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McIntosh Portable Decoding Amplifier - MHA50

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  • Color : Black
  • Type : Headphone Amplifier
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Abt Model: MHA50 | UPC: 842548105362
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McIntosh Portable Decoding Amplifier - MHA50

  • Listen to your music with McIntosh sound quality no matter where you go. Your headphones will thank you.
  • The handheld MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier can make your music sound its best – and likely better than you’ve ever heard it before – through your headphones.
  • Includes wired inputs for Apple® iOS and Android OTG1 devices plus Mac® and Windows® computers; it can also wirelessly connect to these devices via Bluetooth® with aptX™ technology that ensures you receive the highest possible sound quality from your source device.
  • Supports 32-bit/192kHz hi-res audio, DSD64, DSD128, DXD352.8, DXD384 files and asynchronous USB audio via its high-performance 32-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC).
  • Touch sensitive volume control knob inspired by the classic knobs found on countless McIntosh products.
  • Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) brings added dimension to your music in a natural sounding way.
  • Drives headphones with impedances ranging from 8-600 ohms.
  • Up to 6 hours of playback on a single charge (when connected to source device via Bluetooth); playback can last even longer when using the wired connections.


  • Headphone Output Specifications
    • Headphone Power Output: 200mW
    • Headphone Output Impedance: 8-600 Ohms
  • Electronic Specifications
    • Rated Power Band: 20Hz to 20kHz
    • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005%
    • Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 50kHz
    • Signal To Noise Ratio: 105dB
    • Preamplifier Output: 1.8V
  • Connectivity
    • Headphone Output: 3.5mm with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
    • Digital USB Input: 2 (1 Type A, 1 micro B)
    • Wireless Input: Bluetooth 4.1 A2DP with aptX
    • Source Support: Apple iOS devices; Android devices (must be compatible with USB On-The-Go technology to use a wired connection); MacOS & Windows OS computers
  • Digital Audio Specifications
    • Digital USB Input Sample Rate: PCM 16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit to 192kHz, DSD64, DSD128, DXD352.8, DXD384
  • General Specifications
    • Output Meters: No
    • Vacuum Tube Or Solid State: Solid State
    • Power Requirement: 5V DC, 0.7A
    • Output Autoformer: No
    • Battery Playback Life: Up to 6 hours with Bluetooth connection; playback can last even longer when using the wired connections

Included In The Box:

  • 1 leather carrying case
  • 1 Lightning to USB-A cable
  • 1 USB micro-B to USB-A cable
  • 1 USB micro-B to USB micro-B cable
  • 1 USB micro-B to USB-C OTG cable
  • 1 wall mount charger with USA plug and adapter for Europe and Japan
  • All cables are 8"/200mm long

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.1"
  • Width: 2.7"
  • Depth: 0.6"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.5 lb
  • Shipping: 1 lb

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Limited
California customers: Proposition 65 WARNING

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Key Features

Up to 6 Hours With Bluetooth Connection/ High Performance 32bit Digital To Analog Converter Circuitry/ Digital Decoding/ Mcintosh HXD Circuitry/ Wired Input Connections/ Bluetooth Wireless Input Signal Connection/ Front Panel Controls And Indicator/ Black Finish

More reasons to buy the McIntosh Portable Decoding Amplifier MHA50 from Abt Electronics

  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer.
  • The McIntosh Portable Decoding Amplifier MHA50 is Brand New.


TypeHeadphone Amplifier


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