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The MP1100 Phono Preamplifier will give vinyl lovers a new level of musical enjoyment and exhilaration.


3 year warranty

Finance example

£2,200.00 initial 20% deposit then £293.33 per month for 30 months. Other finance terms available. Finance subject to status



The MP1100 Phono Preamplifier will give vinyl lovers a new level of
musical enjoyment and exhilaration. It’s filled to the brim with
everything you need to not only play new records or pressings from the
early days of vinyl, but it will also get every last musical note and
nuance out of them – including some you may have never heard before.

The MP1100 is designed first and foremost for analog audio and
achieves our most accurate equalization ever. It utilizes four 12AX7A
vacuum tubes, with 2 tubes used per channel in a fully balanced
configuration – making it our very first fully balanced vacuum tube
phono stage. For those with multiple turntables or tonearms, there are 3
sets of RCA phono inputs; XLR connectors are also available on 1 of the
inputs. All phono inputs allow for adjusting both resistance (7
settings) and capacitance (8 settings). For ease of use, it comes
pre-programmed with profiles for Moving Coil and Moving Magnet
cartridges as well as the McIntosh MT10 and MT5
turntables. Five additional profiles are included that are fully
customizable and can be assigned to any phono input. RIAA, LP, NAB, AES
and 78 analog equalization curves are included. Two fairly rare but
highly useful analog filters are built-in: a Rumble Filter helps remove
noise that may have seeped into a song during the recording process;
while a Scratch Filter can help restore the sound of frequently-played
records that may have become a little worn, or records that may have
some damage. Adjustable gain from 40dB to 64dB allows for further
customization, while a Mono setting permits proper playback of mono
recordings. In addition, there’s a pair each of balanced and unbalanced
high level inputs for connecting other sources. For connecting to the
rest of your audio system, there are a pair each of balanced and
unbalanced stereo outputs.

Not to completely overlook the merits of digital audio, the MP1100
has an optical, coaxial and USB output. These digital outputs are fixed
at 24-bits and can be set to either 96kHz or 192kHz. When used with a
properly configured conversion program, the USB output can be used to
“rip” your albums to your computer. Our digital output clipping
indicator will notify you when distortion caused by loud sections in a
song is being recorded to the file, allowing you to adjust your settings
in order to create pristine, distortion free digital versions of your

To combat noise, the MP1100 features a dual mono design with the left
and right audio channels electrically and mechanically isolated from
each other while the power supplies are electronically separated. It can
be paired with any preamplifier, integrated amplifier or home theater processor that includes volume control. An ideal match is our C1100 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier which also has a dual mono design; both also share the same polished
stainless steel and hairline brushed black Titanium stainless steel
chassis to create a cohesive appearance. Classic McIntosh design cues
complete the MP1100.

Tech spec

Frequency Response

+/-0.2dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz+ 0.2, -3dB from 10Hz to 50,000Hz

Input Impedance

Resistance: 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 1k or 47k Ohms
Capacitance: 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350 or 400pF
High Level (Balanced / Unbalanced): 100k Ohms / 50k Ohms

Phono Voltage Gain

Selectable: 40dB, 46dB, 52dB, 58dB or 64dB

Signal To Noise Ratio

Moving Coil: 80dB
Moving Magnet: 84dB
High Level: 118dB

Output Impedance

200 Ohms Balanced
100 Ohms Unbalanced

Phono Equalization Curves

5: RIAA, LP, NAB, AES and 78

Phono Input Universal

3 (2 sets of RCA only inputs and 1 set of RCA or XLR inputs); each can be configured for either Moving Coil or Moving Magnet cartridges; all inputs adjustable


1 Balanced Line, 1 Unbalanced Line


1 Balanced Fixed
1 Unbalanced Fixed
1 Digital Coaxial
1 Digital optical
1 Digital USB

Digital Output Sample Rate

Optical: PCM - 24-bit/96kHz or 192kHz
Coaxial: PCM - 24-bit/96kHz or 192kHz
USB: PCM - 24-bit/96kHz or 192kHz

Vacuum Tube or Solid State

Vacuum Tube, (4) 12AX7A

Dimensions (W x H x D)

17-1/2” (44.5cm) x 6” (15.2m) x 18” (45.7cm)


26 lbs (11.8 kg)

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