Listening to music is a matter of pureness. And when it comes to pureness in music you have only two alternatives: either you walk into a concert theatre or you listen to a McIntosh amplifier. In McIntosh Labs they know how to do it. It’s more than 50 years they work hard with one single aim: not to get into your way. Because the best amplifier is the one that amplifies the sound you like, and does nothing else in the process. As near as possible to reality. With an impressive 300 watts per channel, the amplifier section has an abundance of power to effortlessly drive virtually any loudspeaker.
The included world famous McIntosh Autoformer guarantees your speakers will always receive the full 300 watts regardless of their impedance, while Power Guard® will prevent clipping that could damage your speakers. Our new High Drive headphone amplifier features increased gain and output power, and is optimized for virtually all headphone types for the ultimate personal listening experience. The entire unit is housed in a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis that not only compliments the classic glass front panel, knobs and brushed aluminum handles, but also your room decor. The MA8000’s 15 total inputs include 6 unbalanced, 2 balanced, 2 phono and 5 digital inputs – ensuring it has enough connections and modern technology to keep all your music sources connected and sounding great well into the future. The 5 dedicated digital inputs can decode your digital music up to 32 bits and 192kHz for high resolution audio playback. The discrete, analog eight band tone control is assignable by input and allows for precise, manual adjustment that lets your favorite songs sound better than ever.
The Moving Magnet and Moving Coil phono sections can be adjusted to completely match your turntable and phono cartridge, allowing your prized record collection to shine like never before. The Home Theater Pass Through feature will allow for seamless integration into your existing multi- channel theater system. A monumental performance. That’s what you can expect from the MA8000 Integrated Amplifier. It combines a powerful 300 watt per channel amplifier with a full functioned preamp into one space saving unit.
Legendary Performance Handcrafted in America since 1949, McIntosh is known for offering distinguished quality audio products, superior customer service and the ultimate experience in music and film. McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for discriminating consumers around the world, with the iconic “McIntosh Blue” Watt Meters globally recognized as a symbol of quality audio. Since its 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 infamous Grateful Dead “Wall of Sound,” McIntosh has not only witnessed history, it has shaped it.
300 Watts Power Output per Channel 0.005% Total Harmonic Distortion 20Hz to 20kHz Rated Power Band Speaker Impedance 2, 4, or 8 Ohms Dynamic Headroom 1.8dB Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz Frequency Response, +0, -3dB 10Hz to 100kHz Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil) 0.30mV Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet) 3.0mV Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced) 0.6V/0.3V Sensitivity (Power Amp) 1.7V Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil) 82dB Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet) 84dB Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level) 98dB Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp) 114dB Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced) 10K/20K Damping Factor >40 Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced) 8V Unbalanced 16V Balanced