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McIntosh - MI502 2-Channel Digital Amplifier

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McIntosh - MI502 2-Channel Digital Amplifier

The McIntosh MI502 2-Channel Digital Amplifier combines the iconic McIntosh design with advanced digital amplification technology.This unit is designed forboth audiophiles and custom installers who need a versatile, powerful amplifier that delivers exceptional sound quality without compromising space.

Build Quality and Design

The MI502 maintains the traditional McIntosh aestheticwith a polished stainless steel chassis, black glass front panel, and classic blue watt meters. Its design ensures it can be integrated easily into custom cabinet or rack installations, making it a flexible choice for various setups. The compact form factor belies its power, providing a space-efficient solution without sacrificing performance.

Circuit Design

Employing advanced closed-loop digital switching technology, the MI502delivers 500 watts into 8 ohms or 800 watts into 4 ohms per channel. This power capability allows it to drive most loudspeakers to their full potential. The MI502 includes McIntosh's Power Guard® technology, which prevents clipping that could damage your speakers by adjusting the input levels in real-time. Additionally, the amplifier features Sentry Monitor™ technology, which provides fuse-less short-circuit protection to ensure longevity and reliability.

Key Specifications

  • Power Output: 500 watts into 8 ohms, 800 watts into 4 ohms per channel
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.005%
  • Frequency Response: +0, -0.9dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Inputs: 1 balanced and 1unbalanced per channel
  • Outputs: Patented McIntosh speaker binding posts
  • Dimensions: (W x H x D)17-1/2" (44.45cm) (19" (48.3cm with mounting ears)) x 4-5/16" (11cm) (including feet) x 21" (53.3cm) (including front panel and cables)
  • Weight: 21.5 lbs (9.8 kg)

Sound Quality

The MI502 ensures apowerful, detailed audio performance with clean, crisp highs and robust bass response. Its digital architecture provides a wide dynamic range and excellent sound clarity, handling complex audio trackswith ease and precision.

Why Choose the McIntosh MI502?

For those seeking a high-power, low-distortion amplifier that fits intoboth audiophile-grade listening environments and custom installations, the McIntosh MI502 offers outstanding performance and flexibility. Its reliable build, advanced protection circuits, and powerful output make it an ideal choice for delivering McIntosh's signature sound quality in any setting.

Additional Features:

  • Versatile audio amplifier for custom install applications
  • 2U rack-mountable
  • Signal sensing
  • Power Guard® and Sentry Monitor