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McIntosh MHA50 DAC / Headphone Amplifier

McIntosh MHA50
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McIntosh MHA50 DAC / Amplifier

McIntosh Sound Quality, No Matter Where You Go

Nearly everyone walks around with most if not all of their music library in their pocket or bag where it's readily accessible via a pair of headphones. While convenient, it likely doesn't sound as good as it could.


T​he handheld MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier can make your music sound its best - and likely better than you've ever heard it before - through your headphones.


  • High-grade portable decoding headphone amplifier
  • High performance 32-bit / 192kHz digital-to-analogue converter
  • Supports DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DXD352.8, DXD384 files and asynchronous USB audio
  • Features Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD) technology
  • Up to 6 hours of playback on a single charge (via Bluetooth)
  • Inputs: 1 x USB-A, 1 x USB Micro-B, Bluetooth 4.1 A2DP with aptX
  • Outputs: 1 x 3.5mm headphone
  • Source support: Certified for Apple iOS devices, Android devices*, MacOS & Windows OS computers
  • Compact and lightweight for easy portability
  • Classic sleek black glass front panel with McIntosh logo
  • Touch-sensitive volume control knob

Support for Hi-Res File Formats

Featuring a high-performance 32-bit digital-to-analogue converter (DAC), the MHA50 can decode music files from almost any digital source and outputs audio that is superior to what your device alone can produce. It supports 32-bit/192kHz hi-res audio, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DXD352.8, DXD384 files and asynchronous USB audio.

Compact & Stylish Design

The MHA50 is small and lightweight, with a beveled case that fits comfortably in your hand or pocket. Its sleek design features a glass front panel with a touch sensitive volume control knob inspired by the classic knobs found on countless McIntosh products. It's built primarily from durable extruded aluminum which also has some inherent noise shielding properties to help block external interference.

Included Accessories

  • 1 leather carrying case
  • 1 Lightning to USB-A cable
  • 1 USB micro-B to USB-A cable
  • 1 USB micro-B to USB micro-B cable
  • 1 wall mount charger


Check out the brochure - McIntosh MHA50 DAC Headphone Amp brochure, (.pdf Format; 1887Kb)


*Android devices must be compatible with USB On-The-Go technology to use a wired connection.


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McIntosh MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier

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