“An amplifier that can handle almost any spread of sources, power almost any pair of speakers and work comfortably in almost any room.” Received Editor’s Choice Award for Best High-End Stereo Amplifier 2022. – AVForums

“An amplifier that can handle almost any partnering equipment and speaker and deliver outstanding performance and flexibility with all of it. This is how McIntosh makes hifi and the results are sensational… It delivers sparkling performance while offering enormous connectivity and user friendliness.” – Sound Online

BRAND: McIntosh

SERIES: MA8950 Integrated Amplifier
TYPE: Integrated Amplifier


  • The MA8950 Integrated Amplifier offers 200 Watts per channel and combines McIntosh’s amplification expertise and preamplifier technologies into one comprehensive stereo component.
  • McIntosh Autoformer™ technology ensures your speakers will receive the full 200 Watts regardless if they have 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance.
  • Filter capacity has been doubled for improved dynamic headroom to reproduce musical peaks with even lower distortion as well as better low frequency performance.
  • Comes with our advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module that supports high resolution digital music playback of up to DSD512 and 24-bit/192kHz. An HDMI (ARC) input will extract the best sound possible from your compatible TV.
  • Discrete, five-band tone control that allows for advanced analog adjustment of ±12dB in 2dB increments.
  • Upgraded power supply components further reduce noise emissions while adding more robustness under the most demanding conditions.
  • Includes numerous McIntosh technologies such as fast-responding “McIntosh Blue” Watt meters, Power Guard®, Sentry Monitor™, Monogrammed Heatsinks™, Home Theater PassThru, High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®), and Power Control.
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Power Output
200 Watts per channel

Total Harmonic Distortion 
0.005%maximum from 20Hz to 20kHz

Tone Controls
5-Band analog tone controls

Headphone Amplifier
1/4” High Drive with Headphone
Crossfeed Director (HXD®)

Analog Inputs
6 Unbalanced
1 Balanced
1 Moving Coil (adjustable)
1 Moving Magnet (fixed)

Digital Inputs
2 Coax
2 Optical
1 MCT (used with McIntosh
SACD/CD Transports)

Home Theater PassThru

Allows for seamless interfacing with
a Home Theater system.

Overall Dimensions (W x H x D)
17-1/2” (44.5cm) x 7-5/8″ (19.4cm)
x 18-3/4″ (47.6cm)

75 lbs (34.1kg) net,
93 lbs (42.3kg) in shipping carton