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The MA5300 Integrated Amplifier is proof that big sound can come in small packages. It is our smallest solid-state integrated amplifier in terms of both power output and physical size, making it an ideal choice for smaller spaces or for someone just beginning to assemble a home audio system. It’s a direct coupled amplifier that delivers 100 Watts per channel into 8 Ohm speakers or 160 Watts per channel into 4 Ohm speakers. New dual scale blue Watt meters give an accurate readout of power output for both 4 and 8 Ohm impedances.

There are many integrations in this price category, "but nobody does it 'the McIntosh way.' You get all the things you want from an amplifier: power, control, and high resolution with tons of details. You get an amplifier that plays from the heart." Awarded 5 out of 5 stars. - Stereo+

The MA5300’s complement of 12 inputs includes 6 analog inputs 4 unbalanced, 1 balanced and 1 Moving Magnet input for turntables and 6 digital inputs 2 each coaxial and optical, 1 USB and 1 proprietary MCT for use with our MCT series of SACD/CD Transports. All digital inputs are housed in our DA1 Digital Audio Module which can be replaced by future modules as new digital audio technologies are developed. NOW AVAILABLE: Optional dealer-installed upgrade to the DA2 Digital Audio Module. The DA1 comes with an 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter DAC used in Quad Balanced mode and supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz for high-resolution audio playback. All inputs can be given user-friendly names to simplify system control and configuration.

"If I were to begin building once again a highly accurate laboratory reference audio system, I would base everything on the cornerstone that is the McIntosh MA5300 Integrated Amplifier." - Enjoy The Music

Included on the MA5300 are our McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ which are connected to advanced high current output transistors that eliminate warm-up time so you can enjoy the MA5300’s complete sonic capabilities from the moment you turn it on. Powerful new control microprocessors have been used to improve overall system operation, along with some of the latest audio-grade circuit components to deliver the best possible sound. Bass and treble tone controls have been added to help you further fine-tune your music to your personal preferences.

"If you were looking for an integrated amplifier with substantial physical presence but also deft handling of music then I recommend you test your ears with the McIntosh MA5300." - Stereonet

The MA5300 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 superior customer experience.

Rounding out the MA5300 are time tested McIntosh technologies including Power Guard®, Sentry Monitor™, Home Theater PassThru, High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director HXD®, and gold-plated speaker binding posts. The classic McIntosh aesthetic of blue Watt meters, a black glass front panel with aluminum end caps, control knobs, and an illuminated logo complete the MA5300.


SPECIFICATIONS

Electronic Specifications

  • Power Output per Channel:
    100 Watts into 8 Ohms
    160 Watts into 4 Ohms
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Speaker Impedance: 4 or 8 Ohms
  • Rated Power Band: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005%
  • Dynamic Headroom: 1.8dB
  • Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Frequency Response, +0, -3dB: 10Hz to 100kHz
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil): N/A
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet): 2.5mV
  • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced): 0.5V/0.25V
  • Sensitivity (Power Amp input): 1V
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil): N/A
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet): 82dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level): 95dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp input): 110dB
  • Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced): 20K/20K
  • Damping Factor:
    8 Ohms: >200
    4 Ohms: >100
  • Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced): 8V Unbalanced

Connectivity

  • Balanced Input: 1
  • Unbalanced Input: 4
  • Phono Input Moving Coil: 0
  • Phono Input Moving Magnet: 1 (fixed loading)
  • Upgradeable Digital Audio Module: Yes
  • Digital Coaxial Input: 2
  • Digital Optical Input: 2
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input: 1
  • Digital USB Input: 1
  • Balanced Variable Output: 0
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output: 0
  • Unbalanced Variable Output: 1
  • Headphone Output: 1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
  • Subwoofer Output: 0
  • AM/FM Tuner option: No
  • Home Theater PassThru: Yes
  • Unbalanced Analog Connector Type: Standard
  • Speaker Binding Post Type: Standard
  • Service Port: 1

Digital Audio Specifications

  • Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type: 8-channel, 32-bit/384kHz PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced
  • Digital Coaxial Input Sample Rate: 24-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz
  • Digital Optical Input Sample Rate: 24-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input Sample Rate:
    16-bit/44.1kHz (CD)
    DSD64 (SACD)
  • Digital USB Input Sample Rate:
    32-bit/44.1kHz to 384kHz (PCM)
    DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DXD352.8kHz, DXD384kHz

Control

  • Tone Controls: Bass and Treble
  • Tone Bypass and Input Assign: Yes
  • RS232 Control Input: Yes
  • Power Control Output: 1 Main
  • Rear Panel Data Port: 2
  • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input: Yes
  • Input Level Match: Yes

General Specifications

  • Vacuum Tube or Solid State: Solid State
  • Output Type: Direct Coupled
  • Output Meters: Yes
  • Dual-Layer Chassis: Yes
  • Chassis Finish: Black painted steel
  • McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™: Yes
  • Power Requirement: 120V 50/60Hz, 2.3A
  • Standby Power Requirement: <0.25 Watts

Weights & Dimensions

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) x 22" (55.88cm)
  • Weight: 38 lbs (17.2 kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 55.5 lbs (25.2 kg)

MCINTOSHMA5300-INTEGRATEDAMP

McIntosh MA5300 2-Channel Integrated Amplifier

Regular price R 143,990.00
  • 100 Watts into 8 Ohms
  • 160 Watts into 4 Ohms
  • Comes with DA1 Digital Audio Module installed
  • Optional dealer-installed upgrade to DA2 Digital Audio Module available

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Description

The MA5300 Integrated Amplifier is proof that big sound can come in small packages. It is our smallest solid-state integrated amplifier in terms of both power output and physical size, making it an ideal choice for smaller spaces or for someone just beginning to assemble a home audio system. It’s a direct coupled amplifier that delivers 100 Watts per channel into 8 Ohm speakers or 160 Watts per channel into 4 Ohm speakers. New dual scale blue Watt meters give an accurate readout of power output for both 4 and 8 Ohm impedances.

There are many integrations in this price category, "but nobody does it 'the McIntosh way.' You get all the things you want from an amplifier: power, control, and high resolution with tons of details. You get an amplifier that plays from the heart." Awarded 5 out of 5 stars. - Stereo+

The MA5300’s complement of 12 inputs includes 6 analog inputs 4 unbalanced, 1 balanced and 1 Moving Magnet input for turntables and 6 digital inputs 2 each coaxial and optical, 1 USB and 1 proprietary MCT for use with our MCT series of SACD/CD Transports. All digital inputs are housed in our DA1 Digital Audio Module which can be replaced by future modules as new digital audio technologies are developed. NOW AVAILABLE: Optional dealer-installed upgrade to the DA2 Digital Audio Module. The DA1 comes with an 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter DAC used in Quad Balanced mode and supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz for high-resolution audio playback. All inputs can be given user-friendly names to simplify system control and configuration.

"If I were to begin building once again a highly accurate laboratory reference audio system, I would base everything on the cornerstone that is the McIntosh MA5300 Integrated Amplifier." - Enjoy The Music

Included on the MA5300 are our McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ which are connected to advanced high current output transistors that eliminate warm-up time so you can enjoy the MA5300’s complete sonic capabilities from the moment you turn it on. Powerful new control microprocessors have been used to improve overall system operation, along with some of the latest audio-grade circuit components to deliver the best possible sound. Bass and treble tone controls have been added to help you further fine-tune your music to your personal preferences.

"If you were looking for an integrated amplifier with substantial physical presence but also deft handling of music then I recommend you test your ears with the McIntosh MA5300." - Stereonet

The MA5300 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 superior customer experience.

Rounding out the MA5300 are time tested McIntosh technologies including Power Guard®, Sentry Monitor™, Home Theater PassThru, High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director HXD®, and gold-plated speaker binding posts. The classic McIntosh aesthetic of blue Watt meters, a black glass front panel with aluminum end caps, control knobs, and an illuminated logo complete the MA5300.


SPECIFICATIONS

Electronic Specifications

  • Power Output per Channel:
    100 Watts into 8 Ohms
    160 Watts into 4 Ohms
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Speaker Impedance: 4 or 8 Ohms
  • Rated Power Band: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005%
  • Dynamic Headroom: 1.8dB
  • Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Frequency Response, +0, -3dB: 10Hz to 100kHz
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil): N/A
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet): 2.5mV
  • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced): 0.5V/0.25V
  • Sensitivity (Power Amp input): 1V
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil): N/A
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet): 82dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level): 95dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp input): 110dB
  • Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced): 20K/20K
  • Damping Factor:
    8 Ohms: >200
    4 Ohms: >100
  • Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced): 8V Unbalanced

Connectivity

  • Balanced Input: 1
  • Unbalanced Input: 4
  • Phono Input Moving Coil: 0
  • Phono Input Moving Magnet: 1 (fixed loading)
  • Upgradeable Digital Audio Module: Yes
  • Digital Coaxial Input: 2
  • Digital Optical Input: 2
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input: 1
  • Digital USB Input: 1
  • Balanced Variable Output: 0
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output: 0
  • Unbalanced Variable Output: 1
  • Headphone Output: 1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
  • Subwoofer Output: 0
  • AM/FM Tuner option: No
  • Home Theater PassThru: Yes
  • Unbalanced Analog Connector Type: Standard
  • Speaker Binding Post Type: Standard
  • Service Port: 1

Digital Audio Specifications

  • Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type: 8-channel, 32-bit/384kHz PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced
  • Digital Coaxial Input Sample Rate: 24-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz
  • Digital Optical Input Sample Rate: 24-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input Sample Rate:
    16-bit/44.1kHz (CD)
    DSD64 (SACD)
  • Digital USB Input Sample Rate:
    32-bit/44.1kHz to 384kHz (PCM)
    DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DXD352.8kHz, DXD384kHz

Control

  • Tone Controls: Bass and Treble
  • Tone Bypass and Input Assign: Yes
  • RS232 Control Input: Yes
  • Power Control Output: 1 Main
  • Rear Panel Data Port: 2
  • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input: Yes
  • Input Level Match: Yes

General Specifications

  • Vacuum Tube or Solid State: Solid State
  • Output Type: Direct Coupled
  • Output Meters: Yes
  • Dual-Layer Chassis: Yes
  • Chassis Finish: Black painted steel
  • McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™: Yes
  • Power Requirement: 120V 50/60Hz, 2.3A
  • Standby Power Requirement: <0.25 Watts

Weights & Dimensions

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) x 22" (55.88cm)
  • Weight: 38 lbs (17.2 kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 55.5 lbs (25.2 kg)

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