This massive integrated amp from McIntosh needs no introduction. Unlike their earlier integrated amps, the MA7000 introduced big masculine rack handles on the front which draws in all the attention, in addition to its infamous blue meters and its surreptitiously high end sound. With a 250W power output per channel, the MA7000 is more powerful than many pre/power combos out there that sells for up to $10,000 and many of them, can’t even hold a candle to it. The scale and might of the MA7000 is massive. It can swing from low volume levels to near rock concert levels effortlessly and never suffer any degradation of sound. All it needs is a good source unit and top notch speakers to match its prowess. We have heard about McIntosh’s warm tube like sound but with the MA7000, it has taken this “signature” of theirs to the next level. Its more dynamic now, bass is tighter, punchy and fast and the mids and highs better define and more precise. If you need more power and want to test the strength of your back or have more money to burn, you could always go for the MA8000 or MA9000 but in our opinion, the MA7000 will do mighty fine.
Cosmetically, the MA7000 is in fine shape. Minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. Remote control has seen better days but works fine. Manual is included. We do not have the original boxes so local pickup from our store preferred but if shipping is required, it will ship strap on a pallet.