McIntosh launches its “most powerful amplifier ever”, the MA12000



“Combining the warm nuances of a vacuum tube pre-amplifier with the speed and raw power of a solid state amplifier.”

McIntosh has unveiled a new amplifier, the MA12000.

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The MA 12000 offers 350 Watts per channel, with 10 analogue inputs: 2 balanced and 6 unbalanced inputs, 1 moving coil and 1 moving magnet input. Both phono inputs feature adjustable loading for fine tuning the MA12000 to a specific turntable.

In terms of digital inputs, the MA12000 features McIntosh’s DA2 Digital Audio Module factory – with its audiophile grade, quad-balanced, 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). The DA2 includes 7 digital audio inputs: 2 coaxial, 2 optical, 1 USB and 1 MCT (for use with their MCT series of SACD/CD Transports), and 1 audio-only HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) connection.

Priced at 14,000 USD, the MA12000 will begin shipping in the USA and Canada during October 2020, followed by the rest of the world shortly thereafter.

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