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McIntosh MT5 Precision Turntable with Sumiko Cartridge - NEW

Sale price$7,500.00

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The McIntosh MT5 Precision Turntable is a complete turntable package that is more than the sum of its parts. Engineered to exacting McIntosh standards, each piece contributes to deliver a superb performance. The illuminated, magnetically suspended platter produces an inviting glow that's sure to be a conversation starter among friends and guests alike.

McIntosh MT5 Turntable

"The turntable of the gods." - Rolling Stone

"One of the best we've tested in a long time." - Lyd & Bilde

"MT5 offers a solid and clear sound with great temporal grip and fluency, whilst dynamic contrasts were conveyed with conviction." Awarded 5 out of 5 Globes. - Hi-Fi World

The MT5 comes equipped with a high performance platter and motor drive assembly, precision tone arm and a Sumiko Amethyst cartridge, a next-gen high output moving magnet phono pickup. Topped off with a nude line-contact diamond, the stylus couldn't be more nimble. Reaching every nook and cranny of your record grooves and handling that information with the utmost grace, Amethyst competes favorably with similarly priced moving coil designs. It is shockingly quiet and thus as transparent as can be, skillfully tracing even the most complicated passages your record collection has to offer. Expect effortless dynamic handling, depth and clarity over a black background, impeccably realistic transience, and images that leap from your soundstage but remain naturally positioned.

The Amethyst cartridge was named to Part-Time Audiophile's Buyer's Guide of Best Phono Cartridges for 2023, where they called it an "over-achieving moving magnet that can emulate the sound of a moving coil." - Part-Time Audiophile

McIntosh MT5 Turntable

"A truly capable high-end turntable that stands up to any class rival." - What Hi Fi

"The overall sound is natural and the reproduction really clear." Winner of Top Quality Award. - Fedeltà del Suono

"A turntable that turns the table on the traditional listening experience -- making the process of enjoying vinyl as smooth as its rich analog sound." - Gear Patrol

The MT5 is factory adjusted for perfect playback. Tracking force, anti-skate force, cartridge overhang and arm height are all preset for maximum performance. Advanced magnetic platter bearings and a precise belt drive motor spins records with absolute stability and quiet, assuring a pleasurable vinyl listening experience. The custom tone arm and cartridge track records with minimum friction using magnetic antiskate and horizontal, tone-arm bearings. While the construction of the MT5 is meticulous, the setup is simple. In a few easy steps, you’ll be ready to enjoy your favorite vinyl recordings.

McIntosh MT5 Turntable

"The MT5 Precision Turntable lets you experience vinyl the way that you’re supposed to: truly absorbing the music, hearing every note as if it’s the first time." - Complex

"A turntable worthy of one’s most cherished vinyl." - The New York Times

While maintaining complementary McIntosh styling, the MT5 takes full advantage of the chassis materials used to suppress noise, resonance and coloration so the only sound produced is that which is on your records. A clear, form-fitting dust cover is included to protect the MT5's moving parts, along with your valued records. The MT5 turntable is compatible with any McIntosh stereo preamplifier or phono preamplifier and is a great piece to complete your two-channel stereo system. Contact your local dealer to learn more.

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 Ð 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 JohnsonÕs inauguration speech to Woodstock to the famous Grateful Dead ÒWall of Sound,Ó McIntosh has not only witnessed history, we have shaped it.


RCA outputs with Ground Wire, 12 Trigger in/out, power supply


Turntable, cartridge, manual, record weight, record mat, dust cover


Factory Sealed McIntosh Carton


(W x H x D)17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 7" (17.8cm) (7-1/2" (19.0cm) with dust cover) x 19" (48.26cm)


31.5 lbs


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Recommended Cables:

McIntosh Audio Cables (RCA)

McIntosh Power Control Cables



  • Cartridge Type: Moving Magnet
  • Output Level: 2.5 mV at 5 cm/s
  • Load Impedance: 47K Ohms recommended (Preamp MM Input)
  • Frequency Response: 12Hz to 35kHz
  • Channel Separation: 30dB at 1kHz
  • Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 2.0 g
  • Channel Difference: Less than 0.5dB at 1kHz
  • Total Mass: 6.5 g
  • Stylus: Extended Line Contact
  • Cantilever Material: Aluminum


  • Bearing: Magnetic Sapphire and Ceramic
  • Arm Tube: Dural-Aluminum
  • Counterweight: Eccentric
  • Adjustments: Vertical Tracking Angle, Antiskate, Azimuth


  • Playback Speeds: 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm
  • Motor Type: DC Motor with Stainless Steel Brushes
  • Speed Control: Servo System
  • Platter: Silicon Acrylic
  • Platter Bearing: Magnetic Suspended Ceramic
  • Signal To Noise Ratio: 36dB - 41dB
  • Wow & Flutter: 0.15% - 0.20%


  • Stereo Outputs Unbalanced: 1


  • Power Control Input: 1
  • Power Control Output: 1
  • Platter Light: Yes
  • Speed Control Fine Adjustment: Yes


  • Dust Cover Included: Yes

  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 Mt5 Precision Turntable With Sumiko Cartridge - New
McIntosh MT5 Precision Turntable with Sumiko Cartridge - NEW Sale price$7,500.00