McIntosh D150 Digital Preamplifier

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by Marc Rushton

3rd February, 2015

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McIntosh D150 Digital Preamplifier

Since 1949 McIntosh has built a proud heritage paved on faithful music reproduction. More than sixty five years later, McIntosh continue to evolve, and the latest release from the iconic American brand is no exception.

Dubbed the 'D150', the digital stereo preamplifier is a state-of-the-art piece embracing that same McIntosh heritage, yet embracing modern technology, supporting many of the newest digital audio formats including DSD and DXD. A USB input accepts up to 32-bit/384kHz signals and supports DSD64, DSD128, DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz. Two coaxial and two optical inputs accept up to 24-bit/192kHz signals. It is a simple solution to add the latest digital music formats to your existing system.

Simply add an amplifier, a pair of speakers and a digital source for a complete digital based stereo system.

McIntosh D150 Digital Preamplifier

The D150 uses the same revered DAC as the D100, featuring an 8 channel, 32-bit, 500kHz D/A converter with wide dynamic range and extremely low distortion. Eight channel D/A converter is used in stereo Quad Balanced mode. Music at all levels is reproduced with extreme precision and elegance. A 1/8” mini jack is provided for control data from the data output jack of a McIntosh preamp or A/V Control Center.

The D150 shares the classic façade, knobs and handcrafted black-glass front panels as all other McIntosh components in a small form factor of just under 4" in height.

D150 Digital Preamplifier is available now for $4,995 RRP.

McIntosh is distributed in Australia by Synergy Audio Visual.

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StereoNET's Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the annual International HiFi Show.

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