MA12000 Integrated Amplifier

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MA12000 2-Channel Hybrid Integrated Amplifier

- Hybrid design: vacuum tube preamp and solid state power amp
- 350 Watts x 2 channel
- 8-band tone control
- 17 inputs (10 analog + 7 digital)
- Comes with DA2 Digital Audio Module installed

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The fully loaded, hybrid MA12000 Integrated Amplifier is a product of uncompromising audio engineering and expert craftsmanship. Our most powerful integrated amplifier ever, the feature rich MA12000 offers 350 Watts per channel of clean, high performance power that produces a breathtaking home audio experience. You will think your favorite musicians are playing a live, in-person performance in your house.

The MA12000 gives you the best of all worlds with the warm nuances of a vacuum tube preamplifier (or valve preamplifier as some of our friends like to say) combined with the speed and raw power of a solid state amplifier, state-of-the-art digital audio capabilities, and enough analog audio connections for virtually any home music system.

he MA12000 is a hybrid design with the preamplifier section powered by (4) 12AX7A vacuum tubes (2 tubes per audio channel), while the 350 Watt power amplifier section employs a solid state design. Our Autoformer™ technology guarantees your speakers will always be capable of receiving that full 350 Watts whether they have 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance.

There are 10 analog inputs on the MA12000 consisting of 2 balanced and 6 unbalanced inputs, plus 1 Moving Coil and 1 Moving Magnet input for connecting a turntable. Both phono inputs feature adjustable loading for fine tuning the MA12000 to your specific turntable configuration so your vinyl collection sounds just right. All the unbalanced analog connectors are constructed from premium gold-plated solid brass for superior signal handling and grounding. The MA12000 also has 1 balanced and 1 unbalanced output if you ever want to connect to an additional amplifier that’s used in a different part of your residence.

For digital music, the MA12000 comes with our DA2 Digital Audio Module factory installed. Located in the DA2 are 7 digital audio inputs: 2 coaxial, 2 optical, 1 USB and 1 MCT (for use with our MCT series of SACD/CD Transports), and 1 audio-only HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)1 connection. The DA2 is powered by a next generation, Quad Balanced, 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). This audiophile-grade DAC features improved dynamic range and improved total harmonic distortion. The DA2 supports high resolution digital audio playback, as the USB input supports native playback of up to DSD512 and DXD up to 384kHz, while the coax and optical inputs can decode digital music up to 24-bit/192kHz.

The HDMI (ARC) input allows TVs with a compatible HDMI (ARC) output to be connected to the MA12000 and your home stereo system to bring a new level of audio performance to your TV and movie watching that TV speakers or soundbars just can’t provide. Popular multi-channel audio formats from Dolby® and DTS® are supported and will be expertly converted to 2-channel audio for proper playback. When CEC communication is enabled in both the MA12000 and your TV, your TV remote can control the power and volume of the MA12000. The DA2 can be replaced by future modules to keep your MA12000 up to date as new digital audio formats and technologies are developed.

The DA2 has received Roon Tested designation from Roon Labs, which can be especially useful if you have an extensive library of digital music. 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 top of the MA12000 is highlighted by some updated industrial design elements. The Autoformers and power transformer are now contained in a new glass topped enclosure capped by a glass name plate encircled with a decorative trim ring. Key performance specifications and a detailed block diagram are printed on 5 glass panels.

The entire unit is wrapped in the classic McIntosh aesthetic with a pair of blue watt meters, a black glass front panel, rotary control knobs, illuminated logo, aluminum end caps with built-in handles and a beautiful stainless steel chassis polished to a mirror finish. The MA12000 can be paired with a variety of turntables, CD players, music streamers, and speakers.

- Power Guard® that monitors the output signal for over driving and makes real time micro adjustments to the input signal to prevent harsh sounding clipping that could potentially damage your speakers
- Our fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit Sentry Monitor™ that disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal
- A pair of peak responding, trademarked "McIntosh Blue" Watt meters that indicate the real time power output of each audio channel
- McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ which are connected to advanced high current output transistors that minimize thermal equilibrium lag (or warm-up) time and help keep the MA12000 running cool
- Home Theater PassThru that allows for seamless integration into a home theater system
- Our patented Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts that easily but securely attach the speaker cables to prevent them from coming loose and possibly causing a short; the binding posts are also gold-plated to prevent corrosion and ensure a quality signal is sent over your speaker cables to your speakers
- A discrete, eight-band tone control that allows for advanced manual analog adjustment of your favorite recordings
- High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) which can bring an added dimension to headphone listening
Power Control to send power on/off signals to connected McIntosh components for easy system power up and shutdown
- Doubling of filter capacity compared to our other integrated amplifiers for even better low frequency performance
- The latest audio-grade circuit components to deliver the best sound possible
- Powerful control microprocessors to improve overall system operation
- Easy operation via front panel controls or the included comprehensive remote control
Power Output per Channel:350 Watts
Number of Channels:2
Speaker Impedance:2, 4, or 8 Ohms
Rated Power Band:20Hz to 20kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion:
- Preamplifier: 0.03%
- Amplifier: 0.005%
Dynamic Headroom:1.5dB
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):600mV/300mV
Sensitivity (Power Amp input):1.7V
Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil):75dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet):77dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level):95dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp input):114dB
Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced):44K/22K
Damping Factor:>40
Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced):
- 8V Unbalanced
- 16V Balanced

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-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

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

Vacuum Tube or Solid State:
- Preamplifier: Vacuum Tube
- Amplifier: 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

Unit Dimensions (W x H x D):
- 17-1/2” (44.5cm) x 9-7/16” (24 cm) x 19-3/4” (50.2cm)
Unit Weight:108 lbs (48.9kg)
Shipping Weight:141 lbs (63.9kg)

Orders ship Sunday through Friday from our offices in Dubai, UAE.

In-stock products typically ship within 48 hours and should be expected to arrive in 3-4 business days. Orders outside of the UAE should be expected to arrive in 5-7 business days.

Pre-order and backorder products will state the approximate delivery timeline beside the Add To Cart button.

If you would like to place a custom order, chat with our specialists for a guided shopping experience. Once your order has been placed, a timeline will be provided depending on your order details.

- Free delivery within the UAE
- Shipping charges will be calculated upon checkout for orders outside of the UAE (Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia & Qatar).
- Taxes and duties are calculated according to the applicable laws of the state or country an item is shipped to and are the customer's responsibility.

For additional information on shipping and our exchange & return policy visit our help center.

Installation charges are applicable and can be paid upon delivery for our clients based in Dubai.

- Installation Charges: AED 350 Per Hour
- Speaker Cables: AED 20 Per Meter
- Trunking: AED 10 Per Meter

For clients based outside of the UAE, please contact our specialists and we will share an estimate based on your requirements.


The McIntosh audio system is a stereo system that uses two speakers or a multi-channel system using 3 to 12 speakers. Components are the individual units that individually will offer the highest performance and fidelity possible.

Connecting the various components into a complete system of source components, control center, amplifiers, and speakers will deliver the best possible sound.

October 17, 2021

Preamplifiers are Control Centers that switch source units, turn volume up and down, and in some cases allow tone shaping or turning bass and treble sounds up or down.

Amplifiers are the ‘Muscle’ of the audio system and amplify the small audio signal from the preamp to a large one that will operate speakers and determine how dynamic the reproduced sound of the system is in one unit.

Integrated amplifiers are single chassis models that combine the function of the preamplifier and power amplifier in one unit.

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Precision McIntosh power meters allow the monitoring of sound level balance and output level between the two stereo, or many multi-channel speaker channels. Meters protect valuable speaker systems from damage as long as more watts than the speakers are designed to handle are not exceeded.

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The McIntosh Output Autoformer is a special transformer that is designed and manufactured in-house by McIntosh. This allows any speaker type to be used with a McIntosh amplifier and have all of the power that the amp is designed to deliver.

All other amplifier designs will not have even power with differing speaker designs. McIntosh amplifiers with the output Autoformer™ will deliver ‘All the Power You Pay For’ regardless of speaker type chosen.

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Power Assurance is a group of patented McIntosh circuit designs that protect the stereo from damage and allow maximum performance and long, trouble free life.

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Quad Differential is the most sophisticated McIntosh amplifier design that allows the impossible combination of the most powerful amplifiers with the very lowest distortion and background noise. Many would say this is the impossible combination; highest power with lowest noise but Quad Balanced make the impossible possible.

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Electromagnetic switching is used in McIntosh preamplifiers and integrated amplifiers to switch the variety of source components connected. Rather than the common mechanical switches that will deteriorate with wear, electromagnetic switches are high tech switching nodes that allow very long, trouble free operation.

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Performance between vacuum tube and solid state (or transistor) gear is almost identical in technical specifications. Many users request vacuum tube units that offer a slightly classical "tube" or "warm" sound to the audio presentation.

Tube and solid state models may be mixed and will all work together in a McIntosh component stereo system. Many now use downloaded music as their main media source. Sound quality will always depend on the quality of the download files and the music system interface. McIntosh offers the most advanced computer USB interface in most of our preamplifiers and integrated amplifiers which will maximize audio performance.

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