If you are familiar with McIntosh products, you will know they are generally big and heavy. But not this MHA100. Designed as a lifestyle piece, the MHA100 hits many homebases for the different audiophiles. It serves as a headphone amp (1/4″ output) for the headphone audiophile or an all-in-one compact amp if you have limited space for a full rack system. For the latter audiophiles, you would be glad to hear it has 50W of power to drive a pair of speakers and is good for up to two analog and three digital components. The three digital components will utilize its internal 32-bit/192 kHz DAC which sounds extraordinary good and will rival many standalone DACs out there costing the same $2,500 selling price we have for it. There is even a pair of preouts in case you have larger, more current hungry speakers to drive and need a bigger power amp. Physically, the MHA100 looks like a miniature integrated amp from their full size MA-series lineup with the iconic blue power output meters. It looks really attractive and its compact size (11-1/2″W x 5-9/16″H x 15″D) allows for very easy placement anywhere in the room or shelve. And its not just beauty without the brawns. You would be hard to differentiate the sound quality between it and their full size integrated amps like the MA6300 or MA6500 if you were pairing them with a fairly efficient pair of bookshelf speakers.
Cosmetically, the MHA100 is in great shape. Very minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. We have the original remote and manual and will securely packed it for safe shipping.