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McIntosh MR89 AM/FM Tuner - NEW

Sale price$8,408.00

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Standout Features:

• Includes many advancements and new features to make radio listening more pleasurable
• 60dB output meters show the signal level that's being delivered from the analog outputs
• Exclusive radio-frequency circuitry
• Advanced low distortion performance
• Digital and analog outputs 

General:

While there is no doubting the popularity and permanence of paid music streaming services, there is still plenty of free music being broadcast over the air from thousands of traditional radio stations. And McIntosh has a long and distinguished history with radio and tuners. The McIntosh MR78 from the 1970s is considered by many to be one of the best – if not the best – tuners ever made. The MR89 AM/FM Tuner carries on with this tradition of tuner excellence by letting you enjoy the abundance of free music streaming over invisible airwaves.

The MR89 features exclusive McIntosh radio frequency (RF) circuitry that is capable of receiving both strong FM signals from nearby stations – something that can overload and cause distortion in lesser tuners – while also being able to tune in weaker FM signals located further away with little to no noise. The MR89's advanced signal quality monitor can display detailed signal, multipath, and noise levels of the incoming RF signals to help fine tune optimal placement of your AM or FM antenna. It comes with our RAA2 AM antenna that features a 20-foot (6m) long cable that provides flexibility in placing the antenna for the best possible radio signal reception; your McIntosh dealer will be able to assist you in choosing the correct FM antenna based on your home's location relative to your favorite FM stations. A pair of balanced and unbalanced analog outputs along with one each of digital coax and optical outputs are included to connect the MR89 to your home audio system.

A multitude of advancements have been made in the MR89 to make your radio listening more pleasurable. Sensitivity, Signal to Noise Ratio, Harmonic Distortion, Channel Selectivity, and Stereo Separation were thoroughly analyzed and thoughtfully updated resulting in substantial performance improvements for each. A variety of new features have also been added. To help with lower quality FM stereo broadcasts, Stereo Blending has been upgraded with the introduction of a new High Blend option which blends the high frequency portion of the audio frequency range more aggressively. The new Softmute feature reduces audio output when receiving low quality stations or between-station static and noise. Another added method to reduce noise and enhance your listening experience is the new Highcut function that reduces high frequency audio content. Several aggressiveness settings are available for Stereo Blending, High Blend, Softmute, and Highcut to suit station quality and your listening preferences.

AM and FM radio stations are tuned using the smooth acting tuning knob. The MR89 supports the FM Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS)1, allowing the display to show various information such as station name, music genre, artist name, and song title (provided such data is transmitted by the station). The RBDS data display can be adjusted or turned off entirely according to your liking. A Seek function is available through either the front panel controls or from the included remote control. The sensitivity of the Seek function is adjustable through setup menus. The MR89 can store up to 20 preset stations in both the AM and FM band.

A pair of 60dB output meters show the signal level that's being delivered from the analog outputs of each channel. While the volume is controlled by your preamplifier, integrated amplifier, or other control device, the meters on the MR89 accurately portray the Left and Right channel audio output generated from the received station. Depending on the program received, the meters are a good indication of the MR89’s excellent stereo separation.

The black glass front panel, meters, knobs, and brushed aluminum end caps are all housed in a stainless-steel chassis polished to a luxurious mirror finish that imparts the timeless McIntosh look. The MR89 can be paired with a variety of amplifiers, turntables, CD players, home theater processors, room correction devices, speakers, and other source components to make a complete home audio system.

Brand Background:

Founded in 1949, McIntosh is known for offering distinguished home audio systems that deliver the ultimate experience in music and film. Offering products for two-channel stereo sound systems and multi-channel home theaters with surround sound, McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home audio entertainment experience for discriminating listeners around the world. Our iconic blue Watt output meter is globally recognized as a symbol of quality home audio. With a McIntosh home stereo system or home theater, listeners have the ability to create their own luxury audio experience – and truly live their music.

McIntosh products are designed and handcrafted at our Binghamton, NY factory by our dedicated employees who share a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. Since our inception, McIntosh has been powering some of the most important moments in music history and pop culture. From President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration speech to Woodstock to the famous Grateful Dead “Wall of Sound,” McIntosh has not only witnessed history, we have shaped it.

Included:

MR89, Remote Control, RAA2 AM Antenna with Connecting Cable, Owner's Manual, Power Cord.

Packing:

Factory Sealed McIntosh Carton

Dimensions:

17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) x 15-7/8" (40.32cm)

Weight:

23 lbs (10.4 kg)

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Recommended Cables:

McIntosh Balanced Audio Cables (XLR)

McIntosh Audio Cables (RCA)

McIntosh Digital Audio Cables

McIntosh Power Control Cables

Kimber Kable - Ascent 14 Gauge Power Cord - Better

Kimber Kable - Palladian 14 Gauge Power Cord - Best

Specs:

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Bands
AM/FM

Rated Output
1Vrms Unbalanced
2Vrms Balanced

Output Impedance
100 ohms Unbalanced or Balanced

Standby Power Requirement
<0.5 watt

FM SPECIFICATIONS
Tuning Range
88.1MHz - 107.9MHz (USA)

Antenna Input
75 ohms, Type “F” Coax connector

Useable Sensitivity
2uV

Signal To Noise Ratio
Mono: 70dB
Stereo: 68dB

Frequency Response
±1dB 20Hz to 18kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion
Mono: 0.1%
Stereo: 0.3%

Channel Selectivity
70dB Adjacent Channel
75dB Alternate Channel

Stereo Separation
45dB

AM SPECIFICATIONS
Tuning Range
530kHz - 1700kHz (USA)

Antenna Input
Balanced, RJ45 connector (for use only with supplied McIntosh RAA2 Remote AM Antenna)

Sensitivity
350uV/m

Signal To Noise Ratio
55dB

Frequency Response
±1dB 20Hz - 1.5kHz
-6dB 3kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion
0.1%

Selectivity
45dB Adjacent Channel

DIGITAL AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
Digital Coaxial Output
0.5V p-p/75 ohm

Digital Optical Output
-15dbm to -21dbm

Sampling Frequency
48kHz

 

Click here to schedule an appointment to visit our store.

Please note this item must be purchased in store and we will not ship under any circumstances. Click here for more information about this policy.

Please support your local McIntosh Dealer.

Mcintosh Mr89 Am/Fm Tuner
McIntosh MR89 AM/FM Tuner - NEW Sale price$8,408.00