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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

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

The Magnat MR 780 combines elegantly audiophile hi-fi sound with substantial power reserves: Used in the pre-amp stage are high-quality selected and extensively burnt-in ECC 81 valves, ensuring that well-loved, warm sound. The output stage relies on a low-emission toroidal transformer and provides an impressive 100 watts of RMS power per channel at 4 ohms. Added to this is a virtually overwhelming range of connection options for analogue and digital sources, including Bluetooth aptX. Where necessary, a high-quality Wolfson D/A converter takes care of the signal transformation with up to 192 kHz and 24 bits. A phono pre-amplifier for MM systems, an integrated DAB/DAB+ tuner as well as an FM receiver and a large number of further details make the MR 780 one of the best stereo receivers in this price category. This high standard is clear from the very first glimpse. You can see immediately from the full-metal enclosure with its solid, brushed aluminium front panel that this unit belongs in the high-end range.

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Audiophile sound thanks to the tube pre-amp stage

The MR 780 follows the unique Magnat hybrid concept. The pre-amp stage is taken care of by two selected ECC 81 tubes that give the entire system that well-known warm and audiophile tube sound. In addition, the powerful, discretely designed transistor power amp delivers 100 watts RMS power per channel at 4 ohms.

Highest flexibility through a huge variety of connection options

The MR 780 receives signals via five high-level inputs or two optical and two coaxial digital inputs. A 3.5 mm jack input is also available as well as wireless connectivity via Bluetooth 4.0, including aptX. The wide range of connectivity options is rounded off by a particularly high-quality phono pre-amp as well as a USB audio 2.0 input.

Technical specifications

  • Black
  • 8.9 kg
Dimensions (WxHxD)
  • 433 x 132 x 317 mm (360 mm incl. controls and connectors)
  • Remote control: 45 x 175 x 20 mm
Power consumption
  • Max 300 W
  • Standby < 0,5 W
S/N ratio
  • CD/Tuner/Aux/Line/Tape: 104 dB (A)
  • Phono MM: 82 dB (A)
Input sensivity
  • CD/Tuner/Aux/Line/Tape: 470 mV/100 kΩ
  • Phono MM: 5 mV/47 kΩ
  • 1 kHz, 4 Ohm 2 x 180 W
Frequency response
  • CD/Tuner/Aux/Line/Tape: 6 Hz – 90 kHz (-3,0 dB)
  • 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0,3 dB)
  • Phono: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0,8 dB)
  • Subsonic Filter : 16 Hz, 18 dB/Oct.
Output power / Nominal
  • 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD < 1.0%, 4 Ohm, 2 x 100 W
  • 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD < 1.0%, 8 Ohm, 2 x 75 W
Digital inputs
  • 1. optical (Toslink™)
  • 2. coaxial (cinch)
  • USB 2.0, type B connector
  • Supported sampling frequencies: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz
  • Supported bit depth: 16/24bits
Bluetooth® input
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 / Qualcomm® aptX™
Frequency range FM
  • 87.5 – 108 MHz
Frequency range DAB/DAB+
  • 174.928 – 239.2 MHz (Band III)
Sensitivity FM
  • -108 dBm
Sensitivity DAB/DAB+
  • -100 dBm


  • Readable, two-line clear text display with adjustable brightness (3 stages)
  • System remote control for all functions
  • Headphone output with high quality 6.3 mm jack
  • Record Out fixed level output
  • Low-noise tube preamplifier with 2 x ECC 81 tubes
  • Preselected and burned-in tubes
  • Additional 3.5 mm audio input on the front panel for connecting portable devices
  • Digital inputs (2 x optical and 2 x coaxial) for sampling frequencies up to 192kHz/24bits
  • USB Audio 2.0 input supports sampling frequencies up to 192kHz/24bits
  • Bluetooth® input (4.0) supports the high-end audio standard Qualcomm® aptX™
  • Wolfson digital-to-analogue converter
  • MM-phono preamplifier with low-noise operational amplifiers and subsonic filters
  • Sturdy full-metal enclosure with solid, brushed aluminium front
  • Solid aluminium control elements
  • Stable feet with damping rubber insert