McIntosh MI254 4-Channel Digital Amplifier

Model: MI254 UPC: 842548108073 Item: 175846

Product Information


  • 250W into 8 ohms
  • 300W into 4 ohms
  • 4-channel distributed audio amplifier
  • Also great to drive home theater surround sound speakers

The MI254 4-Channel Digital Amplifier is a versatile multi-channel amplifier ideal for use in distributed audio, home theater, or 2-channel stereo playback. It delivers 250 watts into 8 ohm speakers or 300 watts into 4 ohm speakers via its highly sophisticated closed loop digital switching amplifiers. These amplifiers are paired with extremely robust power supplies that produce performance levels rarely achieved in distributed audio.

It has installer-friendly physical dimensions and is 2U rack mountable via the included mounting ears (the mounting ears are removable for non-rack installations). As a highly efficient Class D amplifier, it does not require noisy cooling fans to maintain nominal operating temperature. In addition to distributed audio use, the MI254 is well suited for home theaters to drive surround sound speakers and could be integrated into virtually any existing home theater system.

On the front panel are two blue McIntosh Watt Meters that display the summed power output of channels 1 + 2 and channels 3 + 4. Multi-color LED indicators display the status of each channel. The back panel includes both a balanced and unbalanced input for each channel along with our standard 5-way speaker binding posts.

Other features that come with the MI254 are: Loudspeaker Guard signal overload technology that prevents overdriving the speakers; McIntosh's Sentry Monitor 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; BUS input & outputs to easily distribute a stereo signal to multiple outputs and/or multiple amplifiers; individual channel inputs; 12 Volt triggering capabilities; and eco-friendly on/off signal sensing that turns the unit off if no input signal has been detected for a set amount of time or automatically turns the amp on when it senses a signal. 

The MI254 includes many McIntosh design cues including a black glass front panel, blue Watt meters, an illuminated McIntosh logo, and a familiar form factor highlighted by silver trim.



  • Power output per channel
    • 250W into 8 ohms
    • 300W into 4 ohms
  • S/N below rated output: 100dB
  • Rated power band: 20Hz to 20kHZ
  • Number of channels: 4
  • Dynamic headroom
    • 8 ohms: 2.5dB
    • 4 ohms: 3.5dB
  • Frequency response: +0, -0.9dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.025%
  • Damping factor
    • 8 ohms: >85
    • 4 ohms: >45
  • Speaker binding post type: Standard
  • Circuit configuration: Closed loop digital switching
  • Illumination: Direct LED
  • Circuit design: Digital
  • Output type: Direct coupled
  • Balanced input: 4
  • Chassis style: Black painted steel
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17 1/2" x 4 5/16" x 21"
  • Weight: 23.5 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • MI254 4-Channel Digital Amplifier
  • Remote
  • Plastic feet
  • Screws
  • Washers


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