MA8000 2-Channel Integrated Amplifier

Hi Fi World Award Winner 2014 Best Amplifier McIntosh MA8000

"Best Amplifier" 2014
- Hi-Fi World

Lyd & Bilde High End Stereo Amplifier of the Year McIntosh MA8000

"High End Stereo Amplifier of the Year" - Lyd & Bilde

Highly Recommended
- Lyd & Bilde

Reference Product Award
- The Speaker Shack

A monumental ​performance. That's what you can expect from the MA8000 Integrated Amplifier. It combines a powerful 300 watt per channel amplifier with a full functioned preamp into one space saving unit.

"Best Amplifier" 2014 - Hi-Fi World

"High End Stereo Amplifier of the Year" - Lyd & Bilde

The MA8000's 15 total inputs include 6 unbalanced, 2 balanced, 2 phono and 5 digital inputs - ensuring it has enough connections and modern technology to keep all your music sources connected and sounding great well into the future. The 5 dedicated digital inputs can decode your digital music up to 32 bits and 192kHz for high resolution audio playback. The discrete, analog eight band tone control is assignable by input and allows for precise, manual adjustment that lets your favorite songs sound better than ever.

"It's just the right piece of equipment to have you dipping into your musical collection for hours on end whether it be on vinyl, CD or in digital download form... It has massive reserves of power making it capable of driving almost any loudspeaker on the planet yet a detail and subtlety to its presentation that is truly beguiling." - Hi-Fi World

The Moving Magnet and Moving Coil phono sections can be adjusted to completely match your turntable and phono cartridge, allowing your prized record collection to shine like never before. The Home Theater Pass Through feature will allow for seamless integration into your existing multi-channel theater system.

"[An] amplifier with everything one needs... One of the best amplifier purchases for those who want everything in one place." - Lyd & Bilde

With an impressive 300 watts per channel, the amplifier section has an abundance of power to effortlessly drive virtually any loudspeaker. The included world famous McIntosh Autoformer guarantees your speakers will always receive the full 300 watts regardless of their impedance, while Power Guard® will prevent clipping that could damage your speakers. Our new High Drive headphone amplifier features increased gain and output power, and is optimized for virtually all headphone types for the ultimate personal listening experience.

"The MA8000 Integrated Amplifier is an incredible achievement in engineering, as it is one of the most musically involving amplifiers I have had the pleasure of listening to." - The Speaker Shack

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 handles, but also your room decor.

Electronic Specifications

Power Output per Channel

300 Watts

Speaker Impedance

2, 4, or 8 Ohms

Rated Power Band

20Hz to 20kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion


Dynamic Headroom


Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB

20Hz to 20kHz

Frequency Response, +0, -3dB

10Hz to 100kHz

Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil)


Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet)


Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced)


Sensitivity (Power Amp)


Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil)


Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet)


Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level)


Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp)


Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)


Damping Factor


Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced)

8V Unbalanced
16V Balanced


Headphone Output

Yes, High Drive

High Level Inputs Unbalanced

6 Stereo

High Level Inputs Balanced

2 Stereo

Unbalanced Variable Output

1 Stereo

Balanced Variable Output

1 Stereo

Digital USB Input


Digital Coaxial Input


Digital Optical Input


Phono Input Moving Magnet


Phono Input Moving Coil


AM/FM Tuner option


Home Theater Pass Through



Tone Controls


Tone Bypass and Input Assign


RS232 Control Input


Power Control Output


Rear Panel Data Port


Rear Panel IR Sensor Input


Input Level Match


General Specifications

Dual Layer Chassis


Output Meters


Vacuum Tube or Solid State

Solid State

Power Requirement

120V, 50/60Hz, 6.6A

Standby Power Requirement

<0.25 Watts

Output Autoformer


Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)

17-1/2” (44.5cm) x 9-7/16” (24 cm) x 22” (55.88cm) including knobs, connectors and cables


100 lbs (45.4kg)

Shipping Weight

133 lbs (60.3kg)

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