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McIntosh MX123 A/V Processor

Sale price£7,229.00

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Standout Features:

• 10 HDMI ports: 4K/60Hz; HDCP 2.3; Rec. 2020; 4:4:4 color spacing; Dynamic Lip-sync
• 8K/60Hz & 4K/120Hz on 1 HDMI input & 2 HDMI outputs
• HDR (static HDR); Dynamic HDR; HDR10+; HLG; Dolby Vision
• Quick Media Switching; Auto Low Latency Mode; Quick Frame Transport; Variable Refresh Rate
• 13.2 Audio Channels; eARC/ARC; Apple AirPlay 2; Bluetooth; Spotify Connect
• Dolby Atmos; DTS:X Pro; Auro-3D; IMAX Enhanced; 360 Reality Audio; MPEG-H Audio
• Connects with Control4 Certification; Works with Crestron Home Certification
• Audyssey MultEQ XT32

General:

The MX123 A/V Processor marries a long tradition of uncompromising McIntosh sound quality with the latest home theater technologies to bring you an unsurpassed luxury home entertainment experience. The MX123 supports 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz resolutions and refresh rates. It can also upscale lower resolutions to 8K to produce the best possible picture quality.

To satisfy the video needs of your home cinema, the MX123 has 7 HDMI inputs and 3 HDMI outputs. All HDMI inputs and outputs support HDCP 2.3; Rec. 2020; 4:4:4 color spacing; Dynamic Lip-sync; and 3D Video pass-through. To create the most life-like and realistic picture possible, all MX123 HDMI ports support a myriad of high dynamic range formats: HDR (static HDR); Dynamic HDR; HDR10+; HLG; and Dolby Vision (including low latency). These technologies will ensure every moment of a video is displayed at its ideal values for depth, detail, brightness, contrast, and color – on a scene-by-scene or even a frame-by-frame basis.

Of the 10 HDMI ports, 1 input and 2 outputs are 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz compatible1 with the rest supporting 4K/60Hz.

The 3 HDMI ports that are 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz compatible offer many other advanced features:

• Quick Media Switching (QMS) that eliminates the delay that can result in blank screens before content is displayed.
• Enhanced HDMI video features to improve gameplay performance by bringing an added level of smooth and seamless motion and transitions, including:
• Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) that allows the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity.
• Quick Frame Transport (QFT) that reduces latency for smoother no lag gaming, and real time interactive virtual reality.
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) that reduces or eliminates lag, stutter and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.

The MX123 is also fully compatible with all the leading home theater surround sound and object-based 3D audio formats such as Dolby® Atmos (including Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer); DTS:X® Pro; Auro-3D®; Sony's 360 Reality Audio, an immersive audio experience utilizing Sony’s spatial sound technology; and MPEG-H Audio. MPEG-H Audio, primarily developed by Fraunhofer IIS, is an open ISO standard and the industry’s most advanced audio system for UHD-TV and streaming. It supports both immersive sound and the ability for users to adjust elements in the audio to their preferences. MPEG-H has been on the air since 2017 on all TV networks in South Korea under the ATSC 3.0 standard. It was also selected for new broadcast standards to be launched in Europe, China and Brazil.

Audio Return Channel (ARC) and Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) functionality is included on 1 of the HDMI outputs. ARC allows a compatible TV to send audio data to the audio video processor over the HDMI cable, eliminating the need for separate audio cables. The more advanced eARC offers greater bandwidth so higher resolution audio formats such as DTS-HD Master Audio™, DTS:X®, Dolby TrueHD, and Dolby Atmos can be sent through the HDMI cable (TV must be compatible with ARC/eARC).

The MX123 features upgraded digital audio processing capabilities that results in 2 more discrete audio channels, bringing the MX123 to 13.2 discrete audio channels compared to 11.2 in the previous model. These 13.2 discrete channels are available via both balanced and unbalanced audio outputs that can be used in a variety of home theater speaker configurations; 2 additional unbalanced outputs offer further connection flexibility. DSD and ALAC playback support have been doubled to DSD128 and ALAC 192kHz for better high resolution audio performance.

Additional connections include: 4 digital audio inputs; 1 balanced and 8 unbalanced analog stereo audio inputs (including 1 dedicated as a Moving Magnet phono input to connect a turntable); an unbalanced 7.1 multi-channel audio input; 3 component and 4 composite video inputs; 1 USB Type A input; 2 unbalanced analog stereo outputs; 2 composite video outputs; and 1 component video output.

The MX123 is IMAX® Enhanced compatible. IMAX Enhanced is a set of stringent performance standards established by IMAX and DTS® to create a consistent and higher bar for image and sound performance on premium devices. It utilizes a sophisticated, advanced algorithm designed to produce the highest-quality, sharpest 4K HDR images. IMAX and DTS will also partner with award-winning Hollywood sound mixers to use a special variant of the DTS:X codec technology included in the MX123 to deliver an IMAX signature sound experience in your home theater.

Music streaming options3 on the MX123 includes Apple® AirPlay 2® along with Bluetooth® and Spotify® Connect for easy streaming from your mobile devices. AirPlay 2 is an Apple technology designed to control home audio systems and speakers in any room – with a tap or by just asking Siri – right from an iPhone®, iPad®, HomePod™, or Apple TV®. It offers multiroom audio, Siri voice control, and enhanced playback. TuneIn is also included for further music streaming options. To assist with wireless streaming performance and reliability, it includes 2.4/5GHz dual band support. An ethernet port that lets you make a hardwired connection to your network is also included to aid in producing the best possible music streaming experience.

Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 is included and will calibrate the MX123 to your home theater’s unique acoustical properties, letting it deliver the clearest and most balanced earth-shattering sound possible. Each discrete audio channel has its own 32-bit premium Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) to produce the best audio quality. Bass and treble tone controls plus a 9-band equalizer offer additional fine-tuning. The MX123 also gives you the flexibility to create 2 additional zones in your house and send select audio and/or video to each zone.

The MX123 has received Connects with Control4 Certification from Control4®, a leading global provider of smart home automation solutions, with the implementation of their Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP), allowing it to be effortlessly integrated into Control4 automation systems to further enhance the user experience. It has also received Works with Crestron Home certification from Crestron, a global leader in advanced smart home technology. Crestron Home unlocks the full potential of a smart home. It’s the complete package for any size project, delivering a simpler, smarter user experience for homeowners, remarkably fast configuration and deployment for integrators, and the confidence that comes with renowned, best-in-class Crestron control hardware.

The MX123 can be paired with a variety of home theater amplifiers such as our MC303, MC255, MC257, MC8207, MI347, MI254, or MI128 amplifiers and any of our floor standing, in-wall or in-ceiling speakers to create an enviable and enjoyable cinema experience in the comfort of your home. Front panel buttons or a comprehensive remote control allow for easy system operation. It’s complete with McIntosh design fundamentals of a backlit black glass front panel with an illuminated logo, control knobs, an easy to read display, and aluminum end caps.

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:

MX123 A/V Processor, Remote Microphone with attached cable, Microphone stand, 1/2 inch male to 5/8 inch female adapter, Two Bluetooth/Wi-Fi antennas, Owner's Manual, AC power cord

Packing:

Factory Sealed McIntosh Carton

Dimensions:

17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 7-5/8" (19.37cm) (including feet) x 19-1/2" (49.53cm) (including front panel, knobs, rear panel connections and USB drive)

Weight:

31 lbs (14 kg)

Reviews:

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Link to Manual:

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Recommended Cables:

McIntosh Balanced Audio Cables (XLR)

McIntosh Audio Cables (RCA)

McIntosh Digital Audio Cables

Kimber Kable Optical Digital Interconnect

McIntosh Power Control Cables

Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Better

Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Best

Specs:

Audio Specifications
Unless otherwise noted, the below MX123 Specifications where taken with Audyssey® bypassed.

Frequency Response
±0.5dB from 20Hz-20,000Hz Subwoofer:
±0.5dB from 20Hz-8,000Hz

Total Harmonic Distortion
0.005% maximum from 20Hz to 20,000Hz at rated Output

Signal To Noise Ratio
Phono: 86dB below 10mV Input (A Weighted)
High Level: 96dB below rated Output (A Weighted)

Rated Output Voltage
2.5V Unbalanced Outputs (Main)
5.0V Balanced Outputs (Main)

Maximum Voltage Output
6V Unbalanced
12V Balanced

Output Impedance
220 Ohms

Input Impedance
Phono: 47k Ohms, 65pf
High Level: 20k Ohms Unbalanced and Balanced

Sensitivity for Rated Output
Phono: 4.5mV
High Level: 450mV Unbalanced, 900mV Balanced

Maximum Input Signal
Phono: 50mV
High Level: 4.5V Unbalanced and Balanced

Video Specifications
Signal System
NTSC/PAL

HDMI (Inputs and Outputs)
7 inputs, Zone 1 has two 8K outputs, Zone 2 has one 4k output, HDR, Dynamic HDR, HDR 10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, eARC, Dynamic Lip-sync, 4:4:4 Color, REC. 2020, 3D Video pass-through

HDMI/Coaxial/Optical Digital Input Rate
32kHz to 192kHz, 24-Bit, Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM

Video Resolution
8K/60Hz
4k/120Hz

Fixed Rate Link (FRL)
40 Gbps
18 Gbps TMDS

HDCP
Version 2.3

Gaming
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
Quick Media Switching (QMS)
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)

Scaling
Analog and Digital Video Inputs scaled to a 8K Digi- tal Signal

Component Video Output Level
Y Output Level 1.0Vp-p (75 OHM)
PB/CB Output Level 0.7Vp-p (75 OHM)
PR/CR Output Level 0.7Vp-p (75 OHM)

Composite Video Output Level
1Vp-p (75 OHM)

General Specifications
Power Requirements
Field AC Voltage conversion of the MX123 is not possible.
The MX123 is factory configured for the following AC Voltage:
120 Volts, 50/60Hz at 75 watts

Standby
Less than 0.5 watt

 

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