The MHA100 is the first dedicated headphone amplifier from McIntosh and takes advantage of unique McIntosh technologies to yield the best possible personal listening experience regardless of the headphones you use.
It employs a new adaptation of the unique Autoformer technology to produce three headphone impedance ranges of 8-40, 40-150 and 150-600 ohms so that every headphone — from ear buds to studio quality phones — will receive the optimal McIntosh sound.
Meet The McIntosh MHA100
Although many McIntosh models have headphone drive capabilities, MHA100 has been created to take full advantage of unique McIntosh technologies that will yield the best possible listening experience when using headphones.
The MHA100 features four digital inputs to allow playback of files in a wide variety of formats, while the headphone section uses McIntosh-designed and hand-wound impedance matching Autoformers to deliver full McIntosh power into any set of headphones. As a testament to the system’s flexibility and McIntosh ingenuity, the MHA100 is more compact than previous McIntosh amps, making it more desktop friendly and a perfect addition to any headphone enthusiast’s existing system.
It features the new Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD) to allow high quality recordings to image like conventional speakers in your headphones, bringing new depth and spatiality to your music.
Love to listen to your headphones while working on your computer? Compared to our other amplifiers, the MHA100 is more compact and fits great on a desk, allowing you to enjoy your music while working. Its smaller size gives you additional flexibility to locate it almost anywhere in your space.
The entire unit is housed in a beautiful polished stainless steel chassis that not only compliments the classic glass front panel, knobs and brushed aluminum end caps, but also any room decor.
The MHA100 has balanced and unbalanced analog inputs, and four digital inputs (optical, coax, AES/EBU, and asynchronous USB).
The internal DAC is capable of up to 32/192 decoding. Also included is a 50WPC power amp for speakers for when you want to enjoy your favorite speakers instead of your headphones; Power Guard will prevent clipping that could damage your headphones or speakers. Tone controls include a 5 Step Bass Boost Control for further customization.
Headphone Power Output:
High Selection: 1W
Normal Selection: 250mW
Headphone Output Impedance:
The McIntosh MHA100 is one of the many featured products in our dedictated Headphone Lounge. Click here to see all of our personal listening systems.