High-Res Computer Audio and Hallmark McIntosh Sound in Any Room: Compact, Roon-Tested MXA80 Integrated System Features 2x DSD and DXD Playback, 32-Bit DAC, Headphone Amp, and More
Now you can enjoy the soothing pleasures of high-resolution DXD, DSD, and sought-after McIntosh sound – not to mention the look of those legendary Blue Watt meters – in your bedroom, office, den, or any other space you want uncompromising high-end performance courtesy of the compact MXA80 integrated audio system. Featuring a 50Wpc amplifier, pair of two-way desktop loudspeakers, a standout 32-bit/384kHz asynchronous USB DAC, and a dedicated dedicated headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD), MXA80 gives you options galore. Equipped with six inputs (four digital) in the preamplifier section, the Roon-Tested MXA80 handles everything from conventional stereo sources to high-definition computer audio up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz. Everything on this all-in-one system is built to the same standards as McIntosh separates.
Indeed, MXA80 even touts McIntosh's exclusive MCT (DIN) input that provides a secure DSD connection to enjoy SACDs in the purest-possible sound. Just link MXA80 with any McIntosh component with an MCT output, such as the similarly compact MCT80. The onboard headphone amplifier also warrants serious attention. Its patented Autoformer that allows for precise impedance matching (8 ohms through 600 ohms) to any style of ‘phone and produces spaciousness, imaging, and detail on the level of standalone speakers. While on topic, the high-gloss-black speakers accompanying MXA80 contain 4-inch woofer/midrange and 3/4-inch dome tweeter. Each plays with a scale, robustness, and authoritativeness that belie their size. If you want to tweak the performance, a five-step Bass Boost Control allows for personalized customization.
MXA80 also comes loaded with the protection elements that grace McIntosh's state-of-the-art amplifiers and preamplifiers. Power Guard, Sentry Monitor, thermal protection circuits, and Direct Current Detection and Protection for both headphones and loudspeakers give you watertight security. A large and noise-free power supply, luxurious remote control, gold-plated binding posts, and signature glass faceplate with fiber-optic illumination further enhance the premium value of a U.S.A.-built system that is McIntosh through and through. You won't believe the amount of richness, refinement, and balance you'll enjoy from this compact hi-fi that can serve as a high-res computer-audio system or stand proudly as the last bedroom setup you'll ever want. 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guaranteed.
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.