D/A Converter
MDA1000
Owner’s Manual
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. 2 Chambers Street Binghamton, New York 13903-2699 Phone: 607-723-3512 FAX: 607-724-0549
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radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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liquids, such as vases, are placed on the
equipment.
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a.c. mains, disconnect the power supply cord
plug from the a.c. receptacle.
17. The mains plug of the power supply cord shall
remain readily operable.
Thank You
Table of Contents
Your decision to own this McIntosh MDA1000 D/A Converter ranks you at the very top among discriminating music
listeners. You now have “The Best.” The McIntosh dedication to “Quality,” is assurance that you will receive many
years of musical enjoyment from this unit.
Please take a short time to read the information in this
manual. We want you to be as familiar as possible with all
the features and functions of your new McIntosh.
Safety Instructions ............................................................ 2
Thank You and Please Take a Moment ............................. 3
Technical Assistance and Customer Service ..................... 3
Table of Contents .............................................................. 3
Important Information ....................................................... 4
Connector Information ...................................................... 4
Introduction ....................................................................... 5
Performance Features ....................................................... 5
Dimensions ........................................................................ 6
Installation ........................................................................ 7
Rear Panel Connections ..................................................... 8
How to Connect for Power Control and Data .................... 9
How to Connect for Audio ............................................... 10
Front Panel Controls, Displays, Push-buttons,
and Switch ....................................................................... 11
How to Operate the Setup Mode ...................................... 12
Default Settings and Bypass Mode .................................. 12
Display Brightness and Re-Title Inputs ........................... 13
Remote Control Push-buttons .......................................... 14
How to Operate the Remote Control ................................ 15
How to Operate the MDA1000 ........................................ 16
Specifications ................................................................... 18
Packing Instructions ......................................................... 19
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Purchase Date:
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Technical Assistance
If at any time you have questions about your McIntosh
product, contact your McIntosh Dealer who is familiar with
your McIntosh equipment and any other brands that may be
part of your system. If you or your Dealer wish additional
help concerning a suspected problem, you can receive technical assistance for all McIntosh products at:
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, New York 13903
Phone: 607-723-1545
Fax: 607-723-3636
Customer Service
If it is determined that your McIntosh product is in need of
repair, you can return it to your Dealer. You can also return
it to the McIntosh Laboratory Service Department. For assistance on factory repair return procedure, contact the
McIntosh Service Department at:
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, New York 13903
Phone: 607-723-3515
Fax: 607-723-1917
Copyright 2003, 2007 © by McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
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Important Information
1. It is recommended that a qualified professional assist you in
the choice and installation of a McIntosh Audio System for
your home.
2. Before making any connections to the MDA1000, make sure
that the Main POWER Switch is in the Off position. When
the MDA1000 and other McIntosh Components are in their
Standby Mode the Microprocessor’s Circuitry inside each
component is active and communication is occurring
between them. Failure to do so could result in
malfunctioning of some or all of the system’s normal
operations.
3. The following Connecting Cable is available from the
McIntosh Parts Department:
Data and Power Control Cable Part No. 170-202
Six foot, 2 conductor shielded, with two 1/8 inch stereo
mini phone plugs.
4. When the MDA1000 Digital XLR Input is used to connect
with the Digital XLR Output of the McIntosh MCD1000 CD
Transport Component, it is important to use a twisted pair
shielded cable.
5. For additional connection information, refer to the owner’s
manual(s) for any component(s) connected to the
MDA1000.
6. With the LEVEL Control active, the MDA1000 is capable of
driving a power amplifier directly. When the MDA1000 is
connected to a Preamplifier Input and the LEVEL Control
is active, LEVEL Control settings above 81 (as indicated on
the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display) may cause some
Preamplifier Inputs to overload due to the high signal level.
Connector Information
XLR Connectors:
Below is the Pin configuration for the XLR Balanced Analog Audio Output Connectors on the MDA1000. Refer to
the diagram for connection:
PIN 1: Shield/Ground Pin 2
PIN 2: + Signal
Pin 1
PIN 3: - Signal
Pin 3
Below is the Pin configuration for the XLR Balanced Digital Audio Input Connectors on the MDA1000. Refer to the
diagram for connection:
Pin 2
PIN 1: Shield/Ground
Pin 1
PIN 2: + Signal
Pin 3
PIN 3: - Signal
Power Control and Trigger Connectors
The MDA1000’s Power Control Outputs provide a 5 volt
signal. Use a 1/8 inch stereo mini phone
plug to connect to the Power Control In- Positive
N/C
put on other McIntosh Components.
Ground
Data and IR Port Connectors
The MDA1000’s Data Port Output provides Remote Control Signals and the IR Data Port Connector
Input Port allows for the
Data Signal
connection of other
N/C
brands IR Sensors. Use a
Data Ground
1/8 inch stereo mini
phone plug to connect to IR Input Port Connector
the Data Port Inputs on
Data Signal
McIntosh Source Units.
N/C
Ground
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Introduction and Performance Features
Introduction
The new McIntosh MDA1000 D/A Converter offers a
highly refined Balanced/Parallel Circuit utilizing eight of
Burr Brown’s most sophisticated 24 Bit Digital to Analog
(D/A) chips. Combine a MDA1000 with a McIntosh
MCD1000 CD Transport and you will enjoy a playback
system of unparalleled performance.
Performance Features
•
Shielded 768kHz Up Sampling Module
The McIntosh designed Up Sampling Module converts all
of the incoming Digital Signals to the higher frequency of
768kHz with 24Bit resolution before the Digital to Analog
process begins.
•
Shielded 24 Bit Digital to Analog Circuits
The MDA1000 utilizes McIntosh’s own specially designed
24-bit Balanced Parallel Digital to Analog Converter Circuitry operating at 768kHz. This offers the widest possible
dynamic range, lowest noise level and extremely low distortion. All of this produces sound quality that is truly exceptional.
•
Special Analog Filter and Output Amplifier
The third order Butterworth gentle slope analog filter removes any remaining digital artifacts from the output signal. The low impedance Output Amplifer drives both the
Balanced and Unbalanced Output Connections.
•
Balanced and Unbalanced Outputs
Balanced connections guard against induced noise and allow long cable runs without compromising sound quality.
There are also Unbalanced connections for components
without Balanced Inputs.
•
Precision Tracking Volume Control
Volume levels are controlled by a Precision Digitally Controlled Attenuator System with a tracking accuracy of
0.1dB. There is also a Volume Control Bypass Mode for a
fixed output level.
•
Alphanumeric Fluorescent Display
The Multifunction Front Panel Display indicates the Source
Selection, Volume Levels and the Setup Mode Selections.
The displays intensity is fully adjustable.
•
Digital Inputs with Title Reassignment
The MDA1000 has provisions for three Coaxial Digital In-
puts, three Optical Digital Inputs and one XRL Balanced
Digital Input. Any of the seven inputs can have their Input
Title reassigned to match the sources connected to the
MDA1000.
•
Precision Parts
Only the finest precision 1% tolerance metal film resistors
and 5% tolerance Polyfilm Fliter Capacitors are used
throughout.
•
Low Distortion
Distortion levels of all types are less than 0.002%. Music is
amplified with total transparency and accuracy.
• Remote Power, Data Control and External IR Input
Remote Power Control In/Out allows the MDA1000 to turn
On/Off with a McIntosh Audio Control Center. The Data
Port Input allows Remote Control Operation from another
McIntosh Component. The IR Input allows for the connection of an IR Receiver.
• Remote Control Operation
A Remote Control is included that allows for complete control of major functions.
•
Glass Front Panel
The famous McIntosh Illuminated Glass Front Panel with a
three dimensional look ensures the pristine beauty of the
MDA1000 will be retained for many years.
•
Fiber Optic Solid State Front Panel Illumination
The Illumination of the Front Panel is accomplished by the
combination of custom designed Fiber Optic Light Diffusers
and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). This provides even
Front Panel Illumination, together with the extra long life
LEDs.
•
Machined Top and Side Panels
The Top and Side of the MDA1000 are machined from
thick aluminum panels with a smooth black anodized finish.
In the recessed area of the Top Panel is a screened glass
panel with a block diagram of the MDA1000’s circuitry.
•
Special Power Supply
A fully regulated Power Supply with a special R-Core
Power Transformer, ensures stable noise free operation even
though the power line varies.
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Dimensions
Dimensions
The following dimensions can assist in determining the best
location for your MDA1000. There is additional information on the next page pertaining to installing the MDA1000
into cabinets.
17-1/2"
44.45cm
Front View
of the
MDA1000
5-5/16"
13.49cm
17"
43.18cm
Rear View
of the
MDA1000
4-5/8"
11.75cm
13-1/4"
33.65cm
15-7/8"
40.32cm
1/4"
0.64cm
12-1/8"
30.79cm
Side View
of the
MDA1000
3/16"
0.48cm
12.22cm
15/16"
2.38cm
6
4-13/16"
9"
22.86cm
1-7/16"
3.65cm
6"
15.24cm
Installation
Installation
The MDA1000 can be placed upright on a table or shelf
standing on its four feet. It also can be custom installed in a
piece of furniture or cabinet of your choice. The four feet
may be removed from the bottom of the MDA1000 when it
is custom installed as outlined below. The four feet together
with the mounting screws should be retained for possible
future use if the MDA1000 is removed from the custom installation and used free standing. The required panel cutout,
ventilation
cutout and
unit dimensions are
shown.
Always
provide adequate ventilaMDA1000 Front Panel
tion for your
Custom Cabinet Cutout
MDA1000.
Cool operation ensures
the longest
possible operating life for
any electronic
instrument.
Do not install
Cabinet
Front
the MDA1000
Panel
directly above
a heat generating component
such as a high
MDA1000 Side View
powered amin Custom Cabinet
plifier. If all
the components are installed in a
3-3/32"
single cabinet,
7.86cm
a quiet running ventilation fan can be
a definite asset
1"
in maintaining
2.54cm
MDA1000 Bottom View
all the system
in Custom Cabinet
components at
the coolest
possible operating temperature.
A custom
cabinet instal-
lation should provide the following minimum spacing dimensions for cool operation. Allow at least 2 inches
(5.08cm) above the top, 2 inches (5.08cm) below the bottom
and 1 inch (2.54cm) on each side of the D/A Converter, so
that airflow is not obstructed. Allow 17 inches (43.18cm)
depth behind the front panel. Allow 1-1/8 inch (2.9cm) in
front of the mounting panel for knob clearance. Be sure to
cut out a ventilation hole in the mounting shelf according to
the dimensions in the drawing.
17-1/16"
43.34cm
4-7/8"
12.38cm
Cutout Opening for Custom Mounting
Cutout Opening
for Ventilation
Chassis
Spacers
7"
17.78cm
Support
Shelf
4"
10.16cm
12"
30.48cm
Cutout
Opening
for
Ventilation
13-1/4"
33.66cm
6-7/32"
15.79cm
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Rear Panel Connections
Connect the MDA1000
power cord to a live
AC outlet. Refer to information on the back
panel to determine the
correct voltage
DATA PORTs send signals
to compatible source components to allow remote control operation
BALANCED AUDIO OUTPUTS
contain analog stereo signals to
connect to Balanced inputs of
other components
IR INPUT for
connecting an
IR Receiver
DATA IN receives
operating data from
a McIntosh Control
Center
POWER CONTROL IN
receives turn-On signals
from a McIntosh Component and POWER CONTROL OUT sends turn-On
signals on to another McIntosh Component
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OPTICAL DIGITAL
AUDIO INPUTS receive digital audio signals from source components
COAXIAL DIGITAL
AUDIO INPUTS receive digital audio
signals from source
components
UNBALANCED AUDIO OUTPUTs
contain analog stereo signals to connect to Unbalanced inputs of other
components
Balanced DIGITAL
AUDIO INPUT receives digital audio
signals from the
McIntosh MCD1000
CD Transport
How to Connect for Power Control and Data
How to Connect for Power Control and Data
The Power Control Connections facilitate the ability to
switch power On and Off to the McIntosh Source Components automatically with the McIntosh Control Center/
Preamplifier. Data Control Connections facilitate the ability
to remotely operate McIntosh Source Components using the
supplied MDA1000 D/A Converter Remote Control or the
McIntosh Control Center/Preamplifier Remote Control.
1. Connect a Power Control Cable from the MDA1000
POWER CONTROL IN Jack to the appropriate Power
Control Out Jack on the McIntosh Control Center/
Preamplifier.
Note: If the MDA1000 is connected to a McIntosh
MCD1000 CD Transport in a system without a
McIntosh Control Center or Preamplifier, the
MDA1000’s Power Control In should be connected
to the MCD1000 Power Control Out Jack.
2. Connect a Power Control Cable from the MDA1000
POWER CONTROL OUT Jack to the McIntosh
MCD1000 CD Transport Power Control In Jack.
3. Optionally, connect a Power Control Cable from the
MCD1000 Power Control Out Jack to the McIntosh
CD Player Power Control In Jack.
4. Connect a Data Control Cable from the MDA1000
DATA IN Jack to the LINE 1 Data Port on the McIntosh Control Center/Preamplifier.
5. Connect a Data Control Cable from the MDA1000
DATA SWITCHED DATA OUTPUTS Jack 1 to the
McIntosh MCD1000 CD Transport Data In Jack.
6. Connect a Data Control Cable from the MDA1000
DATA SWITCHED DATA OUTPUTS Jack 4 to the
McIntosh CD Player Data In Jack.
McIntosh Controller
McIntosh CD Player
McIntosh MCD1000 CD Transport
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How to Connect for Audio
How to Connect for Audio
1. Connect Audio Cables from the McIntosh MDA1000
Left and Right BALANCED AUDIO OUTPUTS to the
McIntosh Audio Control Center/Preamplifier Line 1
Balanced Inputs.
Note: The MDA1000’s UNBALANCED Left and Right
AUDIO OUTPUTS may be used instead of the
BALANCED Connections. The UNBALANCED and
BALANCED AUDIO OUTPUTS may both be used
at the same time.
2. Connect a Coxial Digital Cable from the McIntosh
MCD1000 CD Transport Coxial Digital Audio Output
to the MDA1000 COXIAL 1 DIGITAL AUDIO INPUT.
Note: A Balanced Digital XLR Cable with internal
wiring consisting of a Shielded Twisted Pair may
be used in place of the Coxial Digital Cable. The
Cable would connect from the MCD1000 CD
Transport XLR Output to the MDA1000 XRL
DIGITAL AUDIO INPUT number 7.
3. Connect an Optical Digital Cable from the McIntosh
CD Player Optical Digital Audio Output to the
MDA1000 OPTICAL 4 DIGITAL AUDIO INPUT.
4. Connect the MDA1000 Power Cord to a live AC outlet.
McIntosh CD Player
McIntosh Preamplifier
To AC
Outlet
McIntosh MCD1000 CD Transport
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Front Panel Controls, Displays, Push-Buttons, and Switch
Selects various Digital
Sources for listening
Adjusts the listening
volume level and also
selects various setup
functions
Indicates the Sources,
Volume Levels, Operational Functions and
Setup Mode Settings
IR Sensor for
Remote Control Operation
This Push-button with indicator, activates
the Setup Mode. Setup allows the changing of the Input Titles, Volume Setting
and the Display Bightness from the default settings.
Main Switch turns
all AC power completely On or Off
Switches the MDA1000
On or Off (Standby). The
LED Indicator illuminates when there is incoming AC Power
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How to Operate the Setup Mode
Default Settings
Your McIntosh MDA1000 has been factory configured for
default operating settings that will allow immediate enjoyment of superb audio without the need for further adjustments. If you wish to make changes to the factory default
settings, a Setup Feature is provided to customize the operating settings using the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display.
1. Press the POWER Switch to ON, the LED above the
STANDBY/ON Push-button will illuminate and the
Front Panel Display will indicate “BYPASS ON” for
several seconds and then “1 COAXIAL 44.1”. Refer to
figures 1, 2 and 3.
The following listings indicate the default settings and the
page number for instructions on how to change a setting:
Setup Function Name
Setting
Page Number
Bypass
ON
12
Display
MAX
13
Input Title
1 COAXIAL
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Figure 1
Bypass Mode
The MDA1000 Audio Outputs can be set for either a fixed
output level or a variable output that is controlled by the
Front Panel LEVEL Control. To change from the default
setting of a fixed output level to a variable output level perform the following:
1. Press the SETUP Push-button once to access the BYPASS MODE in Setup. Refer to figures 3 and 4.
Figure 2
Notes: For normal operation, switch the MDA1000 On and
Off with the Standby/On Push-button. If the
MDA1000 is not going to be used for an extended
period of time, turn Off all AC Power with the Power
Switch. If there is no digital signal present at the
Coaxial Digital Input 1, the Front Panel
Alphanumeric Display will indicate “1 COAXIAL”
and not “1 COAXIAL 44.1” as illustrated in figure 2.
2. Press the SETUP Push-button and notice that with each
press of the push-button, the Setup Mode advances
through two different possible adjustment selections and
one informational display.
3. To exit from the Setup Mode, press the SETUP Pushbutton until the LED above the SETUP Push-button is
extinguished and the Front Panel Display reverts back
to its normal display. Refer to figure 2.
Figure 4
2. Rotate the LEVEL Control Counterclockwise until the
Front Panel Alphanumeric Display indicates BYPASS
OFF. Refer to figure 5.
Figure 5
3. Press the SETUP Push-button three times to exit the
Setup Mode. The LED above the SETUP Push-button
will be extinguished.
Figure 3
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Setup
Display Brightness
The Front Panel Alphanumeric DISPLAY Brightness may
be varied from the default setting of MAXIMUM (Bright)
to MINIMUM (Dim). Follow the steps below for reducing
the Display Brightness. Refer to figures 3 and 6.
Figure 6
Figure 9
4. To Re-Title additional input(s) repeat steps 2 and 3.
5. Press the SETUP Push-button to exit the Setup Mode.
The LED above the SETUP Push-button will be extinguished.
1. Press the SETUP Push-button two times to access the
DISPLAY Mode in Setup.
2. Rotate the LEVEL Control Counterclockwise until the
Front Panel Alphanumeric Display Brightness is reduced to the desired setting. Refer to figure 7.
Figure 7
3. Press the SETUP Push-button two times to exit the
Setup Mode. The LED above the SETUP Push-button
will be extinguished.
Re-Title Inputs
The MDA1000 has seven Digital Audio Inputs with assigned titles that will allow for immediate connection, operation and enjoyment. These inputs may be renamed to
match the digital components in your system. The following
example will illustrate how to rename the 1 COAXIAL Input to 1 CD1. When the Input Selector is rotated to select
what was originally the 1 COAXIAL Input, 1 CD1 will
now appear on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display.
Note: The New Input Titles that are available for all the
Inputs include CD1, CD2, CD3, DVD1, DVD2,
DVD3, LD, VCR, SAT, AUX1 and AUX2.
1. Press the SETUP Push-button three times to access the
Re-Title Mode in Setup. Refer to figures 3.
2. Rotate the INPUT Control Clockwise to select the desired Digital Audio Input to be Re-Titled. Refer to figure 8.
Figure 8
3. Rotate the LEVEL Control Clockwise until the Front
Panel Alphanumeric Display indicates the desired input
name. Refer to figure 9.
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Remote Control Push-Buttons
Press a Number Push-button to select
the desired Track
Press the Up (+) or Down (-)
Push-buttons to adjust the
volume level of the
MDA1000
Press to display the Current Track
Time, Elasped Time or Total Disc
Time
Move forward one Track at a time
Move backward one
Track at a time
Press to activate Random
Track Playback
Press to Stop Disc
Playback at any time
Press to sample the first
10 seconds of each
Track on the Disc
Press to Repeat various
Playback Modes
Starts Standard Disc Playback and
Program Playback
Press to Pause Disc
Playback at any time
Press to move rapidly forward
through a Track on the Disc
Press to move rapidly backward
through a Track on the Disc
Use to Program specific
tracks for playback
Press the Input push-button followed by pressing one of the
Numbered Push-Buttons to select the desired Digital Input of
the MDA1000
Notes: The buttons with the “small text descriptions” are used to control various transport functions of the McIntosh MCD1000 CD
Transport. Push-buttons whose function is not identified above are for use with other McIntosh Products. The Remote
Control shipped with your MDA1000 may differ from the illustration above; however, the functionality is the same.
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How to Operate the Remote Control
How to Operate the Remote Control
Input Selection
Press the INPUT Push-button followed by pressing one of
the NUMBERED Push-button (1-7) to select the desired
digital input on the MDA1000.
Note: Remote Control Selection of Digital Inputs can also
occur using the Remote Control supplied with a
McIntosh Preamplifier, Audio Control Center, A/V
Control Center, A/V System Controller, Audio/Video
Multizone Control System or Integrated Amplifier. This
requires the MDA1000’s DATA IN Jack be connected to
a Data Port on that component. Using the Remote
Control supplied with those components, press the
REVIEW Push-button followed by the pressing one of
the NUMBERED Push-buttons (1-7) to select the
desired digital input.
Volume Level
The MDA1000 offers either a fixed volume level (default
setting) or a variable volume level at the Audio Output
Jacks. If the variable volume level has been selected in the
Setup Mode (refer to page 12), use the LEVEL UP (+) or
DOWN (-) Push-button on the remote control to adjust the
MDA1000 Volume level.
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How to Operate the MDA1000
The McIntosh MDA1000 D/A Converter has been factory
configured for operating settings that allow immediate enjoyment of superb high fidelity audio without the need for
further adjustments. If you wish to make changes to the factory default settings, refer to the SETUP Section of this
Owner’s Manual starting on page 12.
After the first time the MDA1000 is turned
On, the alphanumeric display will indicate
the last Digital Input Selected and any ReTitle change made to that Input.
4. If the BYPASS OFF Mode has been selected,
the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will
also indicate “LEVEL __” between
indications of “BYPASS OFF” and title of the
Input selected. Refer to figures 13 and 14.
Power On and Off
1. Press the POWER Switch to ON, the Red LED above
the STANDBY/ON Push-button lights to indicate the
MDA1000 is in Standby Mode. To Switch On the
MDA1000 press the STANDBY/ON Push-button. The
LED above the STANDBY/ON Push-button will illuminate and the Front Panel Display will indicate “BYPASS ON” for several seconds and then “1 COAXIAL
44.1”. Refer to figures 10, 11 and 12.
Figure 13
Figure 14
Input Selection
Select the desired Source with the Front Panel INPUT Control or using the appropriate the Push-buttons on the Remote Control. Refer to figures 12 and 15.
Figure 10
Figure 11
Notes: 1. The first time the MDA1000 POWER Switch is
set to On it is not necessary to press the
STANDBY/ON Push-button.
2. For normal operation, switch the MDA1000
On and Off with the Standby/On Push-button.
If the MDA1000 is not going to be used for an
extended period of time, turn Off all AC
Power with the Power Switch.
3. If there is no digital signal present at the
Coaxial Digital Input 1 the Front Panel
Alphanumeric Display will indicate “1
COAXIAL” and not “1 COAXIAL 44.1”.
Volume Control
When the BYPASS OFF Mode of operation has been selected, the Front Panel Level Control is active allowing for
changes in the volume level. The remote control supplied
with the MDA1000 will also allow for volume level changes
by using the LEVEL Up (+) / Down (-) Push-buttons. Refer
to figures 13, 14 and 15.
Note: When the MDA1000 is connected to a Preamplifier Input
and the LEVEL Control is active, LEVEL Control settings above
81 (as indicated on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display) may
cause some Preamplifier Inputs to overload due to the high
signal level. If the BYPASS ON Mode of operation has been
Figure 12
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How to Operate the MDA1000
selected and the LEVEL Control is rotated or the LEVEL Up(+)
/ Down (-) Push-buttons on the remote control are pressed, the
Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will momentarily indicate
“BYPASS ON”. Refer to figure 10.
Setup
Pressing the SETUP Push-button activates the Setup Mode
of the MDA1000 and allows customizing various operating
functions. Refer to the SETUP Section of this Owner’s
Manual starting on page 12.
Reset of Microprocessors
In the event that the controls of the MDA1000 stop functioning, push the POWER switch OFF and wait about two
minutes. Then push the POWER switch ON followed by
pushing the STANDBY/
ON Push-button. This will
reset the MDA1000 microprocessors and the Audio Control Center will be
returned to normal operation.
Note: The above
condition is usually
caused by either
interruptions in AC
power and/or
major changes that
may occur in AC
power line voltage.
Figure 15
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Specifications
Analog Audio Specifications
General Specifications
Frequency Response
±0.5dB from 4Hz to 45,000Hz
(Sampling Frequency - 96kHz and 88.2kHz)
Power Requirements
100 Volts 50/60Hz, 20 watts
110 Volts 50/60Hz, 20 watts
120 Volts 50/60Hz, 20 watts
220 Volts 50/60Hz, 20 watts
230 Volts 50/60Hz, 20 watts
240 Volts 50/60Hz, 20 watts
±0.3dB from 4Hz to 22,000Hz
(Sampling Frequency - 48kHz)
±0.3dB from 4Hz to 20,000Hz
(Sampling Frequency - 44.1kHz)
±0.3dB from 4Hz to 15,000Hz
(Sampling Frequency - 32kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.002% at 1,000Hz
Signal To Noise Ratio
Better than 110dB (A Weighted)
Dynamic Range
Better than 100dB (1,000Hz)
Rated Output Voltage
2V Unbalanced Outputs (BYPASS ON Mode)
6V Unbalanced Outputs (BYPASS OFF Mode)
2V Balanced Outputs (BYPASS ON Mode)
6V Balanced Outputs (BYPASS OFF Mode)
Digital Audio Specifications
Digital Audio Format
IEC958, S/PDIF
Coaxial Inputs (1, 2 and 3)
0.5Vp-p @75ohms
Optical Inputs (4, 5 and 6)
-15 ~ -20dBm
XRL Input (7)
5V p-p @110 ohms
Sampling Frequencys
96kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz and 32kHz
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Note: Refer to the rear panel of the MDA1000 for the correct
voltage.
Overall Dimensions
Width is 17-1/2 inches (44.45cm)
Height is 6 inches (15.24cm) including feet
Depth is 16-1/8 inches (40.96cm) including the Front Panel
and Knobs
Weight
24 pounds (10.89 kg) net, 38 pounds (17.24 kg) in shipping
carton
Packing Instructions
Packing Instructions
In the event it is necessary to repack the equipment for shipment, the equipment must be packed exactly as shown below. It is very important that the four plastic feet are attached to the bottom of the equipment. This will ensure the
proper equipment location on the bottom pad. Failure to do
this will result in shipping damage.
Use the original shipping carton and interior parts only if
they are all in good serviceable condition. If a shipping carton or any of the interior part(s) are needed, please call or
write Customer Service Department of McIntosh Laboratory. Please see the Part List for the correct part numbers.
Quantity
1
4
Part Number
034075
033837
Description
Shipping carton only
End cap
1
1
1
1
034076
033726
034255
034077
Inside carton only
Top pad
Bottom pad
Inner carton pad
4
4
4
017937
100159
104083
Plastic foot
#10-32 x 3/4” screw
#10-7/16” Flat washer
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McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, NY 13903
The continuous improvement of its products is the
policy of McIntosh Laboratory Incorporated who
reserve the right to improve design without notice.
Printed in the U.S.A.
McIntosh Part No. 04088301