McIntosh MA5300

$10,995

Brand McIntosh

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Many music lovers choose McIntosh Integrated Amplifiers to be the backbone of their audio system or home stereo. The reason is simple: integrated amplifiers provide unbeatable value for your investment.

McIntosh Integrated Amplifiers combine the engineering and performance of their separate Preiamplifiers and Amplifiers into one chassis. By sharing a single chassis, integrated amplifiers help reduce the overall footprint of the audio system or home stereo. 

McIntosh integrated amplifiers are available in various power output Wattages, and in both Solid State and Tube-type configurations. Regardless of which model you choose, you will be rewarded with years of McIntosh-quality listening pleasure.

MA5300 Integrated Amplifier

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. 

The MA5300’s complement of 12 inputs includes 6 analog inputs (4 unbalanced, 1 balanced and 1 Moving Magnet input for turntables​) and 6 digi​tal 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. 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. 

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. 

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 aluminium end caps, control knobs and illuminated logo complete the MA5300. 

SPECIFICATIONS

POWER OUTPUT PER CHANNEL
100 Watts into 8 Ohms, 160 Watts into 4 Ohms

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 MAGNET)
2.5mV

SENSITIVITY HIGH LEVEL (BALANCED / UNBALANCED)
0.5V/0.25V

SENSITIVITY (POWER AMP)
1V

SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (MOVING MAGNET)
82dB

SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (HIGH LEVEL)
95dB

SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (POWER AMP)
110dB

INPUT IMPEDANCE (BALANCED / UNBALANCED)
20K/20K

DAMPING FACTOR
>200

MAXIMUM OUTPUT (BALANCED / UNBALANCED)
8V Unbalanced

CONNECTIVITY

HEADPHONE OUTPUT
Yes, High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)

HIGH LEVEL INPUTS UNBALANCED
4 Stereo

HIGH LEVEL INPUTS BALANCED
1 Stereo

VARIABLE OUTPUTS UNBALANCED
1 Stereo

VARIABLE OUTPUTS BALANCED
0 Stereo

DIGITAL USB INPUT
1

DIGITAL COAXIAL INPUTS
2

DIGITAL OPTICAL INPUTS
2

PHONO MOVING MAGNET
Yes (Fixed Loading)

PHONO MOVING COIL
No

AM/FM TUNER OPTION
No

HOME THEATRE PASS THROUGH
Yes

DIGITAL AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS

DIGITAL-TO-ANALOGUE CONVERTER (DAC) TYPE
8-channel, 32-bit/192kHz 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 & Treble

TONE BYPASS AND INPUT ASSIGN
Yes

RS232 CONTROL INPUT
Yes

POWER CONTROL OUTPUT
Yes

REAR PANEL DATA PORTS
Yes - 2

REAR PANEL IR SENSOR INPUT
Yes

INPUT LEVEL MATCH
Yes

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

DUAL LAYER CHASSIS
Yes

OUTPUT METERS
Yes

TUBE OR SOLID STATE
Solid State

POWER REQUIREMENT
240V, 50/60Hz, 2.3A

STANDBY POWER REQUIREMENT
<0.25 Watts

OUTPUT AUTOFORMER
No

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) x 22" (55.88cm) including knobs, connectors and cables

WEIGHT
38 lbs (17.2kg)

SHIPPING WEIGHT
55.5 lbs (25.2kg)

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