Onkyo PA-MC5500 9 Channel Amplifier, THX Ultra2 Certified

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About Onkyo PA-MC5500

The Onkyo PA-MC5500 is a top-of-the-line power amp, designed to partner a high-end pre-pro of your choice. As an all-analog amplifier, the PA-MC5500 is built to deliver powerful, well-balanced amplification free from digital noise interference. The precise, high-power performance comes courtesy of components and design features that will impress even the most demanding audiophile.

Onkyo's trusted WRAT amplifier philosophy ensures low negative feedback and high instantaneous current capability. Meanwhile, customized capacitors, large transistors, gold-plated terminals and a massive toroidal transformer exemplify the unit's superb engineering standards. In recognition of this, the PA-MC5500 boasts THX Ultra2 certification: the ultimate guarantee of amplification quality.

Onkyo PA-MC5500 Features

  • 150 Watts per channel, minimum RMS into 8 ohms, 2 channels driven, from 20 to 20,000 Hz with no more than 0.05 % total harmonic distortion
  • THX Ultra2 certified
  • WRAT-Wide Range Amplifier Technology (5 Hz-100 kHz bandwidth)
  • Push-Pull amplification design with three stage inverted Darlington circuitry
  • Massive toroidal transformer
  • Customized 22,000 Microfarad large capacitors for effective power supply
  • Audio-tuned reference capacitors for each channel
  • Low-impedance, copper bus plates for perfect ground potential
  • Gold-plated, XLR and machined, solid brass RCA input terminals
  • Custom-designed large power transistors to drive high currents
  • High-current, low-impedance circuit board by using thick copper foil (70 u)
  • Gold-plated, color-coded, transparent speaker posts
  • Auto power-down function
  • Multi-zone capability (up to Zone 3)
  • Bi-amping capability
  • 12V trigger in
  • Aluminum front panel
  • Detachable power cord

Onkyo PA-MC5500 Specifications

Rated Output Power: All channel
150 watts minimum continuous power per channel, 8 ohm loads, 2 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, with a maximum total harmonic distortion of 0.05% (FTC)
175 watts minimum continuous power per channel, 8 ohm loads, 2 channels driven at 1 kHz, with a maximum total harmonic distortion of 0.7% (FTC)
185 watts minimum continuous power per channel, 6 ohm loads, 2 channels driven at 1 kHz, with a maximum total harmonic distortion of 0.1% (FTC)
Dynamic Power
400 W (3 Ohms, Front)
300 W (4 Ohms, Front)
180 W (8 Ohms, Front)
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
0.05 % (Power Rated)
Damping Factor
60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ohms)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance
1 V, 47 kOhms (Unbalanced)
2 V, 22 kOhms (Balanced)
Frequency Response
5 Hz - 100 kHz/+1 dB - 3 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio
110 dB (Unbalanced, IHF-A)
Speaker Impedance
4 Ohms - 16 Ohms
Power Supply
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption
11.7 A
Dimensions (W x H x D)
435 x 198.5 x 458.5 mm/17.12 x 7.8 x 18.05"
23 kg /50.7 lbs
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