McIntosh Labs simply introduced its newest MX180 A/V Processor, delivering every thing wanted for the house theater of immediately and tomorrow. This MX180 is mainly the final word residence theater hub which is ready to accommodate all codecs, requirements and providers, from 8K UHD picture content material with HDR and Dolby Imaginative and prescient, all the way in which to Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Professional, and Auro-3D immersive audio. For the most effective outcomes, McIntosh even added RoomPerfect room correction expertise licensed from Lyngdorf.
With an rising variety of films being launched direct to residence streaming, a state-of-the-art – and future prepared – residence theater processor is required so viewers will be absolutely immersed within the film expertise. McIntosh is aware of that it already delivers almost all the final word options required for the final word residence theater experiences and that it was time to supply a extra superior design, with superior customization and processing capabilities, prepared for 8K video, providing enhanced HDMI options and as much as 16 audio channels.
The brand new MX180 permits for the complete enjoyment of immediately’s 4K video plus tomorrow’s 8K content material, supporting 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz on all 7 Extremely-Excessive-Pace HDMI ports (5 inputs and a pair of outputs). Every HDMI port within the MX180 helps HDCP 2.3, 4:4:4 Coloration, Rec. 2020, Dynamic Lip-sync, and 3D Video pass-through in addition to enhanced options comparable to Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Fast Body Transport (QFT), Fast Media Switching (QMS), and Variable Refresh Charge (VRR). And McIntosh didn’t neglect help for the quite a few excessive dynamic vary codecs together with HDR (static HDR), Dynamic HDR, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Imaginative and prescient (together with low latency).
The 2 HDMI outputs can concurrently output one supply materials to 2 separate screens, or can output totally different content material from two totally different sources to 2 separate screens. One HDMI output additionally options each Audio Return Channel (ARC) and Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) performance.
Increasing on the audio entrance, the MX180 consists of 16 balanced audio outputs for common 15.1 or 9.1.6 encompass sound speaker configurations, and the processor is appropriate with all of the main immersive multichannel sound codecs together with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Professional, and Auro-3D. And because the final residence theater processor the MX180 comes with subtle RoomPerfect room correction expertise to measure and alter the audio output to compensate for the particular acoustic properties for the house.
The system additionally consists of a wide range of digital and analog inputs and outputs together with a Transferring Magnet phono enter. All analog inputs within the MX180 affords the newest and finest A/D conversion expertise to maximise the audio high quality of these sources. Bass and treble controls within the entrance panel provide additional – and handy – audio fine-tuning. Notably as a result of the MX180 additionally has a two-channel Zone B output to ship audio to a second zone in the home.
In line with McIntosh, the MX180 combines the newest technological developments in processing energy to run cooler than earlier McIntosh residence theater processors and has a sturdy and simplified setup program that enables for personalization and optimization based mostly on particular residence theater and speaker wants.
Design-wise, it comes with the long-lasting McIntosh design of a black glass entrance panel, management knobs, illuminated brand and customized aluminum finish caps. The MX180 will be paired with a wide range of amplifiers and audio system to make up a whole residence theater system.
Orders for the MX180 can now be positioned with Approved McIntosh sellers. Transport is anticipated to start in February 2022 to the US and Canada, and to the remainder of the world shortly thereafter. Advised retail worth (VAT, transport and any customs duties associated to present requirements of particular person nations are excluded): $17,000 USD.