MHA150 Headphone Amplifier

AED 23,315.00 (Inc. Tax)

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MHA150 2-Channel Headphone Amplifier

- Supports DSD64, DSD128 & DSD256 files
- 3 headphone impedance ranges

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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, 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 complements the classic glass front panel, knobs, and brushed aluminum end caps but virtually any room decor.

- The MHA150 contains the same feature set as the critically-acclaimed MHA100 but with a new digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that adds support for DSD and DXD files to give you access to the latest in digital music performance.
- Utilizes our Autoformer technology to produce three headphone impedance ranges of 8-40, 40-150, and 150-600 ohms so every headphone will produce the best possible personal listening experience.
- Offers a secure DSD connection for playback of SACDs when paired with the McIntosh MCT450 SACD/CD Transport.
- Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) brings added dimension to your music in a natural-sounding way.
- Same width as the MB50 Streaming Audio Player. Combine the two to start building a complete system.
- Powerful and versatile enough to drive a pair of quality desktop or small bookshelf speakers via its 50-watt stereo speaker outputs. 5 step Bass Boost
- Control for further customization.
Headphone Power Output:
- High Selection: 1W
- Normal Selection: 250mW
Headphone Output Impedance:
- 8-40 Ohms
- 40-150 Ohms
- 150-600 Ohms

Power Output per Channel:50 Watts
Speaker Impedance8 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

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 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

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

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
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)

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 4, 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.

October 4, 2021

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.

October 4, 2021

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.

October 4, 2021

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.

October 4, 2021

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.

October 4, 2021

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.

October 4, 2021

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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