones will thank you.
Nearly everyone walks around with most if not all of their music library in their pocket or bag where it’s readily accessible via a pair of headphones. While convenient, it likely doesn’t sound as good as it could. The handheld MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier can make your music sound its best – and likely better than you’ve ever heard it before – through your wired headphones.
The MHA50 includes wired inputs for Apple® iOS and Android OTG1 devices plus Mac® and Windows® computers.2 It can also wirelessly connect to these devices via Bluetooth® 4.2 with support for AAC and Qualcomm® aptX™ - a technology that ensures you receive the highest possible sound quality from your Bluetooth source device. Featuring a high-performance 32-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC), it decodes music files from almost any digital source and outputs audio that is superior to what your device alone can produce. It supports 32-bit/192kHz hi-res audio, DSD64, DSD128, DXD352.8, DXD384 files and asynchronous USB audio. Its generous 3,000 mAh rechargeable battery provides up to 6 hours of playback on a single charge when connected to a source device via Bluetooth; playback can last even longer when using the wired connections.
Comparably sized to smartphones, the MHA50 is compact and lightweight for easy portability with a beveled case that fits comfortably in your hand or pocket. Its sleek design features a glass front panel with a touch sensitive volume control knob inspired by the classic knobs found on countless McIntosh amplifiers, preamplifiers and other products. It's built primarily from durable extruded aluminum which also has some inherent noise shielding properties to help block external interference.
Two gain settings allow the MHA50 to work with all types of wired headphones from small in-ear models to large over-ear studio type designs; it can drive headphones with impedances ranging from 8-600 ohms. Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) brings added dimension to your music in a natural sounding way and can be easily turned on and off depending on your preferences. All audio is output via a gold plated 3.5mm jack that connects the MHA50 to your headphones. This jack can also connect to a pair of powered desktop speakers, allowing the MHA50 to serve as a desktop DAC.
The MHA50 comes complete with a luxurious leather carrying case, a Lightning to USB-A cable for Apple devices, a USB micro-B to USB micro-B cable for Android devices, a USB micro-B to USB-C OTG cable, and a USB micro-B to USB-A cable for Mac and Windows PCs. A wall mount charger with USA plug and adapter for Europe and Japan is also included.
HEADPHONE OUTPUT SPECIFICATIONS
- Headphone Power Output
- Headphone Output Impedance
- 8-600 Ohms
- Rated Power Band
- 20Hz to 20kHz
- Total Harmonic Distortion
- Frequency Response
- +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 50kHz
- Signal To Noise Ratio
- Preamplifier Output
- Headphone Output
- 3.5mm with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
- Digital USB Input
- 2 (1 Type A, 1 micro B)
- Wireless Input
- Bluetooth 4.2 A2DP with support for AAC and aptX
- Source Support
- Apple iOS devices; Android devices (must be compatible with USB On-The-Go technology to use a wired connection); MacOS & Windows OS computers
DIGITAL AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
- Digital USB Input Sample Rate
- PCM 16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit to 192kHz, DSD64, DSD128, DXD352.8, DXD384
- Output Meters
- Vacuum Tube or Solid State
- Solid State
- Power Requirement
- 5V DC, 0.7A
- Output Type
- Battery Playback Life
- Up to 6 hours with Bluetooth connection; playback can last even longer when using the wired connections
- Included In The Box
- 1 leather carrying case
1 Lightning to USB-A cable
1 USB micro-B to USB-A cable
1 USB micro-B to USB micro-B cable
1 USB micro-B to USB-C OTG cable
1 wall mount charger with USA plug and adapter for Europe and Japan
All cables are 8"/200mm long
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
- Dimensions (W x H x D)
- 2.7" (7cm) x 6.1" (15.5cm) x 0.6" (1.4cm)
- 0.5 lbs (0.2 kg)
- Shipping Weight
- 1 lbs (0.5 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.
There has been no changes to deliveries with Brexit. All deliveries to the UK mainland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are operating as normal. No VAT or charges are applicable.
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