McIntosh has announced the new MTI100 “integrated turntable” a “complete” home audio system allowing vinyl playback, HD music streaming over Bluetooth plus an amplifier
For the MTI100, the built-in amplifier features McIntosh-selected valves, Bluetooth 4.2 plus digital inputs.
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)…
…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).
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.
The MTI100 comes supplied with a Sumiko Olympia Moving Magnet cartridge.
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.
Price is £7,945. It’s out in January (US) and March 2019 (UK).
For more information call 01202 911 886 or click www.mcintoshlabs.com
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