Magnat MA 700: Integrated amplifier with built-in DAC

Magnat MA 700
Magnat MA 700

The Magnat MA 700 hybrid stereo amplifier was created with a view to beautiful sound and high power headroom. To cope with this task, the developers used both a radio tube and transistors in the circuit.

The MA 700 preamplifier is based on the “prepared” ECC 81 dual triode – according to Magnat, it won’t need to be replaced soon. The solid-state power supply is class AB and can deliver 70 watts per channel at an impedance of 4 ohms. The company also emphasized the presence of a special toroidal transformer in the power supply and circuit separation technology for more stable, clean operation of the device.

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In addition to the hybrid configuration, the new amplifier is distinguished by a rather rich set of connectors for connecting sources: an input for LP-players (MM), linear 3.5 mm, optical and coaxial inputs for digital devices, HDMI ARC, a standard set of RCA for CD-player, tuner , streamer or other device. Also, the amplifier was equipped with a subwoofer output and an analog output for recording Rec Out. There is also a 6.3 mm headphone jack.


The built-in DAC supports PCM quality up to 24 bit / 192 kHz. For wireless connection, the company has provided Bluetooth 5.0 with atpX support.

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The amplifier is made in the corporate design: a black matte metal case with control knobs on the front, including a massive volume control in the center. The tension of austere style is lifted by LED indicators and a round window with a lamp.

The Magnat MA 700 should appear on the European market this month at a price of 900 euros.

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