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McIntosh MXA80 Integrated Stereo System w/ Dedicated Headphone Amp

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  • $ 6,500

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The MXA80 Integrated Audio System is the next generation of the acclaimed MXA70. It maintains the same compact footprint and full functionality while adding support for DSD and DXD digital music files thanks to a new digital-to-analog converter (DAC).

MXA80 features a 50 watt stereo amplifier and a pair of specially designed 2-way desktop speakers that achieve a remarkably rich and full bodied level of performance for their size. A total of six inputs—4 digital and 2 analogallow you to connect your music sources. The USB input accepts PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports DSD64, DSD128, and DSD256 along with DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz. McIntosh's exclusive MCT input offers a secure DSD connection to enjoy the high definition audio on SACDs when paired with the MCT450 SACD/CD Transport.

A dedicated headphone amplifier is available for those times when you want to listen to your music more intimately. It takes advantage of unique McIntosh technologies so that every headphone yields the best possible personal listening experience. Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) brings added dimension to your music while Power Guard® prevents clipping that could damage your speakers or headphones. A 5 step Bass Boost Control allows for further tonal customization.

MXA80's compact size makes it a great audio system for an office, bedroom, or vacation house. Combine it with the similarly-sized MB50 Streaming Audio Player and MP100 Phono Preamplifier to form the basis of a complete audio system. The amplifier is housed in a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis that compliments the classic glass front panel, knobs, and brushed aluminum end caps; the speakers come with a luxurious, high gloss piano black finish.


  • 1/4" headphone output w/ selectable impedance and Headphone Crossfeed Director for spacious sound
  • USB (type B) input for connecting a computer
  • Optical and coaxial digital inputs (accept high-res PCM audio up to 24-bit / 192kHz)
  • Handcrafted at McIntosh's Binghamton, New York factory


Electronic Specifications:

  • Power Output per Channel: 50w
  • Speaker Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Rated Power Band: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005%
  • Intermodulation Distortion: 0.005% maximum, if the instantaneous peak power is 100 watts or less per channel with both channels operating for any combination of frequencies from 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Dynamic Headroom: 1.5dB
  • Frequency Response (+0,-0.5DB): 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Frequency Response (+0, -3DB): 10Hz to 100kHz
  • Sensitivity (Unbalanced): 300mV
  • Sensitivity (Balanced): 600mV
  • Maximum Input Signal (Unpublished): 8V
  • Maximum Input Signal (Published): 16V
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105dB
  • Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced): 25K/25K
  • Damping Factor: >150
  • Preamplifier Output: 3V (8V maximum)
  • Preamplifier Output Impedance: 500 ohms
  • Voltage Gain: 36.5dB
  • Power Guard: <2% THD with up to 16dB overdrive at 1kHz
Loudspeaker Specifications:

  • System Driver Complement: 
    • 4" woofer / midrange (1)
    • 3/4" dome tweeter (1)
  • Impedance: 8 ohms nominal
  • Frequency Response: 60Hz - 45kHz
  • Sensitivity: 80dB (2.83V/1m equivalent)
  • Crossover Frequency: 2,000Hz
  • Power Handling: 75w
  • Enclosure Finish: High-gloss black
  • Grille Finish: Black knit cloth
Digital Audio Specifications:
  • Digital Coaxial Input Sample Rate: 16Bit, 24Bit - 32kHz to 192kHz
  • Digital Optical Input Sample Rate: 16Bit, 24Bit - 32kHz to 192kHz
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input Sample Rate: 16Bit, 24Bit - 32kHz to 192kHz
  • Digital USB Input Sample Rate: 16Bit, 24Bit, 32Bit - 32kHz to 384kHz

Headphone Output Specifications:

  • Headphone Power Output:
    • High Selection: 1w
    • Normal Selection: 250mW
  • Headphone Output Impedance: 
    • 8-40 ohms
    • 40-150 ohms
    • 150-600 ohms


  • Headphone Output: 1 (1/4")
  • High-Level Inputs Unbalanced: 1 stereo]
  • High-Level Inputs Balanced: 1 stereo
  • Digital Coaxial Input: 1
  • Digital Optical Input: 1
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input: 1
  • Digital USB Input: 1
  • Preamplifier Output: 1 stereo

 Weights & Dimensions

  • Dimensions: 23-1/4"w (59.1 cm) x 10-7/8"h (27.62 cm) x 19"d (48.3 cm)
  • Weight: 50 lbs (22.6 kg)


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