McIntosh Releases New AV Processor for Home Theaters

mcintosh mx180 AV processor

McIntosh announced its MX180 A/V Processor for home theaters. Not only is it capable of both 4K and 8K video, but McIntosh says it has the design to do more.

MX180 Features:

  • Supports 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz on all seven Ultra-High-Speed HDMI ports (five inputs and two outputs).
  • Each HDMI port supports HDCP 2.3, 4:4:4 Color, Rec. 2020, Dynamic Lip-sync, and 3D Video pass-through as well as enhanced features Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), Quick Media Switching (QMS), and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).
  • Supports all high dynamic range (HDR) formats including HDR (static HDR), Dynamic HDR, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision (including low latency).
  • Includes 16 balanced audio outputs for 15.1 or 9.1.6 surround sound speaker configurations among others.
  • Compatible with leading 3D surround sound formats including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Pro, and Auro-3D.
  • The two HDMI outputs can simultaneously output one source material to two separate screens or can output different content from two different sources to two separate screens.
  • One HDMI output that features both Audio Return Channel (ARC) and Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) functionality.
  • Includes RoomPerfect room correction technology to measure and adjust the audio output to compensate for the specific acoustic properties for the space.
  • Includes a variety of digital and analog inputs and outputs including a Moving Magnet phono input.

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The MX180 also has a two-channel Zone B output to send audio to a second zone in the house. The $17,000 MX 180 is here: