16-channel powerhouse featuring the latest in A/V functionality
McIntosh announces the new MX180 A/V processor, which offers 8K video, enhanced HDMI features, and 16 audio channels.
(Binghamton, NY) February 16, 2022 – McIntosh is proud to announce its MX180 A/V Processor. It delivers exceptional performance for the home theater of today and tomorrow. The number of movies released direct to home streaming is steadily increasing. This calls for a state-of-the-art – and future ready – home theater processor to fully immerse viewers in the movie experience. Thanks to its advanced customization and processing capabilities, the MX180 allows for the full enjoyment of today’s 4K video plus tomorrow’s 8K content.
McIntosh MX180 Features
Supports 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz on all 7 Ultra-High-Speed HDMI ports (5 inputs and 2 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 a numerous high dynamic range formats including HDR (static HDR), Dynamic HDR, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision (including low latency)
Includes 16 balanced audio outputs for popular 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 2 HDMI outputs can simultaneously output one source material to two separate screens. They can also 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
Comes with sophisticated 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
Latest tech for superior performance
The MX180 features some of the latest analog to digital converter technology to maximize the audio quality of analog sources. Bass and treble controls offer further audio fine-tuning. The MX180 also has a two-channel Zone B output to send audio to a second zone in the house.
The MX180 utilizes the latest technological advancements in processing power to run cooler than previous McIntosh home theater processors and has a robust and simplified setup program that allows for customization and optimization based on specific home theater and speaker needs. It comes with the iconic McIntosh design of a black glass front panel, control knobs, illuminated logo and custom aluminum end caps. The MX180 works well with a variety of amplifiers and speakers to make up a complete home theater system.
Pricing and Availability
Orders for the MX180 can now be placed with Authorized McIntosh dealers. Shipping is expected to begin in February 2022 to the United States and Canada, and to the rest of the world shortly thereafter. Suggested retail price (VAT, shipping and any customs duties related to current standards of individual countries are excluded): $17,000 USD.