McIntosh MDA200
McIntosh MDA200
McIntosh MDA200

McIntosh MDA200: Upgraded DAC built on flagship technology

The McIntosh MDA200 represents an innovative, upgradeable DAC originating from Binghamton, built upon the foundation of the company’s DA2 digital audio module. This cutting-edge technology first made its appearance in the C53 preamp and has since been incorporated into the premier MA12000 integrated amplifiers and C2700 preamps.

Featuring a state-of-the-art quad balanced 8-channel 32-bit digital-to-analog converter, the MDA200 enhances the listening experience by offering an extended dynamic range and reducing harmonic distortion.

McIntosh MDA200 Front
McIntosh MDA200 Front

The system boasts an array of seven digital audio inputs, encompassing two coaxial, two optical, one USB, and one MCT input (specifically designed for connection with McIntosh’s MCT Series SACD/CD transports), along with an HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) dedicated solely to audio, aimed at elevating the sound quality of television sets.

Furthermore, it features both balanced and unbalanced analog outputs, complemented by the Roon Tested certification from Roon Labs, indicating optimized compatibility and performance with Roon’s software ecosystem.

McIntosh MDA200 Back
McIntosh MDA200 Back

Naturally, the system supports high-resolution audio playback through a USB input, facilitating native DSD playback up to DSD512 and DXD files up to 384kHz. Additionally, the coaxial and optical inputs are capable of supporting audio up to 24-bit/192kHz.

True to the brand’s heritage, the unit showcases signature McIntosh design features such as an illuminated logo, rotary control knobs, bespoke aluminum end caps, and a sleek black glass front panel.