D100 2-Channel Digital Preamplifier

The D100 is a remote controlled digital stereo preamplifier with five digital inputs (2 Coaxial, 2 Optical and 1 USB), and both variable and fixed volume audio output. It is a simple solution to add digital music to an existing McIntosh system. Or simply add an amplifier, a pair of speakers and a digital source for a complete digital based stereo system. It's also flexible enough to be used a headphone amplifier; just connect your digital sources and a pair of headphones for a personal listening experience.

"This is a product that is superbly well implemented and a genuine pleasure to listen to and live with. The performance across a wide variety of music is utterly compelling." - AVforums.com

"Stunning... As a stand-alone DAC, or a pre-amp, or an all-in-one DAC/headphone amp, this state-of-the-art component easily serves as an indispensable accompaniment to any system." - Audio360.org


It shares the classic façade, knobs and handcrafted black-glass front panels as all other McIntosh components in a small form factor of just under 4" in height. Its powerful built in headphone amplifier will elevate the sound of your favorite headphones so that you may enjoy the ultimate personal listening experience. (Headphones not included.)

"Regardless of source the D100 has an appealing balance of agility and refinement." - WhatHiFi.com

"The D100 is a beautiful sounding piece, with fantastic resolution delivered edge-free, smooth." - Head-Fi.org

"The D100 plays all your music with great joy" - The-Ear.net


The D100 utilizes an 8 channel, 32-bit, 192kHz D/A converter with wide dynamic range and extremely low distortion. Eight channel D/A converter is used in stereo Quad Balanced mode. Music at all levels is reproduced with extreme precision and elegance. A 1/8” mini jack is provided for control data from the data output jack of a McIntosh preamp or A/V Control Center.

Electronic Specifications

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.0015%

Frequency Response

+/-0.5dB from 4Hz to 20,000Hz
+0.5/-3dB from 4Hz to 68,000Hz (Source dependent)

Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced)

16/8 V RMS

Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)

N/A

Phono Voltage Gain

N/A

High Level Voltage Gain

N/A

Signal To Noise Ratio

110dB

Dual Mono Power Supply

No

Dual Mono, Fully Balanced

Digital, Fully Balanced

Connectivity

Balanced Input

0

Unbalanced Input

0

Phono Input Moving Coil

0

Phono Input Moving Magnet

0

Digital Coaxial Input

2

Digital Optical Input

2

Digital MCT (DIN) Input

0

Digital USB Input

1 (2.0, 32/192 Asynchronous)

Digital AES/EBU Input

0

Balanced Fixed Output

1 Stereo

Balanced Variable Output

1 Stereo

Unbalanced Fixed Output

1 Stereo

Unbalanced Variable Output

1 Stereo

Headphone Output

1/4" High Drive

Record Processor Loop

No

Input Level Match

No

Home Theater Pass Through

No

Control

Tone Controls

No

Tone Bypass and Input Assign

No

RS232 Control Input

No

Power Control Output

1

Rear Panel Data Port

1

Rear Panel IR Sensor Input

Yes

General Specifications

Multi-Chassis or Single

Single

Output Meters

No

Vacuum Tube or Solid State

Solid State

Power Consumption (On)

20 watts

Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)

17.5" (44.45cm) x 3-7/8" (9.8cm) x 16" (40.64cm)

Weight

13.5 lbs (6.1kg)

Shipping Weight

28 lbs (12.7kg)

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