New headphone amplifier from McIntosh Labs, the D100.
Jan 30, 2013 at 12:20 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 12

shinex64

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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
 
Jan 31, 2013 at 3:25 AM Post #6 of 12

kramer5150

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

 
 

 
 

 
Jul 25, 2013 at 12:31 AM Post #8 of 12

barid

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Did anyone ever demo this?  any impressions?
 
Nov 24, 2013 at 9:26 PM Post #9 of 12

HiFiGuy528

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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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