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McIntosh MP1100 - Phono Preamplifier

McIntosh MP1100 is a 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Phono Preamplifier.

McIntosh MP1100 - Phono Preamplifier

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MCI-MP1100-BLK
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MP1100 - 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Phono Preamplifier! A New Level of Vinyl Enjoyment and Exhilaration!

  • Dedicated Vacuum Tube Phono Preamplifier
  • Fully Balanced Vacuum Tube Phono Stage
  • 5 Analog Equalization Curves
  • 2 Analog Noise Filters
  • Four 12AX7A Vacuum Tubes (2 tubes per channel)
  • 3 sets of RCA Phono Inputs (XLR connectors available on 1 of the inputs)
  • 4 Pre-Programmed & 5 Programmable Profiles
  • 8 Capacitance & 7 Resistance Settings
  • Adjustable Gain
  • 1 pair of Balanced & Unbalanced
  • Line Inputs & Fixed Outputs
  • Coax, Optical & USB Digital Outputs
  • Rip to computer via USB
  • Digital Output Clipping Indicator
  • Mono setting
  • Dual Mono design
  • Polished Stainless Steel & hairline brushed black Titanium Stainless Steel chassis
"Phono stages: I dream about them, but I never had a dream like this. The new MP1100 phono stage from McIntosh is quite unlike anything that would pop into my head in the middle of the night, but McIntosh does a lot of things differently – and also very well. Their new MP1100 phono stage... is both fascinating and impressive... a phono stage that has it all."
    Hi-Fi World

"The MP1100 exhibits "an absolute accuracy in the timbre," making it sound very close to the real instrument. Winner of Top Quality Award."
    Fedeltà del Suono

"The MP1100 transformed itself into a time machine... I was sitting not just in the front row, but right beside Carole King and James Taylor, totally immersed in the music."
    Part-Time Audiophile

The MP1100 Vacuum Tube Phono Preamplifier will give vinyl lovers a new level of musical enjoyment and exhilaration. It’s filled to the brim with everything you need to not only play new records or pressings from the early days of vinyl, but it will also get every last musical note and nuance out of them – including some you may have never heard before.

The MP1100 is designed for analog audio and achieves the most accurate equalization ever. It utilizes four 12AX7A vacuum tubes, with 2 tubes used per channel in a fully balanced configuration – making it McIntosh's very first fully balanced vacuum tube phono stage. For those with multiple turntables or tonearms, there are 3 sets of RCA phono inputs; XLR connectors are also available on 1 of the inputs. All phono inputs allow for adjusting both resistance (7 settings) and capacitance (8 settings). For ease of use, it comes pre-programmed with profiles for Moving Coil and Moving Magnet cartridges as well as the McIntosh MT10 and MT5 turntables. Five additional profiles are included that are fully customizable and can be assigned to any phono input. RIAA, LP, NAB, AES and 78 analog equalization curves are included.

Two fairly rare but highly useful analog filters are built-in: a Rumble Filter helps remove noise that may have seeped into a song during the recording process; while a Scratch Filter can help restore the sound of frequently-played records that may have become a little worn, or records that may have some damage. Adjustable gain from 40dB to 64dB allows for further customization, while a Mono setting permits proper playback of mono recordings. In addition, there’s a pair each of balanced and unbalanced high level inputs for connecting other sources. For connecting to the rest of your audio system, there are a pair each of balanced and unbalanced stereo outputs.

The MP1100 also has an optical, coaxial and USB output. These digital outputs are fixed at 24-bits and can be set to either 96kHz or 192kHz. When used with a properly configured conversion program, the USB output can be used to “rip” your albums to your computer. McIntosh's digital output clipping indicator will notify you when distortion caused by loud sections in a song is being recorded to the file, allowing you to adjust your settings in order to create pristine, distortion free digital versions of your albums. For pure analog use, the digital outputs can be completely disabled and powered down.

To combat noise, the MP1100 features a dual mono design with the left and right audio channels electrically and mechanically isolated from each other while the power supplies are electronically separated. It can be paired with any preamplifier, integrated amplifier or home theater processor that includes volume control. An ideal match is McIntosh C1100 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier which also has a dual mono design; both also share the same polished stainless steel and hairline brushed black Titanium stainless steel chassis to create a cohesive appearance. Classic McIntosh design cues complete the MP1100.

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ELECTRONIC SPECIFICATIONS

  • Total Harmonic Distortion:
    • Phono: 0.02%
    • High Level: 0.005%
  • Frequency Response:
    • +/-0.2dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
    • +0.2, -3dB from 10Hz to 50,000Hz
  • Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced): 20/10 V RMS
  • Input Impedance:
    • Resistance: 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 1k or 47k Ohms
    • Capacitance: 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350 or 400pF
    • High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced): 100k Ohms / 50k Ohms
  • Phono Voltage Gain: Selectable: 40dB, 46dB, 52dB, 58dB or 64dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio:
    • Moving Coil: 80dB
    • Moving Magnet: 84dB
    • High Level: 118dB
  • Maximum Input Signal (Moving Coil): 10mV
  • Maximum Input Signal (Moving Magnet): 100mV
  • Maximum Input Signal (Balanced): 20V
  • Maximum Input Signal (Unbalanced): 10V
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil): 1.25mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet): 10mV
  • Sensitivity (Balanced): 4V
  • Sensitivity (Unbalanced): 2V
  • Rated Output:
    • 4V Balanced
    • 2V Unbalanced
  • Output Impedance:
    • 200 Ohms Balanced
    • 100 Ohms Unbalanced
  • Phono Equalization Curves: 5: RIAA, LP, NAB, AES and 78
  • Noise Filters: 2: Rumble and Scratch
  • Phono Profiles:
    • Pre-programmed: 4
    • User Programmable: 5


CONNECTIVITY

  • Phono Input Moving Coil: 0
  • Phono Input Moving Magnet: 0
  • Phono Input Universal: 3 (2 sets of RCA only inputs and 1 set of RCA or XLR inputs); each can be configured for either Moving Coil or Moving Magnet cartridges; all inputs adjustable
  • Balanced Line Input: 1 Stereo
  • Unbalanced Line Input: 1 Stereo
  • Balanced Fixed Output: 1 Stereo
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output: 1 Stereo
  • Digital Coaxial Output: 1
  • Digital Optical Output: 1
  • Digital USB Audio Output: 1
  • Unbalanced Analog Connector Type: Premium gold-plated solid brass


CONTROL

  • Power Control Input: 1
  • Power Control Output: 1


DIGITAL AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS

  • Digital Output Sample Rate:
    • Optical: PCM - 24-bit/96kHz or 192kHz
    • Coaxial: PCM - 24-bit/96kHz or 192kHz
    • USB: PCM - 24-bit/96kHz or 192kHz


GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Multi-Chassis or Single: Single
  • Output Meters: Yes
  • Vacuum Tube or Solid State: Vacuum Tube, (4) 12AX7A
  • Power Consumption (On): 50 Watts


WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/2" (44.5cm) x 6" (15.2m) x 18" (45.7cm)
  • Weight: 26 lbs (11.8 kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 40 lbs (18.2 kg)

More Information
Sub Title 2-Channel Vacuum Tube Phono Preamplifier
Manufacturer Part# MP1100
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