Turn Dreams into Reality with the Roon-Tested McIntosh MAC7200 Receiver: Supports 2x DSD and DXD, Includes Quad Balanced DAC, Phono Preamplifier, 14 Inputs, Much More
A receiver in name only, the McIntosh MAC7200 is actually a world-class amplifier design combined with an incredible preamplifier circuit, eight-channel Quad Balanced 32-bit/192kHz DAC that supports 2x DSD and DXD 384kHz, a powerful headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director, and the legendary McIntosh AM/FM tuner. Proprietary Autoformers ensure your speakers receive every last bit of the full 200-watt output. New, Monogrammed Heatsinks effortlessly eradicate heat and eliminate any need for warm-up time. The Roon-Tested MAC7200 also serves as a phono preamplifier via two dedicated phono sections (one MM, one MC). But we're just getting started.
Outfitted with 14 inputs (including a proprietary MCT for purest-possible DSD sound), MAC7200 makes any music sound authoritative, realistic, and engaging. Bass and treble tone controls let you customize the levels of every input. Home Theater Pass Through means MAC7200 seamlessly interfaces with your existing home-theater system. The presence of patented Power Guard circuitry prevents clipping and further protects your speakers from damage. Similarly, McIntosh's Sentry Monitor improves the reliability and lifespan of MAC7200.
This U.S.A.-built instrument also houses all digital inputs in a DA1 Digital Module that can be replaced by future modules to keep everything current, even when technology changes. A mammoth power supply, upgraded microprocessors, Blue Watt meters, and McIntosh's unique black glass faceplate swing the balance further in favor of MAC7200. Aesthetically, we cannot fully express just how beautiful this component looks when the lights are turned low and records are playing. Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee means you've got nothing to lose to see – and hear – how MAC7200 will bring joy to your life in your own home.
"Where the MAC7200 shines, is it's engaging, but ever so slightly relaxed tonal rendition. The MAC7200 has more than enough audiophile cred, yet those craving the last molecules of fine detail will probably go elsewhere. That's not the point, and that's never been the McIntosh ethos. What really makes the MAC7200 standout is the magic it brings to every recording you own. And for the other 99.99% of us that aren't fussy audiophiles, this is what it's all about."
– Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio
"The MAC7200 belongs in Class A of Stereophile's Recommended Components list. Yes, [it is expensive] ... but its power, resolution, dynamics, and transparency are among the best I've heard. Its internal DAC's transparency, speed, and imaging provided strong competition for my Bryston BDA-3. The phono and line preamplifiers excelled in their versatility as well as delivering transparent midrange, tuneful bass, and open highs. The amplifier allowed the Quad Electrostatic 989s to play loud with great dynamics."
– Larry Greenhill, Stereophile
More About the Inputs, Preeminent Tuner, and Customization Options
For analog, one balanced and five unbalanced inputs join one MC and one MM input to connect turntables. For digital, two coaxial and two optical inputs, one USB and one proprietary MCT input give you a plethora of options. All inputs can be given custom names for user-friendly system control and configuration. The coax and optical inputs support up to 24-bit/192kHz files. The built-in AM/FM tuner comes from the same illustrious line of McIntosh tuners and will pick up your favorite radio stations with unparalleled clarity and a realism that is free from noise and distortion. Its advanced signal quality monitor can display the multipath and noise levels of the incoming RF signal to help fine tune antenna placement for optimal reception. Dedicated PRESET and TUNING knobs enable easy radio operation. The FM tuner includes Radio Data System (RDS) support, allowing it to display optional information sent by radio stations such as the station’s name and call letters as well as the name of the artist and song being played. It features 20 presets for each radio band as well as a remote AM antenna.
An Unparalleled Heritage of Prestigious Craftsmanship
McIntosh has been handmaking world-class audio equipment for seven decades. Each component is produced in the same upstate New York factory the company has called home for 60 years. Recognized and revered around the globe, McIntosh continues to set new standards for high-end performance, unstinting reliability, and product longevity. Its storied tradition of ingenuity, craftsmanship, pride, and service is shared by only the most iconic American brands. In an era where manufacturing shortcuts and outsourcing are the norm, McIntosh takes a no-compromise approach defined by hands-on workmanship, singular expertise, and an unabated passion for being the best in its field. These rarified characteristics set McIntosh apart. While most audio companies emulate the competition, McIntosh leads by living up to – and exceeding – its own benchmarks. That's the mark of a legend.
Like None Other: Iconic Blue Watt Meters and Black Faceplates
The gentle glow of McIntosh's signature Blue Watt meters tells you that you own a legend – and that you made the right choice. Those soft blue lights convey comfort, coolness, and character. Known even to non-audiophiles, McIntosh's stylish meters also serve a practical purpose that guards against speaker damage. They're one of many unique elements distinctive to every McIntosh product. McIntosh's namesake black faceplates claim an equally famous pedigree. Whether 1/4-inch or 1/8-inch thick, every glass faceplate is cut with garnet dust to diminish friction and guarantee a perfect finish. The unrivaled appearance further owes to the application of 12 layers of paint and final examination by a white-gloved specialist. This combination of personal care, old-school values, and human involvement exemplifies what makes McIntosh different – and better.
Handmade for Everyone That Appreciates the Superiority of Hands-On Artistry
McIntosh's handcrafted ethic predates by more than half a century the handcrafted movement currently re-defining the beer, food, furniture, jewelry, and soap industries. From patrons of farm-to-table restaurants to fans of limited-batch beer, people increasingly realize the importance and superiority of handcrafted goods in their everyday life. Whether it's the exacting detail afforded the PC boards, the meticulous attention paid to the hand-wound transformer coils, or the innovation behind patented Power Guard circuitry, McIntosh shares in the same belief. Rather than cut corners or adhere to mass-produced construction, McIntosh only puts its name on components that deliver paragon experiences by way of their unassailable artistry and precision-minded quality. While McIntosh products don't come cheap, they stand out – and stand the test of time – in a world flooded by homogeneity and inferiority.
Aspire to Own an American Icon
McIntosh amplifiers broadcast President Lyndon Johnson's inauguration speech and powered the original Woodstock festival. Nearly 29,000 watts of McIntosh power fueled the Grateful Dead's Wall of Sound, regarded by many as the finest-sounding concert system ever devised. McIntosh has assisted in the recording of some of history's most celebrated albums, including the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. David Bowie collaborator/noted producer Tony Visconti and Dead guitarist/singer Bob Weir are among the countless McIntosh devotees. Thousands of older McIntosh components remain active in systems, having been built to last a lifetime. The history is clear: With McIntosh, you're not only considering today but planning for endless tomorrows. McIntosh is legacy audio you bequeath to future generations. The reason wish lists exists, McIntosh is the dream you aspire to own and, once you do, you cherish forever.
Number of Channels: 2
Speaker Impedance: 2, 4, or 8 Ohms
Rated Power Band: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005%
Dynamic Headroom: 2dB
+0,-0.5dB: 20Hz to 20kHz
+0, -3dB: 10Hz to 100kHz
Moving Coil: 0.25mV
Moving Magnet: 2.5mV
Power Amp: 1.4V
Signal To Noise Ratio:
Moving Coil: 80dB
Moving Magnet: 82dB
High Level: 95dB
Power Amp: 113dB
Input Impedance (Balanced/Unbalanced): 20K/20K
Damping Factor: >40
Maximum Output: 8V Unbalanced
Balanced Input: 1
Unbalanced Input: 5
Phono Input Moving Coil: 1 (adjustable loading)
Phono Input Moving Magnet: 1 (fixed loading)
Digital Coaxial Input: 2
Digital Optical Input: 2
Digital MCT (DIN) Input: 1
Digital USB Input: 1
Unbalanced Variable Output: 2
Headphone Output: 1/4" High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director
Service Port: 1
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type: 8-channel, 32-bit/192kHz PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced
Digital Input Sample Rate:
Coaxial: 24-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz
Optical: 24-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz
USB: 32-bit/44.1kHz to 384kHz
FM Tuning Range: 87.9MHz - 107.9MHz
FM Channel Spacing: 200kHz
FM Antenna Input: 75 ohms, Type “F” Coax connector
Useable Sensitivity: 2.2uV (18.1dBf)
50dB Quieting Sensitivity: 1.5uV (14.8dBf)
Signal To Noise Ratio: Mono: 70dB
Frequency Response: ±1dB 20Hz to 15,000Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion:
60dB Adjacent Channel
66dB Alternate Channel
Stereo Separation: 38dB
Tuning Range: 530kHz - 1720kHz
Channel Spacing: 10kHz
Antenna Input: Balanced, RJ45 connector
Selectivity: 45dB Adjacent Channel
Signal To Noise Ratio: 50dB
Frequency Response: 0dB, -6dB 50Hz to 3,000Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.5%
Tone Controls: Bass and Treble
Power Control Output: 1 Main, 2 Trigger
Rear Panel Data Port: 4
Chassis Finish: Black painted steel
McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks: Yes
Power Requirement: 120V 50/60Hz, 4.4 amps
Standby Power Requirement: <0.25 Watts
Dimensions (WHD): 17.5" x 7.6" x 22"
Weight: 75 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 5.4 MB)