BRAND: McIntosh

SERIES: MS500 Music Streamer
TYPE: Sources, Lifestyle

The MS500 Music Streamer may be added to any system where streaming music from the web or local hard drives is desired, or where local storage of digital music is needed. Your Authorized Dealer can provide additional information on other McIntosh products.


  • The sophisticated yet simple to use MS500 Music Streamer seamlessly integrates both your internet based streaming music and locally stored digital music into one comprehensive device.
  • Embedded streaming services1 include Deezer, Murfie, Pandora®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM®, Slacker, Spotify®, TIDAL and TuneIn.
  • The Linux based operating system brings stability and is extremely responsive to input commands for a refined user experience.
  • Local music and the operating system are stored on a durable 500GB internal solid state drive.
  • Runs ultra-quiet with no noisy cooling fans to interfere with your music listening.
  • Can access Amazon Cloud Drive, Apple iCloud or Google Drive for secure content backup and synchronization across multiple homes or locations.
  • Easy, intuitive control via free iOS or Android apps, web browser, or a remote control with TV interface.
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Signal to Noise Ratio  102dB Dynamic Range:

Total Harmonic Distortion 

Rated Output Voltage  
2.0 Vrms Unbalanced 4.0 Vrms Balanced

3 USB (2 USB 2.0 / 1 USB 3.0) 1 Network (10/100/1000)

1 Balanced 1 Unbalanced 1 Coax 1 Optical 3 USB Audio (only 1 can be used at a time) 1 HDMI (for GUI only) 1 VGA (for GUI only)

Operating System  

Content Storage 
500GB internal solid state drive; External drives connected via USB

Embedded Streaming Services  
Deezer, Murfie, Pandora®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM®, Slacker, Spotify®, TIDAL and TuneIn (all services may not be available in all regions; certain services may not yet be enabled for all apps; subscriptions may be required; list subject to change).

Overall Dimensions (W x H x D)  
17-1/2” (44.54cm) x 3-7/8” (9.8cm) x 16” (40.64cm)

13.5 lbs (6.1 kg) net, 28 lbs (12.7 kg) in shipping carton.