McIntosh MAC7200 stereo Receiver – price and review

McIntosh is famous for the quality and longevity of its components. The MAC7200 stereo receiver is designed to deliver performance on par with McIntosh separations, with the convenience of a single chassis. Music lovers can enjoy their favorite analog and digital sources with pristine sound.
In addition to its outstanding audio performance, the MAC7200 stereo receiver displays the classic McIntosh look: black glass front panel, bright blue power meters, large metal buttons and illuminated logo. And this beautiful receiver was designed and built here in the USA.
The sound at its best
With a total of 14 audio inputs, including six digital connections, the MAC7200 offers very versatile options for a stereo receiver. For analog audio equipment, you’ll find five unbalanced RCA inputs, plus a balanced XLR input for professional or high-end source components. The high quality built-in phono preamp provides separate connections for a turntable with a moving magnetic cartridge or moving coil.

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Sustain your digital music sources
All digital inputs of the McIntosh MAC7200 stereo receiver are contained in the McIntosh DA1 digital audio module. The core of the DA1 is a high-performance 32-bit 8-channel DAC. Extract pure and detailed audio signals from your disc player, music transmitter or TV. The USB input handles PCM-based digital music files up to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD files up to 11.2 MHz, to enjoy high-resolution audio from your computer. The DA1 module can be replaced with future modules to keep the MAC7200 up to date with emerging digital audio technologies.
Energy saving
The MAC7200 stereo receiver delivers massive sound at 200 watts per channel – a smooth, rich, non-tiring sound that McIntosh amplifiers are known for. One of the reasons for this is the company’s patented autoformers. These special output transformers are equipped with dedicated connections for speaker impedances of 8, 4 or 2 ohms to ensure that the receiver delivers its full rated power on any speaker load. It’s an expensive way to build an amplifier, but it means that even exotic, hard-to-drive high-end speakers will work admirably with the MAC7200.
A home theater switch function allows you to make the MAC7200 part of a multi-channel surround sound system. The left and right front channels of an A/V processor or surround decoder can go through the analog inputs of the receiver, allowing you to bring your full 200 watts per channel to support the main front speakers.

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Radio tuner
Even with the growing number of music sources, live radio still has the magic. If you want to enjoy your system with the best sound possible, you need a great tuner, like the McIntosh built into the MAC7200 stereo receiver. It has been carefully designed to provide optimal sound from AM and FM radio transmissions. With 20 presets available for each radio band, you’ll have quick access to your favorite stations.

High-quality, world-famous audio heritage, made in America
Since its founding in 1949, McIntosh has defined the meaning of high-quality sound reproduction, while setting industry standards for superior performance and reliability. The company is based in Binghamton, New York, where its premium components and speakers are always individually handcrafted by a team of skilled experts. This constant dedication to quality has made McIntosh one of the most recognized and respected audio producers in the world. McIntosh MAC7200 Stereo Receiver price: $7,500.00

  • Power Output per Channel200 Watts
  • Number of Channels2
  • Speaker Impedance2, 4, or 8 Ohms
  • Rated Power Band20Hz to 20kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion0.005%
  • Dynamic Headroom2dB
  • Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB20Hz to 20kHz
  • Frequency Response, +0, -3dB10Hz to 100kHz
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil)0.25mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet)2.5mV
  • Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced)0.5V/0.25V
  • Sensitivity (Power Amp input)1.4V
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil)80dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet)82dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level)95dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp input)113dB
  • Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)20K/20K
  • Damping Factor>40
  • Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced)8V Unbalanced
  • Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type8-channel, 32-bit/384kHz PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced
  • Digital Coaxial Input Sample Rate24-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz
  • Digital Optical Input Sample Rate24-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input Sample Rate16-bit/44.1kHz (CD)
    DSD64 (SACD)
  • Digital USB Input Sample Rate32-bit/44.1kHz to 384kHz (PCM)
    DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DXD352.8kHz, DXD384kHz
  • Balanced Input1
  • Unbalanced Input5
  • Phono Input Moving Coil1 (adjustable loading)
  • Phono Input Moving Magnet1 (fixed loading)
  • Upgradeable Digital Audio ModuleYes: DA1
  • Digital Coaxial Input2
  • Digital Optical Input2
  • Digital MCT (DIN) Input1
  • Digital USB Input1
  • Balanced Variable Output0
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output0
  • Unbalanced Variable Output2
  • Headphone Output1/4″ High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
  • AM/FM Tuner optionIncluded
  • Home Theater PassThruYes
  • Unbalanced Analog Connector TypeStandard
  • Speaker Binding Post TypeStandard
  • Service Port1

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