2-Channel Integrated Amplifier
Available for sale online.
McIntosh has requested that we do not take a trade-in on this product for an online sale.
For an in-store sale we can take a trade-in. Request Trade-in Price for an in-store sale.
This product can only be shipped to US addresses.
The McIntosh MA5300 Integrated Amplifier is eligible for Overture’s trade-in program for an in-store sale. As America’s premier McIntosh audio dealer, we can give you the most for any audio equipment you would like to trade-in on a McIntosh MA5300 Integrated Amplifier. You can request a trade-in price by filling out our trade-in form.
The MA5300 Integrated Amplifier is proof that big sound can come in small packages. It is our smallest solid state integrated amplifier in terms of both power output and physical size, making it an ideal choice for smaller spaces or for someone just beginning to assemble a home audio system. It’s a direct coupled amplifier that delivers 100 Watts per channel into 8 Ohm speakers or 160 Watts per channel into 4 Ohm speakers. New dual scale blue Watt meters give an accurate readout of power output for both 4 and 8 Ohm impedances.
The MA5300’s complement of 12 inputs includes 6 analog inputs (4 unbalanced, 1 balanced and 1 Moving Magnet input for turntables) and 6 digital inputs (2 each coaxial and optical, 1 USB and 1 proprietary MCT for use with our MCT series of SACD/CD Transports). All digital inputs are housed in our DA1 Digital Audio Module which can be replaced by future modules as new digital audio technologies are developed. The DA1 comes with an 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) used in Quad Balanced mode and supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz for high resolution audio playback. All inputs can be given user-friendly names to simplify system control and configuration.
Included on the MA5300 are our McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™ which are connected to advanced high current output transistors that eliminate warm-up time so you can enjoy the MA5300’s complete sonic capabilities from the moment you turn it on. Powerful new control microprocessors have been used to improve overall system operation, along with some of the latest audio-grade circuit components to deliver the best possible sound. Bass and treble tone controls have been added to help you further fine tune your music to your personal preferences.
Rounding out the MA5300 are time tested McIntosh technologies including Power Guard®, Sentry Monitor™, Home Theater PassThru, High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®), and gold-plated speaker binding posts. The classic McIntosh aesthetic of blue Watt meters, a black glass front panel with aluminum end caps, control knobs and illuminated logo complete the MA5300.
Power Output per Channel
100 Watts into 8 Ohms
160 Watts into 4 Ohms
Number of Channels
4 or 8 Ohms
Rated Power Band
20Hz to 20kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion
Frequency Response +0,-0.5dB
20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response, +0, -3dB
10Hz to 100kHz
Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil)
Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet)
Sensitivity High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced)
Sensitivity (Power Amp input)
Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Coil)
Signal To Noise Ratio (Moving Magnet)
Signal To Noise Ratio (High Level)
Signal To Noise Ratio (Power Amp input)
Input Impedance (Balanced / Unbalanced)
8 Ohms: >200
4 Ohms: >100
Maximum Output (Balanced / Unbalanced)
Phono Input Moving Coil
Phono Input Moving Magnet
1 (fixed loading)
Upgradeable Digital Audio Module
Digital Coaxial Input
Digital Optical Input
Digital MCT (DIN) Input
Digital USB Input
Balanced Variable Output
Unbalanced Fixed Output
Unbalanced Variable Output
1/4″ High Drive with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®)
AM/FM Tuner option
Home Theater PassThru
Unbalanced Analog Connector Type
Speaker Binding Post Type
Digital Audio Specifications
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type
8-channel, 32-bit/192kHz PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced
Digital Coaxial Input Sample Rate
24-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz
Digital Optical Input Sample Rate
24-bit/44.1kHz to 192kHz
Digital MCT (DIN) Input Sample Rate
Digital USB Input Sample Rate
32-bit/44.1kHz to 384kHz (PCM)
DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DXD352.8kHz, DXD384kHz
Bass and Treble
Tone Bypass and Input Assign
RS232 Control Input
Power Control Output
Rear Panel Data Port
Rear Panel IR Sensor Input
Input Level Match
Vacuum Tube or Solid State
Dual Layer Chassis
Black painted steel
McIntosh Monogrammed Heatsinks™
120V 50/60Hz, 2.3A
Standby Power Requirement
Weights & Dimensions
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17-1/2″ (44.45cm) x 6″ (15.24cm) x 22″ (55.88cm)
38 lbs (17.2 kg)
Since 1949, McIntosh has handcrafted prestige audio products with the highest standards in performance, sound reproduction, and reliability. Over the years, many famous musicians, recording artists and producers have selected McIntosh audio systems to experience music the way the artist intended. As an iconic brand, McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for discriminating consumers around the world. Overture, nationally recognized as a leader in the field of high-end audio, home theater and home electronics, is proud to offer McIntosh products. If you are interested in purchasing a McIntosh component, you can trade-in any electronic component or speaker brand toward a McIntosh component by filling out our Trade-in Form. Request Trade-In Price.