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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 D1100 Digital Pre Amplifier
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The D1100 Digital Preamplifier is a reference level stereo preamplifier and digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Its 8-channel, 32-bit DAC is used in Quad Balanced mode with half of it dedicated to the left audio channel and the other half to the right channel. It’s the most advanced DAC we’ve ever used and delivers an unprecedented level of performance so that all your digital music is reproduced with exceptional accuracy and authenticity.

Enough inputs – 9 to be exact – are included to keep even the largest digital system connected as 3 optical, 3 coaxial (2 RCA and 1 BNC), plus 1 each of MCT, AES/EBU and USB inputs are on board. The USB input accepts up to 32-bit/384kHz signals and supports DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz playback1. All the other inputs accept up to 24-bit/192kHz. The MCT input is a McIntosh exclusive and allows for enjoying to the high resolution audio found on SACDs via the MCT500 SACD/CD Transport. Three sets of balanced and unbalanced stereo outputs connect the D1100 to your system. One set of outputs has fixed volume while the other 2 have variable volume; the variable outputs can also be switched on and off for additional user configurability.

The D1100 is designed for ease of use: all inputs can be renamed; its 4 data ports and 4 power control triggers are fully programmable; and it has both IR and RS232 external control. For personal listening, Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) will bring a new depth and spatiality to your music.

The D1100 is a full featured, fully functional self-contained unit that can be used independently of any other preamplifier. But thanks to McIntosh’s engineering prowess, it can also be connected to and used in tandem with its analog equivalent, the C1100 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier2. Combining the two together with the included umbilical cable creates the definitive analog and digital stereo preamplifier. When connected, the C1100 takes over all control of the D1100 resulting in a single and easy to use interface. Like the C1100, the D1100’s left and right audio channels and power supplies are electrically isolated from each other to produce true dual mono operation when used either by itself or with the C1100. This isolation delivers absolute stereo separation and sonic purity.

The D1100 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.

It’s housed in a beautifully polished stainless steel and hairline brushed black Titanium stainless steel chassis – the same as the C1100 so the two will seamlessly blend with each other if used together. A black glass front panel, blue meters, knobs, an illuminated logo and brushed aluminum end caps complete the ageless McIntosh look. It can be paired with a variety of amplifiers, room correction devices, speakers, CD players, streaming audio players and other source components to make a complete home audio system. 

ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS

  • Number of Channels
    2
  • Total Harmonic Distortion
    0.0015% (at 2V Output)
  • Frequency Response
    +/-0.5dB from 4Hz to 20kHz
    +0.5/-3dB from 4Hz to 68kHz
  • Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced)
    16V RMS / 8V RMS
  • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced)
    N/A
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil)
    N/A
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet)
    N/A
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level)
    111dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil)
    N/A
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet)
    N/A
  • Voltage Gain (High Level)
    N/A
  • Voltage Gain (Moving Coil)
    N/A
  • Voltage Gain (Moving Magnet)
    N/A
  • Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)
    N/A

CONNECTIVITY

  • Balanced Input
    0
  • Unbalanced Input
    0
  • Phono Input Moving Coil
    0
  • Phono Input Moving Magnet
    0
  • Upgradeable Digital Audio Module
    No
  • Digital Coaxial Input
    3 (2 RCA and 1 BNC)
  • Digital Optical Input
    3
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input
    1
  • Digital USB Input
    1
  • HDMI (ARC) Input
    0
  • Digital AES/EBU Input
    1
  • Balanced Fixed Output
    1
  • Balanced Variable Output
    2
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output
    1
  • Unbalanced Variable Output
    2
  • Headphone Output
    1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
  • Input Level Match
    No
  • Home Theater PassThru
    No
  • Unbalanced Analog Connector Type
    Premium gold-plated solid brass
  • Service Port
    1

CONTROL

  • Tone Controls
    No
  • Tone Bypass and Input Assign
    No
  • RS232 Control Input
    Yes
  • Power Control Output
    4 Trigger
  • Rear Panel Data Port
    4
  • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input
    Yes

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Multi-Chassis or Single
    Single
  • Output Meters
    Yes
  • Vacuum Tube or Solid State
    Solid State
  • Power Consumption (On)
    30 watts

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    17.5" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) x 19" (48.3cm)
  • Weight
    26 lbs (11.8 kg)
  • Shipping Weight
    41 lbs (18.6 kg)

The D1100 "has a way of reproducing music in an incredibly engaging, yet transparent style... The sound quality of a wide range of music played through the D1100 was rich, vibrant and lush, yet incredibly detailed." Named to the Computer Audiophile Suggested Hardware (CASH) List. - Computer Audiophile

"Through the D1100, I was sitting in the best seat in the concert hall. Through my [current preamp], I was clearly listening to a recording of a live event... Amazing bass, a beautiful midrange, detailed and airy treble, stunning imaging, and an expansive soundstage. It brought out the best qualities of my speakers and made them sound better than I had ever heard them before." - Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity

 

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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