- The McIntosh MA8900 AC Limited Edition stereo integrated amplifier from McIntosh Laboratory Inc. is only available in a limited edition of 89 units.
With the new McIntosh MA8900 AC Limited Edition, the U.S. high-end HiFi forge McIntosh Laboratory Inc. presents a stereo integrated amplifier that is only available in a very limited edition. Not more than 89 pieces of this solution shall exist, as the company states. To emphasize this exclusivity, the McIntosh MA8900 AC Limited Edition bears the signature of Charlie Randall.
McIntosh MA8900 AC Integrated Amplifier – A particularly popular model
In principle, the McIntosh MA8900 AC is already an extremely popular model in the broad product range of McIntosh Laboratory Inc. Of course, this is mainly due to the very good equipment that this stereo integrated amplifier offers.
First of all, there are seven analog high-level inputs, but it also offers an integrated phono preamplifier, which is designed in the form of two additional pairs of RCA jacks for drives equipped with MM and MC cartridge systems.
But that’s not all: The McIntosh MA8900 AC also features an integrated D/A converter, which the developers implemented here via the McIntosh DA1 Digital Audio Module expansion module. This provides the user with a total of six digital inputs, starting with two coaxial S/PDIF, two optical S/PDIF via the proprietary MCT up to a USB interface, via which the amplifier can be connected to a PC or Mac. Here it supports through the 8-channel 32-bit 384 kHz Quad Balanced DAC signals in Linear PCM with up to 32 bits and 384 kHz as well as DSD up to DSD256.
The McIntosh MA8900 AC Integrated Amplifier delivers two times 200 watts, whereby this power is available via the so-called McIntosh Autoformer Technology at speaker systems with 2, 4 as well as 8 ohms.
The amplifier is also equipped with McIntosh Power Guard Technology, McIntosh Sentry Monitor Technology, a discrete 5-band equalizer, a high-drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HDX) and presents itself in the classic McIntosh Laboratory Inc. design with dimensions of 44.5 x 19.4 x 47.6 cm and weighs a proud 34.1 kg.
McIntosh MA8900 AC Limited Edition – A particularly exclusive model
As McIntosh MA8900 AC Limited Edition the stereo integrated amplifier is a very exclusive solution, because it is produced in this form only in an edition of 89 pieces. To mark this accordingly, you will find the signature of Charlie Randall, the CEO of McIntosh Laboratory Inc. and of course the copy number of the limited product series on the front panel of the amplifier.
Prices and availability
The new McIntosh MA8900 AC Limited Edition will be priced at € 11.500,- starting January 1, 2023, but those who decide to buy it before December 31, 2022 will have to budget only € 9.890,- for it.
Getting to the point
From a purely technical point of view, the now announced McIntosh MA8900 AC Limited Edition offers no advantage over the conventional series model, but the signature of Charlie Randall and thus of the CEO of McIntosh Laboratory Inc. identifies it as a solution of a special series limited to 89 pieces only.
|PRODUCT||MCINTOSH MA8900 AC LIMITED EDITION|
|Manufacturer||McIntosh Laboratory Inc.|
|Distribution||Audio Components GmbH|
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