McIntosh announced an 8K compatibility upgrade for the MX123 A/V Processor. Of its 10 HDMI inputs and outputs, one input and two outputs will have 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz support. These three HDMI ports will also offer features such as Quick Media Switching (QMS), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).
All 10 of the HDMI ports support 4K/60Hz, HDCP 2.3, Rec. 2020, 4:4:4 color spacing, Dynamic Lip-sync and 3D Video pass-through. They also support high dynamic range formats such as static HDR, Dynamic HDR, HDR10+, HLG and Dolby Vision (including low latency). The MX123 offers audio capabilities such as 13.2 audio channels, Dolby Atmos (including Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer), DTS:X Pro, Auro-3D, Sony’s 360 Reality Audio, MPEG-H Audio, IMAX Enhanced, eARC/ARC, Apple AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect and Audyssey MultEQ XT32.
For integration into home automation systems, the MX123 has certifications to work with both Control4 and Crestron Home. It is priced at $8,500.