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McIntosh MA9500 2-Channel Integrated Amplifier


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Model: MA9500 UPC: 842548110717 Item: 177486

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Music simply comes to life with the MA9500 Integrated Amplifier and its 300 Watts per channel of clean, effortless power. That power is delivered via a pair of the famed McIntosh Autoformer™ whose unique design guarantees your speakers will always receive the full 300 Watts regardless of whether they have 2, 4, or 8 Ohm impedance. The MA9500 replaces the award-winning MA9000 and adds additional performance enhancements to an already outstanding stereo integrated amplifier.


  • McIntosh Autoformer™ technology ensures your speakers will receive the full 300 Watts regardless of whether 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.
  • Includes 17 total inputs: ten analog and seven digital.
  • Discrete, eight-band tone control that allows for advanced analog adjustment of ±12dB in 2dB increments.
  • Upgraded power supply components further reduce noise emissions while adding more robustness under the most demanding conditions.
  • Includes numerous McIntosh technologies such as fast-responding "McIntosh Blue" Wattmeters, Power Guard®, Sentry Monitor™, Monogrammed Heatsinks™, Home Theater PassThru, High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®), Power Control, and Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts.



  • Electronic Specifications
    • Power Output per Channel: 300 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: 2.8dB
    • Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB: 20Hz to 20kHz
    • Frequency Response, +0, -3dB: 10Hz to 100kHz
    • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil): 0.30mV
    • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet): 3.0mV
    • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced): 0.6V/0.3V
    • Sensitivity (Power Amp input): 1.7V
    • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil): 82dB
    • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet): 84dB
    • Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level): 98dB
    • Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp input): 114dB
    • Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced): 10K/22K
    • Damping Factor: >40
    • Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced)
      • 8V Unbalanced
      • 16V Balanced
  • Connectivity
    • Balanced Input: 2
    • Unbalanced Input: 6
    • Phono Input Moving Coil: 1 (adjustable loading)
    • Phono Input Moving Magnet: 1 (adjustable 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: 1
    • Unbalanced Fixed Output: 1
    • Unbalanced Variable Output: 1
    • 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: Premium gold-plated solid brass
    • Speaker Binding Post Type: Patented Solid Cinch™ Speaker Binding Posts
    • 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 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, DSD512, DXD352.8kHz, DXD384kHz
  • Control
    • Tone Controls: 8-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, 6.6A
    • Standby Power Requirement: <0.25 Watts
  • Weight & Dimensions
    • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/2" x 9-7/16" x 19-3/4"
    • Unit Weight: 101 lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • MA9500
  • Remote Control
  • Owner's Manual


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