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New headphone amplifier from McIntosh Labs, the D100.

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi!! 

 

I'm really curious about this new preamp from McIntosh Labs, it is built-in Headphone amp!!

 

It has a USB DAC 32bit/192kHz, and coaxial 24/192.

 

I want it! 

 

Price: 2.500$

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specs from the web:

 

 
The D100 is a remote controlled digital stereo preamplifier with five digital inputs (2 Coaxial, 2 Optical and 1 USB), and both variable and fixed volume audio output. It is a simple solution to add digital music to an existing McIntosh system. Or simply add an amplifier, a pair of speakers and a digital source for a complete digital based stereo system. 
 
■ Simply add an amplifier, a pair of speakers and your favorite digital sources to enjoy your music collection through a D100 based stereo system.
■ Advanced Quad Balanced, Digital-to-Analog circuitry is capable of handling the finest commercial recordings, assuring the best sound from your valuable music collection.
■ D100’s powerful built-in headphone amplifier will elevate the sound of your headphones to deliver the ultimate personal listening experience.

 

 

Frequency Response:
+/-0.5dB from 4Hz to 20,000Hz +0.5/-3dB from 4Hz to 68,000Hz (source dependent)
Total Harmonic Distortion:
0.0015%
Rated Output Voltage:
Fixed: 2.0 Vrms Unbalanced, 4.0 Vrms Balanced
Variable: 0-8 Vrms Unbalanced, 0-16 Vrms Balanced
Headphone Load Impedance:
20 to 600 Ohms
Overall Dimensions (W x H x D):
17-1/2” (44.54cm) x 3-7/8” (9.8cm) x 16” (40.64cm) including the front panel, knobs and cables
Weight:
13.5 lbs (6.1 kg) net,
28 lbs (12.7 kg) in shipping carton
post #2 of 12

FWIW,  the headphone out on my McIntosh C2200 preamp is a simply pathetic.

 

KP

post #3 of 12

Wow, I'd like to hear that someday.

post #4 of 12

biuriful

post #5 of 12

Nice one!

post #6 of 12

Nice layout inside.. power, digital processing, and analog output.  headphone amp looks like it has its own little corner of the analog board.

 

Nice!!

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by kramer5150 - 1/31/13 at 12:27am
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

I hope I'll get a test soon, I'll post impressions :)

post #8 of 12

Did anyone ever demo this?  any impressions?

post #9 of 12

I just got the D100 in for review on my web site Audio360.  I will repost it here as well for you guys.  So far, initial impressions are very good.  I am surprised by the performance of the headphones amp.  It certainly sounds as good if not better than other high-end dedicated headphones amps.  Here's a quick pic.  The headphones is HD-25 Aluminum.

 

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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

 

 It certainly sounds as good if not better than other high-end dedicated headphones amps.  

 

 

 

What other amps are you referring too?  Looking forward to hearing about this amp.  

post #11 of 12
Too bad there's only a digital input
post #12 of 12

Really missleading...

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