The McIntosh MA5300 Integrated Amplifier is the company’s smallest solid-state integrated amplifier—both in size and power output.
Rated by McIntosh with a power output of 100-watts into 8Ω and 160-watts into 4Ω, the new MA5300 has 12 inputs including six analog inputs (four unbalanced, one balanced and one phono [MC]) and 6 digital inputs (two each coaxial and optical, one USB and one proprietary MCT for use with McIntosh’s MCT series of SACD/CD Transports). All digital inputs are housed in a McIntosh DA1 Digital Audio Module which can be replaced by future modules as new digital audio technologies are developed. The current DA1 module supports all PCM formats plus DSD256 and DXD 384kHz.
‘The small size of the new MA5300 makes it an ideal choice for smaller spaces or for someone just beginning to assemble a home audio system,’ said Philip Sawyer, of Synergy AudioVisual, which distributes McIntosh in Australia. ‘And despite the small size, it’s a McIntosh through and through, with the classic glass front panel, blue power output meters, illuminated logo, aluminium end caps, and patented circuitry including Power Guard, Sentry Monitor, Home Theatre PassThru, and Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD).’ Available now, it sells for $8,995 (RRP).
For further information, please contact Synergy Audio Visual