McIntosh D150 Digital Pre-amplifier

McIntosh D150 price

The D150 digital stereo preamplifier expands McIntosh’s digital music capabilities by supporting many of the newest digital audio formats such as DSD and DXD. A USB input accepts up to 32-bit/384kHz signals and supports DSD64, DSD128, DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz. Two coaxial and two optical inputs accept up to 24-bit/192kHz signals. It is a simple solution to add the latest digital music formats to your existing system.

Balanced and unbalanced connections are available for both variable and fixed volume audio outputs, providing flexibility in setting up and connecting your system. Or simply add an amplifier, a pair of speakers and a digital source for a complete digital based stereo system. It’s also flexible enough to be used as a headphone amplifier; just connect your digital sources and a pair of headphones for a personal listening experience.

McIntosh D150 rear

The D150 uses the same revered DAC as the D100, featuring an 8 channel, 32-bit, 500kHz D/A converter with wide dynamic range and extremely low distortion. Eight channel D/A conversion is used in stereo Quad Balanced mode. Music at all levels is reproduced with extreme precision and elegance.

It shares the classic façade, knobs and handcrafted black-glass front panels as all other McIntosh components in a small form factor of just under 10cm in height.​

McIntosh D150 price & availability

The D150 is available to order now, and the recommended retail price is $4,995.

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D150 Key Features

  • The D150 digital stereo preamplifier supports many of the latest digital audio formats such as DSD and DXD.
  • A unique DIN input connects to select McIntosh SACD/CD transports or players for the purest possible sound quality.
  • A USB input accepts up to 32-bit/384kHz signals and supports DSD64, DSD128, DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz. Two coaxial and two optical inputs accept up to 24-bit/192kHz signals.
  • The D150 is one of the only processors to support DSD and DXD which is the finest in high resolution audio.
  • Advanced Quad Balanced, Digital-to-Analog circuitry is capable of handling the finest commercial recordings, assuring the best sound from your music collection.
  • The D150 is also a superb headphone amplifier; just connect your digital sources for a personal listening experience.

ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS

ULTRA LOW DISTORTION

0.002%

FREQUENCY RESPONSE, +0, -3DB

4Hz to 68,000Hz

MAXIMUM VOLTS OUT (BALANCED / UNBALANCED)

16/8 V RMS

INPUT IMPEDANCE (BALANCED / UNBALANCED)

44K ohm, 22K ohm

PHONO VOLTAGE GAIN

N/A

HIGH LEVEL VOLTAGE GAIN

N/A

SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO

110dB

DUAL MONO POWER SUPPLY

No

DUAL MONO, FULLY BALANCED

Digital, Fully Balanced

CONNECTIVITY

HEADPHONE OUTPUT

Yes 1/4″, High Drive

INPUTS UNBALANCED

No

INPUTS BALANCED

No

VARIABLE OUTPUTS UNBALANCED

1 Stereo

VARIABLE OUTPUTS BALANCED

1 Stereo

DIGITAL USB INPUT

1 (2.0, 32/192 Asynchronous)
44.1kHz to 384kHz, 32-Bit (PCM) DSD64, DSD128, DXD352.8kHz, DXD384kHz

DIGITAL COAXIAL INPUT

2

DIGITAL OPTICAL INPUT

2

DIGITAL DIN INPUT

1

PHONO MOVING MAGNET

No

PHONO MOVING COIL

No

RECORD PROCESSOR LOOP

No

INPUT LEVEL MATCH

No

HOME THEATER PASS THROUGH

No

CONTROL

TONE CONTROLS

No

TONE BYPASS AND INPUT ASSIGN

No

RS232 CONTROL INPUT

No

POWER CONTROL OUTPUT

Yes, 1

REAR PANEL DATA PORTS

Yes, 1 in

REAR PANEL IR SENSOR INPUT

Yes

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

MULTI-CHASSIS OR SINGLE

Single

OUTPUT METERS

No

POWER CONSUMPTION (ON)

30 watts

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)

17.5″ (44.45cm) x 3-7/8″ (9.8cm) x 16″ (40.64cm)

WEIGHT

13.5 lbs (6.1kg)

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