MA5300 2-Channel Integrated Amplifier

The MA5300 Integrated Amplifier is proof that big sound can come in small packages. It is our smallest solid state integrated amplifier in terms of both power output and physical size, making it an ideal choice for smaller spaces or for someone just beginning to assemble a home audio system. It’s a direct coupled amplifier that delivers 100 Watts per channel into 8 Ohm speakers or 160 Watts per channel into 4 Ohm speakers. New dual scale blue Watt meters give an accurate readout of power output for both 4 and 8 Ohm impedances.

The MA5300’s complement of 12 inputs includes 6 analog inputs (4 unbalanced, 1 balanced and 1 Moving Magnet input for turntables​) and 6 digi​tal inputs (2 each coaxial and optical, 1 USB and 1 proprietary MCT for use with our MCT series of SACD/CD Transports). All digital inputs are housed in our DA1 Digital Audio Module which can be replaced by future modules as new digital audio technologies are developed. The DA1 comes with an 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) used in Quad Balanced mode and supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz for high resolution audio playback. All inputs can be given user-friendly names to simplify system control and configuration.

Included on the MA5300 are our McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ which are connected to advanced high current output transistors that eliminate warm-up time so you can enjoy the MA5300’s complete sonic capabilities from the moment you turn it on. Powerful new control microprocessors have been used to improve overall system operation, along with some of the latest audio-grade circuit components to deliver the best possible sound. Bass and treble tone controls have been added to help you further fine tune your music to your personal preferences.

Rounding out the MA5300 are time tested McIntosh technologies including Power Guard®, Sentry Monitor™, Home Theater PassThru, High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®), and gold-plated speaker binding posts. The classic McIntosh aesthetic of blue Watt meters, a black glass front panel with aluminum end caps, control knobs and illuminated logo complete the MA5300. Contact your local dealer​ to learn more. ​
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Electronic Specifications

Power Output per Channel

100 Watts into 8 Ohms
160 Watts into 4 Ohms

Number of Channels

2

Speaker Impedance

4 or 8 Ohms

Rated Power Band

20Hz to 20kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.005%

Dynamic Headroom

1.8dB

Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB

20Hz to 20kHz

Frequency Response, +0, -3dB

10Hz to 100kHz

Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil)

N/A

Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet)

2.5mV

Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced)

0.5V/0.25V

Sensitivity (Power Amp input)

1V

Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil)

N/A

Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet)

82dB

Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level)

95dB

Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp input)

110dB

Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)

20K/20K

Damping Factor

8 Ohms: >200
4 Ohms: >100

Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced)

8V Unbalanced

Connectivity

Balanced Input

1

Unbalanced Input

4

Phono Input Moving Coil

0

Phono Input Moving Magnet

1 (fixed loading)

Upgradeable Digital Audio Module

Yes

Digital Coaxial Input

2

Digital Optical Input

2

Digital MCT (DIN) Input

1

Digital USB Input

1

Balanced Variable Output

0

Unbalanced Fixed Output

0

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

Standard

Speaker Binding Post Type

Standard

Service Port

1

Digital Audio Specifications

Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type

8-channel, 32-bit/192kHz 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, DXD352.8kHz, DXD384kHz

Control

Tone Controls

Bass and Treble

Tone Bypass and Input Assign

Yes

RS232 Control Input

Yes

Power Control Output

1 Main

Rear Panel Data Port

2

Rear Panel IR Sensor Input

Yes

Input Level Match

Yes

General Specifications

Vacuum Tube or Solid State

Solid State

Output Autoformer

No

Output Meters

Yes

Dual Layer Chassis

Yes

Chassis Finish

Black painted steel

McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™

Yes

Power Requirement

120V 50/60Hz, 2.3A

Standby Power Requirement

<0.25 Watts

Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)

17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) x 22" (55.88cm)

Weight

38 lbs (17.2 kg)

Shipping Weight

55.5 lbs (25.2 kg)

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