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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 MB50 Streaming Audio Player
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Transform your home audio system into a wireless audio system with the MB50 Streaming Audio Player. The MB50 features DTS Play-Fi® technology to give you the freedom and flexibility to wirelessly play your music at home anyway you want over your existing Wi-Fi network. While utilizing DTS Play-Fi streaming capabilities, the MB50 delivers the legendary McIntosh sound quality and performance found in our other home audio products. All music handling is done to McIntosh’s exacting standards that are not found in any other Play-Fi device (except our RS100 Wireless Loudspeaker).

To set your music free, simply connect an MB50 to your audio system and Wi-Fi network, download the Apple or Android mobile app or Windows desktop app and then you're ready to stream. Besides accessing your personal music library, the apps have built-in support for many leading online streaming services1 including Amazon Prime Music, Deezer, KKBox, Pandora®, Qobuz, QQMusic, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM®, Songza, Spotify® and TIDAL (subject to change), letting you enjoy your streaming music on any speakers in any room in your house. The MB50 is an Amazon Works With Alexa certified product. Simply speak to your Alexa control device to operate your MB50 from any room.2 You can designate the MB50 as your Alexa Preferred Playback Device in the Alexa app, then you’ll no longer need to specify the MB50 by name in order for music to play on it. Voice commands as simple as “Alexa, play top-40” to a linked control device will initiate playback on the MB50. (How do I setup Alexa?)

Have more than one audio system in your house you’d like to stream to? No problem, just add an MB50 to each and then you can stream the same music to all systems. Or if you have multiple mobile devices with the app, you can simultaneously stream different music to each system. The MB50 with DTS Play-Fi wireless streaming puts the power of choice in your hands by removing all barriers between your music, your devices and your speakers.

Analog outputs for both balanced and unbalanced cables connect the MB50 to your system's amplifier or preamplifier; digital outputs are also included. An analog plus two digital inputs let you connect audio source components such as CD players or turntables (with appropriate phono preamplifier) to the MB50, allowing it to act as a mini-preamp. With source components connected, the MB50 can stream their audio to other Play-Fi devices on your network (such as the RS100) via Line-In Streaming; this allows music stored on physical media and previously limited to playback in just one room in your house to now be accessible in any room.

A big advantage of DTS Play-Fi compared to many other streaming options is that with its Critical Listening mode, native playback of up to 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution files is available with no down-sampling as of January 2017 (update your Play-Fi app to the latest version to utilize this feature). Many common audio formats are compatible with the MB50, including .mp3, .m4a, .flac and .wav files; DLNA is supported. Two Wi-Fi antennas help ensure a strong network connection for smooth playback; the MB50 can be hardwired to your network via a USB-to-Ethernet adapter (not included).

 

The classic black glass front panel, stainless steel chassis and custom machined aluminum end caps make the MB50 an eye-pleasing addition to any audio system. It is sized to perfectly match our MXA80 Integrated Audio System and MHA150 Headphone Amplifier (each sold separately) to make a complete streaming solution. Contact your local dealer to learn more.

See also: DTS Play-Fi website.

1) All services may not be available in all regions; certain services may not yet be enabled for all apps; subscriptions may be required.
2) Requires use of a third party Alexa Built-in Product (sold separately). The MB50 and Alexa Built-In Product must be on the same network.

Non-McIntosh-Provided Services: Embedded and/or non-embedded services, e.g. DTS Play-Fi® and the other services listed above, are necessary for full functionality, are provided by companies unrelated to McIntosh, and are beyond McIntosh’s control. McIntosh cannot and does not warrant against interruption, discontinuance, unsatisfactory performance, reduced Product functionality, or damages of any kind attributable to such services or their providers.

Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

"Despite its diminutive stature, it's all McIntosh" with "a musically rewarding character that gets out of its way" and puts the music first. "A flat out steal... recommending the MB50 is the surest bet in some 20 years of reviewing gear." - Tone Audio

"The overall sound is inviting, the perfect antidote to the shrill top-end that people normally associate with wireless digital audio." - Hi-Fi+

Small in comparison to the size of other McIntosh products, "it has the traditional big, bold, beautifully solid McIntosh sound" and could "turn even the most die-hard sceptic of streaming music into a convert... It's smooth, rich, and powerful in its sound and boasts McIntosh’s renowned build quality, making it a joy to own and use." - Hi-Fi World

ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS

  • Total Harmonic Distortion
    0.005%
  • Frequency Response
    +/-0.5dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced)
    12/6 V RMS
  • Signal To Noise Ratio
    100dB
  • Output Impedance
    Less than 200 ohms (Unbalanced and Balanced)
  • Dynamic Range
    98dB

CONNECTIVITY

  • Unbalanced Input
    1 Stereo
  • Outputs Unbalanced
    1 Stereo
  • Outputs Balanced
    1 Stereo
  • Digital Coaxial Input
    1
  • Digital Coaxial Output
    1
  • Digital Optical Input
    1
  • Digital Optical Output
    1
  • Digital USB Input
    1 (used for firmware updates and network connection via a special adapter sold separately)
  • Digital USB Audio Output
    0
  • Network Connection
    Wireless
  • DVI Output
    0
  • HDMI Output
    0
  • VGA Output
    0
  • eSata Input
    0

DIGITAL AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS

  • Digital Input Format
    SPDIF (PCM)
  • Digital Input Sample Rate
    Coaxial and Optical: 44.1kHz to 192kHz, 24-Bit
  • Digital Output Format
    SPDIF (PCM)
  • Digital Output Sample Rate
    Up to 20-Bit/48kHz

CONTROL

  • Power Control Input
    1
  • Power Control Output
    1
  • Rear Panel Data Input
    0
  • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input
    0

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    11.5" (29.2cm) x 3-1/2" (8.9cm) x 15-1/2" (39.4cm)
  • Weight
    8.5 lbs (3.9kg)
  • Shipping Weight
    9.5 lbs (4.3kg)

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. 

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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