McIntosh MA9000 Integrated Amplifier


The McIntosh MA9000 Integrated Amplifier is the company's largest integrated  amplifier in both size and power. The 300 Watts per channel MA9000 Integrated Amplifier is many separate devices all in one component. It's an amplifier, preamplifier, phono preamplifier, headphone amplifier, frequency equalizer and digital-to-analog converter (DAC).

In short  -
The MA9000 has a built-in 32-bit DAC, and a DA1 Digital Audio Module with USB input that can support DSD256 and DXD 384kHz files. The module is replaceable should the need arise.

There are two digital coaxial and two digital optical inputs (capable up to 24-bit/192kHz) and an MCT input for connection to other McIntosh equipment.

The ten analogue inputs comprise two balanced and six unbalanced connections plus a moving magnet and a moving coil phono inputs. Both phono inputs have adjustable loading.

In terms of outputs, the McIntosh will drive two pairs of speakers and has a discrete headphone amplifier. 

Other features included:
  • Power Guard® that monitors and adjusts the sound wave at the speed of light to prevent harsh sounding distortion and clipping that could damage your speakers
  • Sentry Monitor™ is our fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit that disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal
  • Home Theatre PassThru that allows for seamless integration into a home theatre system
  • High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) which can bring an added dimension to headphone listening
  • A discrete, eight-band tone control that allows for advanced manual analog adjustment of your favorite recordings
  • Power Control to send power on/off signals to connected McIntosh components for easy system power up and shutdown
  • Our patented Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts that easily but securely attach the speaker cables to prevent them from coming loose and possibly causing a short; the binding posts are also gold-plated to prevent corrosion and ensure a quality signal is sent over your speaker cables to your speakers

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What the experts had to say -

The "MA9000 is one of the most complete audio products I've reviewed." When factoring in build quality and finish, "the result is the most easily recommendable product I've reviewed in years – a Reviewers' Choice and an early leader in our 2018 race for Product of the Year." - SoundStage! Network

"The large open sound feels right every time we sink into a sofa and turn up the volume. The natural sound gives us goose bumps." The Highly Recommended "MA9000 is one of the three best amplifiers" we've tested, and it "may be the last amplifier you ever need to buy." - Lyd & Bilde

"We were wrong, McIntosh’s MA9000 is more than just 'eye candy', it’s ear candy as well... We were also wrong about having to use two words to describe the McIntosh MA9000. We can do it in one. Sweet!" - Audio Esoterica

"Few manufacturers would have managed to combine so many functions in one device, with so little compromise and with such a satisfactory result." The MA9000 reproduces "everything with a high degree of musical truth." - Son et Image

From S&I - The MA9000 Integrated Amplifier will certainly help you achieve audio perfection. Michel Bérard from Son & Image Magazine states that the great beauty of the MA9000 is that it "opens a very wide door to music" and reproduces "everything with a high degree of musical truth." We believe he hit the nail on the head with this statement.