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MTI100 Turntable…Just Add Speakers

McIntosh has announced the new MTI100 “integrated turntable” a “complete” home audio system allowing vinyl playback, HD music streaming over Bluetooth plus an amplifier

MTI100 Turntable...Just Add Speakers

For the MTI100, the built-in amplifier features McIntosh-selected valves, Bluetooth 4.2 plus digital inputs.

MTI100 Turntable...Just Add Speakers  

Fancy more details? The belt-driven MTI100 is powered by an AC-synchronous motor with a two-speed pulley that plays both 33⅓ and 45 rpm. The chassis includes a Class D, 50W (into 8 Ohms) power amplifier, a valve preamplifier section (with two 12AX7 valves)…

MTI100 Turntable...Just Add Speakers

…a “shielded” phono preamplifier, an unbalanced auxiliary input, digital audio coaxial and optical inputs, a Bluetooth receiver, a subwoofer output, stereo speaker outputs and a headphone jack (powered by McIntosh’s High Drive headphone amplifier).

MTI100 Turntable...Just Add Speakers

The unit appears to be a solid construction – the platter on its own weighs 3.18kg with a machined-aluminium construction. There’s a matching machined-aluminium tonearm and a 9.5mm-thick piece of glass on the plinth. This sits on a custom 6.35mm-thick metal plate.

MTI100 Turntable...Just Add Speakers

The MTI100 comes supplied with a Sumiko Olympia Moving Magnet cartridge.

MTI100 Turntable...Just Add Speakers

Power, volume and input selection can be controlled by either the included remote or via two knobs on the unit. An illuminated McIntosh logo is located in the top glass panel, while a McIntosh-styled die-cast aluminium name badge can be found on the front.

MTI100 Turntable...Just Add Speakers

Price is £7,945. It’s out in January (US) and March 2019 (UK).

MTI100 Turntable...Just Add Speakers

For more information call 01202 911 886 or click www.mcintoshlabs.com

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicholas Lakoumentas
    24th January 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Garish, and obscene looking, for me this is just plain silly; all audiophiles want to be able to control what preamp, phono stage and amp to use with their turntables so they don’t appear to be the target audience. That said I can see some people using this as a desktop, lifestyle speaker product so I do hope they sell loads to people wanting to properly decorate their fancy condos with some cool looking Mcintosh gear. BTW, if not obvious already, spot the VPI motor spindles, platter, motor and most likely tonearm.

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      Paul Rigby
      24th January 2019 at 5:48 pm

      Thanks for your thoughts and the parts identification! 🙂

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      Peter Fernando
      27th January 2019 at 9:08 pm

      it reminds me of my Goodsman module 80 which has a turntable, amplifier AND tuner, all in one unit.

      • Reply
        Paul Rigby
        28th January 2019 at 10:02 am

        Hi Peter – there does seem to be a demand for all-in-one units now for perceived lifestyle users and bundling technology is the ‘in thing’ for the industry at the moment.

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    I’m No Expert, But...
    24th January 2019 at 8:00 pm

    They already went this far, I wonder why they didn’t throw a clock on it too? Or heck, maybe even Alexa enabled?? C’mon McIntosh

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    William MacCormac
    24th January 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Bloody awful. Shd be illegal.

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    Mark Lawless
    25th January 2019 at 1:55 am

    Used to be when a product was reviewed the retail price was mentioned prominently in the first paragraph of the review. What has happened? Are things so outrageously priced these days that the price is like a dirty word? I think so.

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      Paul Rigby
      26th January 2019 at 2:29 pm

      Hi Mark – I’ve never written a review where the price was up top, all of mine are at the bottom 🙂 The price is listed in at the bottom of this text too. Oh, and it’s a news piece, not a review.

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    Tim Naff
    25th January 2019 at 4:45 pm

    I think it would be a very cool “downstairs” unit or main unit for the non-audiophile. No, it’s not going to suit audiophiles as their ultimate system because of the lack of flexibility. The compactness and simplicity are refreshing. With beauty being in the eyes of the beholder, my eyes find it extremely appealing. BTW, I’m curious as to what cartridge Mac is including.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      26th January 2019 at 2:28 pm

      HI Tim, it’s a Sumiko Olympia Moving Magnet cartridge.

  • Reply
    Jefferson
    26th January 2019 at 12:54 am

    The kids who bought tickets for the Fyre festival are drooling over this.

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    Steve
    3rd February 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Hello Paul …..Not my cup of tea really( but it does look nice )if Mac can pull it off ie no feedback hum or any interference in any way I’d have one in my house purely because it’s a McIntosh…..

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    Joel
    3rd February 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Paul, VPI built the tonearm assembly. The tonearm, counterweight, and tonearm base are straight from the VPI Cliffwood. The only difference is the antiskate thread, which VPI says is coming for the Cliffwood, too.

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      Paul Rigby
      4th February 2019 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks for the info, Joel.

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    Joel
    3rd February 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Now that I think of it, the drive pulley and platter are from the Cliffwood, too. The Cliffwood is $895 in the States. Almost the cost of this turntable is in the amp/pre-amp.

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    Matt Thames
    5th February 2019 at 8:40 pm

    This is a sweet looking turntable. With the popularity increasing with people owning turntables and buying vinyl, I am sure we will be seeing bigger and better units, with more options, like the Bluetooth connectivity, etc. It is kind of crazy to see a turntable that is considered a complete home audio system.

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      Paul Rigby
      5th February 2019 at 9:22 pm

      Hi Matt – indeed, although the old ‘music centre’ concept was touting a variation of this in the 70s 🙂

  • Reply
    Jon Snidal
    16th February 2019 at 2:48 am

    Record player, but whoa … I have finally distilled my system down to three Moon objects, but I started iut with McIntosh four decades ago. I like it!

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      17th February 2019 at 11:25 am

      Thanks for your comments, Jon.

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