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Mcintosh MHA150 2-Channel Headphone Amplifier

SKU 82773
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Original price £6,495.00 - Original price £6,495.00
Original price
£6,495.00
£6,495.00 - £6,495.00
Current price £6,495.00

Features
  • Supports DSD64, DSD128 & DSD256 files
  • 3 headphone impedance range

The MHA150 Headphone Amplifier is a worthy successor to the critically-acclaimed MHA100. The MHA150 contains the same feature set and performance standards but adds our new 2nd generation digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that provides support for DSD and DXD files to give you access to the latest in digital music.

 

Like the MHA100, the MHA150 continues to take advantage of unique McIntosh technologies to create the best possible personal listening experience regardless of the headphones you use. Our Autoformer technology found in our large mono and stereo amplifiers has been adapted to produce three headphone impedance ranges of 8-40, 40-150 and 150-600 Ohms so that every headphone will receive the legendary McIntosh sound quality and performance.

 

For enjoying DSD and DXD files, the USB input accepts PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 along with DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz. Our proprietary MCT input has also been added to the MHA150; when paired with the MCT80 SACD/CD Transport, it offers a secure DSD connection for playback of the high definition audio on SACDs.

 

For connecting digital devices, an optical and coaxial input are included along with the USB and MCT inputs; two analog inputs are also available. Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) brings added dimension to your music in a natural sounding way but can be turned off depending on your preferences. The MHA150 is smaller than our other amplifiers, giving you additional flexibility to locate it almost anywhere in your space. It’s the same width as the MB50 Streaming Audio Player and the two can be combined to start building a complete system.

 

The MHA150 is powerful and versatile enough to drive a pair of quality desktop or small bookshelf speakers via its 50 Watt stereo speaker outputs. Our patented Power Guard® technology is included and will prevent clipping that could damage your headphones or speakers. A 5 step Bass Boost Control allows for further sound customization. It is one of many McIntosh products to receive Roon Tested designation from Roon Labs. It has been profiled and tested by both Roon and McIntosh for maximum compatibility. Roon will recognize it and send it audio optimized for its capabilities. No fiddling with checkboxes or dropdowns, Roon Tested devices are automatically identified and configured out of the box for a superior customer experience.

 

The entire unit is housed in a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis that not only compliments the classic glass front panel, knobs and brushed aluminum end caps, but virtually any room decor. Contact your local dealer to learn more.

 

HEADPHONE OUTPUT SPECIFICATIONS

  • Headphone Power Output
    High Selection: 1W
    Normal Selection: 250mW
  • Headphone Output Impedance
    8-40 Ohms
    40-150 Ohms
    150-600 Ohms

ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS

  • Power Output per Channel
    50 Watts
  • Speaker Impedance
    8 Ohms
  • Rated Power Band
    20Hz to 20kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion
    0.005%
  • Intermodulation Distortion
    0.005% maximum, if the instantaneous peak power is 100 watts or less per channel with both channels operating for any combination of frequencies from 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Dynamic Headroom
    1.5dB
  • Frequency Response
    +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
    +0, -3dB from 10Hz to 100kHz
  • Sensitivity (Unbalanced)
    300mV
  • Sensitivity (Balanced)
    600mV
  • Maximum Input Signal (Unbalanced)
    8V
  • Maximum Input Signal (Balanced)
    16V
  • Signal To Noise Ratio
    105dB
  • Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)
    25K/25K
  • Damping Factor
    >150
  • Preamplifier Output
    3V (8V maximum)
  • Preamplifier Output Impedance
    500 Ohms
  • Voltage Gain
    36.5dB
  • Power Guard
    <2% THD with up to 16dB overdrive at 1kHz

CONNECTIVITY

  • Headphone Output
    1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
  • Balanced Input
    1
  • Unbalanced Input
    1
  • Digital AES/EBU Input
    0
  • Digital Coaxial Input
    1
  • Digital Optical Input
    1
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input
    1
  • Digital USB Input
    1
  • Preamplifier Output
    1

DIGITAL AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS

  • Digital AES/EDU Input Sample Rate
    N/A
  • Digital Coaxial Input Sample Rate
    16-bit, 24-bit - 32kHz to 192kHz
  • Digital Optical Input Sample Rate
    16-bit, 24-bit - 32kHz to 192kHz
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input Sample Rate
    16-bit, 24-bit - 32kHz to 192kHz
  • Digital USB Input Sample Rate
    16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit - 32kHz to 384kHz

CONTROL

  • Tone Controls
    5 Step Bass Boost Control: 0 to +12.5dB (in 2.5dB steps) @ 40Hz
  • Power Control Input
    1
  • Power Control Output
    1

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Output Meters
    Yes
  • Vacuum Tube or Solid State
    Solid State
  • Power Requirement
    120V 50/60Hz, 1.5A
  • Standby Power Requirement
    <0.25 Watts
  • Output Type
    Autoformer™ for Headphones
    Direct Coupled for Speakers

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
    11-1/2" (29.2cm) x 5-7/8" (14.9cm) x 14-5/8" (37.1cm)
  • Unit Weight
    26.5 lbs (12 kg)
  • Shipping Weight
    32.5 lbs (14.8 kg)

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 - sales@superfi.co.uk 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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