McIntosh MA7200 Amp & MAC7200 receiver coming soon
Next gen retains retro looks
McIntosh has launched two ‘next-generation’ amps, the MA7200 and MAC7200, featuring a number of design improvements including more powerful control microprocessors and some of the latest audio-grade circuit components.
Offering 200 watts per channel and a total of 14 inputs, the MA7200 integrated amplifier is designed as a space saver and features digital connectivity including USB, plus a phono stage for turntables. Its generous 14 inputs comprise eight analogue connections (five unbalanced, one balanced, plus both Moving Coil and Moving Magnet inputs) along with six digital (a pair of coaxial and optical, plus USB and a proprietary MCT input for use with McIntosh SACD/CD transports).
The digital inputs are housed in McIntosh’s upgradable DA1 Digital Audio Module, which can be replaced by future modules to keep the MA7200 current with the latest digital audio technologies. The DA1 comes with an 8-channel, 32-bit digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) used in Quad-Balanced mode. The USB input accepts PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz for high-resolution audio playback.
Further proprietary technologies include Autoformers to deliver the full 200 watts to any of speaker regardless of impedance, Power Guard, Sentry Monitor™ and Home Theater PassThru. The unit also features McIntosh’s new Monogrammed Heatsinks, bass and treble tone controls, High Drive headphone amplifier and gold-plated speaker binding posts.
The MAC7200 receiver builds upon the MA7200 integrated amplifier by adding a built-in AM/FM tuner. Its advanced signal quality monitor can display the multipath and noise levels of the incoming RF signal to help fine-tune antenna placement for optimal reception.
Dedicated preset and tuning knobs enable hands-on radio operation and the FM tuner includes Radio Data System (RDS) support, allowing it to display optional information sent by radio stations. It features 20 presets for each radio band as well as a remote AM antenna.
The MA7200 Amp is expected to ship later in September 2017 at £9,500 with the MAC7200 to arrive in October 2017 with its price yet to be determined
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