McIntosh MA8950 2-Channel Integrated Amplifier


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Model: MA8950 UPC: 842548110649 Item: 177485

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The MA8950 Integrated Amplifier offers 200 Watts per channel and combines McIntosh's amplification expertise and preamplifier technologies into one comprehensive stereo sound system component. It replaces the award-winning MA8900 and adds additional performance enhancements to an already outstanding stereo integrated amplifier.


  • Power Guard® that continuously monitors input and output signals and can dynamically adjust input levels to ensure maximum output while avoiding harsh sounding distortion and clipping that could damage your speakers
  • McIntosh's fuse-less short-circuit protection technology Sentry Monitor™ that disengages the output stage before the current can exceed safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal
  • McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ are made from high-quality materials with excellent thermal conductivity and heat dissipation properties
  • Home Theater PassThru that allows for seamless integration into a home theater system
  • High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) which can bring an added dimension to headphone listening
  • A discrete, five-band tone control that allows for advanced manual analog adjustment of ±12dB in 2dB increments of your favorite recordings at frequencies of 30Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 2kHz, and 10kHz
  • Power Control to send power on/off signals to connected McIntosh components for easy system power up and shutdown
  • Gold-plated speaker binding posts that prevent corrosion to ensure a quality signal is sent over your speaker cables to your speakers
  • Offers 200 Watts per channel and combines McIntosh's amplification expertise and preamplifier technologies into one comprehensive stereo component
  • McIntosh Autoformer™ technology ensures your speakers will receive the full 200 Watts regardless if they have 2, 4, or 8 Ohm impedance
  • Filter capacity has been doubled for improved dynamic headroom to reproduce musical peaks with even lower distortion as well as better low-frequency performance
  • Comes with an advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module that supports high resolution digital music playback of up to DSD512 and 24-bit/192kHz. An HDMI (ARC) input will extract the best sound possible from your compatible TV.
  • Upgraded power supply components further reduce noise emissions while adding more robustness under the most demanding conditions.



  • Electric Specifications
    • Power Output per Channel: 200 Watts
    • Number of Channels: 2
    • Speaker Impedance: 2, 4, or 8 Ohms
    • Rated Power Band: 20Hz to 20kHz
    • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005%
    • Dynamic Headroom: 3.1dB
    • Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB: 20Hz to 20kHz
    • Frequency Response, +0, -3dB: 10Hz to 100kHz
    • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil): 0.25mV
    • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet): 2.5mV
    • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced): 0.5V/0.25V
    • Sensitivity (Power Amp input): 1.4V
    • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil): 80dB
    • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet): 82dB
    • Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level): 95dB
    • Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp input): 113dB
    • Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced): 20K/20K
    • Damping Factor: >40
    • Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced): 8V Unbalanced
  • Connectivity
    • Balanced Input: 1
    • Unbalanced Input: 6
    • Phono Input Moving Coil: 1 (adjustable loading)
    • Phono Input Moving Magnet: 1 (fixed loading)
    • Upgradeable Digital Audio Module: Yes: DA2
    • Digital Coaxial Input: 2
    • Digital Optical Input: 2
    • Digital MCT (DIN) Input: 1
    • Digital USB Input: 1
    • HDMI (ARC) Input: 1
    • Balanced Variable Output: 0
    • Unbalanced Fixed Output: 1
    • Unbalanced Variable Output: 2
    • 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 to192kHz
    • Digital Optical Input Sample Rate: 24-bit/44.1kHz to192kHz
    • 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, DSD512, DXD352.8kHz, DXD384kHz
  • Control
    • Tone Controls: 5-Band
    • Tone Bypass and Input Assign: Yes
    • RS232 Control Input: Yes
    • Power Control Output: 1 Main, 2 Trigger
    • Rear Panel Data Port: 4
    • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input: Yes
    • Input Level Match: Yes
  • General Specifications
    • Vacuum Tube or Solid State: Solid State
    • Output Type: Autoformer™
    • Output Meters: Yes
    • Dual-Layer Chassis: Yes
    • Chassis Finish: Polished stainless steel & black painted steel
    • McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™: Yes
    • Power Requirement: 120V 50/60Hz, 4.4 amps
    • Standby Power Requirement: <0.25 Watts
  • Weight & Dimensions
    • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/2" x 7-5/8" x 18-3/4"
    • Unit Weight: 75 lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • MA8950
  • Remote Control
  • Owner's Manual


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How much are you selling the ma8950 for?
Danny R on Oct 5, 2022
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