McIntosh’s MX122 processor: packed with sonic goodies

17th November 2016

McIntosh Laboratory’s MX122 processor, features Dolby Atmos and will be upgradable to support DTS:X and Auro-3D. In addition to 3D audio, existing formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio are supported for legacy disc collections

It is also fully compatible with modern 4K Ultra HD video sources and can upscale lower resolutions to 4K Ultra HD.


The MX122 offers seven HDMI, four digital, one balanced and eight unbalanced analogue stereo, an unbalanced 7.1 multi-channel audio, three component and four composite video, along with USB. For multi-room, users can create two additional ‘zones’ in the home and send select audio and/or video to them. Outputs include both balanced and unbalanced connections configured for 11.2 (also referred to as 7.2.4) surround sound, three HDMI (one dedicated for ‘Zone 2’), two component and two composite video (one of each for ‘Zone 2’) and two unbalanced stereo (one for ‘Zone 2’ and one for ‘Zone 3’). All HDMI inputs and outputs are HDCP 2.2 and support High Dynamic Range (HDR), 4K Ultra HD at 50/60Hz, 4:4:4 colour, Rec. 2020 and 3D video pass-through.


The MX122’s processor is compatible with a variety of high-resolution digital music formats up to 24bit/192kHz and can up-convert two-channel audio to multichannel. Users can also connect to cloud-based and online digital music services using both wired and wireless network connections.


Bluetooth and AirPlay connectivity allow for streaming from mobile devices and DSD64 files can be played from flash drives or over networks. Where available, interfaces to streaming services including Pandora, SiriusXM and Spotify are included, while vTuner lets users connect to 1,000s of internet radio stations – including McIntosh Music.


Each audio channel has its own 32-bit premium DAC and a nine-band equalizer offers additional fine-tuning. The MX122 sells for £6,995.


To learn more, call 01202 911886 or click