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Mcintosh DA2 Digital Audio Module Upgrade Kit

SKU 82775
Original price £1,395.00 - Original price £1,395.00
Original price
£1,395.00 - £1,395.00
Current price £1,395.00
In stock

In Store Item Only

Whilst this line is only available in store, we do have a massive range available for delivery. Speak to one of our home audio industry expert advisors now.

  • In Store Item Only

    Available at our Nottingham Store

  • Hassle-Free Returns Within 30 Days

    Hassle-Free Returns Within 30 Days

  • 1 Year Warranty

    1 Year Warranty for Peaceful Ownership

Advanced Digital Audio Processing

The McIntosh DA2 Digital Audio Module represents the pinnacle of digital audio processing technology. As the latest and most sophisticated module from McIntosh, the DA2 is a standard feature in several high-end McIntosh models including the C53 and C2700 Preamplifiers, and the MA12000, MA9500, and MA8950 Integrated Amplifiers. This module allows these premium units to harness the latest advancements in digital audio, offering an unparalleled listening experience.

Upgrade Your McIntosh with DA2

Owners of certain McIntosh models can elevate their audio systems with the DA2 upgrade. Compatible models include the MA9000, MA8900, MA7200, MA5300 Integrated Amplifiers; MAC7200 Receiver; and C49 Preamplifier. The DA2 upgrade, replacing the DA1 module, is an optional enhancement that must be installed by an Authorized McIntosh Dealer or Service Agency, ensuring precision and maintaining the integrity of your McIntosh product.

Enhanced Connectivity and Performance

The DA2 module builds on the DA1’s legacy, offering expanded capabilities and connections. Notably, it includes an HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) connection, facilitating a seamless link to ARC-compatible TVs. This feature revolutionizes TV sound, routing audio through your stereo system for an enriched auditory experience. The ARC connection also supports two-way communication for synchronized audio and video, as well as compatibility with popular Dolby® and DTS® multi-channel formats, expertly converted to 2-channel audio.

Superior DAC for High-Resolution Audio

The DA2’s USB input surpasses the DA1 with support for native playback of up to DSD512, thanks to its advanced Quad Balanced, 8-channel, 32-bit DAC. This cutting-edge DAC offers a dynamic range and total harmonic distortion improvement, delivering an exquisite audio quality. Additionally, the USB input supports DXD up to 384kHz, while coaxial and optical inputs decode up to 24-bit/192kHz for high-resolution audio playback. The MCT input further complements the DA2, providing an optimal connection for SACDs when used with McIntosh transports like the MCT500 and MCT80, ensuring the best sound quality from your SACD collection.

Professional Installation for Optimal Performance

Due to the technical intricacies of the DA2 upgrade, professional installation by an Authorized McIntosh Dealer or Service Agency is mandatory. This ensures the upgrade is performed accurately, maintaining the warranty and avoiding any potential damage. Contact your local Authorized McIntosh Dealer or Service Agency to schedule your DA2 upgrade and transform your audio experience.

Please note our Mcintosh range is only available for in store sales and collection.

  • Latest Digital Audio Module: This module represents our newest and most advanced digital audio technology.
  • Dealer-Installed Upgrade: It is available as an optional dealer-installed upgrade for select McIntosh products, including MA9000, MA8900, MA7200, MA5300, MAC7200, and C49.
  • Next-Generation Quad Balanced DAC: The module features a next-generation Quad Balanced 8-channel 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), ensuring high-quality audio conversion.
  • Multiple Inputs: It provides a variety of input options, including 2 coaxial, 2 optical, 1 USB, 1 MCT (an audio disc format), and 1 HDMI (ARC - Audio Return Channel).
  • High-Resolution Audio Support: The module supports high-resolution audio formats, including DSD512 and DXD 384kHz, allowing you to enjoy the finest details in your music.

Digital Coaxial Input2
Digital Optical Input2
Digital MCT Input1
Digital USB Input1
HDMI (ARC) Input1

Installation: Due to the technical nature of the DA2 upgrade, the upgrade must be performed by a qualified trained professional at an
Authorized McIntosh Dealer or Authorized McIntosh Service Agency. Please note that if the upgrade is performed by anyone other than
an Authorized McIntosh Dealer or Authorized McIntosh Service Agency, under the terms of your McIntosh Limited Warranty any
resulting damage or failure of your unit will be excluded from warranty coverage.

Delivery is made by common carrier next working day. Delivery is FREE for orders in-stock and over £100 or £9.99 for orders less than £100 or special delivery items.

Statutory Cancellation Right

You have the statutory right to cancel your order for any reason within 14 days beginning with the day you receive the item (please see clause 2 of our Conditions of Sale for the full instructions on cancellation and further information on your right of cancellation). We only accept cancellations via phone - 0115 975 8613, email - or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.

Our Voluntary Returns Policy

As well as your statutory cancellation rights described above, you can return most products within 30 days of receipt of the products if the products are complete and are in an unused and undamaged condition. We only accept returns via phone - 0115 975 8613 or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.

Please note that this returns policy doesn't affect your statutory rights and therefore doesn't affect your right of cancellation as described above.

Please note that you must return each item in the same condition in which you received it. This means that new items must be returned new, unused and complete (including all accessories). Refunds for returned items that are not received in this condition, may be reduced.

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