McIntosh D150 Digital Preamplifier/Headphone Amplifier
A Stellar Pathway to Realizing High-Resolution DSD and DXD: Handcrafted McIntosh D150 Digital Preamplifier/Headphone Amplifier Offers Immense Flexibility and Delivers Beguiling Sound
The slimline McIntosh D150 digital preamplifier/headphone amplifier provides a simple, stellar-sounding pathway to realizing everything high-resolution audio – including DSD and DXD – has to offer. Equipped with a 32-bit/384kHz USB input as well as two 24-bit/192kHz optical inputs, D150 is fueled by an eight-channel 32-bit DAC marked by a huge dynamic range and stunningly low distortion. The DAC always operates in Quad Balanced mode to ensure your music is played back with reference-quality precision, power, and clarity. As such, D150 brings to fore the excellent dynamics, openness, richness, airiness, and bloom for which high-res files are known.
Made to satisfy modern needs, the U.S.A.-built D150 has flexibility in spades. You can easily add D150 to your existing system or pair it with an amplifier, speakers, and digital source to create a dedicated computer-based audio system. A unique DIN input connects D150 to the McIntosh MT450 SACD/CD player for the purist-possible sonics. The audiophile-grade headphone amplifier further expands your options – and enhances private listening to ecstatic emotional heights. Factor in the super-compact 4-inch height, signature McIntosh black glass faceplate and knobs, a precision-tracking volume control, intuitive remote control, and our 100% Money-Back Guarantee, and your digital audio experience just got infinitely better.
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.
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.