McIntosh has unveiled the MX100 AV processor – according to a press release, it will be especially good when paired with the MI347 7-channel amplifier. Both models came out at the same time.
The company emphasized the relevance of the novelty, which, for example, lacks analog inputs: there are only five HDMI, LAN, USB, two coaxial and two optical digital audio inputs. But the output switching of the MX100 received only balanced analog XLRs. The new product works in configurations up to 11.2 or 7.2.4.
All four HDMI inputs and one output (with eARC Audio Return Channel) are HDCP 2.2 compliant, supporting up to 18 Gbps bitrates. This allows HDR videos in Dolby Vision, HDR10, or HLG formats to pass through seamlessly. The MX100 operates at 4K Ultra HD resolution at 50 and 60 Hz with 4: 4: 4 color spacing.
McIntosh has promised that the MX100 will understand all the leading surround sound formats, including support for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. The system has seven premium 32-bit DACs. In addition, the MX100 is designed to calibrate your home theater to the acoustics of your Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room.
To do this, the processor will need to be connected to the computer, and the configuration of the future system can be formed in advance, and the resulting file with the settings can be saved. To control the MX100, it is equipped with a remote control, and to integrate the novelty into Smart Home systems, you can use the RS232 interface.
The McIntosh MX100 AV Processor is a 2U rackmount AV processor that continues the McIntosh tradition. The MX100 has a suggested retail price of $5,000 in the United States.