200W x 2Ch Receiver: The McIntosh MAC7200
stereo receiver consists of a 200 watts per channel stereo power amplifier with
less than 0.005% distortion from 20-20kHz. .
Exclusive McIntosh Power Assurance System: The McIntosh
MAC7200 employs a collection of technologies that enhance performance and
reliability while protecting the stereo receiver and loudspeakers.
- Output Autoformers: McIntosh output Autoformers ensure
every connected speaker receives full power regardless of its impedance.
This unique patented McIntosh technology delivers the full-rated amplifier
output with the least possible distortion into loudspeaker impedances of 2,
4, or 8Ω; you get all the power you paid for and the freedom to choose any
loudspeaker. The Autoformers also provide perfect DC protection for your
- Power Guard Circuit: Power Guard is waveform comparison
circuit continuously monitors both input and output signals. Power Guard
dynamically adjusts the input level to avoid clipping while preventing harsh
sounding distortion. The receiver's front-panel LED indicator will flash
when Power Guard is activated.
- Sentry Monitor Technology: McIntosh Sentry Monitor
power output stage protection circuits ensure the MAC7200 will have a long
and trouble-free operating life. Sentry Monitor is a fuse-less short-circuit
protection circuit that disengages the output stage before current exceeds
safe operating level; resets automatically.
- Thermal Protection: Built-in thermal protection
circuits guard against overheating. If the stereo receiver overheats due to
improper ventilation and/or high ambient operating temperature, AC Power is
removed from the MAC7200. Normal operation will resume when the operating
temperature is in a safe range again.
Classic McIntosh Design: The MAC7200 stereo receiver
incorporates classic McIntosh design cues, including a black glass front-panel,
rotary knobs, illuminated logo, and brushed aluminum end-caps.
The famous McIntosh illuminated glass
front-panel using long life light emitting diodes (LEDs) ensures the pristine
beauty of the MAC7200 will be retained for many years. The illuminated power
output meters are peak responding, and indicate the power output of the
DA1 Digital Audio Module: All of the MAC7200's digital inputs are
contained on McIntosh's DA1 Digital Audio Module. At the heart of the DA1 is a
powerful 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) used in Quad
Balanced mode. PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz can be played via the USB input,
allowing for playback of high resolution audio up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz
levels. The coax and optical inputs support up to 24-bit/192kHz files, while a
proprietary MCT input is designed specifically for McIntosh's MCT450 SACD/CD
transport (sold separately).
- Asynchronous USB-B Input: The McIntosh MAC7200 features an
asynchronous USB-B input for playing back music files from your Windows PC or
Mac computer. Asynchronous technology allows the digital clock inside the
MAC7200's DAC to control the flow of data coming from your computer. This method
of communication leads to less jitter (timing errors) for the MAC7200 to deal with
which results in clearer more defined sound. The USB input accepts 2ch stereo
PCM signals up to 32-bit/384kHz and supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 along with
DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz. Compatible with Windows 7 and newer (requires
installation of McIntosh's USB Audio Window Driver), as well a Mac OSX
10.6.8 and newer (does not require the installation of an additional USB
- Optical & Coaxial Inputs: The McIntosh
MAC7200 system offers two optical (toslink) digital input and two coaxial
(RCA) digital input. The digital inputs will decode 2ch stereo PCM music
files at up to 24-bit/192kHz for high resolution audio playback (not
compatible with Dolby Digital/DTS).
- MCT Input: McIntosh's exclusive MCT input offers a
secure DSD connection to enjoy the high definition audio on SACDs when
paired with the MCT450 SACD/CD Transport (958MCT450,
sold separately). The MCT Input supports CD (44.1kHz/16-bit) and SACD
Note: The DA1 Digital Audio Module can be replaced by future modules to
easily keep the MAC7200 up to date with the latest digital audio technologies.
Analog Inputs: The McIntosh MAC7200
stereo receiver is outfitted with balanced & unbalanced analog audio inputs, as
well as two phono (MM/MC) inputs.
- Balanced & Unbalanced Inputs: The McIntosh MAC7200
receiver is equipped with one balanced stereo XLR input and five unbalanced
stereo RCA inputs. Balanced
connections guard against induced noise and allow long cable runs without
compromising sound quality.
- MM/MC Phono Inputs: The McIntosh MAC7200 has two
dedicated phono sections, one for Moving Coil (MC) Phono Cartridges and the
other for Moving Magnet (MM) Cartridges. Both phono sections provide the
lowest possible noise and distortion. The RIAA Correction Equalization
Circuitry utilizes close tolerance resistors and capacitors for an extremely
flat frequency response. The MAC7200 will breathe new life into your record
collection and deliver the best possible sound from your turntable.
AM/FM Tuner: The built in AM/FM tuner receives your favorite
radio stations with clarity that is free from noise and distortion. It features
the same high performance as McIntosh's stand alone tuners, along with 20
presets for each radio band, as well as a remote AM antenna. An amplified AM
antenna is included for excellent AM reception (no FM antenna is included).
- Special FM RF Circuitry: The tuner module RF
circuitry receives strong local FM station signals without distortion and
receives even the weakest of FM signals with low noise.
- High Dynamic Range IF FM Circuitry: The all important
IF circuitry in the tuner module provides dynamic bandwidth control
optimizing performance at all times with varying reception conditions.
Electronic Input Switching w/ Naming: The stereo receiver
uses Logic Circuits controlling Electromagnetic Switches on all inputs and
operating functions for reliable, noiseless, distortion free switching. The
default Input Names can be changed to match the name of the component connected
to it or any other custom name desired (up to 8 characters).
Binding Post Speaker Terminals: McIntosh Patented
gold-plated, binding-post speaker terminals deliver high current output to a
single pair of loudspeakers. They accept large diameter wire (up to 10AWG),
banana plugs (single only), and spade lugs. The receiver's Left & Right speaker
channels have separate Positive (+) binding-post terminals, labeled "2Ω"/
"4Ω" / "8Ω".
Each Left & Right speaker channel has only one Negative (-) binding-post
terminal that is shared between the positive terminals.
Note: You can connect a single pair of loudspeakers to the
Left & Right Positive (+) binding-post terminals along with the shared
ground terminals, for a total of three pair of loudspeakers. Make sure the
speakers ohm rating matches up with the terminals ohm rating. If you have 6Ω
speakers, use the 4Ω output terminals.
Pre-Out, Pass Through, & Bi-Amp Compatible: When the MAC7200
is part of a home theater or multichannel audio system, the Right and Left Front
channels from an AV processor or surround decoder can pass through the stereo
receiver and onto its associated power amplifier. The stereo receiver can also
be used as a preamplifier, so you can use a separate amplifier to power your
loudspeakers. In addition, together with an additional separate power amplifier
(sold separately), the MAC7200 can be used to bi-amplify a loudspeaker system.
Headphone Amp with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD): For those times when you want to enjoy your
music even more intimately, the MAC7200 includes a dedicated headphone amplifier
that takes advantage of unique McIntosh technologies to yield the best possible
personal listening experience. On the front-panel of the MAC7200 is a 1/4"
headphone jack (supports headphone impedances of 100-600Ω). The connected loudspeakers automatically switched off when
headphones are connected. The headphone amp
also features McIntosh's new Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD) to allow
high quality recordings to image like conventional speakers in your
Custom Integration: The McIntosh MAC7200 offers advanced
connectivity and control features often required for custom home integration
using premium control systems.
- Power Control Connectors: The MAC7200 has the ability
to automatically switch power on or off to source components via the Power
Control connections. The MAC7200's "Main", "Trigger 1/2", and "PASSTHRU"
Output Jacks (3.5mm) send power on/off signals (+12 volt/0volt) when
connected to other McIntosh source components. The Power Control outputs can
be assigned to activate when a given input or output is selected.
- Data Ports: The MAC7200's four Data Out Ports (3.5mm)
send remote control signals to McIntosh source components. These Data Port
connections allow for the remote operation of basic functions using the
MAC7200's Remote Control.
- IR Input: The 3.5mm IR input allows the connection of
an external IR receiver. With an external sensor connected to the MAC7200,
remote control operation of the system is possible from another room and/or
when the MAC7200 is located in a cabinet with the doors closed. The signal
from a connected external IR receiver will have priority over the signal
from the receiver's front-panel IR sensor.
- RS-232C Port: The stereo receiver's RS-232C port
requires a 3.5mm stereo minijack to a subminiature DB 9 connector cable
(sold separately) to transmit and receive RS-232 commands.
Front-Panel & Remote Control: On the front-panel of the
stereo receiver are Input, Volume, Preset, & Tuning rotary knobs; as well as
Output 1/Output 2 buttons, Tone bypass, Mute, Preset, and Standby/On button
switches. The McIntosh MAC7200 also includes an IR remote control for wireless
operation of the receiver. In addition, the remote operates other McIntosh audio
components. The IR remote offers the following button functions - Power On/Off,
Input Selection, Volume Up/Down, Setup/Menu, Numeric Keypad, and Playback
- Precision Volume Control: Volume levels are controlled
by a precision balanced digitally controlled attenuator system with an
optical encoder rotary control. This assures a 0.1dB tracking accuracy
between channels. There are 225 individual 0.5dB volume level steps with no
noise as the volume level is changed.
- Bass & Treble: The Bass & Treble controls provide up to
12dB of boost or cut. The MAC7200 remembers the Bass & Treble Setting for
- Balance Left/Right: You are also able to balance the
output level of the stereo receiver's left & right output channels.
- Source Level: Each audio source input can be matched in
level, preventing abrupt changes in volume levels.
Front-Panel Display + Illuminated Power Meters: The front-panel
display indicates source selection, volume levels and setup functions. For tuner
operation it also indicates station frequency, signal strength, stored station
presets, and tuner setup functions. The front-panel display can indicate various
text information from the broadcast station. This text information may include
the station call sign, music genre, artist name, and song title. The Illuminated
power output watt meters on the MAC7200 are peak responding, and indicate the
power output of the stereo receiver.
Large Power Transformer + Auto Power Off: The large power transformer,
multiple filter capacitors with 120 Joules of energy storage and regulated power
supply, ensures stable noise free operation even though the power line may vary.
The MAC7200 also incorporates an Auto Off feature, which automatically places
the receiver into the Power Saving Standby/Off Mode after approximately 30
minutes of inactivity or no audio signal. The McIntosh MAC7200 stereo
receiver has a detachable AC power cord with 3-pole IEC connector.
Mounting Options: The McIntosh MAC7200 can be placed upright
on a table or shelf, standing on its four feet. It also can be custom installed
in a piece of furniture or cabinet of your choice. The four feet may be removed
from the bottom of the MAC7200 when it is custom installed. Always provide
adequate ventilation for your MAC7200. Allow at least 2" above the top, 2" below
the bottom, and 2" on each side of the receiver, so that airflow is not