MX180 processor From McIntosh
23rd March 2022
McIntosh is now offering an AV Processor packed with 16 channels, 8K video and “next-generation” compatibility
McIntosh has launched the MX180, an 8K-capable AV Processor. Fully 4K compatible and prepared for future 8K content, the MX180 supports 8K/60 Hz and 4K/120 Hz on all seven of its Ultra High Speed HDMI ports (five inputs and two outputs).
Each HDMI port supports: HDCP 2.3; 4:4:4 Colour; Rec. 2020; Dynamic Lip-sync and 3D Video pass-through as well as Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM); Quick Frame Transport (QFT); Quick Media Switching (QMS) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).
Numerous high dynamic range formats are supported, including HDR (static HDR), Dynamic HDR, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision (including low latency).
Outputs include 16 balanced audio outputs (enabling 15.1 or 9.1.6 surround sound speaker configurations) and the MX180’s two HDMI outputs can simultaneously output source material to two separate screens, or output different content from two different sources to two separate screens. One HDMI output features both Audio Return Channel (ARC) and Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) functionality.
Other connections include a suite of digital and analogue inputs and outputs, plus a Moving Magnet phono input.
The MX180 is compatible with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Pro, and Auro-3D and comes with RoomPerfect room correction technology.
Volume levels can be matched and bass and treble controls are included. A two-channel Zone B output also allows the device to send audio to a second zone.
The MX180 utilises the latest processing power tech to run cooler than previous McIntosh home theatre processors.
Out now, the price is £21,995.
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