The direct way to good sound

Analogue music playback had never quite disappeared even in times of digitalization. Audiophiles often preferred the musical sound of a record player. This is not only true for the generations who experienced the peak of the record industry in the 70’s and 80’s but also for younger people who grew up with the DJ culture.

The discussions surrounding the best drive principle, belt or direct drive, is almost as old as the record player itself in this regard. The direct drive sounds more dynamic in the ideal scenario and has better synchronisation. However, on account of the motor being located directly on the turntable and therefore having to be extremely smooth running, it is much more complex and therefore more expensive. Magnat has achieved something special with the MTT 990: a high-end drive with all the advantages of the direct drive and with an outstanding price-performance ratio

Knowledge & Passion


A record player from the loudspeaker specialist? Yes. The two different hi-fi components have more in common than might generally be assumed: Both a pickup and a loudspeaker are sound transducers. This is where you hear every quality stage most clearly. And: A lot of passionate hi-fi fans work at Magnat who still prefer a record player for listening to music. So it was an obvious move to design a record player than could incorporate all our knowledge from more than 45 years of hi-fi development.

Motor & record player


There are very few specialists around the world who offer motors for direct-drive units. But we have found a supplier that has been able to realise our ideas with perfection: with a motor that offers three speeds (33, 45, 78 r.p.m.), almost perfect synchronisation (< 0.08%) and a tremendous torque of 2.2 kgf/cm. The 12-inch (30.5 centimeter) record player is made of a special plastic material (POM) that is well-known for its high torsional stiffness and whose resonance behaviour is similar to vinyl - which has proven to be very advantageous in terms of sound. According to our impressions, this then produces the most detailed sound. As sound impressions are always subjective, we have added an extra felt mat. This means that records can also be used directly without any additional turntable mat. The dimensions of the 1.9 kg turntable have been designed specifically and precisely for the motor. In addition, a quartz control system is used to ensure exact synchronisation. This eliminates the need for fine speed adjustment

Resonance-optimised case and feet


Magnat is a loudspeaker manufacturer and has the best technologies at its disposal to detect and reduce resonances. We were able to benefit from this when developing the MTT 990. The case is made of solid MDF wood and is so strong and heavy that it offers optimum conditions for the motor unit.
The feet of the MTT 990 have also been produced according to our specifications and display exceptionally high vibration absorption.
Another detail: The power transformer is of a swinging suspended design to avoid further resonance. The case has a high-gloss black finish.

Tonearm & pickup


The tonearm of the MTT 990 is not a standard design either, with many details having been modified. It is a J-shaped, curved 10-inch arm – which we feel is the best shape for keeping the tracking angle error as low as possible. The tonearm tube is made of special alloyed aluminium, with the internal wiring comprising high-purity copper wires from the Japanese specialist Mogami. The tonearm features four gimbal stainless-steel bearings with carbon-steel ball bearings. To enable different pickups to be fitted without any difficulty, the tonearm of the Magnat MTT 990 is height-adjustable and has a bayonet headshell for the convenient and precise fitting of pickup systems. The tonearm is of the so-called medium-mass category. This means that a very large number of medium and low-compliance MM and MC systems can be used to update or upgrade the MTT 990. However, the quality of the drive and the arm is so high that even high-end pickups find an appropriate environment here. In the “X” version, the Magnat MTT 990 is therefore also available without a pickup.

The Magnat MTT 990 (without the “X”) is a ready-to-play version equipped with an intermediate-class moving magnet system that could almost be called legendary: the Japanese Audio Technica AT 95E pickup. Its vitality and naturalness have made it one of the best-selling hi-fi pickups of all times. It goes without saying that it has already been precisely adjusted in the MTT 990.

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Magnat MA 900 - The perfect combination of tube sound and performance

When it comes to amplifiers, there have always been two construction principles: Tubes and transistors. While tubes produce a captivating euphoria, because the technology used enables them to add harmonic overtones to the music signals, transistors deliver brute power to drive even the most demanding speakers. So why not combine both? This is exactly what the Magnat MA 900 does. We have combined two hand-selected audiophile tubes in the preamplifier together with powerful transistors in the power amplifier, thereby creating the symbiosis of sound and power.

Magnat MA 900 – Tube technology for finesse, transistors for performance


Why use tubes anyway? Tube amplifiers, or rather ´tubes´ in the audio sector, have an inherent flaw. This, however, is an extremely pleasant flaw. They produce harmonic overtones. This means that a signal of 1,000 Hz is also reproduced with harmonics of 2,000 Hz, 3,000 Hz and so on. In doing so, the harmonics are naturally much quieter than the actual sound. Our ears perceive these harmonics as being very pleasant. The disadvantage of tubes, however, is that they are neither particularly powerful nor particularly efficient. This means you cannot really coax a lot of output power from them.

This is where the tried and tested transistors come into play. They are able to produce an impressive performance with an unadulterated sound, provided that you choose the right models of course. For these reasons, two ECC 81 tubes are used in the preamplifier of the MA 900. These are selected prior to installation. This ensures every MA 900 is equipped with two tubes that are perfectly identical in terms of their values. In addition, the tubes are also "burned-in" before installation. This is a process that takes several hours, during which the ECC 81 tubes are able to reach their final performance values. This ensures our MA 900 is capable of producing the sound for which our good name stands - as soon as it is unpacked.

MA 900 – Audiophile with various talents


Audiophile qualities are only part of what´s required today. A modern amplifier also needs to be suitable for all of the sources that we want to use at home. 5 analogue low-level inputs and an additional jack input at the front of the unit offer sufficient connection options for all manner of audio equipment. The optical and coaxial digital inputs also support high-res audio with a sampling rate of up to 192 kHz and 24 bit. In addition, the MA 900 also comes complete with Bluetooth functionality. The state-of-the-art chip supports Bluetooth 5.0 and the high-end audio standard aptX®HD, thereby enabling optimum quality audio transmission from smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Vinyl is by no means neglected either. The phono preamplifier, which offers separate inputs for MM and MC systems, has been constructed with extremely high-quality operational amplifiers from Texas Instruments. The "Source Gain" function allows all of the inputs to be increased or decreased in terms of level by up to 6 dB, so that jumps in volume can be avoided when switching inputs. In addition, the inputs can be individually named by using the "Source Rename" function, meaning that the days of cryptic abbreviations are a thing of the past.

Classic dimensions – Optimum workmanship


The MA 900 naturally has typical grid dimensions and measures 433 mm wide, which enables it to be perfectly combined with our other components. The sturdy solid metal housing provides a robust framework for the high-quality electronic components. The solid aluminum front panel and operating elements are made to last and convey the feeling of quality with every touch.

This is also reflected by the components inside the unit. An elaborate power supply unit, generously dimensioned capacitors and a low-leakage toroidal transformer, together with the rest of the electronics, add up to a weight of almost 12 kilograms.

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Magnat MA 700 - the pure doctrine of good sound

We are known for connecting things together and merging technologies. This is why our brand new MA 700 stereo amplifier offers the incomparable combination of tube technology for captivating sound and robust transistor power amplifiers, so that even larger speakers can be used without any problems. Beyond that, however, we have given the MA 700 everything it takes to be able to reproduce all your diverse media. In addition to all imaginable analogue and digital inputs as well as Bluetooth, this also includes an HDMI input. And that makes our amplifier a real all-rounder.

The best of both worlds - tube sound and transistor performance


Anyone who knows us knows that we do not compromise. But doesn't every technology have to make some concessions? Tubes sound fantastic because they generate harmonic waves that perfectly round off the sound. However, it is difficult to get enough power from them for demanding speakers. Transistor amplifiers do develop this power, on the other hand.

That’s why we have combined the two. The low-noise tube preamplifier of the MA 700 features the now legendary ECC 81 double triode tube. This is carefully selected and "burned in" so that we can guarantee for each MA 700 that everything is perfectly coordinated for you to enjoy music for years to come. The powerful and highly efficient transistors then take care of amplifying the music signals - and do it properly. 70 watts of continuous power are available per channel. At its peak, the MA 700 delivers a system output of 250 watts.

MA 700 - This is how television can benefit from tube sound


Every signal, whether from the five analogue inputs, two digital inputs or via the Bluetooth receiver with its lossless aptX standard, can enjoy the musical wellness treatment provided by the tube preamp - this is also true for the HDMI input. All digital signals first pass through an extremely high-quality D/A converter.

An HDMI input on the stereo amplifier? But of course! If this is connected to the back-channel HDMI output on the TV set, which can be recognised by the abbreviation ARC, all audio signals from the TV and the connected sources then also go through the MA 700. That means tube sound for everyone, even for a connected game console or the set-top box. And as our HDMI input is CEC-capable, the volume can be easily controlled afterwards using the TV remote control.

MA 700 design: Reduced for full focus on musical escapades


The design of the MA 700? Reduced to the maximum - after all, nothing should distract from the music, but instead prepare everything for it. The full metal housing is embellished by a solid aluminum front panel. Nine LEDs indicate the currently selected input. These can be dimmed in two stages. The controls, i.e. the rotary controls for input selection, balance, bass and treble, as well as the large-format volume control, are also made of solid aluminum. On the right side, the - in the truest sense of the word - optical highlight: The round window through which the tube glows magically. We have equipped the back of the MA 700 with solid speaker terminals

A hybrid amplifier for all media


If you are enthusiastic about hi-fi components with classic dimensions, you no longer have to compromise on media suitability. Our MA 700 hybrid stereo amplifier combines the power of transistors with the sensitivity of tube technology. Added to this is the variety of connections up to and including Bluetooth 5.0 aptX and, as an absolute highlight, the possibility of bringing the TV set with all its sources into the hi-fi world via HDMI.

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High-end hybrid valve receiver with powerful output stage and Bluetooth® aptX™

Hybrid receiver with tube pre-amp and transistor output stage


The MR 780 stereo receiver follows the unique Magnat hybrid concept: Operating in the pre-amp stage are two selected, burnt-in ECC 81 valves, which provide the entire system with the warm, audiophile sounds so acclaimed among hi-fi fans. The powerful, discretely designed transistor output stage produces 100 watts of RMS power per channel at 4 ohms. Here, too, the voltages for all the individual circuits have been elaborately stabilized. In this way, the MR 780 combines perfect sound and maximum power for an optimum overall result and first-class hi-fi sound.

Huge range of connectivity options including Bluetooth aptX


In addition to high-quality amplification, the MR 780 also offers a great deal of convenience and flexibility: Signals are received by the stereo receiver via 5 high-level inputs or 2 optical and 2 coaxial digital inputs. There is also a 3.5 mm jack input available at the front for mobile devices. Even more convenient is the direct wireless connection via Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX. The broad range of connection options on the MR 780 is rounded off by a particularly high-quality phono pre-amp stage for MM systems as well as a USB audio 2.0 input. The conversion of all digital signals up to 24 bits / 192 kHz is taken care of by a high-end D/A converter from Wolfson. The integrated DAB/DAB+ digital tuner as well as the FM receiver with RDS and radio text extend what is already a a broad range of functions even further. Users can find all the important information at all times on a large, two-line display on the front of the receiver.

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Magnat MR 750 - hybrid tube receiver with Bluetooth aptX and HDMI

Anyone who decides on a receiver will appreciate it combining all the desired sources in a single location. But what exactly are "all" the desired sources? With the MR 750, we are raising the bar in this regard because the all-rounder not only offers our legendary hybrid tube and transistor technology. In addition to Bluetooth based on the lossless aptX standard, the MR 750 also has an HDMI input. And that makes it the ideal contact partner for all kinds of media.

The best of both worlds - tube sound and transistor performance


Anyone who knows us knows that we do not compromise. But doesn't every technology have to make some concessions? Tubes sound fantastic because they generate harmonic waves that perfectly round off the sound. However, it is difficult to get enough power from them for demanding speakers. Transistor amplifiers do offer this, on the other hand. Transistor amplifiers do develop this power, on the other hand.

That’s why we have combined the two. The now legendary ECC81 double triode tube can be found in the low-noise tube preamplifier of the MR 750. This is carefully selected and "burned in" so that we can guarantee for every MR 750 that everything is perfectly coordinated for you to enjoy music for years to come. The powerful and highly efficient transistors then take care of amplifying the music signals - and do it properly. 70 watts of continuous power are available per channel. And at its peak, the MR 750 delivers a system output of 250 watts.

MR 750 - With Bluetooth aptX and HDMI


In addition to a large number of inputs in analogue and digital versions, including a phono input for turntables with MM cartridges, the MR 750 has two special playback options that qualify it as the ultimate entertainment centre. With Bluetooth according to aptX standard, it offers lossless playback from smartphones and tablets, with the HDMI input making it the perfect interface to the TV set. Not only the content from this input, but also from all connected sources can benefit from the sensitive processing by the tube preamp. All digital content passes through a high-quality D/A converter beforehand.

A receiver also has a radio receiver on board, of course - in the MR 750 in the form of a high-quality tuner for both analogue VHF reception and digital radio via DAB +. The powerful transistor output stages also supply demanding speakers. This means that you really do have all sources under control and in the best quality. When using the TV set as a source, the volume can also be conveniently adjusted using the TV remote control.

Super finish and iconic looks


The immaculately finished metal housing with a solid, brushed aluminum front panel is a pleasure to touch every time. The same is true for the controls, which are also made from this elegant material. The tinted viewing window, only interrupted by the volume control, reveals a clear view of the tube electronics on the right, while a two-line plain text display with adjustable brightness is integrated on the left. Located at the back are the various connections, with the Bluetooth receiver protruding from the housing. Solid screw terminals also provide a secure hold for strong speaker cables.

One receiver - all sources


Nothing is missing here. The Magnat MR 750 offers much more than the usual variety of connections. With Bluetooth and HDMI, it is equipped for the entire world of new media, regardless of whether you want to play something from your smartphone quickly or enjoy a movie or game with full sound. The unique amalgamation of modern technology and the power of transistor output stages with the legendary sound of the tube preamp makes the MR 750 the number one choice for music fans who want to use all facets of modern media conveniently and comfortably.

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MTT 990

Audiophile Direct-Drive Record Player incl. cartridge

  • Quartz-controlled direct drive for the perfect desired speed
  • No belt slippage, unrestrained dynamics
  • Heavyweight turntable with a case made of solid MDF
  • 10-inch J-tonearm for the lowest possible tracking angle error
  • Thanks to three speeds (33 1/3, 45, 78 r.p.m.) with a corresponding pickup, also suitable for shellac records

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MA 900

Stereo high-end hybrid integrated amplifier

  • Stereo hybrid amplifier with high output power
  • Selected and previously burned-in tubes for optimum sound
  • 2 x 200 watts of sine power, 2 x 320 watts of pulse power
  • Extensive array of connections, including digital, analogue and Bluetooth
  • Individually designated inputs
  • Sturdy metal housing with solid aluminum front panel and operating elements

further information

MA 700

Stereo high-end hybrid integrated amplifier

  • Sturdy metal housing with solid aluminum front panel and operating elements
  • Stereo hybrid amplifier with transistor and tube technology
  • HDMI input for seamless integration of TV and all connected sources
  • Selected tube already burned-in for the best sound
  • 2 x 70 watts RMS output, 250 watts system output
  • Extensive connections, digital, analogue and Bluetooth aptX

further information

MR 780

High-end hybrid valve receiver with powerful output stage and Bluetooth® aptX™

  • High-end hybrid receiver with tube preamplifier and a high-performance transistor output stage
  • High-quality DAB+/FM tuner
  • Analogue inputs incl. high-quality MM-phono input
  • Digital input section with 2 optical and 2 coaxial inputs and 1 USB audio input
  • Bluetooth® input (4.0) with the high-end audio standard Qualcomm® aptX™
  • Sturdy full-metal enclosure with solid aluminium front plate and controls

further information

MR 750

Stereo high-end hybrid receiver

  • Stereo hybrid receiver with transistor and tube technology
  • HDMI input for seamless integration of TV and all connected sources
  • Selected and previously burned-in tubes for optimum sound
  • 2 x 70 watts RMS output, 250 watts system output
  • Extensive connections, digital, analogue, MM phono and Bluetooth aptX
  • Solid metal housing with brushed aluminum front panel and controls

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MTT 990

Audiophile Direct-Drive Record Player incl. cartridge

  • Quartz-controlled direct drive for the perfect desired speed
  • No belt slippage, unrestrained dynamics
  • Heavyweight turntable with a case made of solid MDF
  • 10-inch J-tonearm for the lowest possible tracking angle error
  • Thanks to three speeds (33 1/3, 45, 78 r.p.m.) with a corresponding pickup, also suitable for shellac records

further information

MA 900

Stereo high-end hybrid integrated amplifier

  • Stereo hybrid amplifier with high output power
  • Selected and previously burned-in tubes for optimum sound
  • 2 x 200 watts of sine power, 2 x 320 watts of pulse power
  • Extensive array of connections, including digital, analogue and Bluetooth
  • Individually designated inputs
  • Sturdy metal housing with solid aluminum front panel and operating elements

further information

MA 700

Stereo high-end hybrid integrated amplifier

  • Sturdy metal housing with solid aluminum front panel and operating elements
  • Stereo hybrid amplifier with transistor and tube technology
  • HDMI input for seamless integration of TV and all connected sources
  • Selected tube already burned-in for the best sound
  • 2 x 70 watts RMS output, 250 watts system output
  • Extensive connections, digital, analogue and Bluetooth aptX

further information

MR 780

High-end hybrid valve receiver with powerful output stage and Bluetooth® aptX™

  • High-end hybrid receiver with tube preamplifier and a high-performance transistor output stage
  • High-quality DAB+/FM tuner
  • Analogue inputs incl. high-quality MM-phono input
  • Digital input section with 2 optical and 2 coaxial inputs and 1 USB audio input
  • Bluetooth® input (4.0) with the high-end audio standard Qualcomm® aptX™
  • Sturdy full-metal enclosure with solid aluminium front plate and controls

further information

MR 750

Stereo high-end hybrid receiver

  • Stereo hybrid receiver with transistor and tube technology
  • HDMI input for seamless integration of TV and all connected sources
  • Selected and previously burned-in tubes for optimum sound
  • 2 x 70 watts RMS output, 250 watts system output
  • Extensive connections, digital, analogue, MM phono and Bluetooth aptX
  • Solid metal housing with brushed aluminum front panel and controls

further information