The McCormack MAP-1 (Multi-channel Analog Preamplifier) is a six-channel analog preamplifier designed to preserve the musical integrity of the new high resolution DVD-A and SACD audio formats. Unlike most SSPs, the MAP-1 is an audiophile quality preamplifier that processes the analog-only outputs of these new players without converting to digital and re-converting to analog. The user is able to fully enjoy the remarkable improvements that these new formats offer beyond CD.
The MAP-1 features two six-channel inputs, one six-channel output, one two channel tape-output, and three two-channel inputs. Vinyl playback can be accommodated by the optional phono-card available for the MAP-1 (the same highly regarded phono-stage that is in the McCormack Micro Phono Drive). The MAP-1 is also a perfect solution for those seeking to include a simple home theater in a quality music system. Just combine with one of the many DVD players that offer built-in Dolby Digital processing to enjoy movie surround sound without compromising music playback performance.
The User Interface has been designed for convenient and intuitive operation. A setup mode allows convenient adjustment of the relative levels of the six channels. An ambiance retrieval mode (ARM) can be enabled to generate a center channel output and to extract ambient information for the rear channels when provided with a two-channel source. Of course, the ARM mode can be defeated, for pure two-channel playback.All control functions are accessible from the wireless remote control.
Soundscape's Price: $2,495*
$2920* with MCP-2 internal phono stage
*Including domestic freight & insurance
M c C O R M A C K A u d i o C o r p o r a t i o n of V i r g i n i a
McCormack Audio Corporation of Virginia, inc.
2733 Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA 22031 phone: 703-573-9665, fax: 703-573-9667
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1044 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone/Fax 707-578-4434 or 800-450-HIFI