McIntosh is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music. McIntosh is probably best known for its amplifiers and preamps, but the company produces many other components and parts for stereo and home theatre.
What are the specs for the McIntosh MX 130?
What else to know about the McIntosh MX 130?The MX130, A/V Tuner Control Center is a full featured remote control center tor a complete Mclntosh Home Theater System. It provides six audio channels with the added features of video switching. The MX130 includes all the required Dolby Pro Logic™ decoding circuits to reproduce Dolby Surround™ encoded movie soundtracks. You also can enjoy the enhanced movie sound track reproduction possible from Home THX® Audio processing circuits by having your Mclntosh dealer install the optional Mclntosh THX-M Module in your MX130. The Home THX® Audio System is a licensing program of Lucasfilm Ltd., which defines new technologies and quality standards for accuracy in home theaters. The MX130 includes a built-in noise generator and the controls necessary for accurate volume level calibration of all six channels when setting up a home theater. The MX130 has the added feature of the Mclntosh designed "HALL" signal processing circuits. The "HALL" feature allows you to enhance the realism of two channel program sources such as a compact disc. The Left and Right signals are reproduced through the Left and Right Front loudspeakers. The same signals are combined and fed to the center channel loudspeaker as mono center fill. The combined left and right are also fed to a digital processor with variable time delay for the surround loudspeakers. If a subwoofer is used in the system, it will also operate in the "HALL" mode. The MX130 includes a 25-pin connector on the rear panel to fit a single subrniniature "D" computer type cable that fits a similar connector on a Mclntosh MC7106 six channel power amplifier. This cable carries all six audio signals and AC power control to the MC7106 for a complete Mclntosh Home Theater System. The MX 130 has built-in capability for remotely controlling two separate listening areas. The LISTEN signals are defined as Area "A" which is usually the main area where all the equipment is located. The RECORD signals are available at a pair of outputs marked AREA B OUT, and can be used for a remote area with its own dedicated power amplifier and pair of speakers. The desired program can be selected in Area "B" with the MX130 Hand Held Remote Controller transmitting to a wall mounted IR sensor, or from a WK-1 or WK-2 keypad. Data ports are provided for twelve audio and video remote controlled accessories. This feature allows you to control a compatible unit by transmitting with its hand held remote controller directly to a MX 130 sensor. Another data port connects to the optional Mclntosh HC-1 Home Controller to allow control of accessories or appliances. The optional Model RCT-1, Remote Control Translator is also available to interconnect with the MX130. The RCT-1 is a learning device which will allow the MX130 to remotely control other brands of products. The convenience of MX 130 remote control operation is enhanced by its capability to directly interface with the Mclntosh CR10 Remote Control System. The CR10 can add an additional four remote areas of control. The MX130 includes twelve pairs of high level audio inputs in addition to the built-in AM FM tuner. Eight individual AM and FM station presets are available. Seven inputs are for traditional audio program sources, including the built-in Tuner. A pair of low level inputs is included for a moving magnet phono cartridge. Six of the audio inputs are for the audio portion of an audio/video signal. Six matching standard and S Video inputs are also included. The MX130 will simultaneously switch the six video and corresponding audio signals. The MX130 uses digital Logic integrated circuits to drive Electromagnetic Switches for all input, output and operating functions. This is the most reliable and distortion free switching available. Separate Record and Listen circuits allow recording from one source while listening to another with audio or audio/video signals. A continuously variable Active Loudness control allows loudness compensation to be selected for any setting of the volume control. The Loudness control circuit elements are removed from the circuit path when the control is in the flat or fully counterclockwise position. Bass and Treble tone controls provide 12dB of boost or cut. At the center "Flat Response" or detent position of the tone controls, all tone control circuit elements are removed from the signal path. Other features include a precision digitally driven six channel volume control, front panel digital volume level indicator and Balanced outputs for the Left and Right output signals. Front panel Camcorder inputs and a headphone output are also provided. These connections are hidden behind a motor driven door which is opened and closed by a convenient front panel Access pushbutton. The Mclntosh MX130 "Classic Mclntosh" all glass front panel has all control, switch and pushbutton nomenclature illuminated. The Mclntosh Home THX Audio licensed MX130 A/V Control Center, MC7106 six channel power amplifier and a set of Mclntosh HT Series Home Theater loudspeakers will make a perfect "Mclntosh Quality" Home Theater system. Your Mclntosh dealer can assist you in setting up all the various components of your Mclntosh Home Theater to ensure you will receive the best possible performance.
Brief History of McIntosh
Long mapped-to Binghamton New York – the current headquarters and manufacturing center for McIntosh Labs – not many people know the brand was originally launched outside of the Nation’s Capital in Silver Spring Maryland, in 1949. In 1956, the brand built their original facility in New York, according to the official brand website.
Other McIntosh Products We Often Buy
Typically, StereoBuyers purchases mostly used amplifiers, especially the vintage amps and high-end McIntosh models such as the MC202 or MC252, and the C220 preamp, for example. We have also purchased many pre-owned tuners from McIntosh over the recent years, including the MR67 and MR78 models, for example.
StereoBuyers has purchased tens of thousands worth McIntosh brand equipment since 2014, with individual buys ranging from $100 to well over $50,000. If you are moving, ready to upgrade, or have McIntosh equipment you do not or will not be using, why not contact us today to find out if it is worth good money?
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The following images show actual McIntosh equipment purchased by StereoBuyers.