Hybrid amplifier Magnat MA 900: tubes, built-in DAC, phono stage and Bluetooth aptX HD
The Magnat MA 900 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier with DAC is based on proprietary and proven solutions. The manufacturer once again used a circuit that uses both radio tubes and transistors. According to Magnat, this approach is the key to balanced sound and high performance.
The MA 900 model is distinguished by its high power: the device is capable of delivering 200 watts per channel in normal operation and 320 watts per pulse. The company noted that the ECC 81 tubes used in the preamplifier must be carefully selected and heated. The amplifier operates in class A / B.
Other features of the amplifying part of the device included high-quality capacitors, a shielded toroidal transformer, power circuits with independent channels, and a standby mode with low power consumption.
As for the built-in DAC, we are talking about a circuit from Cyrrus Logic with support for quality up to 24 bit / 192 kHz. The digital signal can be input via coaxial or optical connectors. There is also the possibility of wireless connection via Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD.
Among other things, the MA 900 has a built-in phono stage based on Texas Instruments operational amplifiers. It is possible to connect MM and MC heads. The front panel also features a headphone jack and 3.5mm line-in jack.
Traditionally, Magnat used a black metal body with a massive front. All controls are made of aluminum. For convenience, the amplifier was equipped with a display with basic information. The set includes a remote control.
On the European market, the cost of the new MA 900 universal complete amplifier was approximately 1,200 euros. In Russia, the device should appear in early 2021.