New from McIntosh Laboratory is the MX160, replacing the existing MX151.
Priced at £13,995 and available to order now from UK distributor Jordan Acoustics, the MX160 supports RoomPerfect room-correction technology, which adjusts the audio to the specific acoustics of the room.
There’s also support for Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D as well as Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and – naturally – DVD and Blu-ray.
There’s also full support for 4K Ultra HD native sources, plus up-conversion to 4K Ultra HD for the best possible picture quality from 1080P, 720P and 576P/480P inputs.
The MX160 offers eight HDMI inputs and four outputs for current and future TV compatibility, as well as including a 3D video pass-through feature.
An HDBaseT output is also included to provide degradation-free, uncompressed digital video and audio, over long cable runs between the MX160 and projectors or televisions.
The MX160 features balanced outputs for 11.1 (also known as 7.1.4) audio channels, plus four auxiliary channels for use in bi-amping speakers or driving additional subwoofers.
For digital audio sources, the MX160 features four optical and three coaxial inputs, one USB (up to 24-bit/192kHz data), plus an XLR connector.
For analogue audio, there are two sets of stereo balanced inputs, four sets of stereo unbalanced inputs, a dedicated phono input, plus a set of 7.1 multichannel unbalanced inputs.
All analogue and digital connections can be custom-named for simplified system operation and matched in volume level for a smooth transition between sources.
The MX160 can be paired with a variety of McIntosh amplifiers and speakers for a complete home cinema system.