McIntosh MDA 1000 D/A converter Specifications

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Description: Two-channel D/A converter with seven digital inputs, balanced and unbalanced analog outputs,volume control, and automatic selection of sampling frequency from 32 to 96kHz. Frequency response: 4Hz–45kHz, ±0.5dB (sampling frequency 96kHz and 88.2kHz), 4Hz–22kHz ±0.3dB from (sampling frequency 48kHz), 4Hz–20kHz ±0.3dB (sampling frequency 44.1kHz), 4Hz–15kHz ±0.3dB (sampling frequency 32kHz). Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.002% at 1kHz. S/N Ratio: >110dB, A-weighted. Dynamic range: >100dB (1kHz). Rated output voltage: 2V (unbalanced and balanced outputs, Bypass On mode), 6V (unbalanced and balanced outputs, (Bypass Off Mode). Output Impedance: not specified.
Dimensions: 6" (152mm) H x 17.5" (445mm) W x 16.125" (410mm) D (including knobs and feet). Weight: 24lbs (11kg) net, 38lbs (17kg) boxed.
Price: $8000. Approximate Number Of Dealers: 90.
Manufacturer: McIntosh Laboratory, Inc., 2 Chambers Street, Binghamton, NY 13903-2699. Tel: (607) 723-3512, (800) 538-6576. Fax: (607) 724-0549. Web:

McIntosh Laboratory
2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, NY 13903-2699
(800) 538-6576

Erblichs's picture

McIntosh has updates for someone who wants a newer DAC, and I bought one, a D150 with a SACD/CD450t. Stereophile should review it. I am in the San Francisco bay area and got it to update one of my only analogue 2 channel pre-amps, a older Krell KRC-HR. One of the nice things is that it has extra digital inputs and fixed/variable XLR outputs. I am using the fixed XLR output into a XLR input of the Krell preamp via Acoustic Zens. One of McIntosh's retailers actually put it on a short term - 1 week major sale, so it was a no-brainer cost for me and I doubt that audible differences are present at this price point. My Tube Reference System: VTL MB450 mono-amps and Vintage Infinity IRS Betas.