11.20.2019 | News

More McIntosh Products Receive Roon Tested Designation

McIntosh and Roon Tested

McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce that two more of its products have received Roon Tested designation from Roon Labs: the C53 Solid State Preamplifier and the C2700 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. This brings the total number of McIntosh products that have received Roon Tested designation to 14.

Roon is a rich and engaging way to browse, organize, and listen to music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable digital magazine. Roon is also a multi-room, multi-user networked audio platform, it offers features such as bit-perfect playback, DSD and PCM upsampling, multichannel support, and Signal Path display.

McIntosh products started receiving Roon Tested status in March 2019. Here is the complete list of McIntosh products that have received Roon Tested designation:

  • C47 Solid State Preamplifier
  • C48 Solid State Preamplifier
  • C49 Solid State Preamplifier
  • C50 Solid State Preamplifier
  • C52 Solid State Preamplifier
  • C53 Solid State Preamplifier
  • C2600 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
  • C2700 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
  • D100 Digital Preamplifier
  • D1100 Digital Preamplifier
  • MA5200 Integrated Amplifier
  • MA5300 Integrated Amplifier
  • MA6700 Integrated Amplifier
  • MA7200 Integrated Amplifier
  • MA7900 Integrated Amplifier
  • MA8000 Integrated Amplifier
  • MA8900 Integrated Amplifier
  • MA8950 Integrated Amplifier
  • MA9000 Integrated Amplifier
  • MA9500 Integrated Amplifier
  • MA12000 Integrated Amplifier
  • MAC6700 Stereo Receiver
  • MAC7200 Stereo Receiver
  • MCD1100 SACD/CD Player
  • MCD12000 SACD/CD Player
  • MHA100 Headphone Amplifier
  • MHA150 Headphone Amplifier
  • MXA70 Integrated Audio System
  • MXA80 Integrated Audio System

All of these models utilize a powerful 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) used in Quad Balanced mode. Their coax and optical inputs will decode music up to 24-bit/192kHz; their USB inputs accept even higher PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and support up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz. The C53, C2700, MA8950, MA9500, and MA12000 use a newer, next generation DAC with improved dynamic range and total harmonic distortion that supports up to DSD512 via USB.

As a Roon Tested partner, McIntosh has provided equipment to Roon for testing with a variety of different operating systems and computers, and shared information about its design and capabilities.

How to get started
New users will need to create a Roon account, then download and install the application. Existing Roon users can trigger their system to acquire the McIntosh device icons and optimized settings by restarting their Roon Core. Then they can use the Identify My Device feature in Device Settings to apply the new information.