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McIntosh MX119 Home Theater Preamp and Processor

Sale price$2,599.00
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Mcintosh Mx119 Home Theater Preamp And Processor

McIntosh MX119 Home Theater Preamp and Processor

SkyFi 479

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


Super clean and very reliable MX119 from McIntosh.

Excellent for a home theater or stereo system focused on audio quality rather than having the latest in video switching. And yes it also features a very capable MM phono input.

Tested and working as it should throughout. The display is big and bright and can easily be read across the room. 

Your purchase includes the original owner's manual *and* the pictured unused remote which is a bit sticky from being in the bag over time.

Plus we just received a brand new modern replacement remote from McIntosh that will also be included with your purchase due to the condition of the above remote.

This MX119 will be shipped in an authentic McIntosh double box for safe transport.

*Please note the McIntosh TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module was an optional add-on at the time and the original owner declined to purchase, so it is not included. These modules can be found online on the secondary market separately. 


Performance Features Include:
• Balanced Inputs and Outputs
A pair of Balanced high level Inputs (assignable) and Front Left, Center and Right Channel Balanced Outputs are provided.

• Moving Magnet Phono Input
There is a Precision Phono Preamplifier for Moving Magnet Cartridges.

• Pure Stereo Mode
When the Stereo Mode of Operation is selected for an analog source the signal is amplified with no digital processing placed in the signal path.

McIntosh MX119 Manual (See our last photo for specs from the manual)

Recommended Cables:

Kimber Ascent Series Hero Analog Interconnects (PAIR) - RCA Ultraplate or WBT Connectors

Kimber Ascent Series Hero Analog Interconnects (PAIR) - BALANCED XLR Connectors

Kimber Phono Interconnects - Better

Kimber Flagship Tonearm Interconnects - Best

Kimber D60 Digital Coaxial Interconnect (RCA/BNC Connectors)

Kimber OPT-1 Digital Optical Interconnect (TOSLINK Connectors)

Kimber - Base Series PK14 Power Cord - Brand New

The SkyFi Testing Process for Preamplifiers & Processors:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure there are no signs of stress or aging. Capacitors are checked for telltale sings of bulging or leaking, resistors are checked for signs of overheating or cracking, and transistors are checked for signs of stress or damage. Special attention is paid to the power supply which is the most common source of failure for preamps. We then power up the unit and run a simple 1k sine wave while monitoring the low voltage output on an oscilloscope for signs of distortion or noise to get a baseline. 

At this point we will lubricate and clean all switches and potentiometers (that are not sealed) with a high quality contact cleaner, and then re-test all functions for any signs of noise or scratching. 

Final testing involves putting actual music through the preamplifier We have learned over time that some issues are only noticeable to a trained ear while listening to a familiar source material. Our test bench has reference vintage KEF speakers that we are super familiar with which will quickly reveal any discrepancies. Some preamps will then move into the listening room where they will be tested with our in-house reference system.



McIntosh Box

Yes Included


Yes Included


1 x Original and 1 x Modern Replacement


Yes - Power Only

Physical Condition (Info Here)

8 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10

SKU: 104226
Mcintosh Mx119 Home Theater Preamp And Processor
McIntosh MX119 Home Theater Preamp and Processor Sale price$2,599.00